The Summer Collegiate Experience (SCE) is a high-impact six-week residential summer program for incoming first-year students. The program is designed to assist with the adjustment to the university by providing a spectrum of experiences including orientation, academic instruction, academic mentoring, and community building. Students live in community together and complete six-degree credits, choosing from a variety of options within the College of Letters & Science. The Assistant Director provides leadership, organization, coordination, and student support for SCE. This position assists with the planning and organization of SCE courses and events and coordinates communication with program participants, partner programs, faculty, and the SCE residential staff. SCE is housed within the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in the College of Letters & Science and the Assistant Director also works closely with other staff to promote the overall mission and objectives of CAE.
Leads the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of one or more academic programs to ensure effectiveness in meeting strategic, departmental, and student development goals. May manage the program budget and outreach activities and supervise program staff. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
20% Leads the development and implementation of academic program initiatives
10% Serves as the liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups to identify and maintain academic program-related partnerships
5% Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and academic program objectives
10% Evaluates existing academic program strategy and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program enhancement
5% May manage the unit budget and approve unit expenditures
5% Assists stakeholders with preparing and/or maintaining documentation, financial management, and/or reporting requirements related to sponsored grants, contracts, or agreements
10% Provides full service advising resources and services, provides information about educational options and academic requirements, and communicates directly with students regarding all aspects of the advising process
15% Manages degree programs and/or certificates, high impact practice programming and events, and curriculum development and implementation
20% Coordinate and provide direction and support to activities, events and initiatives that align with and contribute to the CAE mission.
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.
Preferred Master's Degree in related field preferred.
Two years of professional experience in higher education student services required. Strong administrative and organizational skills, effective interpersonal/collaboration skills, leadership and communication skills, and experience working with diverse student populations required.
Knowledge of High Impact Practices (HIPs) and experience within higher education programs that work with underrepresented students and/or first-generation students preferred.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in the College of Letters & Science (https://cae.las.wisc.edu/) provides an enriching, inclusive community, and engaging academic support for ~400 students each year. In particular, CAE supports students from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including Black, LatinX, Native Nations, Southeast-Asian, first-generation, and low-income students through proactive academic advising, peer tutoring programs, community-building, wellness events, mentoring and access to High Impact Practice Programs.
How to Apply:
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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 qualifications listed above.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.