Job no: 240901-US
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Office & Administrative Support
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the oldest, largest, and
most productive university-based education research centers in the
world. Under the direction of Courtney Bell, WCER provides a
dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars
conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio
includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety
of topics in education. The values that the work and people of WCER
strive to uphold are: Innovation and Excellence, Equitable
Education, Affirming and Increasing Diversity, Healthy Workplace,
and Partnering Across Differences. More information about WCER
values is online at https://wcer.wisc.edu/about/
Because inequities in the field of education disproportionately
harm the most marginalized members of our society - including
people of color, people from poor and working-class backgrounds,
people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people, we believe that
these communities must be centered in the work of our center.
Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these
identities or who are members of other marginalized groups.
The Administrative Assistant will work under general supervision,
reporting to the Business Office Administrative Supervisor. This
position will provide administrative support to multiple research
projects. The work requires task management, attention to detail,
accuracy, the ability to work with a diverse audience including
principal investigators, project managers, business office staff,
students, partners within the School of Education, and external
parties such as state agencies or MMDS school district contacts.
This role requires excellent communication skills, the ability to
handle a variety of assignments, and the desire to provide great
customer service to WCER projects and partners.
List of Duties
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We
commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by
creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every
background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve
Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please
visit: Diversity and
Degree and Area of Specialization:
No Degree Required
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
* Skilled in the effective use of Microsoft Office software
* Knowledge of various collaborative online platforms, including UW
Box, Google suite and MS Teams
* Experience with face-to-face and online meeting and event
* Experience with data entry, management, and tracking
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively
engage at all levels of the organization
* Excellent attention to detail
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively within
* Highly self-motivated and proactive in problem resolution
* Strong prioritization of tasks and time management to meet
Preferred knowledge, skills, experience:
* Knowledge of UW policies/procedures related to travel
* Prior experience with purchasing and procurement cards
Who we are
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in
1964, is one of the first and largest university-based education
research and development centers globally. WCER's researchers and
staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible
for all ages and all people.
WCER at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's highly ranked public
School of Education, is one of the world's first and most
productive education research centers. Our center has helped
scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share
grant-funded education research for more than 50 years.
WCER is an incubator for advances in education policy and practice.
It provides services and resources for UW?Madison researchers,
graduate students, collaborators, educators, funders, and
communities locally and worldwide.
WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse
student populations, impact education practice positively and
foster collaborations among academic disciplines and
At WCER, all employees share five fundamental organizational
values. We take pride in these values guiding the purpose and
quality of our work and interactions within ourselves and our
The values that the work and people of WCER strive to uphold
Innovation and Excellence. Continuous improvement is a driver for
excellence. We innovate and improve in our work to advance
education through leading research and development.
Equitable Education. Equitable education is essential to a healthy
society. We aim to reverse imbalances and injustices in education
through our work.
Affirming and Increasing Diversity. Individual differences and
group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. We
actively affirm and seek to increase such diversity in our
Healthy Workplace. The well-being of our workplace enhances success
for all. We commit to a workplace based on mutual respect and
Partnering Across Differences. Diverse backgrounds and expertise
improve the quality of our work. We collaborate across disciplines,
methodologies, organizations, and communities to strengthen our
research and development outcomes.
WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).
Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and
equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to
increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and
Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and
how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of
our society - including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People
of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class
backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We
firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work
we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with
these identities or members of other marginalized groups.
For more information and news about our center, please go to
A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER
Regular work hours 7:45 am - 4:30 pm, with work flexibility as
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
Please click on the "" button to start the application process. As
part of the application process, you will be required to upload a
cover letter addressed to Maria Huckleberry, a current resume, and
a list with the contact information of at least three professional
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through
diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities
will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also
require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities
of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that
the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.
Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics
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