Political Science: Program Coordinator for Menard Center for Constitutional Studies

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION: A full-time, professional academic staff position is available within the Menard Center for Constitutional Studies in the Department of Political Science starting May 1, 2021. The working title of this position is the Menard Center Coordinator, with an official title in the Administrative Program Manager series. The center seeks a dynamic candidate who is committed to excellence in promoting research, education, and community outreach on matters related to the U.S. Constitution, particularly the First Amendment. This is an academic staff, renewable position, contingent on performance.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Political Science or a related field with demonstrated knowledge of and experience studying the U.S. Constitution, including the freedom of speech.
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and meet goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a cohesive member of a team.


  • A master’s degree in Political Science or a related field.
  • Previous experience working with a university center focused on the U.S. Constitution or related subject matter.
  • Previous experience working with students of diverse backgrounds such as students of color, nontraditional students, veterans, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing cooperative relationships with faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and prior experience with creating, programming that may include, but is not limited to, speaking events, panels, student workshops, teacher trainings, etc.


  • Organize and help oversee center activities, including, but not limited to, speaker series, forums, workshops, trainings, publications, and research.
  • Schedule and reserve facilities and services for center projects/events; schedule and provide logistical support for speakers/presenters; estimate costs and determine project/event budgets; perform related administrative duties.
  • Develop and schedule center activity plan in accordance with specifications from the director and funding limitations; oversee daily operations, coordinate activities, and assist in the determination of priorities.
  • Prepare periodic reports, financial statements, and records on center projects, progress, status, or other special reports.
  • Prepare or assist in proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
  • Provide assistance and information to faculty, staff, students, and others regarding center research and projects.
  • Supervise undergraduate student employees and interns.
  • Recruit center participants and members utilizing the most appropriate promotional or marketing methods.
  • Represent center in public relations/liaison capacity on matters, including promotion, relating to the center’s research and projects.
  • Evaluate center activities for effectiveness and develop improved methods.
  • Other duties as assigned by the director of the Menard Center for Constitutional Studies.

THE UNIT: The Menard Center for Constitutional Studies is housed within the Political Science department. 

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty- undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Political Science: Program Coordinator for Menard Center for Constitutional Studies position (Job ID # 17018) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Please direct requests for additional information to: kasperet@uwec.edu 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 20, 2021 However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

 The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7). 

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