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Working title:
Program Coordinator, Creative Arts and Design Community

Official title:

Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelors Degree Required/ Masters Degree preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least three years knowledge of and experience with a wide range of visual and performing arts and design.
Work experience in an educational environment and familiarity with undergraduate students.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Experience with successfully executing multiple, multi-faceted programs and events.

Principal duties:

The Creative Arts and Design Community (CADC) will launch its inaugural year in fall 2012, housing 65 primarily first-year students in Sellery Hall. Through workshops, seminars, collaborative spaces, service learning opportunities, and round-tables, this residential community will draw together undergraduate students who are passionate about creative arts and design and encourage them to work, play, study, and create together. The project is sponsored by the UW Arts Institute, University Housing and the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates and has 14 academic participating departments. The vision for this project includes advancing collaboration among campus sponsors and serving as a gateway to campus resources and opportunities for students.

The Program Coordinator is a member of the Creative Arts and Design Community leadership team and operates collaboratively in providing intellectual, programmatic, and organizational direction and support to students living in the CADC. The Program Coordinator is co-supervised by the CADC Faculty Director and the CADC Program Director. Duties include:

A. Take leadership role in developing and implementing activities, events, projects and programs with CADC faculty, Housing staff and students. Ensure that a wide range of programs are planned, implemented and publicized as needed. Become knowledgeable about related rules and procedures.

B. Serve as a liaison to partner programs and resources including the Arts Institute, relevant academic departments (including English, Engineering, Computer Science) , programs and resources. Develop working connections and partnerships with all major administrative offices and student service programs with an arts and design or other relevant focus.

C. Assist Faculty Director and Program Director in the design and development of communication materials including maintenance of the CADC website, development of the CADC brochure, and other media as determined by the Leadership Team.

D. Become knowledgeable about campus resources for academic and career advising, especially in the area of creative arts and design. Collaborate with offices to provide programming and guidance for residents in the area of career development.

E. Serve as liaison to community-based organizations and businesses with a creative arts and design focus in order to engage these groups in collaborative program development.

F. Participate in Steering Committee meetings and provide logistical support for the committee, Faculty Director, and Program Director.

G. Maintain links to other campus residential communities, including development of joint activities and programs.

H. Assist Faculty Director and Program Director in assessing community goals/outcomes and producing an annual report for stakeholders.

I. Assist with student recruitment for the community through presentations, development of materials, student tours, participation in admissions events and SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration) and other methods.

J. Provide leadership and supervision for interns and student workers as needed.

K. Seek additional sources of funding to expand program offerings as determined by the Leadership Team.

L. Provide leadership and supervision for the acquisition of equipment and supplies, maintenance of equipment and spaces, and services as needed. Ensure safe and secure use of all equipment and specialized facilities. Train students in appropriate and safe use of equipment and spaces.

M. Provide administrative support to the Faculty Director in the process of planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating the unique course(s) for the community. This includes tasks related to: timetable scheduling, promotion & registration of students, classrooms & facilities management, guest speaker coordination, and evaluation.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment type:     Academic Staff
Department(s):     EDUC/ARTS INSTITUTE
Full time salary rate:     $37,200 ANNUAL (12 months)
Term:     This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:     50%
Anticipated begin date:     AUGUST 01, 2012
Number of positions:     1


Application must be received by: JUNE 27, 2012


Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #73853 to
Susan Ales     Phone: 608-262-7748
625 Babcock Dr    Fax: N/A
Slichter Hall    Email: sue.ales@housing.wisc.edu
Madison, WI 53706-1204

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be gu aranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.