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COWS Administrative Support

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Division/Organization: College of Letters & Science
Department: Sociology
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: All Remote
Location: COWS
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00
Job Categories: Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Digital Technology, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Career Management, Honoring Context and Culture, Communications, Broadcasting, and Media Arts, Government and Public Administration, Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization


Department Overview:

Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, COWS is a national think-and-do tank that promotes “high road” solutions to social problems. These treat shared growth and opportunity, environmental sustainability, and resilient democratic institutions as necessary and achievable complements in human development. COWS is nonpartisan but values-based. We seek a world of equal opportunity and security for all. Housed within COWS, the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) seeks to foster peer exchange and cultivate leadership among mayors and cities to create more equitable, sustainable, and democratically engaged cities.

Anticipated Start Date:

May 2021

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

Open-ended through graduation, but we'd ideally like students that are able to stay on through the summer and all of the 2021-2022 school year.

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

The position will be remote until further notice. We are able to provide a laptop and all supplies, if necessary.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

15-29.5 hours/week


Students can generally pick their own schedule to work around classes as needed, but they must be during regular business hours (between ~9am-5pm, Monday-Friday). 

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working independently on administrative work in an office environment required (either volunteer or paid experience).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A pleasant, professional attitude, flexible schedule, and positive work ethic, especially to learn quickly, needed.
  • Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred experience includes any of the following:

  • Word Press
  • Managing organizational social media accounts
  • Graphic design or editing (Adobe Indesign)
  • Experience with phonecalling in professional settings
  • Data entry
  • Video/Photo Editing (Adobe Premier or Photoshop)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

We are seeking students who have an interest in public policy, local politics, sustainability, shared democracy, and equity to support our work by providing research and administrative support in a dependable, engaged manner. A pleasant, professional attitude and positive work ethic are a must. Must learn quickly, have some experience doing administrative work in an office environment, and be able to work independently. 

Position Summary/Job Duties:

We are seeking students to provide research, writing, and administrative support, with the opportunity to work on additional projects as available. These duties may include policy research, data collection and entry, updating websites, social media posting, phone calls to event invitees, or other administrative tasks. 

COVID-19 Workplace Safety:

Please review and be aware of the Student Employee COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy.

Physical Demands:


Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

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:

Accommodation Statement:

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:


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