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WIDA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Apply now Job no: 250378-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:EDUC/WCER
Location: Madison
Categories: Administrative Services

Job Summary:

WIDA provides trusted tools and resources for educators of multilingual learners in early care and education programs through Grade 12 (wida.wisc.edu). WIDA offers a fully integrated, research-based academic language development system, including language standards, assessments, professional learning, research, and technical assistance. For a brief overview of WIDA, you can view our introduction video at https://vimeo.com/373209088/870c0b992d.

WIDA is committed to challenging linguistic discrimination, cultural biases, and racism in education. WIDA values linguistic and cultural diversity both as an end and a means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates who champion social justice as a core value.

The WIDA Executive Assistant will be housed within WIDA's Administration and Operations department and will report to the Assistant Director of Human Resources. This position will provide administrative support to both WIDA's Executive Director and COO/Deputy Director and other Leadership Team members as capacity allows. This position will support Madison-based and remote staff, adept at time management, setting priorities, operating with minimal supervision, and utilizing discretion as they will be included in confidential matters in support of the organization.

About the Job:

Executive Assistant I (AD010)

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

Education:

Required
Associate's Degree

Qualifications:

* Minimum 3 years' experience supporting senior-level staff, including calendar management.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Advanced to expert in use of common office productivity software such as Office 365, MS Teams, and Zoom.
* Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
* Tact, courtesy, and discretion in dealing with faculty, staff, students, high-level university officials, and the public.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality.
* Reliability, accuracy, and timeliness in meeting deadlines.
* Ability to work independently as well as function effectively in a team and within a diverse group of people.
* Ability to organize and execute complex tasks while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and confidentiality.
* Ability to problem solve and respond to or refer questions to appropriate persons.
* A value of promoting and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
* A willingness to engage in and deepen knowledge of WIDA's Social Justice value.
* Experience supporting remote staff preferred.
* Candidates who are multilingual or bilingual/biliterate in Spanish encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

Who we are
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in 1964, is one of the first and largest university-based education research and development centers globally. WCER's researchers and staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible for all ages and all people.

WCER at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's highly ranked public School of Education, is one of the world's first and most productive education research centers. Our center has helped scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share grant-funded education research for more than 50 years.

WCER is an incubator for advances in education policy and practice. It provides services and resources for UW-Madison researchers, graduate students, collaborators, educators, funders, and communities locally and worldwide.


Our Mission
WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners.


Our Values
At WCER, all employees share five fundamental organizational values. We take pride in these values guiding the purpose and quality of our work and interactions within ourselves and our outside stakeholders.
The values that the work and people of WCER strive to uphold are:

Innovation and Excellence. Continuous improvement is a driver for excellence. We innovate and improve in our work to advance education through leading research and development.

Equitable Education. Equitable education is essential to a healthy society. We aim to reverse imbalances and injustices in education through our work.

Affirming and Increasing Diversity. Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. We actively affirm and seek to increase such diversity in our center.

Healthy Workplace. The well-being of our workplace enhances success for all. We commit to a workplace based on mutual respect and transparency.

Partnering Across Differences. Diverse backgrounds and expertise improve the quality of our work. We collaborate across disciplines, methodologies, organizations, and communities to strengthen our research and development outcomes.


WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and policies.

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society -including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

For more information and news about our center, please go to https://wcer.wisc.edu/

Department(s):

A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

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.

Working fully remote is not an option for this position. However, WIDA does provide flexibility and a hybrid work schedule to allow for days in the office and at home. Details will be discussed during the interview process.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a cover letter addressed to Amber Wilke Fournier, a current resume, and a list with the contact information of at least three professional references.

Contact:

Franchesca Beswick
franchesca.beswick@wisc.edu
608-263-4221
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:

Executive Assistant I(AD010)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

250378-AS

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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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