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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270605-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Application and Web Development

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School provides an instructional and research environment for approximately 10,000 graduate students at the master's and doctoral levels, overseeing over 250 programs, certificates, and minors stretching across virtually every school and college in the University. The Graduate School receives nearly 20,000 applications from all fifty states and 140 different countries of the world. It confers more than 800 doctoral and 2200 master's degrees each year.

The Graduate School is planning to migrate its recruiting and admissions process to Slate CRM system. The Applications Developer is responsible for managing the life cycle, analysis, creation, and modification of the CRM system for graduate recruiting and admissions. For graduate admissions this includes designing, implementing, and managing CRM system for electronic applications, application fee grant system, application review and recommendation system, managing communication between applicants, program staff, and Graduate School staff, and graduate application administration. For graduate recruiting this includes managing applications pipeline programs, marketing graduate programs, tracking prospective applicants, and communicating with prospective applicants. The Applications Developer will utilize relevant application coding scripts to develop the necessary specifications for these functions in the CRM system. The Applications Developer may also test, debug, and improve the applications built using the CRM system. The Applications Developer will report to the Director of Admissions in the Graduate School.

Responsibilities: Manages the life cycle, analysis, creation, and modification of identified software to assist users in completing a computer task or program. Utilizes relevant application coding scripts to develop the necessary specifications for software. May also test, debug, and improve applications to support information technology business operations.
  • 20% Completes the analysis, design, layout, and implementation of an application to meet the needs of a functional user
  • 10% Completes coding and maintains job control language, compilers, and system software
  • 5% Provides consultation to users regarding technical options, functionality, and end user experience
  • 20% Maintains, modifies, and updates existing applications according to customer requests and business needs
  • 20% Prepares and conducts comprehensive system and programming tests, and debugs revised or newly developed systems software and applications according to established policies, procedures, and desired outcomes
  • 10% Serves as a subject matter expert and point of contact regarding identified applications to stakeholders
  • 5% Responds to inquiries and answers complex questions
  • 10% Other responsibilities as needed in support of Graduate School's mission
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


Bachelor's Degree


Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) systems such as Slate CRM for higher education applications
- Experience with web technologies such as JavaScript, XML, CSS, and HTML
- Experience in an admissions' settings in higher education
- Experience implementing new technologies and/or services in large organizational setting
- Experience with Student Information Systems such as PeopleSoft
- Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and solve technical challenges, including workflows and process designs
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work in collaborative projects
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to work on tasks independently and to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position will 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.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $77,100 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The minimum salary for this position of $77,100 is negotiable based 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.

Additional Information:

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should include all relevant education and/or work experience as it relates to this position. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample to determine the best-qualified applicants.


Amanda Mayer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Applications Developer(IT001)



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.

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