Official Job Title Student Affairs Assoc Dir (C)(AE150)
Working Title: Associate Director for Orientation
Position Number 273815-AS
Division Student Life and Student Program Management
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Ongoing/Renewable
FLSA Status
Percent 100
Posting Type Partial Remote, 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 upon supervisor and department/Student Affairs division approval.

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) is a team-oriented unit charged with supporting the transition of all new undergraduate students and families through their first year at UW-Madison. We do this through intentional programming, strategic communication, and extensive collaboration with our campus partners. Our values of Inclusion, Education, Integrity, and Collaboration guide our work. Find out more at 

CFYE is part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs, Lori Reesor. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Student Affairs is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Job Summary
As a member of the Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) Leadership Team, this position leads campus-wide initiatives to support inclusive Orientation, Welcome, and Transition programming for Freshmen, Transfer Students, and their Families. Key programs include SOAR, WI Welcome, and the Wisconsin Experience Seminar, each of which merge student development and logistical/operational components. This staff member will build and maintain relationships and serve as a key collaborator with internal and external partners to ensure that Orientation programs meet the developmental needs of incoming students as well as UW-Madison’s overall goals and processes. The expected start date for this position is mid-April 2023.
Minimum Qualifications Required knowledge, skills, and experiences:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in Higher Ed, preferred at a large public institution
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex programs and processes directed toward college students
  • Experience supervising professional and/or student staff
  • Attitude of inclusion; collaborative nature
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of student development, new student transition
  • Experience training and/or facilitating teams
  • Experience building partnerships between offices and/or institutions
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree
Application Instructions
Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a current resume, a cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications related to this position and a list with the contact information of at least three professional references.
Application Deadline 2/9/2023
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No
If Continuous, Initial Review Date
Position Contact Name Angel Cartagena
Contact Phone 608-890-2570

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

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Application Notes

The application can be accessed here.