Job Description

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


UW Job Title: Outreach Program Manager III

Department: Discovery Center

Appointment Percentage (FTE): 1.0

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2019


The Director of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) reports to the Executive Director of the UW-Stout Discovery Center (DC). The Director LDI is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the DC’s applied research and technical assistance efforts focused on advancing leading-edge, research-proven and metrics-driven leadership initiatives with a broad range of industry, community and academic organizations and individuals. This position is an annual appointment with an expected start day of August 1, 2019.


Minimum / Required (these are absolute and required of all candidates)

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Industry management experience

  • University-based industry outreach experience

  • University leadership curriculum development and course delivery

Highly Desired (these are the preferred qualifications of an ideal candidate for this position)

  • MBA or PhD in Business, Organizational Development, or related field

  • 3-5 years direct industry P & L experience

  • Research and publications on relevant leadership topics

  • Strong experience working on strategic projects with government agencies and/or corporate entities

  • Grant writing/management experience


UW-Stout has consolidated its comprehensive research administration efforts in ORSP, a unit within the UW-Stout Discovery Center. The Discovery Center reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. The Discovery Center advances UW-Stout's polytechnic focus of applied research by expanding the university's commitment to quality and innovation, transformative education and interdisciplinary collaboration. The center harnesses the tremendous expertise of UW-Stout faculty, staff, students and other specialists in fostering discovery and innovation. In encompassing all of UW-Stout's applied research efforts, the Discovery facilitates: advancing knowledge; enhancing learner outcomes; adding value to industry; and producing positive economic impact.


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 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

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: Facts and data about the university:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

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.

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 715.232.2149.

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).

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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:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

  2. Resume

  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

  4. Unofficial copies of transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hire

Screening of applications will begin 7/1/2019 and may continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on 6/30/2019.

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: Randy Hulke


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: Michelle Greenway-Lawler


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

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