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Apply now Job no: 244922-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising

Job Summary:

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) is looking for an innovative, creative, collaborative leader who utilizes data, experience, and their passion for supporting student success to join our team. The CeO Associate Director - Student Support Services (SSS) STEM-Health Sciences assists in the operations of the center and directs the implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of services, programs, and other activities that support persistence and retention of program participants. This position supervises two advisors and the CeO writing and study skills specialist. This role assists in the development of strategic planning initiatives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources, and alignment with the strategic plan. This role aids in the development of operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and program goals and objectives. The Associate Director serves as proxy for the director when needed and strives to cultivate a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

This position reports to the Director of the Center for Educational Opportunity.

The scope of the position occasionally requires work in the evenings and on weekends.

This position is federally funded. The continuation of this appointment is dependent on the renewal of the 5-year TRIO grant.

About the Job:

Academic Advising Associate Director (B) (AE108)

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


Master's Degree


- At least 2 years of experience in higher education.
- Evidence of ability to motivate, supervise, and delegate to staff.
- Experience providing educational services to low-income, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, or students of color in higher education.
- Familiarity with and understanding of the social, economic, cultural, and other factors that affect the educational progress of program participants.

- At least 2 years of supervisory experience; supervision of students is acceptable.
- Graduate and/or undergraduate academic background in STEM.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current research on recruitment, retention, and achievement gaps in K-12 and higher education - particularly related to STEM and health sciences.
- Experience with TRIO programs (Upward Bound, Talent Search, McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Student Support Services, etc.) or similar programs.
- At least 2 years of advising experience in higher education.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to consult, counsel and liaise with a wide range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Experience in cultivating learning environments that value diversity.
- Commitment to innovation, continuous learning, and improvement.
- Knowledge of TRIO federal regulations, budget management, and implementing federal or other educational grants.
- Experience with program evaluation and assessment.
- Strong writing skills and ability to analyze and write reports based on student data and outcomes.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires 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 $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, click the "Apply Now" button. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background.

Please identify your experience providing educational services to low-income, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, or students of color in higher education.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


Dan Roen
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Official Title:

Academic Adv Assoc Dir (B)(AE108)

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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