Madison, WI
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89946-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89946-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 15, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

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

Degree and Area of Specialization: Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree in education leadership, student affairs administration, counseling psychology, or other related field strongly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Minimum 1-3 years' experience in higher education, preferably working with transfer students and/or students in transition; experience may include graduate work.
Must have the ability to work a limited number of evenings and weekends for training or programming events.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and strength in the following areas:
1. Working knowledge of student learning and development theory and practice.
2. Ability to work collaboratively to achieve group goals.
3. Ability to build partnerships with multiple offices and/or across institutions.
4. Recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating undergraduate student employees.
5. Teaching and/or group facilitation skills.
6. Outstanding written and interpersonal communications skills.
7. Understanding of, and commitment to supporting, diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
8. Diplomatic relationship style; promotes respect and practice of civility and inclusivity in the workplace.
9. Ability to work independently, think creatively and innovatively, and exercise sound judgment.
10. Flexible and adaptable to change.

Position Summary: The Transfer Transition Program was launched by CFYE in 2010 with a mission to understand and improve the transfer student experience at UW-Madison. Given the divergent needs of transfer students, they are a population requiring individual attention. The Transfer Transition Coordinator is focused on supporting transfer students' orientation, transition, and retention to UW-Madison by creating and implementing social and educational programming throughout their first year on campus. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Transfer Initiatives who leads the Transfer Transition Program in the Center for the First-Year Experience.

Additional Information: The Center for the First Year Experience (CFYE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison leads the campus in examining, informing, cultivating, facilitating and enhancing the first-year experience for all undergraduate transfer and freshman students. The department works collaboratively with every school and college, faculty in key departments, the Provost's Office, the Division of Enrollment Management, and the Division of Student Life to coordinate orientation programs and lead first-year experience initiatives. Our work is guided by the Association of American Colleges and Universities Liberal Education America's Promise (LEAP) essential learning outcomes. UW-Madison enrolls approximately 1500 new transfer students and 6300 freshmen annually.

The mission of the Division of Student Life is to cultivate, advance, and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students and to champion a respectful, globally aware and diverse university community.

We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all. We are committed to creating working, learning, and living environments in which everyone has the opportunity to develop their potential and contribute fully to the university community.

The Division of Student Life promotes excellence by seeking diverse talent to join us in this important work. We invite all qualified individuals to apply.

The university, the division and all departments are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.

Contact: Diane Steele
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. )

Instructions to applicants: Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Advertised: 07 Mar 2017 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 24 Mar 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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