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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: 261203-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Career Services and Student Professional Development

Job Summary:

The College of Engineering academic affairs unit is a dynamic team committed to providing outstanding, equitable and inclusive student services to the college's 4,500 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students. Embracing a holistic approach, the unit includes academic advising, tutoring, career services, student organizations, scholarships, and student wellness.

Engineering Career Services is a small, but highly experienced and dedicated team focused on serving all students in the College and our alumni. While this role requires being a generalist on the team, the focus is on the employer side of recruiting. Primary responsibility will be as the lead for coordination of career fairs, campus interviews, employer use of Handshake, and information sessions.

Responsibilities: Develops comprehensive employer recruiting communication strategies, cultivates key partnerships, and establishes an extended professional network to effectively promote and market students and programs to local and national employers. Supervises unit staff and/or oversees a critical strategic function, process, or initiative. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • 40% Serves as the main point of contact for prospective employers, provides advice and information about recruitment, engagement, hiring students, and addresses their needs
  • 5% Schedules logistics and secures resources for on-campus recruiting activities
  • 15% Develops relationships and working knowledge of relevant industries
  • 10% Provides students with information about career planning and employment opportunities and/or coaches students through the recruiting process
  • 10% Participates in the campus-wide career services community providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college
  • 10% Coordinate in-person and virtual engineering career fairs. Partner with other engineering institutions for virtual career fairs
  • 5% Ensures inclusion, diversity and equity is central in all practices, policies, and decision making; engages in building inclusive teams; and promotes environments that are welcoming and inclusive.
  • 5% Serve as lead advisor to the annual Engineering EXPO committee
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 in engineering or higher education related discipline


2 years working employer relations, engineering, or talent acquisition related fields
- Experience presenting and facilitating workshops and programs.
- Demonstrated awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally
different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.
- A high degree of cultural sensitivity and awareness in workings with students from first generation, underrepresented, transfer, and other targeted populations.
- Experience working effectively in teams and independently.
- Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
- Experience organizing and managing large complex events.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Strong oral and written communication skills

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.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend 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:

Position will require frequent evening hours during the academic year.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. 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.

How to Apply:

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 and resume, as ONE PDF document.


Beth Brandl
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:

Employer Relations Manager(AE100)



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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