Job description


Job no: 100924-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Marketing, Public Relations, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

The Laboratory of Genetics seeks an enthusiastic applicant with a commitment to graduate student support and services. The Laboratory of Genetics has a century-long, prestigious history and a strong commitment to education. We are part of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences as well as the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Department has more than 60 graduate students. The Genetics Graduate program spans more than 70 faculty trainers, whose positions are funded by various federal and non-federal sponsors, housed in world-class research labs in multiple departments working in plant, medical, population, evolutionary, and basic genetics.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required and preferably in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, biological science or business-related field. Master's or other advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Two years of experience in college/university student services, administrative employment, and/or graduate education preferred, as are the following qualities:
- Excellent interpersonal skills with a student-focused approach
- Strong organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to problem-solve, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines with a strong attention to detail.
- A collegial style, with the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students across campus, as well as prospective students and their families.
- Commitment to student diversity and inclusivity.
- Professional written and oral communication skills; ability to organize and communicate complex information effectively.
- Familiarity with a computer environment, electronic and internet-based communications, budgeting, spreadsheets, databases, and work processing software.
- Experience building cross-campus or comparable relationships desirable.
- Knowledge of UW Madison advising tools and processes a plus.

Additional Information:

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted in https://jobs.wisc.edu. Applications must be received by the posted deadline to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume, three professional references, and cover letter that explicitly addresses how their experiences and skills match (a) the minimum qualifications and expectations for this position and (b) the preferred qualifications.


Audrey Gasch
[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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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.

Applications Open: Oct 17 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Nov 11 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time




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Posted: 10/18/2019
Application Due: 11/11/2019
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