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JOB NO.: 95140-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Office & Administrative Support, Training, Employee Development

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95140-AS

Working Title: Academic Programs Administrator


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 15, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum Required Qualifications:
-- Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral and written) with ability to communicate effectively across human differences
-- Familiarity with design and use of spreadsheets and documents using Microsoft Excel and Word
-- Ability to work effectively within a diverse community
-- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive work environment

Preferred Qualifications:
-- Relevant professional experience that demonstrates progressive responsibility within an organization
-- Experience in higher education administration or related field
-- Experience working on complex and/or collaborative projects within an organization or team setting
-- Experience working independently to meet important deadlines
-- Experience with budgets, purchasing, event planning and/or personnel management

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Coordinators of Academic Programs and Services (CAPS) team in the School of Human Ecology is dedicated to providing effective administrative coordination for all SoHE academic programs. The Academic Programs Administrator is a new position on the CAPS team that focuses specifically on providing academic department chairs and faculty associate deans with the tools and information necessary to operate successfully as both an individual department and as a strategic unit within the SoHE. A successful candidate will find opportunity to grow this position over time in terms of both job responsibility and scope. This position will:

-- Execute and help to develop procedures and interpret policies to improve the integration of School-wide strategic goals within academic decision-making processes
-- Work directly with faculty chairs and faculty associate deans providing consistent and reliable administrative assistance to enhance all SoHE academic programs
-- Administer and effectively communicate all details regarding academic department and program area governance

The successful candidate will be able to articulate how her/his role in an organization contributes to the greater mission/vision of that organization; must be able to work both autonomously and collaboratively; exercise initiative to complete tasks proactively while seeking input from stakeholders as necessary; must be able to meet deadlines with accuracy; demonstrates discretion and maintains confidentiality in dealing with sensitive data; and must be able to utilize computing resources effectively.

Additional Information:

SCHOOL OF HUMAN ECOLOGY: The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to understand the complex relationships and interdependence among individuals, groups and families, and to focus on quality-of-life issues through research, creative innovation, education, and outreach. The School has four academic departments (Civil Society and Community Studies, Consumer Science, Design Studies, and Human Development & Family Studies) with a collective undergraduate enrollment of 1,200 students, and 100 graduate students. Faculty members in the School of Human Ecology often affiliate with centers and programs including the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, the Center for Demography and Ecology, the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, the Center for Financial Security, the Institute on Aging, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and the Center for Research on Women and Gender. See

UW-MADISON: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a strong reputation as a research university and for producing research that improves people's lives. The University consistently ranks among the top 6 institutions in national research expenditures. In 2015, the University received a community engagement award from the Carnegie Foundation for its commitment to deeply engaging with local, regional, national, and global communities. It is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of about 43,000 students. The University provides excellent technology and library resources. Madison (pop. 243,000) is the state capital and combines the culture of a large urban area with the comfort of a small city. See


Eric Mackay
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Instructions to applicants:

To apply, upload your CV and a cover letter. Applicants will also be asked to provide names and contact information for three references.

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: Jul 12 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Jul 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 7/13/2018
Application Due: 7/27/2018
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