Madison, WI
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 88557-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 88557-AS

Working Title: Payroll and Benefits Manager



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent experience.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-Minimum of three years of experience in a Payroll or HR role required.
-Experience working within a Higher Education, academic, medical, or health care environment preferred.
-Knowledge of University of Wisconsin and UW-Madison policies and procedures strongly preferred.
-Supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Director of Talent Management in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). This position is responsible for payroll of considerable difficulty for the large, complex and unique SMPH employee payroll and independently oversees, supervises, and manages the payroll functions for all employee types. This includes the Dean's Office and approximately 46 departments, centers and support units. The SMPH payroll involves approximately 6000 employees being paid on a complex variety of funds crossing various divisions at UW Madison.

This position serves as the supervisor for the payroll and benefits team which consists of nine Payroll and Benefits Specialist Advanced throughout the SMPH. This position is responsible for distributing payroll work throughout the payroll and benefits team and recommending and implementing staffing changes as needed. This position will be responsible for the hiring, training, development and performance reviews of the payroll and benefits team. This position is reponsible for representing the SMPH payroll team on SMPH and campus committees.

This requires comprehensive knowledge of the PeopleSoft Human Resource System (HRS); the position serves as the primary HRS resource and expert for the operation and maintenance of the system to ensure that policies and procedures relating to appointments and payroll are being followed at all levels; proper appointment and payrolling of classified and unclassified staff; acting as a resource to payroll and benefits staff as well as HR business partners; auditing complex and detailed funding information; coordinating funding and appointment changes between the HRS system and other campus and department IT systems; serving as a resource person and liaison for departments for a variety of payroll issues; and coordinating and conducting workshops and one-on-one training and orientation programs.

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.

Additional Information:

The incumbent is expected to:
-Demonstrate exceptional customer service by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with managers, supervisor, coworkers, and all customers.
-Maintain detailed knowledge of IT systems related to the performance of payroll functions for the School of Medicine and Public Health.
-Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information with tact and discretion.
-Use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit.
-Present ideas, carry out assignments, and provide information as required.
-Effectively share knowledge and skills obtained through professional development.


Kylee Zander
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:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

The candidate pool established in this recruitment may be used to fill future positions within the same title in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

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.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Sep 26 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 25 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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