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JOB NO.: 96120-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96120-AS

Working Title: CSPKS Student Services Coordinator


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's required, preferably in the behavioral or social sciences, education, or related areas.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- At least two years of professional experience in higher education in academic advising, student affairs, student services, counseling, or related field.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Knowledge and understanding of the preparation required for graduate and professional opportunities.
- Understanding of issues and experiences encountered by underrepresented ethnic/minority and socially/economically disadvantaged undergraduates at an academically rigorous research institution.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, presentation and written communication skills.
- Detail-oriented, strong communication skills, and works both independently and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability in developing and coordinating academic programs for students.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain relationships with program stakeholders.
- Manage a workload in a fast-paced, high traffic area and the ability to multi-task.
- Understand requisite needs in working with academically outstanding undergraduates.
- General knowledge of academic disciplines and programs.

Additional Knowledge and Skills Preferred:
- General knowledge of academic disciplines and programs.
- Understanding the opportunities and challenges of a large, prestigious research university.
- Ability to exercise initiative and propose new elements to enhance programming for undergraduate students.
- Experience working with academic support programs and services, and diverse faculty and staff.
- General knowledge of quantitative and qualitative measures for program evaluation.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Individual appointments are scheduled with a designated program staff member at least twice annually for high-touch academic advising, coaching and monitoring academic progress; exploring career goals, aspirations, and other concerns; and identifying additional experiences for the pursuit of personal and academic excellence.

Scholars are organized by classes for the development and enhancement of leadership and organizational skills. They also explore and lead discussions on contemporary, campus, and other issues of interest, interact in small groups, and plan social and volunteer service activities.

The CS/PKS Student Services Coordinator is expected to provide Chancellor's and Powers-Knapp Scholars (CS and PKS) with academic, social, personal, and career support through direct advising and program activities. Responsibilities include holistic advising that assist scholars with their academic, professional, and personal development. The CS/PKS Student Services Coordinator also assists in the development of program activities (retreats, workshops, annual events) that further promote community building and student development.

Additional Information:

The campus-wide, merit- based Chancellor's and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Programs were established to attract and assist academically outstanding and talented ethnic minority and socially- economically disadvantaged students under-represented in higher education. Annually over 500 scholars are supported and coached with high touch program components, which include individual appointments, class and monthly meetings, and other activities. Program components are designed to provide high touch advising, promote information on institutional opportunities and resources, engage scholars in informal discussions on contemporary issues and innovative research with distinguished faculty and staff, develop supportive and intellectually engaging connections, facilitate interaction and group cohesiveness, and foster intercultural understanding and a sense of community.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required.


Kathryn O'Connor
[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:

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement is not able to sponsor work visas for this position, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the require I-9 form upon hire.

Apply online through jobs.wisc.edu. In your application materials, please include a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 references, at least one of which must be a current or former supervisor. Please also address the following two items in the cover letter:

- Address your experience and ability to prepare students to enter graduate studies and find professional opportunities

- Address your understanding of issues and experiences encountered by underrepresented ethnic/minority and socially/economically disadvantaged undergraduates on a large, complex, and academically rigorous campus like UW-Madison.

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: Oct 11 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 1 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 10/12/2018
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