Job description


Job no: 224441-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Event Planning, Program Coordination

Position Summary:

SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science is transforming the ways in which L&S prepares its undergraduates for life-long success. A new personal and professional development center, SuccessWorks is positioned to support L&S students as they explore their interests and aspirations, engage in career exploration and development, and prepare to leave the UW for a rewarding career and satisfying life.

We are seeking candidates to provide high-quality services to employers and ensure a seamless recruiting experience for L&S students. We seek an individual who can help us take our career fairs and events to the next level. The SuccessWorks team is an open, highly engaged and collaborative community that has a strong work ethic, high standards, and entrepreneurial spirit. We believe in approaching our work creatively and encourage diverse perspectives as we work to make a positive difference in our students' lives.

The Recruiting and Events Coordinator reports to the Director of Internship and Employer Services and is a member of the internship and employer services team. The Recruiting and Events Coordinator is responsible for consulting with employers on their recruitment strategy, developing and managing effective very large career fairs and boutique recruiting events, and managing the L&S Handshake instance. By providing employers with an array of activities to connect with our students, this position will play a pivotal leadership role in growing and expanding our employer services which will result in increased opportunities for our students to gain access to internships, full-time jobs and networking opportunities.

SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science values and promotes diversity, multicultural competence, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals who share and reflect our values.

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, preferably in the liberal arts and sciences.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 1 year of professional and/or internship or graduate school experience in employer relations or recruiting, external relations, career services, or student services in higher education.

Candidates must possess:
-Strong event planning skills and evidence of successful event execution
-Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
-Strong relationship building and relationship management skills
-Ability to work a flexible schedule and attend occasional evening and weekend events

Successful candidates will have the following preferred knowledge or experiences:
-Demonstrated interest and/or understanding of career development
-Demonstrated experience with Handshake (or similar software)
-Successful track record of managing expenses and budgets
-Experience working in an employer relations or event planning role in a higher education environment
-Ability to articulate and enthusiastically promote the value of a liberal arts and sciences degree at the UW Madison to a variety of audiences



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $40,214 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into an Associate Student Services Coordinator, Student Services Coordinator, or Senior Student Services Coordinator, title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Kelly Cuene, [email protected] or 608-890-3382.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Kelly Cuene
[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:

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 Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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).

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Applications Open: Jun 30 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Jul 14 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 7/2/2020
Application Due: 7/14/2020
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