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Team Building and Character Development Assistants

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504562
Division/Organization: Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement
Department: PreCollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Location: Madison, WI
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Education and Training, Child Development and Care, Data Analysis, Summer Off-Campus Opportunities, Athletics, Sports, and Recreation, Honoring Context and Culture

Department Overview:

PEOPLE started in 1999 with 66 students from Milwaukee. Today, we serve over 1,100 students. The program recruits students in 8th grade and partners with students to help them reach their goals of college attainment and degree completion. PEOPLE consists of two programs: one specific to precollege students and one specific to college scholars at UW-Madison.

We accept students in 8th grade only. The program is designed for low-income and potential first generation college students. These populations have traditionally been overlooked and underserved for college admissions. Their journey in PEOPLE prepares them to be a viable college candidate, apply for admission to, and enroll at the University of Wisconsin System institution, with an emphasis on UW-Madison.

Students who enroll at UW-Madison may be eligible for a four-year tuition scholarship.

PEOPLE operates under the Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement and is based on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

PEOPLE differs from other precollege programs by working with students, families, teachers and counselors to provide the sustained individual attention critical for being academically, psychologically and culturally prepared to succeed at the college academic level.

Anticipated Start Date:

June 5, 2023

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

July 28, 2023

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

This work will be performed onsite at a designated campus location. 


Anticipated Hours Per Week:

15-25 hours per week


Monday to Friday, any time from 9 am to 4 pm (specific work hour times will be discussed with the assistant). 

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$15 per hour

Number of Positions:



  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student and in good standing for Summer or Fall classes OR May 2023 graduate.  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new software.  

  • Highly organized and energized.  

  • Must be available to work night shifts and weekends with 7/1/2023-7/8/2023 off.  

  • Have knowledge of event planning and implementation (preferred).  

  • Wisconsin Driver’s License for at least 3 years (preferred).  

  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, Hmong and Mandarin).  

  • Satisfy a criminal background check, successfully complete I-9 verification, and completing compliance training before starting position.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills and have strong organizational skills.  

  • Committed to working with a diverse student and staff population.  

  • Ability to use good judgment in decision-making.  

  • Knowledge of event preparation, implementation and facilitation (preferred).  

  • Possess the ability to take initiative and work independently on projects. 

  • Have a positive and helpful attitude, able to work in a fast-paced environment.  

Position Summary/Job Duties:

  • Contacting program partners to solidify event details  

  • Updating and maintaining multiple spreadsheets  

  • Filing paperwork and organizing supplies  

  • Creating various documents and flyers  

  • Facilitating events with high school students  

  • Completing other assigned tasks as needed.

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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