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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Student Services Coordinator for Returning Adult Students

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 15, 2017


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Two years of professional experience in education or human services (such as advising, counseling, working with education support programs).

Additional qualifications include:
- Deep understanding of the challenges facing adults pursuing college degree goals and demonstrated ability to support individuals with developing strategies and then taking steps toward their goal
- Experience working with people in underrepresented populations
- Commitment to advocate for adults returning to college, and ability to bring visibility to opportunities for access to higher education (particularly those in underrepresented populations) by connecting with key partners on and off campus
- Strong public speaking, writing, electronic communication, and interpersonal skills
- Skilled and comfortable working with computer technologies and the ability to direct others in their use
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team

License or Certificate:  
Position Summary:

The Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) unit is part of the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS), UW- Madison. Our mission is to serve returning adult students and lifelong learners seeking to tap the range of opportunities at UW-Madison. ACSSS is the advising, admissions, and the academic dean's office to over 2,000 visiting and non-degree University Special students each term, ranging from high school students to visiting international students to adults seeking professional development or life transition. In addition, the office serves as a resource for adults developing plans to return to college. This position is one of a team of academic advisors and career counselors in ACSSS. In addition to general advising of all University Special students and community adults, the position will have a distinct responsibility for serving the adult who wishes to return to college to earn an undergraduate degree. This responsibility requires attention to transfer criteria and pathways, available academic programs, collaboration with others focused on the recruitment and success of underrepresented populations, and financial resources.

Additional Information:

The Adult Career and Special Student Services office is open 7:45 to 4:30 Monday to Friday, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7 pm, and periodic evening and weekend workshops/events. The standard schedule for this position will require working at least two Tuesday evenings a month, with the possiblity of more depending on the selected candidates availability.

The Division of Continuing Studies is committed to to building a diverse workforce. Members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Leanne Morris
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide a resume, cover letter and three professional references. In your cover letter, please be sure to describe how you feel you meet the qualifications identified above, with a particular focus on your understanding of the challenges facing adults pursuing college degree goals, your commitment to advocate for this population, and your experience working with diverse populations.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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