Madison, WI
Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91188-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Marketing, Public Relations, Office & Administrative Support, Web Design/Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91188-AS

Working Title: CCAS/CEC Communications Specialist


Hiring Department: A372000-WISCIENCE/UNDERGRAD ADV

FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors required, preferably in English, Journalism, Mass Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategic Communications or related field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Highly qualified candidates will demonstrate knowledge, experience, and abilities in all of the following areas:

1. Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills
2. Demonstrated creativity in designing and implementing a communications campaign
3. Strategic use of social media
4. Creation, design, and editing of print media
5. Project management, often involving collaboration, with strong attention to detail and deadlines
6. Organizational and critical thinking skills

Some background in the following areas would be desirable but not required:

1. Website development and maintenance
2. Experience in a higher education setting
3. Knowledge of current trends in higher education communication
4. Student development theory and practice

Position Summary:

The Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) is a university-wide academic advising service for students who are undecided about their major and career plans. Although the office focuses primarily on freshmen and sophomores, advising is also offered to students who are in transition from one college to another within UW-Madison. The CCAS advising staff, knowledgeable about all majors on campus, is available to guide students in charting initial academic paths and to help them connect with appropriate advising resources. In addition to providing individual advising, CCAS works collaboratively with schools and colleges to provide an array of academic advising services. CCAS has residence hall advising offices in Chadbourne, Dejope, Ogg, Sellery, and Witte, as well as the main office in Ingraham Hall. CCAS also includes a Career Exploration Center (CEC), where students have opportunities to use a wide variety of tools to explore career options.

CCAS reports to the central Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA), which was created in 2011 to coordinate and improve advising for undergraduate students. The Office of Undergraduate Advising is responsible for training, communication, assessment, technology, and standards serving the campus-wide advising community. The office has four reporting units that provide direct undergraduate advising: the Cross-College Advising Service, serving undecided and exploring students, the Center for Pre-Health Advising, the Center for Pre-Law Advising, and the Undergraduate Academic Awards office. The Office of Undergraduate Advising reports to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.


Kory Deavers
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Instructions to applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

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.

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Advertised: 27 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 18 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time