Program Coordinator at the Center for Interfaith Dialogue

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Academic Services and Student Experience
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Aug 29 2023 at 08:05 AM CDT
  • Apply By: Sep 12 2023 at 11:55 PM CDT
  • Job Number: 286149-AS

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator position will assist with developing, organizing, and administering the newly founded Center for Interfaith Dialogue as well as its undergraduate interfaith fellows program. It will also assist with developing and organizing interfaith curricula and other materials to facilitate interfaith relationships on and off campus. It will take on social media management, content creation, developing and maintaining the center’s website, expand the preceding interfaith center’s social media reach, and promote events, resources, and on-campus work.


Provides subject matter expertise in the development and execution of programs within the scope of student learning and development. Organizes the facilitation and development of curriculum design for on-going and new educational initiatives. Strives to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

  • 20% Creates and maintains schedules, logistics, and resources for one or multiple student affairs programs, activities, and/or services
  • 15% Organizes student-focused programming and resources to promote new and ongoing educational initiatives
  • 20% Serves as a subject matter expert regarding student affairs to internal and external stakeholders
  • 10% Generates and analyzes reports of curricular and unit outcomes
  • 20% Writes, edits, and publishes content for various communication projects and marketing platforms to align with strategic initiatives and established communication campaigns
  • 15% May help supervise and train students participating in the undergraduate interfaith fellow program


  • Assist with organization and development of the center’s interfaith fellows program together with the center’s director, in particular by reaching out to and creating regular communications with minority and international students.
  • Assist the center’s director in coordinating interreligious student programming and communication. This includes events on and off campus. Handle some of the director’s routine correspondence with undergraduate students.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate students by fostering healthy in-person and online discussions of religious diversity; moderate discourse on interfaith literacy and advocacy issues on the center’s website and in classroom situations.
  • Assist the center’s director in drafting program assessments as required by the university.
  • Coordinate and create the center’s digital and social media output.
  • Work with Student Affairs communications team to develop a content plan for promoting the center’s website, and promotional graphics or flyers.

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: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor’s Degree


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

1) Excellent time management skills and ability to work quickly and accurately with strict time deadlines and under pressure. Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work independently.

2) Ability to exercise excellent good judgment and skill in handling sensitive and confidential matters. Excellent communication skills are essential for this position.

3) Must have the ability to work well with staff and students of various backgrounds, cultures and religious and non-religious traditions using well developed interpersonal, communication, and human relation skills.

4) Must be able to work as a contributing team member on numerous and varied tasks and projects.

5) Must be able to cultivate and maintain an excellent working relationship with co-workers, faculty, staff, university administrators, interfaith student fellows, and the public.

Desired technical skills:
* Social media and website content management.
* Basic graphic design and knowledge of design principles.
* Writing and editing (reporting, correspondence, web blogs, and promotional).

Preferred Experience:
Experience with interfaith/interreligious programming.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $53,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The expected salary for this position is $53,000.00 annually. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see

Additional Information:

The newly established Center for Interfaith Dialogue, now housed within Student Affairs, expands on the work of the formerly named Center for Religion and Global Citizenry (CRGC) that was established in the College of Letters and Science in 2017. The new center will promote religious inclusivity as part of UW-Madison’s overall diversity and equity programming for students. CRGC’s mission was to increase students’ religious literacy as well as their dialogue skills so that they could function effectively as citizens of a religiously diverse world. The Center for Interfaith Dialogue will offer students opportunities to learn about different religious and spiritual identities while equipping them with skills to communicate effectively with people from various backgrounds. In the process, it will: provide resources and offer programs for religious and spiritual diversity, identity, literacy, spiritual well-being and engagement among UW-Madison students; educate students about religious pluralism and promote interfaith dialogue and cooperation; undertake initiatives to foster respect and understanding among the different religious communities on campus; and pay special attention to student communities for whom religious and spiritual identity is of particular importance during their time in college.

The Center for Interfaith Dialogue is now part of Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by the vice chancellor for student affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

Student Affairs is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members, and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of an employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

Please click on the “Apply Now” button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a current resume, a cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications related to this position, and a list with the contact information of at least three professional references. The application must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered for this position.


Angel Cartagena
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Official Title:

Stdnt Affairs Prog Spec(AE192)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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