University of Wisconsin – Madison — Communication Specialist, College of Engineering

The Diversity Affairs Office (DAO) in the College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attracts and supports academically talented women and students from groups historically underrepresented in engineering.

The Communications Specialist will join the DAO and the CoE Student Services team, and will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of communication strategies and events that support the office, along with reception and office administration duties. This position requires an understanding of the sensitivities of DAO stakeholders and the ability to work with a variety campus and community partners. Specific duties include supporting a welcoming and service-oriented atmosphere, administrative support of student workers and support of student organizations associated with the DAO. This position supports the Leaders in Engineering Diversity (LEED) Scholars program and other targeted undergraduate events and pre-college student recruiting such as Engineering Summer Program and other outreach initiatives.

This position provides high quality support to DAO faculty, staff, students and visitors and requires considerable independent initiative, judgement, logistical problem-solving and analytic ability. This work is performed under supervision of the Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives and is responsive to needs of Assistant Directors managing precollege and undergraduate programs.

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