Madison, WI
May 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90646-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90646-AS

Working Title: Coordinator of Academic Engagement



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 05, 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 higher education or student affairs administration/leadership, curriculum and instruction, educational/counseling psychology, and/or college student development/personnel preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 1 - 3 years of experience in education, preferably in higher education, related to teaching, curriculum development, faculty development, leadership development, and/or student or academic affairs administration. Must have the ability to work a limited number of evenings and weekends.

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. Experience recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating undergraduate students and/or faculty/staff instructors.
4. Teaching and/or group facilitation skills.
5. Outstanding written and interpersonal communications skills.
6. Understanding of, and commitment to supporting, diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence.
7. Collaborative and diplomatic relationship style; promotes respect and practice of civility and inclusivity in the workplace.
8. Ability to work independently, think creatively and innovatively, and exercise sound judgment.
9. Flexible and adaptable to change.

Position Summary:

The Coordinator of Academic Engagement in the Center for the First-Year Experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison supports academic engagement initiatives for new students (freshmen and transfer). This includes administering elements of the extended orientation first-year seminar, Counseling Psychology 125: A Wisconsin Experience Seminar, and the peer leadership course, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis 350: Peer Leadership and Mentorship with First-Year Students. In addition, the Coordinator provides leadership for the Undergraduate Teaching Fellow program and supervises the related student staff.

Additional Information:

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 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 1100 new transfer students and 6400 freshmen annually.

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.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be COMPLETED by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.

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: 05 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 23 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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