Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 24, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Job no: 235000-US
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Lancaster
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

This position provides independent comprehensive administrative support to the Lancaster Agricultural Research Station, in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This position functions independently of the Agricultural Research Station Headquarters on a daily basis.

The Lancaster Ag Research Station consists of 530 acres and is located approximately 90 miles southwest of Madison. The Lancaster station supports approximately 30 research projects. The Lancaster Station helps facilitate researchers from the departments of Agronomy, Animal Science, Entomology, Forestry, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences as well as researchers from other university and USDA facilities. The Station supports the research and outreach needs for the development of profitable and environmentally sound agricultural systems appropriate for producers on unglaciated soils in the upper Midwest, and the production system for efficient beef cattle production.

This position serves as the initial contact source for coordinating information, determining priorities, and providing advice on university/state regulations, policies, and procedures. This position is responsible for managing the research and production data for animal and crop areas including transferring information and compiling data. This position is also responsible for compiling data and preparing various reports regarding research projects, budget and purchasing issues for university funds. This position coordinates all payroll and personnel issues for the center. This position works independently and has delegated authority to exercise personal judgment in decision-making circumstances. The employee in this position reports to the Lancaster Agricultural Research Station Superintendent. This position is directed under general supervision.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- 2 years' experience in office management
- Knowledge of general accounting policies and procedures.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that allows working with a diverse group of researchers, university staff, temporary employees, and students.
- Ability to coordinate and prioritize work and activities with excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
- Ability to make independent decisions upon the absence of the Superintendent.
- Ability to set up and maintain detailed budget program in QuickBooks, prepare and submit invoices, and prepare detailed and timely financial reports from Excel, QuickBooks, and WISER.
- Knowledge of effective budget policy development and practices.
- Knowledge of effective written and oral communications including correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure in written work.
- Computer literacy with Excel, Power Point, Word, Publisher and Quickbooks.
- General knowledge of maintaining websites and social media accounts on platforms such as Facebook.
- Knowledge of modern office equipment.
- Ability to learn UW-Madison software programs.

Additional Information:

A Criminal Background Check (CBC) will be conducted.



Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8 am - 12 pm

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. You will be asked to provide three references within the application process.


Justin Cave
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Official Title:


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.

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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: May 24 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 14 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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