ACADEMIC SUPPORT SPECIALIST

University of Wisconsin

MADISON, WI

ID: 7072393
Posted: November 20, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
The College of Letters & Science Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) promotes the values of a liberal arts education and provides an enriching, inclusive community for L&S students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including first-generation and low-income students, and students of color. CAE provides academic advising, learning support, peer mentoring/tutoring, community-building events, the Summer Collegiate Experience program for incoming first-year students and access to other High Impact Practices, and graduate school and career preparation. The center also assists in campus-wide efforts to fully integrate diverse voices into the University community to facilitate a welcoming, responsive, and validating campus climate for students. The Academic Support Specialist is responsible for daily operations of the academic mentoring program and serves as academic advisor for CAE students.

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.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
-Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; understanding of issues and challenges faced by minoritized students at a predominantly white university are a must
-Strong organizational skills; ability to work independently and complete multiple short- and long-term projects
-Ability to effectively communicate and interact positively with staff and students
-Some full- or part-time experience working with students in a secondary and/or higher education setting (teaching or providing student services) is preferred
-Experience with program assessment and evaluation are desired



 

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