Madison, WI
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90086-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Office & Administrative Support

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90086-AS

Working Title: Administrative Program Specialist


Hiring Department: A072600-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/AGRONOMY

FTE: 75% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 05, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: B.A., B.S. or M.S. Science Degree with previous administrative experience.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Five years of research managerial experience or related program administration preferred. At least 2 years experience required.
Diverse position duties require a unique combination of education and experience in both science and administration. Ideally, the incumbent will:
(1) be knowledgeable about governmental and private funding sources and their eligibility criteria and application procedures;
(2) be able to translate highly technical scientific documents and information;
(3) have computer experience in using computers for word processing, spreadsheet, database, scientific illustration, report presentation, website development, and scientific information retrieval from the web;
(4) have experience in application of university administrative rules and regulations;
(5) will be willing to learn new skills specific to this position; and
(6) work effectively as part of a team or independently.
The successful candidate will be organized enough to ensure that all deadlines are met and potential problems avoided. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Position Summary: This position provides exceptional, comprehensive, needed administrative and operational support to Professor Jahn and her small team of researchers. Professor Jahn is a Professor of Agronomy and Genetics, and holds faculty affiliate roles in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. Dr. Jahn and her research team lead, or are otherwise involved in a portfolio of projects that range from local to global, focusing on issues related to sustainability science with specific projects related to food security, agriculture (crops and livestock), forestry, climate change, biofuels and other challenges related to the sustainable provisioning of natural resources. Confidentiality is key in this role.

Additional Information: Title prefix is dependent on relevant work experience.

Contact: Beth Floyd
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Apply online - Please provide a cover letter and C.V./Resume outlining your qualifications

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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

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Advertised: 29 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 30 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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