Business Manager for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is seeking a collaborative professional to serve in this new role as the primary Business Manager for the newly structured unit, Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives, within the division of the Chancellor. Operating independently, while under the general supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives, with a dotted reporting line to the Associate Director of Stout Online, the Business Manager serves as the primary accountant for the units of Admissions, the Advisement Center, Registration and Records, Financial Aid, Stout Online, Professional Education, and Continuing Education. The Business Manager is the liaison for these units with the Business & Financial Services and Budget offices. As such, they are responsible for having up-to-date knowledge of university business processes, state and federal guidelines, financial services policies and procedures, keeping track of the financial position of their units, and ensuring effective communication within their units related to business and financial issues. The Business Manager oversees the management of financial funding strings and budget development processes for these units. The Business Manager offers advice and consultation to the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Strategic Initiatives and other unit directors in order to foster effective unit finances. The Business Manager works closely and collaboratively with several university business managers and budget personnel. The Business Manager is responsible for financial reconciliation and ensuring unit compliance with university policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

This is a full-time annual appointment with an anticipated start date for this position of September 1, 2021.


Minimum / Required

  • Associates Degree
  • Two years of experience with fiscal management, accounting, or financial analysis
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and a quantitative skills
  • Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills in working with a diverse community
  • Ability to delegate and prioritize work

 Highly Desired

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong working knowledge of data querying tools
  • Knowledge of university, state and federal fiscal rules, regulations, or procedures


  • Serves as primary accounting and budgeting liaison for departments within Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives
  • Financial Oversight of Customized Instruction Programs
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for ESI


Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives is a newly structured unit that will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of university enrollment. The unit, located within the division of the Chancellor, consists of the Admissions Office, Advisement Center, the Office of Student Financial Aid Services, Registration and Records, Stout Online, Professional Education Programs and Services, and Continuing Education.



The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.  

UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions. 

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

 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.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. Official transcripts required at time of hire.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279. 

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).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications
  2. Resume \ Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, June 13, 2021. Screening of applications may continue until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

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


For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Meridith Wentz

Phone: 715.232.5312



If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Jenn Tack

Phone: 715.232.1681



The University of Wisconsin System 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 in Fall 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: