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At CCAS, we take our core mission, undergraduate student development, very seriously. One way we fulfill this mission is to provide our student staff with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally through their work with us. Working at CCAS is a great way to have a positive impact on campus and to develop skills that future employers will value.

With a position at CCAS, you will have the opportunity to help other students have a positive and successful UW experience, collaborate with our professional staff, learn more about campus, and apply your skills in new ways.

We invite, welcome, and encourage applicants from across all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, cities/states/countries of origin, and academic interests to apply. Our peer advising positions do not require any prior experience; training on both academic content and advising skills will be provided.

CCAS is currently hiring:

  • CCAS SOAR Intern
  • Career Exploration Center (CEC) Office Peer Staff

Please see below for full position descriptions.

  • CCAS SOAR Intern - Applications due February 19

    Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges.

    The SOAR Intern works collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors, along with campus partners, to oversee and execute a number of SOAR session logistics. Interns will act as the first point-of-contact for any campus partners, and model professional, friendly behavior.


    To Apply: Email a PDF version of resume, cover letter, and a list of 2 references to peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu by Monday, February 19.

    POSITION: CCAS SOAR Intern

    DESCRIPTION:

    Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves students across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges within the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CCAS plays a significant role in supporting incoming and transfer students during Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR).

    The CCAS SOAR Intern will work in a dynamic environment, with a primary goal of supporting the daily operations for each SOAR session. The intern will work individually and collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors, student peer advisors, and a variety of campus partners.

    Official Title: CCAS SOAR Intern

    Minimum Number of Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

    Required

    • Interest in supporting professional and peer advisors so that they may provide quality and comprehensive advising to students
    • Attended SOAR as incoming UW student OR directly supported SOAR in some capacity
    • Experience with providing logistical support to large teams and/or projects
    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of spring semester 2018 (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks in a fast-paced environment.

    Preferred

    • Experience working with undergraduate students, including students from marginalized backgrounds
    • Experience working in administration and/or student support office within higher education setting
    • Demonstrated ability to make decisions autonomously within the established framework

    Responsibilities for SOAR Administrative Intern position

    Administrative tasks/duties:

    • Work to ensure daily SOAR operations and processes run smoothly
    • Coordinate materials for approximately 80 students and 30 CCAS staff members daily
    • Assess and ensure appropriate room set up for each SOAR session, giving special attention to accessibility and inclusiveness of all spaces
    • Act as the main point-person for CCAS staff and associated campus partners
    • Troubleshoot and help resolve systems/process issues

    Advising Support & Involvement:

    • Actively participate and contribute as a member of the SOAR Planning, Logistics, and Training Team (SPLaT)
    • Identify high priority and/or extenuating circumstances and defer to professional advisors as appropriate; e.g. late arrivals, staffing issues, missing information, etc.
    • In conjunction with professional advisors; provide support, feedback, and contribute to training of CCAS peers
    • Uphold CCAS values and intent to provide holistic advising during all cross-campus interactions.
    • Support SOAR attendees on an as needed basis
    • Other duties as assigned

    Supervision

    Meet regularly with assigned supervisor. Identify areas of interest, and need for professional development and growth.

    Time Commitments:

    • Spring semester: 2-3 hours per week, starting date TBD. Preferred: availability on Thursday mornings.
    • Summer: Approximately 30 hours/week May 28 – August 10 and August 22-30. (See detailed dates below)
    • CCAS SOAR intern will work approximately 30 hrs/week
    • Hours: Work will occur between 8:15 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Hours vary by week, but are determined in advance. Work schedule will be determined by mid-April.
    • CCAS SOAR intern cannot have other major commitments for the summer. Any summer classes, jobs, or other commitments cannot conflict with training dates or SOAR work times.

    Training: The SOAR intern will attend and participate in SOAR peer training in order to;  

    • Develop strong rapport and collaborative relationships with peer advisors
    • Develop knowledge of basic academic content as relevant to first year and transfer students in order to advise and/or support advisors as needed

    Peer advisor training will occur: May 31 & June 1 and June 4 – 7. Training will occur between 8am and 5pm, exact times to be announced in February.

    SOAR Sessions: June 8 – June 29, July 10 – August 10, and August 22 – August 30.

    Welcome Week SOAR: August 22 – August 30

    Compensation: 12.50/hour

    To Apply: Email a PDF version of resume, cover letter, and a list of 2 references to peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu by Monday, February 19.
  • CEC Office Peer - Application due March 1

    POSITION: CEC Office Peer

    DESCRIPTION:

    The CEC is a career advising resource primarily, but not exclusively, for exploring students —that is, students who have not yet decided on an academic major and/or their intended career path. In the CEC, students have opportunities to use a wide variety of tools to explore their interests, values, and skills as these topics relate to choices about major and career paths. We are looking to hire CEC office peers who will support the career and major exploration efforts of undergraduate students who utilize the CEC.

    CEC office peers will work in a dynamic environment, with a primary goal of supporting the daily operations of the CEC. CEC office peers also play a significant role in representing the CEC at various outreach and programming events. Finally, peers have opportunities to develop professional skills and build a schedule that works around their classes!

    The CEC serves a diverse student population. As such, we encourage applications from members of underrepresented communities and all candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

    For more information on the Career Exploration Center visit: https://cec.ccas.wisc.edu/

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Complete daily administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, answering phones and other projects as assigned
    • Provide excellent customer service to all guests who enter the CEC space, including but not limited to: students arriving for appointments, students using the study space or career library, staff utilizing the space for workshops or presentations, etc.
    • Support undergraduate students in navigating and using CEC resources such as the career library, online workshop registration, online career assessments, etc.
    • Represent the CEC at various outreach and programming events including but not limited to: hosting resource tables in student centered spaces, hosting and/or facilitating workshops, etc.

    Time Commitment:

    Training will begin late March 2018 and last through the end of the spring semester. The position will resume in late August (prior to the start of classes) or in early September. Summer hours may be available and can be discussed further if interested.

    All CEC Office Peers can expect to work 5 to 12 hours per week between 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Some weekday evening hours or weekend hours may be required.

    Applicants must be available to start in April 2018.

    Compensation: $10.50/hour

    To Apply:

    Send a resume and cover letter to: Michelle Jackson, Michelle.Jackson@wisc.edu. Your cover letter should address why you would like to be a CEC Office Peer, what characteristics make you suitable for the job, and the experiences you have had that will benefit you in this position. The application is due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 1.

    If you need an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Michelle Jackson at Michelle.Jackson@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no later than two weeks prior to the application due date. We will attempt to fulfill all requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met

     

  • SOAR Peer Advisor

    Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges.

    Peer advisors work collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors, as well as individually, to meet with incoming students about their academic options and to help them to select and enroll in courses. In addition, peer advisors provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior. They also perform a variety of organizational tasks.


    Apply Now!

    POSITION: Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) SOAR Peer Advisors, Summer 2018

    DESCRIPTION:

    Peer advisors can gain skills in problem solving and communication, are committed to helping exploring students, and possess a willingness to learn.

    We invite, welcome, and encourage applicants across from all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, city/state/country countries of origin, and academic interests to apply. No prior experience is necessary; training on both academic content and advising skills will be provided.

    There will be one position shared between the Cross-College Advising Service and the School of Music. This peer advisor will work with incoming students from both programs. Students familiar with the School of Music coursework are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of spring semester 2018.
    • Continuing student status for the fall 2018 semester.
    • Available to attend interviews and training, and work all SOAR dates (dates below).
    • The ability to work with a broad range of first-year and transfer students with a variety of academic interests.
    • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds.
    • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and public speaking skills.
    • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration for undecided/exploring students, and to gain knowledge of a broad range of school/college and campus-wide requirements.
    • The desire to work as part of a team to advise groups of students.

    Planned vacations, study abroad experiences, and other jobs cannot conflict with training or SOAR dates.

    2018 TIME COMMITMENTS:

    Training: Training will occur: Thursday-Friday, May 31-June 1, and Monday-Thursday, June 4-7th. Training will occur between 8 am and 5 pm, exact times to be announced in February.  

    SOAR Dates:

    June 8 – June 29 and July 9- August 10. There will be no SOAR obligations June 30-July 8.

    Welcome Week SOAR in August: August 22-August 30* There is some flexibility with these dates if you have commitments to Housing training or other campus positions. Please follow up with CCAS.

    • Peer advisors can expect approximately 25-30 hours per week.
    • Hours: Work will occur between 8:15 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Hours vary by week, but are determined in advance. You will know your work schedule by mid-April.
    • Peer Advisors cannot have other major commitments for the summer. Any summer classes, jobs, or other commitments cannot conflict with training dates or SOAR work times.

    Initial Interview Dates: February 19-23

    COMPENSATION: The per-hour wage is $10.50

    TO APPLY: Apply Now!

    ** If you are applying for the Honors or Music SOAR positions, please indicate so in the first line of your cover letter.**

    *Please submit application, cover letter, and resume in pdf.format. For resume and cover letter tips, visit: Campus Career Centers.

    Applications are due February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 23.

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu
    Phone: (608) 265-5460

  • L&S Honors SOAR Peer Advisor

    The Letters & Science Honors Program attracts some of UW-Madison’s most talented undergraduates who challenge and learn from each other while working closely with faculty members. By bringing students and professors closer together in small classes and individual research settings, the Honors Program fosters a feeling of community even as students push themselves to explore the very frontiers of knowledge. In addition to traditional coursework, most Honors students pursue research projects of their own, and many find this experience so exciting that they go on to earn advanced degrees in the nation’s best graduate and professional schools.


    Apply Now!

    DESCRIPTION: We are seeking student peer advisors to join our team! Honors peer advisors work in a dynamic team setting with professional academic advisors to provide one-on-one and small group advising related to academic and co-curricular life at UW-Madison. Peer advisors work alongside other professional advising staff to help students better understand the Honors Program, explore a range of academic options, and select and enroll in courses. During the SOAR program, peer advisors present information and assist first-year students individually and in small groups. Peer advisors explain how to use enrollment tools, provide valuable campus information, and model successful student behavior. Peer advisors also perform a variety of other daily tasks as assigned. Peer advisors will be selected based on an ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication skills, commitment to help a unique body of students, and a willingness to learn. We seek peer advisors who represent all aspects of identity including but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, city/state/country of origin, and major. All are encouraged to apply.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of spring semester, 2018
    • Continuing student status for the fall semester, 2018.
    • Membership in the L&S Honors Program (Pursuing Honors in the Liberal Arts and/or Honors in the Major) in good standing
    • The ability to work with a broad range of undergraduate students with a variety of academic interests
    • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration for undecided/exploring students, to gain knowledge of a broad range of school/college and campus-wide requirements
    • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds
    • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and public speaking skills
    • The desire to work as part of a team to advise groups of students
    • The ability to attend interviews and training and work all SOAR dates. Planned vacations, study abroad experiences, and other jobs cannot conflict with training and/or SOAR dates

    2018 TIME COMMITMENTS

    Interview Dates:

    First round week of February 19; second round week of February 26

    Training: Please hold May 30-June 8 for pre-SOAR training.\

    Continued training throughout summer on select days: June 11 AM, June 14 PM, June 15 all day, June 22 PM, July 9 AM, July 23 AM, July 30 AM.

    SOAR Dates:

    June 11-14; June 18-22; June 19-23; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 23-27; July 30-August 3; August 6-9; August 23-24; August 27-30.

    • Peer advisors can expect approximately 20-35 hours per week
    • Work will always occur between 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday. Hours will vary each day and are known in advance
    • Peer Advisors cannot have other major commitments for the summer. Any summer classes, jobs, or other commitments cannot conflict with training dates or SOAR work times
    • Training and SOAR dates are tentative and could change

    COMPENSATION:

    The per-hour wage for SOAR is $10.50

    TO APPLY:

    Honors students interested in the Honors peer advisor positions must apply for a SOAR Student Advisor position through Cross College Advising Service by completing the following:

    • Application (Click here or follow link at the bottom of the page)
      • Check the “Honors” box on the application
      • Fill out the entire application, including selecting dates for interview
    • One-page cover letter addressing
      • What about this position interests you and in what ways would you be a good fit for the role?
      • Describe your experience with advising and how the interaction(s) impacted you. Reflect on how this may influence your approach to working with undecided students
      • Indicate in the first line of the cover letter your interest in the Honors peer advising role
    • Resume emphasizing
      • Past work or volunteer experience
      • Activities and involvement

    Please submit all required materials electronically to peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu in pdf format with a file name Last Name_First Name Application.pdf. If you need help with your resume and/or cover letter we recommend looking to Campus Career Centers for help. Several have excellent websites to help you get started.

    DEADLINE:

    All materials must be submitted by February 9, 2018 at Noon to: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified the week of February 12.

    QUESTIONS?

