Job description

JOB NO.: 104966-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Instructional

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 104966

Working Title: Assistant Teacher

Official Title: EDUCATIONAL ASST-OBJ(59102)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $14.18

Job Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into six main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, Information Technology, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

University Apartments is a department within the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Apartments provides on-campus housing, programs, and services for our residents. These services actively support the mission of the University while also meeting the needs of students, families, and guests by fostering the development of a residential community. The University Apartments staff provides these services to a community of approximately 3000 residents in 1,247 apartments on 83 acres, who are primarily graduate students, staff, post-docs and their families; many of whom are international. All programs and services sponsored by University Apartments are funded through rent or user fees.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Licensed and Resident Programs, the Assistant Teacher will team with several other teaching staff to provide high quality, child centered care and education programming. This includes a strong focus on developmentally appropriate, engaging, anti-bias and peace education activities within a play-based curriculum. This position will function as part of a team of teaching staff and must utilize effective communication skills. This position must also utilize a working knowledge of child development and accept input from colleagues. This team member is expected to be creative, self-motivated, and open to learning within a diverse international setting. Should have the ability to remain cheerful and positive within an active work environment.

The primary responsibilities of the Eagle's Wing Assistant Teacher are to provide care and education for children in a child-initiated learning environment and participate in administrative program support. This includes providing general supervision and management for a classroom of children. The center is licensed for 107 children between the ages of 6 weeks through 12 years.

Infant, toddler and preschool programs provide year round full-day care with preschool also providing a half-day care option. The 4-K program provides programming for eligible 4 and 5 year-olds during the academic year. School-age programs provide before and after school care for Kindergarten through third graders during the academic year and full-day programming during the summer. Teaching staff may work with several different ages in one or different classrooms.

University Apartments is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach children, their parents and our colleagues; Creativity in providing engaging learning opportunities for young children and solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.


Schedule Comment:

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Additional hours and/or schedule adjustments may be assigned by supervisors based on operational need.


Allyson Hedding
[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:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, work history, and references within the online application system.

Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your
performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires
that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.
When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on Tuesday May 29, 2018.
Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this
position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The starting
rate for this position will be $14.18 or higher per hour, based on qualifications. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period 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: May 15 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 29 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 5/16/2018
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