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Apply now Job no: 97565-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Training, Employee Development

Position Summary:

The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) is looking for a community minded, collaborative individual to fill this newly created role. Working closely with career services professionals across campus, the Assistant Director for Career Services Training and Communication will serve as the campus-level point person for career services staff training and professional development, as well as help coordinate cross-campus communication efforts related to career services. The new Assistant Director will serve as a key member of the Office of Undergraduate Advising leadership team, and we are excited to meet with candidates who demonstrate understanding of career services at a large decentralized university, understand career development across the lifespan, and are eager to lead through a collaborative and facilitative approach.

The Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) was created in 2011 to coordinate and improve advising for undergraduate students. In 2018, the mission of the office was expanded to to provide leadership and coordination of Career Services. OUA is responsible for training, communication, assessment, technology and standards servicing the campus-wide advising and career services communities. The office also oversees units that provide direct undergraduate advising and/or career services: the Cross-College Advising Service, which includes the Career Exploration Center, and the Centers for Pre-health & Pre-law Advising. The Office of Undergraduate Advising reports to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.

Position Duties:

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 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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, Master's Degree or equivalent preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Three to five years of experience in one or more of the following: training, leadership, administration, counseling, advising, employer relations and/or communications within the private or public sector. Experience in career services and/or higher education context highly desirable.

Personal and professional commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive climate and socially just programs and services required.

Ability to lead in a collaborative, facilitative manner

Additional Information:

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated understanding of career services at a large decentralized university.

Demonstrated effectiveness working in a decentralized organizational environment, leading from a collaborative and facilitative vantage point, acting as a community organizer.

Demonstrated understanding of student career development and/or career development across the lifespan.

Demonstrated public speaking, group facilitation, and interpersonal communication excellence.

Demonstrated potential to develop and implement communications strategies including web, social, print, and presentations.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button (, PVL 97565) to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. PDF preferred, but not required. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.
To see the full position description, click on "List of Duties." 


Kory Deavers
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

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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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