Job description

JOB NO.: 94181-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94181-AS




FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2018

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 strongly preferred. Preferred degrees in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, or closely related field of study.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum two years of relevant work experience in the area of direct student services is required. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and make autonomous decisions and establish a strong partnership with Graduate School and Dean of Students staff, graduate program coordinators, and faculty and staff across campus. The individual must have excellent written and oral communication, be well organized, have the ability to move easily between responsibilities, to be student focused, and have a strong attention to detail. Experience working with graduate students is preferred.

Preferred experience and qualifications:
-experience working on a college campus
-experience working with diverse student populations
-experience working with graduate students
-understating of student development and student transitions
-ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment
-collaborator who reaches out for productive partnerships on-campus and in the community
-student-centered attitude and behaviors

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Dean of Students Office, the Graduate Student Assistance Specialist operates within the Dean of Students Office and maintains a strong partnership with the Graduate School Office of Academic Services. This position works directly with graduate students, staff, and faculty to best support student success.

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 Division is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, promotes excellence through diversity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. More information about DSL at UW-Madison may be found at

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School provides an instructional and research environment for over 9,000 graduate students in over 150 fields at the master's and doctoral levels, overseeing almost 200 programs, certificates, and minors stretching across virtually every school and college in the university. The Graduate School receives nearly 20,000 applications from all fifty states and 140 different countries of the world and confers more than 800 doctoral and 1,800 master's degrees each year. The Graduate School works in concert with other campus units, faculty, and staff to provide guidance and resources that support professional development of graduate students and the representation of diversity in the broadest possible sense.


Diane Steele
[email protected]
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.

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: Apr 11 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 4 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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