Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235683-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll

Position Summary:

Processes payroll, receives employee payroll changes, and provides routine human resources information to one or more work units in order to ensure timely and accurate payroll transaction processing. Maintains personnel records and assists with work unit operational policy development.

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:

Associate's Degree - Preferred Minimum

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1 year experience in University Human Resources setting, UW experience preferred
Experience working in UW systems HRS and JEMS preferred
Knowledge of Human Resource policy and procedure.
Ability to maintain confidential records, documentation and communication.
Ability to work independently and meet recurring Institute, Division and Campus deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with diverse faculty, affiliates, staff, and students, and University and College administration.
Ability to remain highly organized, attend to detail, and manage a wide variety of diverse tasks.
Ability to engage in independent and creative problem solving.

Additional Information:

This position is responsible for the payroll and staff benefits program for the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to producing and disseminating rigorous evidence to inform policies and programs to combat poverty, inequality, and their effects in the United States. The position oversees payroll and HR operations for all employment types according to the rules and regulations established by UW-Madison. This position collaborates with the Assistant Director of Administration, Director, Associate Directors, and other members of the IRP administrative team to carry out the recruitment, hiring, and appointment process for all IRP personnel, and assists with other financial activities as needed.



Work Schedule:

Standard 8-5

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $17.96 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

For questions on the position, contact: Nicholas Griffiths 608-265-2205,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best-qualified applicants. Thus your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Nicholas Griffiths
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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: Jun 14 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 6 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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