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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 231684-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Engineering, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) was established in 2004 to increase the number and diversity of scientists and engineers in the state of WI. Since then, WiscAMP has evolved into an alliance with 18 institutions collectively providing first-year undergraduate through graduate programming. Across the alliance, highly committed STEM faculty, senior administrators, and academic staff provide direct support and programming to connect WiscAMP students with research opportunities, internship opportunities, faculty mentors, and resources to support academic success and persistence into STEM careers and graduate programs. The WiscAMP Executive Director leads and facilitates these efforts.

WiscAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF), and receives contributed resources from UW-Madison (since 2004) and UW-System (since 2009). The WiscAMP Executive Director leads and coordinates project activities to support the project goals. The ideal candidate will have expertise in
1. Evidence-based and evaluation-informed program approaches to increase access and retention while supporting persistence and pursuit of academic excellence for minoritized groups in STEM.
2. Collaborative project development to leverage opportunities for funding, increase access to resources, and promote professional development and programming for alliance partners.
3. Grant writing, project development, and grant management.
4. Communication to build relationships, create community, and disseminate program approaches results.

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:

The successful candidate must have a PhD and a passion for the work of broadening participation in STEM. Degree or substantial coursework/experience in the science of broadening participation, diversity in higher education, STEM education and inclusive excellence is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

--Four or more years senior management experience with a record demonstrating significant and proven leadership, including integration of diverse projects and fostering of strategic partnerships in support of an overall mission/vision.
--A record of successful grant writing as well as grant management experience.
--High energy level, with innovative and visionary thinking; excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
--Demonstrated skill and experience in strategic planning, change management and quality improvement.
--Experience with science education and/or outreach and familiarity with current issues affecting science education reform, particularly issues for underrepresented groups.
--Demonstrated experience with advocacy and developing networks and partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including working with and developing an effective board.
--Experience in administration within a higher education setting. Excellent administration skills, including management of complex budgets, federal and private grants, information systems and communications.
--Effective communication skills and ability to manage, motivate and lead diverse teams effectively in an academic environment and cultivate leadership and collaboration within and across teams.
--Strong interpersonal skills, including multicultural sensitivity, collaboration, facilitation and conflict resolution; ability to handle sensitive issues and confidential information appropriately and with diplomacy.
--Understanding of successful program development and evaluation.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, CV and 3 professional references.


Samantha Pegelow
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. )

Official Title:


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.

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