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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Speech & Rhetoric, Humanities, English & Literature, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Administrative Manager provides critical administrative leadership and support to advance program goals and objectives for the UW-Madison Writing Center, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), and the Writing Fellows program.

Responsibilities include----
--Developing, coordinating, and managing administrative policies and procedures in support of the mission of the Writing Center, Writing Across the Curriculum, and the Writing Fellows program.
--Recruiting, hiring, training, and supporting the Writing Center's undergraduate receptionists
--Assisting with the recruitment, hiring, training, and support of the Writing Center's graduate teaching assistants
--Coordinating and managing the scheduling of Writing Center instructors across in-person and online modalities
--Coordinating and managing WCONLINE, the Writing Center's online scheduling and tutoring platform
--Establishing and growing relationships with advisors, program coordinators, staff, and faculty across campus to ensure that Writing Center offerings are collaborative and aligned with students' writing needs and goals
--Identifying, facilitating, and supporting opportunities for Writing Center and WAC partnership and collaboration with other campus and community programs
--Participating in campus-wide events, workshops, and trainings to network on behalf of the Writing Center and to bring knowledge from other parts of campus to the Writing Center's programs
--Proposing, coordinating, and piloting writing events for undergraduate and graduate students
--Developing and coordinating all Writing Center, WAC, and Writing Fellows communications and marketing, including social media programming, newsletters, and other promotional materials
--Managing the Writing Center and WAC websites, including their overall structure and design as well as the creation of new pages and the revision of existing ones
--Administering budget for the Writing Center, including the Madison Writing Assistance program (the community outreach arm of the Writing Center)
--Administering budget and providing administrative support for the Writing Fellows program
--Administering budget for the WAC program
--Assisting with the design, editing, and publication of WAC newsletters and the WAC Pressbook
--Procuring supplies and maintaining equipment for the Writing Center, WAC, and the Writing Fellows program


Initiates, develops, and implements operational services that support a defined project, program, work unit, or function to advance program goals and objectives. May supervise staff and/or approve unit expenditures.
  • 30% Plans, implements, executes, and evaluates existing strategies and objectives for a program and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program or function enhancement
  • 20% Identifies workflow needs, contributes to the development of strategic and operational solutions, allocates resources, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • 20% Schedules logistics and secures resources for program activities across multiple work units to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications
  • 5% Leads the development and preparation of periodic reports and financial statements, and records progress, status, or other special reports for leadership or external agencies
  • 15% May assist in the development and monitoring of the unit or program budget and approve unit expenditures
  • 10% Contributes to the preparation of proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors
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


Bachelor's Degree


This position requires high-level administrative experience in program areas where there is ongoing planning and planning implementation. The Administrative Manager must be able to work effectively with career staff, teaching assistants, receptionists, students, faculty, staff, and cross-campus partners; have knowledge of and experience with budgeting principles; and have knowledge of and experience with managing communications and marketing, including social media and websites.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

The UW-Madison Writing Center, Writing Across the Curriculum, and the Writing Fellows program are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in writing studies and as models of excellence in teaching and in supporting the teaching of writing. Collectively, these programs support student writers within and beyond the university across all levels, disciplines, and identities as well as all faculty and instructional staff teaching with writing. All Writing Center, WAC, and Writing Fellows staff are committed to inclusive and accessible teaching practices.

How to Apply:

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

For questions on the position, contact: Nancy Linh Karls: , or Emily Hall:

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.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.


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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:

Administrative Manager(AD005)



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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 27 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 11 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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