Madison, WI
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91562-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91562-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 28, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's Degree is required, Master's Degree preferred. Degree must be from an accredited college or university. Relevant fields of study and/or experience include higher education administration, student personnel, social work, sociology, counseling, educational or counseling psychology, women's studies, LGBT studies, cultural/ethnic studies, or other fields related to job responsibilities described below.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 1 year of applicable experience.
Successful candidates will have relevant experience working in student organizing and activism around LGBT issues, multiculturalism and social justice in a higher education setting, including a demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a broad array of experiences, backgrounds, personality types and communication styles.
Relevant Work Experience also includes:
- proven or potential capacity to effectively plan, implement and evaluate successful programs, events and other student centered activities in a large university setting and in close collaboration with students
- proven or potential ability to facilitate student learning in the areas of academic and career success, leadership development, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, as well as serve as positive role models in these skill areas
- a willingness to work in a variety of different capacities to improve the success of the LGBT Campus Center and Multicultural Student Center programs; thus, good candidates will demonstrate versatility (in areas such as, program development, educational support, student organization advising, etc.) and the ability to multitask.
- Proven or potential capacity to work well with students and be consciously willing to serve as a strong student advocate.
- a flexible working style and strong work ethic, as evening and weekend hours will be necessary.

Position Summary:

The Crossroads Coordinator oversees the programmatic efforts of the Crossroads Initiative, a joint endeavor between the LGBT Campus Center and the Multicultural Student Center at UW-Madison. The Crossroads Initiative is centered on provides support and resources to self-identified LGBTQ+ students of color. Alongside the staffs of the MSC and LGBT CC, the Crossroads Coordinator works through a social justice, intersectional lens to achieve its work and learning outcomes.

Additional Information:

Strong candidates will exhibit:
- working and applied knowledge of the specific issues and experiences of LGBTQ students of color and their allies
- a record of commitment to eradicating oppression on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and other marginalized and/or underrepresented groups
- ability to articulate the spectrum of experience of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation through the critical lens of race and/or ethnicity and vice versa
- strong facilitation skills and experience; ability to lead a deep, engaging discussion while managing conflict and encouraging growth
- experience doing social justice training
- experience with student organizing/activism.

This position is a joint appointment between the LGBT Campus Center (.65) and the Multicultural Student Center (.35) and will report both to the Assistant Dean/Director of the LGBT Campus Center and the Assistant Director of the MSC.

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: 31 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 14 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time