Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


This is a professional staff position that oversees the Enterprise Information Systems unit of the Division of Learning and Information Technology. This position works closely with offices with various departments across campus in the day-to-day operations of the university to ensure that all information systems needs are met. The Enterprise Information Systems unit provides systems analysis, systems design, systems programming, systems implementation, database design, database creation and database maintenance for campus-wide information systems, including: PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Oracle’s OBIEE reporting tool, Informatica, Salesforce, EAB Navigate and the University’s external and internal web sites. This position should have technical expertise in information systems and the ability to apply that expertise strategically. This position supervises the unit supporting the above systems.

UW Title: IT191 IT Director I (Inst) (B)



  • Bachelor's Degree or 5 years’ experience working in Information technology
  • Ability to supervise and manage a variety of staff and projects simultaneously
  • Effective leadership skills including the ability to motivate others in an IT team environment
  • Knowledge of effective management, supervisory, problem solving, and leadership techniques required to supervise professional staff
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of the interoperability of information systems
  • Technical understanding of information systems architecture


  • Experience using a formal project management methodology (Such as, but not limited to: Agile, waterfall, scrum) Perhaps get rid of next for items
  • Experience with budget management
  • Experience with data governance, systems of record, compliance
  • Technical knowledge or experience with ERP systems and/or other enterprise applications
  • Technical knowledge or experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions
  • Technical knowledge or experience with Oracle’s OBIEE reporting tool
  • Technical knowledge or experience with Informatica
  • Technical knowledge or experience with Salesforce


Supervisory and Training Responsibilities

  • Organize work, assign responsibilities, and establish measurable standards for employees. Keep an account of employee assignments.
  • Provide regular feedback and conduct annual performance reviews with employees including recommend the hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, discharge, evaluation, and discipline of employees.
  • Organize training programs for employees, including new employee training.
  • Develop individual training and development plans for staff members that foster their continued professional growth and the ability of the unit to meet emerging needs of the University.
  • Identify conferences, training programs and workshops that would enhance staff members’ knowledge and skills. Administer emergency call-in procedures so that employees can deal with special situations that arise outside of the normal workday.
  • Organize the process and recruitment materials for new positions including position descriptions, advertisements and interview protocol.

Management of Enterprise Information Systems Unit

  • Support and work with team and their respective outside vendors as the liaison for Enterprise Applications and Services.
  • Analyze IT work and process flow, plan and implement solutions to make the unit efficient.
  • Work with other areas in the University to coordinate projects and other daily work.
  • Assign staff as members on cross-functional project teams, as liaisons with University committees, and to other work groups.
  • Serve as IT leadership for the University Web Oversight Committee and provide technical leadership for the University web site.
  • Function as a liaison with the campus community and appropriate University Wisconsin System offices and groups.
  • Ensure that the work of the Enterprise Information Systems unit is compliant with campus technology standards, University of Wisconsin System guidelines, PCI data security standards and federal laws governing the management of data such as HIPAA and FERPA.
  • Remain current in technology trends and the use of technology in higher education.
  • Provide IT leadership and collaboration for University data governance along with University data stewards and subject matter experts from other University divisions.

Support and Development of Enterprise Information Systems

  • Coordinate the development, implementation, maintenance and upgrading of campus information systems, primarily the PeopleSoft Student Administration System / Campus Solutions.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, maintenance and upgrades of the campus Web site.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation of University data warehouses, database management tools and data reporting applications.
  • Oversee the gathering of needs, requirements and concerns of information system stakeholders to develop acceptable responses.
  • Organize and administer status meetings of information system stakeholders: call for agenda items; run meetings; provide minutes; follow-up on action items.
  • Direct the creation and upkeep of system documentation.
  • Direct and manage the integration and support for all third-party applications.
  • Direct the implementation of security decisions as it applies to IT systems.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of programming, maintenance, upgrade and documentation standards.
  • Keep abreast of new information technologies and update departmental staff and stakeholders on pertinent technologies.


Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), Learning Technology Services (LTS), Client Technology Services (CTS), and Telecommunications and Networking (T&N), make up the Learning and Information Technology Department (LIT). LIT is UW-Stout’s steward of technology in support of education. In particular, EIS provides data and enterprise resource planning services including PeopleSoft Campus Solutions student information system application development, support, and maintenance; data warehouse and reporting development and support; campus website technical support, development, and maintenance; development, support, and maintenance for a variety of web-based applications for the campus; and operation, support, and administration of servers for those applications.


University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin 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 an integrated liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.

UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.

The UW-Stout campus community enjoys 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 encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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Minimum starting salary of $80,000; final negotiations commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing 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, if applicable.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. 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, Phone: 715.232.2149.

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).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by June 5, 2022, 12:00 a.m. CST. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
  4. Inclusivity Statement - Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout. Write a separate one-page or less statement demonstrating your past/present work, volunteer, and lived experience and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout.

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

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.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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: Tom Janicki


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: Gretchen Metzler


Job Family: Supervisory