Job description


Job no: 99692-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Project Management

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Job Rotational Program is an entry level rotational program whose participants will be placed across the Finance and Human Resources departments and functions across the University. The program is designed to provide entry-level talent with a uniquely broad set of experiences that will enable career advancement at the university. Participants within the program gain a solid understanding of UW-Madison's culture, mission and strategies through multiple month rotations over a two year time frame. Participants receive comprehensive feedback and coaching through a structured performance management process to position them for future roles within the University of Wisconsin-Madison upon program completion.

We are seeking a Job Rotational Program Coordinator with a strong project management background to implement, coordinate and program management logistics for the pilot rotational program. This pilot program is tentatively scheduled for two years, with the first cohort starting in January, 2020. In this role, you will help set the strategic direction of the pilot program and manage/direct the process with recruiting, on-boarding, training and performance management for participating rotational cohorts, rotational supervisors, and partnering departments.

The Job Rotational Program Coordinator is a part of the Talent Recruitment and Engagement (TRE) team within the campus' central Office of Human Resources (OHR) at UW-Madison. This role reports to the Director, Talent Recruitment and Engagement.
The TRE Human Resources team serves a central interface point with the campus community to recruit, retain, and sustain a high-quality workforce.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in business/management/human resources or related field or equivalent experience is preferred.
(Equivalent experience may be defined as professional experience in adhering to project deadlines, program or process creation, facilitation of training or informational sessions, partnering with customers/clients or stakeholders, etc.).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-A minimum of 2 years' experience in program/project management or recruiting
-Project management skills and the ability to multitask, prioritize, and lead multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
-Experience in creating scope, budget, schedule, and project plans

Preferred Relevant Work Experience:
-Experience supervising others
-Experience with participating in or leading a job rotational programs
-Experience or familiarity with human resources jobs and/or finance jobs
-Analytics experience is a plus

Knowledge and Skills:
-Excellent attention to detail
-A can-do attitude with a view towards continuous process improvement
-Ability to self-start, find solutions, and deliver results
-Ownership of issues management; Ability to be resourceful in finding solutions to obstacles that may be uncovered, including proposal and implementation of these solutions to proactively avoid project delays
-Strong relationship management skills and ability to work cross-functionally/cross-organizationally
-Strong PC skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are a must. Browser-based collaboration and document management platform is a plus
-Model a commitment to respect, inclusion, and diversity
-Promotes respect and inclusion in the workplace
-Promotes diversity of gender, ethnicity, race, ability, religion, sexual orientation, age, culture, position, job function, and years of service as crucial components in the pursuit of excellence
-Considers the impact of words and actions before acting
-Monitors personal verbal and non-verbal behaviors as displayed to others and models positive messages in all communications
-Responds to interactions and situations with appropriate balance of passion and emotion
-Views difficult situations from a broader perspective and assigns the appropriate importance to isolated experience

Additional Information:

This position has the possibility of becoming a renewable, based on funding availability.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.


Susan Phipps
[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. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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.

Applications Open: Aug 12 2019 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Aug 26 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time




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Posted: 8/13/2019
Application Due: 8/26/2019
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