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Apply now Job no: 251139-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Youth Programming

Job Summary:

The Precollege Program Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Operations and develops and implements summer programs for Badger Precollege within the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The program coordinator works closely with the Badger Precollege team to support short-term and long-term program planning and evaluation; advising students and their families on the application and enrollment processes; and communicating the Badger Precollege mission and goals with students, parents, schools, and community organizations. The program coordinator works with other Badger Precollege team members to communicate with current and prospective families to build and sustain the Badger Precollege community. This position will be the primary coordinator for the Badger Summer Scholars, Imaging Self, Latino Youth Summit and College Ready programs, overseeing all operational planning tasks, managing student experience, supervising seasonal staff, and overseeing risk management initiatives. Successful candidates should be comfortable with working flexible hours, as this position will require some evening and weekend work throughout the academic year and significant weekend and evening work during summer programming.

Residential Program Management:
- Coordinate and run the following precollege programs: Badger Summer Scholars, College Ready, Latino Youth Summit, Imaging Self
- Organize the Jump Forward college preparatory workshop series
- Hire and supervise residential staff, develop the discipline plan, respond to medical issues as the first on-call professional in case of any emergencies, and coordinate the opening and closing day procedures and ceremonies
- Advise students and their families on the application and enrollment processes
- Evaluate programming and create future action plans in collaboration with the larger Badger Precollege team
- Create new resources and materials including guides, handbooks, certificates, evaluation materials, and other programming documents
- Work with the Badger Precollege staff to create, update, and maintain the student databases for the purposes of program registration, portfolio record keeping, historical record keeping, program evaluation and analysis and tracking of student participation
- Organize documentation used for student and program evaluation, program certificates, benchmarks, student assessments

Communications and Outreach:
- Communicate with parents and schools over the phone, through email and through social media. Work with Program Managers to communicate with alumni, partner districts, funders, and current families to build/sustain the Badger Precollege community
- Market programs to families, schools, and other educational groups, according to the office marketing plan
- Keep abreast of current trends and research in precollege program development and integration and build research-based practices into program development and growth

General support of Badger Precollege Initiatives:
- Develop and maintain respectful working relationships as well as promote DCS precollege programs and its programs to build greater access, visibility, and value
- Work with campus partners such as health services, conference services, and dining to ensure smooth coordination of university services for students
- Supports the diversity and inclusion efforts of Badger Precollege to ensure we provide a safe environment for students and faculty of culturally diverse backgrounds
- Pursue professional development activities to enhance performance and professional skills

Other duties as assigned

About the Job:

Pre-College Services Coordinator (OE015)

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


Associate's Degree
Successful completion of a 2-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to an associate's or higher degree.

Preferred in education or related fields.


Minimum qualifications:
- Minimum of 2-3 years of program or camp planning and implementation
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
- Excellent organizational and communication skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills and a comfort with a wide range of technical tools is required

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working with or prior attendance in precollege programs for middle and/or high school students
- Familiarity with Wisconsin public and private schools and educational organizations

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: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

Applicant must be willing and able to work extended hours during programming. This includes working some evenings and weekends when programs are running. Current DCS precollege programs are in session from mid-June through early August. There are also a few extended commitments throughout the year.

Applicants should have a level of flexibility, willingness to work in a collaborative environment and enthusiasm for student and staff development.

This is a 2-year position, with the possibility of converting to a renewable position in the future if funding permits.



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:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.


Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional/supervisor references as a part of the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice. Please ensure your resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


Taylor Zeilinger
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:

Pre-College Svcs Coordinator(OE015)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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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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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