University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 243492-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Student Life and Student Program Management

Job Summary:

The Organizational Development Specialist (ODS) is an integral member of the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) staff and is primarily responsible for overseeing programmatic initiatives that support multicultural student organizations, including management of the MSC's student organization affiliation program (serving 60+ orgs annually) and administration of the Multi-Cultural Council Grant for student organizations (disbursing up to $35,000 annually). The ODS serves as a resource for multicultural student organizations by providing guidance, support, and referrals to effective navigate university policies and procedures and by developing workshops and trainings that support organizational development, success and sustainability. The ODS maintains a network of communication with relevant campus partners, including the Center for Leadership and Involvement, Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Associated Students of Madison. This position reports to the MSC's Assistant Director for Leadership & Involvement.

- Serve as a resource for multicultural student organizations, providing support and guidance in effectively serving the needs of their constituents and maintaining a dynamic, positive student experience for multicultural students and allies.

- Provide consultation, information and referrals that help student organizations effectively navigate and negotiate campus policies and procedures.

- Develop workshops and trainings that support student organization development, including recruitment, retention, transition, leadership development, sustainable infrastructure, communication, conflict resolution, budgeting, grant writing, etc.

- Manage a communications strategy that builds rapport and buy-in among affiliated student organizations, including electronic newsletter, internal communications system, MSC website, and social media content.

- Assist multicultural student organizations with coordinating their events and activities to maximize collaboration and impact while minimizing conflict, overlap and duplication.

- Lead programs designed to highlight and support multicultural student organizations, including but not limited to Fall multicultural student organization fair.

About the Job:

Multicultural Initiatives Specialist (AE056)

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 goals.

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 Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree
Relevant degree areas: Student Affairs / Higher Education, Organizational Communication/Development/Leadership, Social Justice Education, or closely related areas.

Master's Degree
Relevant degree areas: Student Affairs / Higher Education, Organizational Communication/Development/Leadership, Social Justice Education, or closely related areas.


Two years of relevant professional experience is required. (One year of graduate experience = half-year of professional experience.) Relevant areas: student organization development, multicultural student services and programming, student activities and leadership, multicultural community development and education.

Additional Information:

The Multicultural Student Center ( ) is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the button to start the application process.

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references. The cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum/preferred education and experience. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.


Wanda Manning
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Multictl Initiatives Spec(AE056)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jan 3 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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