JOB NO.: 91517-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: DOS/ASM/ASM

Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91517-AS

Working Title: Program and Organizing Advisor


Hiring Department: A043001-DEAN OF STUDENTS/ASM/ASM

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $47,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred. Degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Two years of applicable professional experience in higher education administration, student affairs, student activities, community organizing, or related experience with an earned Bachelor's degree. No years of professional experience are needed with an earned Master's degree.

Preferred or Desired Qualifications
1. Successful experience advising and/or mentoring students.
2. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
3. Possess self-direction and initiative.
4. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and ability to collaborate effectively with individuals and units outside the team.
5. Strong knowledge base regarding the use of advanced features of software such as desktop publishing, website editing, and Microsoft Office software programs.
6. A commitment to social justice and experience with trainings and facilitation in this area.
7. Ability to work effectively within a diverse community in a sensitive and caring manner.
8. Demonstrated breadth of experience with any of the following: student organizing, grassroots organizing, or campaign organizing.
9. Knowledge of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an emphasis on shared governance and higher education policies, especially those related to student governance and student fees.
10. Experience with Robert's Rules of Order.
11. Knowledge of the state and federal legislative process, including budgets and policies governing higher education
12. Experience in media relations, including managing of social media and press relations.
13. Excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
14. Ability to assimilate new and unfamiliar information and to work effectively when required in situations with limited structure and a degree of uncertainty.

Position Summary:

The Associated Students of Madison (ASM) is the student association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ASM represents a population of over 43,000 students and is composed of roughly 300 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and special students engaged in community organizing, governance, and providing of services. Wisconsin statutes empower ASM to review and allocate over $45 million each year and advise the chancellor regarding the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services, and interests. This position will train, assist, and empower students in making their voices heard in the policy development process at the university, municipal, county, state, and federal levels.

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 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. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.

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.

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Advertised: 26 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 17 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time