Job no: 236633-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Dean, Director, Executive, Engineering, Information Systems/Technology, Computer Science

Position Summary:

The assistant director directs the operational, financial, and personnel activities of the ERP Application Support group whose mission is to provide development and support services to support the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin System. The primary customer for these services is the UW System Service Center. Other customers include the UW System SFS Operations, and UW-Madison's Division of Enrollment Management. The A/D works closely with UW-Madison, UW System executives, and EBS management to prioritize the work of the team.

The A/D supervises a staff of tech leads, developers, and migration and batch specialists. The group consists of teams which provide PeopleSoft technical architecture services, PeopleSoft HCM testing services, and PeopleSoft migration, moves and batch services (using Phire and Tivoli). The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and maintaining a high-performance team of dedicated professionals with the skills, drive, and capacity necessary to deliver exemplary service. The ability to recruit recent graduates and experienced professionals as employees and to use contract consultants when needed is necessary.

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 required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Qualifications Required:
1.Experience with team building and with collaboration strategies.
2.Experience with software development methodologies and techniques (e.g. waterfall, agile) and their use for building and enhancing software systems.
3.Experience establishing and maintaining effective collaborative working relationships with stakeholders, customers, staff, and vendors.
4.Experience with effective methods of written and oral communication, meeting leadership and facilitation, and formal presentations.

1.Knowledge of the principles of organization, administration, and management.
2.Experience in workforce planning or project staffing.
3.Knowledge of the techniques and theory for supervision of professional technical staff.
4.Knowledge of project management, project estimation, work plan preparation, and project change control.
5.Knowledge of basic accounting and financial management tools and methods.
6.Knowledge of information technology tools, practices, and methodologies.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment.

Some work outside of normal business hours required.

The candidate selected for this position will initially work remotely subject to an approved telecommuting agreement. In the future, this position will likely be a combination of onsite and remote work in accordance with policy and subject to approval. Candidate may, on occasion, be required to report to campus due to operational needs for meetings, trainings, or other activities.Remote work requires successful candidates to possess their own high-speed internet and phone to perform the work on an employer provided computer.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $95,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.
You will be prompted to upload the following documents:
Cover letter (REQUIRED)
Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Required Qualifications for this position (listed above in the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience section). For each Required Qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.


Holly Weber
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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: Jul 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 4 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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