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

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Academic Staff-Renewable

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Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 03, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $54,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred. Acceptable degree areas: higher education, social justice education, student affairs or closely related areas.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 4 years full time professional experience with a Bachelor's degree or 2 years full time professional experience with a Master's degree.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Social Justice.
2. Acceptable professional experience areas: cultural center resource office or support program, student activities, student leadership, residential life, organizational development, and educational administration
3. Strong theoretical and practical understanding of cultural, identity, student, and organizational development theories
4. Proven ability to manage multiple projects with complex logistics, including the successful management and supervision of professional staff, graduate student staff, and undergraduate student staff.
5. Facilitation (ability to lead a deep, engaging discussion while managing conflict and encouraging growth).
6. Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities
7. Strong planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
8. Supervision of student, part-time, para-professional and/or volunteer staff
9. Capacity to make difficult decisions quickly and flexibility to handle multiple tasks
10. Strong communication skills (written, oral, and electronic)
11. Strong organizational skills

Preferred/Desired Qualifications
1. Experience in cultural and/ or multicultural centers
2. Leading staff professional development events/activities
3. Evaluation, assessment, and strategic planning
4. Training in conflict resolution/mediation, intergroup dialogue, or restorative justice
5. Understanding of/Experience with both Active and Passive co-curricular educational programming
6. Familiarity with advising cultural and identity-based student organizations

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Position Summary:

This position reports to the Assistant Dean/ Director of the MSC and provides leadership and coordination to the portfolio of programming related to cultural programming based out of the Multicultural Student Center. This inaugural position will lead strategic conversations with stakeholder groups, in particular students, about the continued development of cultural programming.

Additional Information:

The mission of the Division of Student Life is to cultivate, advance, and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students and to champion a respectful, globally aware and diverse university community.

We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all. We are committed to creating working, learning, and living environments in which everyone has the opportunity to develop their potential and contribute fully to the university community.

The Division of Student Life promotes excellence by seeking diverse talent to join us in this important work. We invite all qualified individuals to apply.

The university, the division and all departments are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.


Diane Steele
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:

Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be COMPLETED by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.

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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