    Contact Jacqui Guthrie

    Email: jacqui.guthrie@wisc.edu

    Phone: (608) 262-2984

  • Residence Hall Peer Advisor

    CCAS provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. Peer advisors work collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors as well as individually to talk with students about their academic options and select and enroll in courses. In addition, peer advisors provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior. They also perform a variety of daily tasks as assigned.

    Peer advisors are committed to helping exploring students, possess a willingness to learn, and can gain skills in problem-solving and communication. CCAS is seeking peer advisors with a sense of curiosity, adaptability, and a willingness to learn and to contribute to promoting the interests and values of the students we advise.


    Apply Now!

    POSITION: Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) Residence Hall Peer Advisor, 2018-2019

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges. Peer advisors work collaboratively with CCAS professional advisors as well as individually to talk with students about their academic options and select and enroll in courses. In addition, peer advisors provide valuable campus information and model successful student behavior. They also perform a variety of daily tasks as assigned.

    Peer advisors possess a willingness to learn and a commitment to helping exploring students, while gaining skills in problem solving and communication.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, city/state/countries of origin, and academic interests. No prior experience is necessary; training on both academic content and advising skills provided.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
    • Continuing student status for the Fall 2018 semester.
    • The ability to work with a broad range of undergraduate and transfer students with a variety of academic interests.
    • A willingness to learn about and facilitate academic exploration, and to gain knowledge of a broad range of school/college and campus-wide requirements.
    • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds.
    • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and public speaking skills.
    • The desire to work as part of a team to advise groups of students.

    2018-2019 TIME COMMITMENTS

    Training: Mandatory training will be held in mid to late August. Exact dates will be distributed at time of interview.

    Residence Hall Dates and Hours:

    • Peer Advisors typically work 5-10 hrs/week.
    • Residence Hall advising offices are open when classes are in session, September through May.
    • Offices are staffed by Peer Advisors Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 4:30pm and Fridays, 10:00am-2:00pm.

    Compensation: Starting at $10.50/hour

    TO APPLY: Apply Now!

    *Please submit application, cover letter, and resume in pdf format. For resume and cover letter tips, visit: Campus Career Centers .

    Applications are due February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 23.

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu
    Phone: (608) 265-5460

  • Front Office Peer Advisor

    Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges.


    Apply Now!

    POSITION: Cross-College Advising Service Office Peer

    DESCRIPTION:

    The Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) provides academic advising for undergraduates who are exploring majors. CCAS is dedicated to holistic student learning and serves the University of Wisconsin-Madison across all eight undergraduate schools and colleges. CCAS office peers staff and manage the main office location, in Ingraham Hall.

    We seek applicants who represent our student population in age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, city/state/country of origin, and major, including those with a declared major and those deciding. ALL are encouraged to apply.

    Office peers are often the first point of contact for a CCAS student. Successful candidates are outgoing and kind, willing to answer multiple questions, have a desire to work with fellow students, as well as build collaborative relationships with professional advisors.

    JOB DUTIES:

    • Greet students arriving at the main office, determine their needs, and help accordingly
    • Schedule advising appointments
    • Triage students requesting drop-in advising and refer appropriately
    • Provide administrative support to professional staff, including a variety of administrative projects
    • Answer incoming phone calls and handle appropriately
    • Assist students with enrollment system issues as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, and customer service skills.
    • Experience with, or willingness to learn, excellent phone skills.
    • Interest in helping students troubleshoot enrollment system inquires.
    • High attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks and problem solve in the moment.
    • The ability to relate to students from a broad spectrum of cultural, economic, ethnic, and regional backgrounds
    • Continuing student status for the Fall 2018 semester
    • Completed two full semesters at UW-Madison by the end of the spring 2018 semester. First and second year students encouraged to apply.
    • A commitment to diversity and building an inclusive UW-Madison community.

    For more information on CCAS visit ccas.wisc.edu.

     2018-2019 TIME COMMITMENTS

    Training: On-the-job training will occur during late March/early April through the end of the spring semester. Students can expect some formal training in mid-late August (dates available at interview) and will begin work at the beginning of September.

    Dates and Hours: 5-12 hrs/week

    Academic Year: All CCAS Office Peers can expect to work between 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    COMPENSATION: $10.50/hour

    TO APPLY: Apply Now!

    *Please submit application, cover letter, and resume in pdf.format. For resume and cover letter tips, visit: Campus Career Centers.

    Applications are due February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by e-mail by February 23.

    QUESTIONS?

    Email: peerapp@ccas.wisc.edu
    Phone: (608) 265-5460