Job Description


Financial Specialist II

 Robert F. Cervenka School of Engineering/Engineering & Technology Department

Full Time; Annual; 100%

The Robert F. Cervenka School of Engineering/Engineering & Technology Department within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management invites qualified candidates to apply for our Financial Specialist II position.

The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: provide financial assistance to the school director and department chair; act as financial office manager for the school/department; purchase supplies and equipment; reconcile funding strings; financial reporting; provide financial guidance and training to faculty/staff on policy and procedure; manage student employees; and other related duties.

Official UW Title: Financial Specialist II


Minimum / Required

·                     Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·                     Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information.

·                     Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.

·                     Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

·                     Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness.

·                     Strong ability to pay attention to detail.

·                     Work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts.

·                     Professional financial management experience.

Highly Desired

·                     Work experience in higher education.

·                     Demonstrated commitment in establishing a positive work environment that embraces inclusion.


The R.F. Cervenka School of Engineering is comprised of the Engineering and Technology (E&T) Department which is one of eight departments in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management (CSTEMM). The department has approximately 40 full-time faculty and staff. The department provides courses for its well-established and accredited undergraduate programs in Computer & Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering (B.S. and M.S.), Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Packaging, plus other programs throughout the University.

UW-Stout's Engineering and Technology Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.


Applications received by 11:59 p.m., Monday, October 2 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after October 2, 2023 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the APPLY button or go to:

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter (* See below; no page limit)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume (no page limit)
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*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 must 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 accommodation 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 accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding your application, position, or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Jade Roinila



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Facts and data about the university:

The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Minimum starting salary of $20.00/hour, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and available budget.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan, demonstrating our commitment to the diverse needs of our employees.

·         Benefit Details:

·         Health & Retirement Contributions Estimator | Employee Benefits (

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, reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.

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:

Job Family: Staff

Application Instructions

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