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Apply now Job no: 97597-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Position Summary:

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences houses undergraduate, graduate, and Farm and Industry Short Course students across a wide range of academic programs. This position will work primarily in CALS Career Services which is in the CALS Academic Affairs Office. This position is responsible for delivering career education to CALS students and for working with employers to promote CALS students.

This position requires enthusiastic interest for working in a university setting and a willingness to adapt in a rapidly changing, sometimes challenging, but always energetic work environment. Strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are critical, as is the ability to work well with students, staff, faculty, and employers. Additional qualities and skills include: self- motivation and strong sense of responsibility, well-developed cultural competency and an appreciation of diversity, and a positive attitude. Familiarity with subject matter and issues within CALS will be helpful. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Student Development and works closely with all staff members in CALS Academic Affairs while working with staff members in career services and advising units across campus.

The UW-Madison 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.

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 preferred in student affairs, career development, or discipline related to the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences academic programs.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Experience working with university students is required.
-Experience working in a career services office is required.
-Well-developed cultural competency and an appreciation of diversity are required.
-Strong communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills are required.
-Demonstrated experience building relationships with employers interested in recruiting students in a university setting preferred.
-Three, or more, year of experience in university career services office is preferred.
-Experience with Handshake software is preferred.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office required;
-Familiarity with recruiting software, databases, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, and web technology desired.
-Candidate should possess knowledge of local, national, and international career options and opportunities with a particular expertise in science and agriculture careers.
-Working knowledge of career development theories desired.
-Familiarity with marketing strategies is desired.

Additional Information:

The CALS Academic Affairs Office is open from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Some nights and weekends are required. A criminal background check will be required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.


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. )

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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.

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).

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