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University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted 02/08/2022
Admin-Career Counseling and Placement
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled


Apply now Job no: 252363-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Career Services and Student Professional Development

Job Summary:

The UW-Madison Office of Postdoctoral Studies is seeking a Career Development Manager. The Career Development Manager is a critical member of an office dedicated to enhancing the postdoctoral training experience at UW-Madison. You will lead the design and implementation of the office's career development programming and advising portfolio. Your work will help ensure that postdocs maximize their time as trainees and go on to successfully achieve their professional and personal goals. This is a great opportunity to have a transformative impact on both individual lives and the university's $1.3B world-leading research enterprise.
The mission of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies is to enhance the postdoctoral training experience at UW-Madison by providing a suite of high quality and responsive engagement, representation, policy, and professional development services for the 1,100 postdocs who train at the university each year. The office serves all UW-Madison postdocs including trainees in 13 different schools and colleges, and across the full breadth of research and scholarly disciplines from the arts and humanities to the biological, physical, and social sciences.
SMPH 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.

Responsibilities: Coordinates and delivers career development programming, resource materials, and/or advising to students and alumni. Educates students, alumni, and other stakeholders about career development and opportunities and maintains relationships to aid in effective career planning. Supervises unit staff and/or has significant program management authority/responsibility, and strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
  • 25% Educates or advises students and recent alumni individually, or in groups through various mediums about career exploration, self-assessment, skills, materials development, and career decisions
  • 25% Develops and delivers career development programming and resource materials across various mediums to provide education to students
  • 5% Responds to questions and provides information regarding student services, policies, procedures, and employment preparation
  • 20% May identify and maintain a professional network of employers or other stakeholders to facilitate career exploration and employment opportunities for students
  • 25% Supervises unit staff and/or plans, organizes, allocates resources, assesses performance, and leads the operational activities for a significant portion of the unit's career services portfolio
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


Bachelor's Degree


Required - Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of:
- PhD and/or postdoctoral training
- Career development theory and practice
- Designing, planning, delivering, and evaluating training programs
- Advising or mentoring students and/or postdocs
Preferred - Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of:
- PhD-level career options
- Assessing and addressing diverse audience needs
Desired Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent public speaking and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Relationship building and collaborative skills
- Analytic, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
- Empathetic and active listening skills
- Positive attitude and enthusiasm

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086 . Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%
This position requires 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.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $55,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Brittany Huser
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. )

Official Title:

Career Development Manager(AE079)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Feb 7 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 8 2022 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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