Madison, WI
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90300-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90300-AS

Working Title: Department Administrator



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 21, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Bachelors degree required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: At least two years of professional administrative experience with progressively increasing responsibility in a combination of academic, programmatic, and/or operations management required. Administrative experience at UW-Madison strongly preferred. Additionally, two (2) years of substantial involvement or familiarity in research or sponsored programs administration preferred. Prior supervisory experience is also preferred.

Applicants must have an in-depth understanding of an academic department's multiple missions of education, research, and service. This position requires highly effective oral and written communication, organizational, and motivational skills. The ideal candidate will embrace personal accountability to meet tight and critical deadlines and take initiative to support department-related goals and priorities.

Position Summary: Working under the general supervision of, and reporting to the Department Chair, the position is responsible for overseeing the planning, budgeting, staffing, fundraising and outreach, policy development, administrative responsibilities, and daily operations of the Department. The incumbent is expected to gain knowledge in areas of research conducted in this Department to facilitate accomplishment of assigned responsibilities and make decisions as delegated by the Chair.

The BMC department in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is engaged in research, instruction and service activities. It is the biochemistry department within the School of Medicine and Public Health that is housed within the Hector Deluca Biochemical Sciences complex, a research and instructional complex, which is shared with the Biochemistry department of CALS.

This position serves on Department committees, acts in place of the Chair or as the Chair's representative in dealing with management and administration of the academic unit, research and teaching, and staff supervision. In addition to working collaboratively with the BMC Chair and department faculty, the position works to implement the broad goals of the BMC department at UW-Madison. By supporting the Chair, faculty, staff and students, and by ensuring efficient and effective functioning of processes used by the Department, this position plays a key role in enabling the mission of the department.

Additional Information: The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Contact: Tina Manke
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: To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.

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: 17 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 15 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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