Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232211-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll

Position Summary:

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) serves as the chief research officer and the principal advisor to the Chancellor and the Provost on research and graduate education. The OVCRGE provides oversight for the institution's broad research enterprise including a university-wide array of faculty and staff research programs with total annual expenditures of more than $1 billion, and promotes graduate education and research by enhancing funding support from internal and external agencies including the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The OVCRGE is responsible for an array of multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, research policy and compliance which includes conflict of interest, human subjects, animal welfare and responsible conduct of research and negotiation of industry contracts.

The HR Business Partner interprets, advises, and serves as a consultative resource to OVCRGE on strategy, policies, procedures, statues, laws, and other human resources services to ensure compliance in accordance to policy and law. The HR Business Partner creates and maintains records, develops and implements processes and procedures, disseminates communications, and processes complex transactions to ensure compliance with established rules and regulations.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree - Preferred Minimum

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following preferred experience:
- One year of professional experience working in human resources functions such as employee trainings, recruitments, compensation, benefits, and payroll
-Ability to interpret University of Wisconsin policies and procedures as well as federal and state laws and statutes related to human resources
- Professional experience in communicating complex information related to employment law and/or HR policies
- Good analytical and decision-making skills
- Ability to plan, establish priorities and organize varied and complex tasks
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively, and follow-through on tasks and work unsupervised
- Ability to communicate with tact and discretion in difficult employment and personnel situations
- Ability to use web-based Human Resources Information System (HRIS) or Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for human resources functions such as recruitments, compensation, benefits, and payroll



Work Schedule:

Our standard office hours are 7:45 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. The exact schedule can be flexible and will be determined at the time of hire.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $26.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for the position, please click on the "" button. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample to determine the best-qualified applicants.


Caitlin Milnthorpe
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Official Title:

HR ASST ADV(19510)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding 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. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Mar 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 13 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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