Assistant to the Faculty, Academic Staff and University Staff Senate Chairs
This position reports to the Assistant Chancellor for Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality (PARQ) and works closely with the chairs of the Faculty Senate, Senate of Academic Staff, and University Staff Senate. This position manages the senates’ planning process, quality system and continuous improvement initiatives, senate resolutions and actions, the senate budget, and special projects. In these functions, the position will interact frequently with senate executives, faculty, academic staff and university staff, Chancellor’s office staff, Provost’s office staff, Human Resources staff, and other administrators to ensure that the senate office work is completed in a professional and timely manner. The position is full-time during the academic year, with summers off. The anticipated start date is February 3, 2021.
Minimum / Required
- Associate Degree or equivalent
- 2-years related experience
- Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Outlook, Excel, Word
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Attention to detail
- Experience managing an organization’s budget
- Experience developing complex schedules involving multiple individuals
- Experience with document management software (i.e., Perceptive Content/Image Now)
- Experience with survey software, such as but not limited to Qualtrics
- Experience in higher education
The Assistant Chancellor for Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality (PARQ) facilitates the university’s strategic planning processes and events, directs the university’s institutional research group and Catalyst external research service group, and leads Baldrige improvement efforts. The Faculty Senate, Senate of Academic Staff, and University Staff Senate represent the three primary groups of employees at UW-Stout.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and over 20 distinctive, highly-regarded advanced degree programs. Average student enrollment is 9,000.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university:¿ https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.¿
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Dec. 13, 2020. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Glenda Jones
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Tom Dye
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Job Family: Staff