SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science (L&S) is seeking a collaborative, student-centered colleague with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to serve as our Alumni Relations Coordinator. This position will work with SuccessWorks staff to recruit, steward, and engage thousands of proud UW-Madison alumni volunteers in support of L&S student career success. The primary areas of responsibility include:
Programs and Events Operational Support: Coordinate logistics and resources and execute various programs and events to engage alumni volunteers with students
Stakeholder Communication: Communicate with alumni, students, and other stakeholders on a regular basis
Data and Details Coordination: Manage data systems to maintain and grow an inclusive and representative network of alumni volunteers
Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
40% Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
10% Responds to questions and provides information regarding student services, policies, procedures, and employment preparation
40% May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students
10% Participates in the campus-wide career services community, providing input to leadership regarding the development of advising, recruitment, and co/curricular programs offered by the school/college/unit
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.
Candidates with experience and demonstrated skills in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
Required: At least one year of professional work experience in at least one of the following areas: event coordination, stakeholder communication, and/or data management.
Please address the following in your application materials: 1. Experience planning and executing events, workshops, fairs, conferences, and/or similar types of programs. 2. Experience communicating with people and building relationships both inside and outside of your office or organization. 3. Experience managing data with a high degree of accuracy. 4. Demonstrated understanding of, or experience in, prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in their work/practice.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Terminal, 24 month appointment. This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding
Minimum $43,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science prepares its undergraduates for life-long success through its programs, advising, and courses. SuccessWorks supports over 18,000 L&S students as they explore their interests and aspirations, engage in career exploration and development, and prepare for a career beyond UW-Madison.
The SuccessWorks team is an open, highly engaged and collaborative community. We believe in approaching our work with innovation, collaboration and inclusion. As an organization, SuccessWorks values and continues to work toward racial equity and belonging.
We welcome and encourage applicants from unique and diverse backgrounds, who share and reflect our values.
This position has the possibility to be converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding
How to Apply:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.
For questions on the position, contact: Kelly Cuene, [email protected], 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.