Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233067-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: EDUC/ART
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Management/Supervisory, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision and direction of the Department Chair, this position is an academic department administrator that serves as a resource for the Art Department. As the leader of a team of administrative professionals, this position will be responsible for managing daily financial, human resources (HR) and office management activities while providing excellent customer support to faculty, staff, and students. This position will take ownership in developing and monitoring annual and summer budgets to help the department meet its mission and vision, ensuring continuity of daily operations by managing payroll and benefits for the department as a whole, and collaborating with other research and academic units to maintain compliance with state, university, and federal laws.
We are seeking a candidate that thrives on problem solving, collaboration, and providing excellent service in a fast-paced and diverse academic department. The ideal candidate will be a service-minded team leader with a passion for process improvement; someone looking to make a positive difference in the lives of all their employees. If you are organized, detail oriented, and possess excellent communication skills, please consider applying for this position! A background in or a familiarity with Arts culture is a plus.

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:

A Bachelor's degree is required for this position.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum two years' management and team leadership experience.
Demonstrated experience in performance management, process improvement, training and development, and staff recruitment preferred.
Knowledge of managing multilayered budgets and financial operations in complex regulatory environments; working experience with state/UW systems preferred.
Experience in establishing and sustaining collaborative working relationships across diverse stakeholder groups; experience working with university faculty/staff and students preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Commitment to diversity, inclusion and engagement applied to areas of higher education administration, the Arts and customer service.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit the following through the online application system:
* An up-to-date resume, showcasing your professional history relevant to the position
* A cover letter detailing what brought you to apply for this opening, as well as what qualities and contributions you would bring to the position and department as a whole.
* A list of at least three professional references, one of which is either your current or most recent supervisor


Peter Saupe
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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.

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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).

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Applications Open: Apr 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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