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JOB NO.: 93716-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Information Systems/Technology, Web Design/Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 93716-AS

Working Title: Systems Support Specialist



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: APRIL 05, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $43,432 Maximum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- 1-3 years demonstrated experience in successfully managing learning platforms or content management systems.
- 1-3 years of experience in curriculum development and training design.
- Competency in adult education, training design, delivery, and evaluation.
- Demonstrated experience providing technical support or customer service to diverse groups.
- Understanding of adult learning principles and experience in developing, delivering, and supporting learning.
- Problem solving, analysis, and quality assurance experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong verbal presentation and group facilitation skills.
- Excellent active listening and engagement skills and a track record of providing exemplary customer service.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Ability to adapt to and work with a shifting variety of work priorities and assignments.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System is seeking an experienced learning-platform manager, confident problem-solver, and independent thinker with strong written and communication skills to lead the support of our Learning Management/Content Management System PDSOnline. Our mission is to promote the best child-welfare practice through education, skill development, strategic partnerships, and effective advocacy. We are subsequently committed to serving Wisconsin's child welfare workforce through exceptional professional development opportunities that are available, accessible and of high quality at reasonable costs. As our System Support Specialist, you will play a key role in helping us achieve that vision through strong customer-service, exemplary technical support, informed instructional design and technology integration, and reliable system quality assurance.

This position provides development of and support for the WCWPDS instructional and content management application PDSOnline, which utilizes the Cornerstone learning management platform. The person in this role will also have responsibilities in contributing to instructional design and technology integration of WCWPDS professional development opportunities across a number of delivery platforms and modalities. We envision this position in many ways as both a customer service and a teaching/learning role focusing on:
-Becoming proficient in PDSOnline/Cornerstone and subsequently emerging as the point for resolving complex problems within the LMS.
-Resolving problems for and improving competency of users of Cornerstone/PDSOnline.
-Contributing to instructional design and technology integration of WCWPDS professional development opportunities across multiple delivery strategies and platforms.

We subsequently seek a quick-learner who is willing and able to master our LMS and who has a sense of urgency to provide exemplary customer-service and support of it for our users, including development of training curricula, tools, and programs that will improve user competency for the counties we serve.

Additional Information:

For more information about the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System, visit:


Brent Nelson
[email protected]
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.

An applicant may be hired into the Associate, no prefix or Senior Information Processing Consultant title dependent on experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Brent Nelson at [email protected] or 608-262-5712.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

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: Mar 2 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Mar 30 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/3/2018
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