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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504024
Division/Organization: College of Letters & Science
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Location: Madison, WI
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $3,000.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Education and Training, Honoring Context and Culture


Department Overview:

The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) is a U. S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.
It was established in 1993 to unite the efforts of two longstanding University programs--Russian and East European Studies and Central Asian Studies.

Anticipated Start Date:

June 13, 2023 (online training); June 16, 2023 (in-person)

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

July 22, 2023

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Job duties are expected to be performed on-site.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:



Work hours will vary based on the program activities.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$500 per week

Number of Positions:



Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled UW-Madison students in good academic standing, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have completed First-Year Russian (101 & 102) or the equivalent, and have a GPA in Russian courses of at least 3.5
  • Participate in job training and Red Cross certification
  • Be available for a mandatory pre-program training session (June 13-17, 2022).
  • Be enrolled as a student (at UW-Madison or another institution) in either the Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semester.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a camp counselor
  • Experience working or volunteering with diverse youth groups
  • Russian major or Russian Flagship student
  • Be eligible to be authorized to drive a UW-Madison vehicle (i.e., have a valid driver’s license and minimal infractions)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Be energetic, organized, and highly dependable
  • Possess a high level of patience and ability to provide good-natured authority
  • Possess leadership skills and an ability to work with groups, particularly youth
  • Understand the needs of students of color and first-generation college students, and be familiar with the available campus resources

Position Summary/Job Duties:

  • Live in Leopold Hall with program participants and provide custodial care for the duration of the PSI program (18 June – 22 July 2023; counselors move in 16 June 2023).
  • Plan and implement evening and weekend activities for program participants
  • Organize and lead evening study sessions on Russian language
  • Assist teachers during regular class hours when needed
  • Assist students with academic and social concerns
  • Make rounds throughout the night, respond to any disturbances, and enforce Division of Housing, Pushkin Summer Institute, and University policies
  • Maintain records of students’ whereabouts
  • Chaperone students on field trips and, when needed, drive a university vehicle
  • Maintain daily communication with the PSI on-site director
  • Meet regularly with PSI administration and teaching staff
  • Create a safe, respectful, and fun experience for students

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: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

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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