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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Deans, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Job Summary:

The Office of Academic Affairs serves as the academic dean's office for all undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and works with departments to maintain all academic programs including graduate and undergraduate programs. CALS offers 23 undergraduate majors spanning a wide array of disciplines. The Office of Academic Affairs administers the college career services, transitional academic advising services, underrepresented student recruitment and retention, honors programs, QuickStart summer programing, international education, scholarship programs, curriculum and advising oversight, study abroad, and other academic and student affairs. The office is a team-based environment and works in close collaboration with academic and administrative departments across the college and university.

The Academic Planner provides college-level support for academic course and program planning for undergraduate and graduate programs. This position provides expert guidance and training for departments and programs on proposals for program updates and new and revised courses to ensure they meet standards, policies, and best practices. The academic planner assists the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Policies to implement college and university initiatives for undergraduate and graduate programs. The position builds and maintains productive and collegial relationships with staff and faculty across the college to support the university's governance process and academic responsibilities.

The Academic Planner II position performs more independently and with a leadership role. The position additionally leads initiatives with the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Policies. The Academic Planner II uses content expertise, data synthesis, and sound judgment to review and evaluate policies, procedures, and processes to determine best practices and recommend improvements.

The CALS Office of Academic Affairs has a deep commitment to equity and inclusion and strives to provide outstanding service to the college's students, faculty, and staff by embracing these values, fostering a supportive environment, and creating/enhancing opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional development for all students and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals who share and reflect our values.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.


Academic Planner (AE009)
Academic Planner II (AE218)

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


Master's Degree


-At least one year of experience required in an education setting relevant to the duties of this position (e.g., curriculum, program oversight, academic administration)
-Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
-Ability to work independently, yet manage shared responsibilities
-Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team setting with all levels of personnel
-Mature and balanced judgment; able to manage conflict
-Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Ability to learn new material quickly
-Multicultural and global awareness and competence; ability to work in a diverse environment with students, staff, and faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds

-Experience in higher education administration or project management
-Experience training, consulting, or advising on complex processes
-Demonstrated initiative developing innovative solutions
-Experience integrating data and information from multiple electronic sources to inform decision-making or processes
-Experience facilitating complex or long-term initiatives
-Experience creating or revising training materials

Hiring at the Academic Planner or Academic Planner II title will be determined by years of experience, level of skills and knowledge, and leadership experience.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

-This position may require 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.
-Normal hours worked are Monday through Friday, 07:45am - 04:30pm.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

-A criminal background check will be required
-A period of evaluation will be required
-Determination of hiring at the Academic Planner or Academic Planner II title will be based on years of experience, level of skills and knowledge, and leadership experience.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the `' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position and relevant qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.


Justin Cave
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:

Academic Planner(AE009) or Academic Planner II(AE218)



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: Jun 23 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 27 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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