University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 91093



Working Title:
Social Justice Education Specialist
Official Title:
Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred. Acceptable degree areas: higher education, social justice education, student affairs or closely related areas.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
1. A minimum of two years of direct work within diverse people of color and/or college student communities, and a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Social Justice.
2. Experience developing workshop curriculum and facilitating workshops. This type of experience may be established by a combination of professional, para-professional or other substantively related practical experience.

Basic Skills Required
1. Ability to facilitate educational/skill building workshops
2. Understanding of the relevance of racial/ethnic identity, social justice theories, and student development theories
3. Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies as well as personal and social orientations in a compassionate, culturally competent manner
4. Editing and proofreading
5. Planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
6. Managing multiple concurrent projects
7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a complex environment
8. Leading and supervising a team
9. Has an understanding of the complexities of being both a University employee and a change agent who appropriately challenges the structures, processes, policies and culture of the University so as to bring about meaningful change to promote social justice and equity (for all students).

Preferred Skills and Experience:
1. Organizational and/or leadership development
2. Supervision of undergraduate or graduate students
3. Co-curricular educational programming
4. Community and/or student organizing

  Position Summary:
 This position is responsible for creating and leading social justice workshops and providing leadership in social justice education.
Principal duties:
Social Justice Education (80%)
1. Create and lead social justice workshops offered via the social justice team
2. Direct supervision of Social Justice Student Interns
3. Develop and implement events in the social justice speaker and workshop series
4. Oversee the collection of social justice resource materials
5. Host regular support and discussion groups for marginalized populations
6. Meet with individual students to discuss issues of injustice
7. Foster social justice, improve campus climate and enhance the involvement and academic/personal success of students of color, LGBTQ students, women and other historically marginalized groups
8. Assist in the management and planning of social justice retreats and experiential activities

General Role as Team Member (20%)

1. Serve as a contributing, active and positive member of the MSC staff team and be committed to the organizational success of the Multicultural Student Center
2. Demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive living-learning-working community and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively and respectfully with other Division of Student Life members and to serve on Divisional committees
3. Perform other duties as assigned that will help the department and/or Division accomplish strategic priorities.
  Additional Information
 The mission of the Division of Student Life is to cultivate, advance, and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students and to champion a respectful, globally aware and diverse university community.

We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all. We are committed to creating working, learning, and living environments in which everyone has the opportunity to develop their potential and contribute fully to the university community.

The Division of Student Life promotes excellence by seeking diverse talent to join us in this important work. We invite all qualified individuals to apply.

The university, the division and all departments are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

  Employee Class:
 Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate:Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent:100%
Anticipated begin date:JULY 10, 2017
Number of Positions:1

Application must be received by: JUNE 29, 2017
Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be COMPLETED by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Diane Steele
Phone: 608-263-5700
500 Lincoln Dr   
Fax: N/A
70 Bascom Hall   
Madison, WI 53706-1314   
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. )

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NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).  

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