Official Job Title Student Success and Engagement Coordinator
Position Number 285307-AS
Department College of Engineering/Academic Affairs
Category Academic Services and Student Experience
Employment Type Staff Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Work Type 100%, Full Time. It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type Ongoing, Renewable
Salary Minimum $50,000 Annual (12 months), depending on qualifications
Job Summary The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering (CoE) seeks a dynamic professional to join our Academic Affairs unit as a Student Success and Engagement Coordinator. The position is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of programming and services that foster student success and student engagement in the Strategic Targeted Achievement Recognition (STAR) Scholars Program. The Student Success and Engagement Coordinator plays a pivotal role in supporting students in the program succeed and make meaningful connections to the UW-Madison College of Engineering. In partnership with the College of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Academic advising, they will serve as an integral support to scholars throughout their undergraduate academic careers, through one on one advising. This role will take leadership in designing communications supporting recruitment and retention such as public and student facing web content, social media, signage and branding.

Additionally, they will work with other staff members to support the college’s efforts for creating a culture of belonging and an engaged community. This includes supporting the development of the Badger Engineer (BE) Engaged Program, and a College of Engineering Ambassador program.

The Administrative Hub is part of CoE’s academic affairs unit, a diverse and vibrant organization that includes academic advising, tutoring, career services, student leadership, scholarships and student wellness. The academic affairs unit has a deep commitment to equity and inclusion and strives to provide outstanding service to the college’s students by embracing these values. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote these values.

Responsibilities Contributes to the development, implementation, administration, coordination, and evaluation for one or more academic programs to ensure effectiveness in meeting departmental and student development goals and initiatives. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

  • 30% Utilizes independent judgement regarding development, implementation, promotion, and evaluation for one or more academic programs, initiatives, or events
  • 25% Identifies program, needs, contributes to the development of unit workflows, schedules logistics and secures resources for meetings, events, and interviews
  • 15% Coordinates program components and evaluates program effectiveness and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 10% May supervise the day to day activities of one or more academic programs and resolves issues exercising discretion to meet unit goals.
  • 10% Serves as a main point of contact for STAR Scholars and through one on one advising
  • 5% Works to support inclusion, diversity and equity in advising practices and procedures; supports and enhances the climate for students and colleagues
  • 5% Manages college scholarships and fellowships using WISH
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred in Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs, Counseling, Sociology, Psychology, or related field
Application Instructions
Candidates seeking consideration must apply at and submit application materials electronically to include: cover letter addressing educational and professional level work experience as it relates to all minimum and preferred qualifications, resume, and a list of three references with contact information to include postal addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers.
Applications will be reviewed starting 2/27/22.  For full consideration, please apply before 2/26/22.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
Qualifications Required at least one of the following:
– Student services experience in higher education
– At least two years of experience teaching secondary education in engineering, math, physical/biological/natural/social sciences or related field.
– At least two years of non-profit program experience managing STEM programming for students

– Experience advising college students
– Experience coordinating student events and building community
– Experience promoting academic programs/events through various communication methods (ex. social media, newsletters, flyers, emails etc.)
– Experience monitoring and evaluating program success
– Proficient use of Microsoft tools, especially Word and Excel

Apply By: 09/06/2023 at 11:55pm CDT
How To Apply Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and references, as ONE PDF document. Please outline relevant experience and your qualfications as it pertains to the required and preferred qualifications noted in this job description:
Position Contact Name Beth Brandl
Contact Phone 608-262-5270
Contact Email
Additional Information Remote work may be available up to one day after a training period has been completed. Occasional work outside of normal business hours.

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 need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

The application can be accessed here.