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Student Employment Opportunities

Academic Coaches (Tutors)

CeO Front Desk Assistant

Are you friendly, outgoing, self-motivated to accomplish tasks, and helpful? Join the CeO Front Desk Team! Office work experience preferred but not required. Please contact CeO Office Manager, Jim Ackerman for questions. Complete the “CeO Student Worker Application” at the link below.

CeO Communications Assistant

The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) seeks a qualified student to assist in content development for print materials, e-mail marketing, website updates, video production, presentations and social media. This hourly position will report to the CeO Office Manager.

Applicants must be reliable, self-motivated, creative, and detail-oriented.  The ideal applicant will have exceptional writing and editing skills, ability to work with minimal supervision, follow detailed instruction and exercise good judgment on social media posts. Applicant must have a high level of experience with social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. A working knowledge of social software such as Hootsuite to manage social media communications is a plus.

Preference will be given to candidates who have proficiency in:

  • Designing, laying out and formatting multi-page documents in Adobe InDesign
  • Video production and editing for promotional use
  • Correcting photos in Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating, editing and formatting files in Microsoft Office applications
  • Editing and creating webpages in web development software, such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft ExpressionWeb or similar. HTML and CSS knowledge is a plus.

Candidate must be a current UW student. Ideally, the position begins immediately and lasts through the 2018-19 academic year, with the possibility of semesters beyond that. It will require approximately 10-15 hours a week through the school year.  Schedule is flexible Monday – Friday between 8 am – 5pm.

Please e-mail CeO Student Worker Application, cover letter and resume to Jim Ackerman at The application can be found below.

CeO Student Worker Application

DDEEA Academic Coach

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a flexible work schedule?

Work in a group or one-on-one setting providing students with academic support, including tutoring, time management, and study skills development; maintain regular schedules with DDEEA scholars; work with DDEEA staff to coordinate necessary support for students; attend academic coach training as needed; follow DDEEA policies and guidelines.


  • Students (sophomores or higher) with teaching/tutoring experience in various subjects (call 608-263-8862 for current listing).
  • Enrolled at UW-Madison as a student with overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Interested in working with undergraduate students from various backgrounds.
  • Knowledgeable in the discipline you anticipate to support. Must earn at least an AB in the course interested in coaching.
  • Willing to work in group or one-on-one settings, attend training sessions, and maintain regular hours with the program.
  • Willing to follow the federal guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Excellent communication skills and a good command of English.

Check out the job description on the application: Academic Coach Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year (with limited opportunities available in the summer), so please feel free to check to see which specific courses are currently available by calling the by contacting DDEEA’s Academic Coach Coordinator, Africa Lozano at 608-263-8862 or e-mail:

Our high-demand areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Economics
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Biology/Zoology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology

Academic coach requests come in for many different courses, and vary from semester to semester, so check to see if courses you would like to tutor are available!

GPS Mentors

GPS: Guiding Peers to Success is an academic year-long program developed to prepare incoming freshmen CeO Scholars for an enriching and rewarding college career. GPS looks for committed, dependable, accountable, flexible, outgoing, and emotionally mature individuals who are receptive to constructive feedback, professional development, and willing to adapt to the role as needed to be an outstanding role model for first-year CeO Scholars.

Responsibilities of GPS Mentors: CeO GPS Mentors will supervise, communicate with, and be the liaison between GPS Professional Staff, GPS Lead Mentors and the 2018-2019 First-Year CeO Scholars.

The GPS Mentor responsibilities will begin in August 2018 and will continue through May 2019. GPS Mentors will participate in GPS Mentor Training and then assist the CeO Professional Staff with Strategies for Success, the First-Year CeO Scholar orientation in late August 2018. One GPS Mentor will be assigned to a cohort of First-Year Scholars. GPS Mentors are held accountable for Mentee attendance at the required CeO activities, GPS Meetings, and assisting the First-Year CeO Scholars with adjusting to campus life both socially and academically.

Further duties include, but are not limited to: taking GPS Mentee attendance for your GPS Mentee group, communicating reminders and information to the GPS Mentees regarding GPS Meetings and other important reminders deemed important. GPS Mentors are held accountable the for expected GPS communication, technology, and attendance policies. GPS Mentors are expected to behave and act in a manner that is respectful of CeO community, guests presenting/visiting meetings, and inclusive to all people. The commitment to the August to May duration of the program is an important and integral expectation of the position.

Eligibility: These positions are open to all incoming Second Year, Junior, and Senior CeO Scholars who are currently registered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In order to be eligible, Scholars are required to be in good academic standing with CeO, their School or College. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 GPS Mentor Position will be Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9:00 am via email to Megan McGarry at or by dropping it off at the CeO Office Front Desk in care of Megan McGarry. A full position description and application instructions can be found here. The application can be downloaded here.


Student Workers

This position is responsible for providing office support and reception duties, administrative assistance, coordinating of staff and student recruitment, maintaining student records and data, and working collaboratively with the CeO staff, students, and others. This critical position provides confidential, administrative and paraprofessional support.