Job Description

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


Job Title: Temporary Employment Pool for Administrative Support

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Stout applicant pool posting for temporary positions!

Our temporary positions may include but are not limited to:

  • Academic Department Associate
  • Communications Specialist
  • Office Assistant/Administrative Support
  • Financial Specialist
  • Office Operations Associate
  • Operations Program Associate
  • University Services Associate


Qualifications will vary based on the specific opening. Please indicate your qualifications on your resume.

Office assistant/administrative position qualifications may include:

  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication
  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in a self-directed fashion
  • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making


Hourly pay rate varies on position and is based upon experience and qualifications. Temporary employment positions are not eligible for benefits in most cases.

All applications must include a resume. The resume will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor, so please include all relevant information that you want a hiring supervisor to

see (contact information, education, job history, qualifications, experience, etc.).

Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type, since availability can be unpredictable and competitive.

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.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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).

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 Human Resources using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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Before you get started with the online application process, we recommend you preview our step-by-step guide found at:

At the bottom of this posting click on "APPLY Online "
Scroll again to the bottom of the posting and click on the yellow "Apply" button++

++ If this is the first time you are applying for a position on the University of Wisconsin System Careers website, you must first create an account. To do so simply click on "Register Now"

++ If you are already a registered user, enter your "User Name" and "Password" and click on the yellow "Sign In."

* Complete all required fields
* Upload a resume
- Applications without a resume will not be considered
- Resume needs to include your qualifications

* SUBMIT: sends your application to UW-Stout. If you completed all required fields, you will receive an automated email message that confirms your application has been received by UW-Stout. Once you "Submit" your application you will not be able to edit or attach any additional materials.

* SAVE: Click on the yellow "Save" button to save your application and return to complete it at a later time.

* CLOSE APPLICATION: will delete your application; unless you clicked on "Save" prior to clicking on "Close Application".

Phone: 715-232-2149

Please contact our office if you would like to:
- update an application previously submitted to UW-Stout;
- be removed from our applicant pool, or
- request an accommodation.


What is Temporary Employment?

Temporary Employment is defined as an appointment of a person to perform a grouping of duties and responsibilities on a non-permanent, non-project basis. A temporary appointment is restricted to 1,040 hours or less within a block of time which consists of 26 consecutive biweekly payroll periods and which ends on the anniversary date of the appointment. Employment in a temporary position does not guarantee permanent employment.

Can one person work two temporary positions at the same time?

Temporary employees may work on more than one appointment at a time IF the appointments are in different positions. "Different positions" are identified by a variety of factors, such as different program areas, a different title, etc.

What does the hourly limitation mean and how are hours monitored?

The hourly limitation (1,040 during 26 consecutive biweekly payroll periods) applies to the specific temporary duties that the person is performing in an appointment. During one year, starting from the date of employment, a person is limited to 1,040 hours in an appointment. If the individual reaches the hourly maximum, but the need for the position continues, the individual must be terminated, and a new temporary employment position appointed. In other words, the hourly limitation applies to the person, not the position.

Are temporary employees eligible for benefits?

Upon initial appointment, temporary employees usually are eligible only for social security, workers compensation and unemployment insurance, and certain employee-pay-all benefit programs. Most benefits become available when and if the temporary employee qualifies for coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Temporary employees do not earn holidays, vacation, or sick leave.

Thank you for considering career opportunities for temporary positions on our campus!

Job Family: Staff

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