- University of Wisconsin La Crosse
- Wisconsin, United States
- Salary Not Specified
- Posted Date
- Jan 11, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Human Resources Administration, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Number of Vacancies
Administrative Assistant III
Proposed Salary to be Offered
$16.67/hour ($34,674 annually)
Appointment Percentage (Budget)
This provides general administrative support, while exercising discretion, for a diverse group of online and face-to-face programs sponsored by Graduate & Extended Learning ( GEL ). Programs include youth camps, environmental training workshops, educational conferences, and other adult, professional, and continuing education activities and events. The individual in this position will use and develop event-planning skills, as they are responsible for program coordination and provide assistance for program implementation. The individual in this position will report to the GEL Operations Manager, and will also work closely with the GEL non-credit programmers. Our office is very collaborative and most of our work provides the chance to interact with multiple individuals, including campus colleagues, clients, instructors and program participants. Attention to detail and problem-solving ability are both highly valued in our unit. Individuals in this position exercise a significant degree of independence for decision-making, and work with minimal supervision.
Contingent Upon Funding
Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)?
- Minimum of high school diploma.
- Administrative support experience.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of software including Microsoft Office Suite, email, and electronic calendars.
- Demonstrated bookkeeping experience, especially pertaining to budget, processing invoices and payments.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, respectfully, and effectively in face-to- face, oral, written, and electronic forms.
- Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills with an attention to detail despite frequent interruptions.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, and set priorities to meet the demands of the position.
- Demonstrated ability to use discretion and good judgment regarding confidential information.
- Event coordinator experience.
- 1-2 years administrative support experience.
- Experience in higher education, particularly in the UW system.
- Associate degree or professional certification.
- Knowledge of and experience with procedures regarding purchasing, purchasing contracts, and purchasing cards.
- Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others (student supervision).
- Willingness to maintain and enhance professional competencies by participating in professional development workshops, seminars, and training sessions, related to current position responsibilities.
- Ability to meet and work effectively with people across multiple levels of the organization.
- Ability to drive and fly to programs and other event venues off campus.
- Ability to move to campus locations for events.
- Ability to lift up to 35 pounds to transport event materials.
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Working conditions and environment
The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday from 7:45 – 4:30 pm. This position requires occasional flexibility with work hours in order to accommodate program and event schedules when necessary, including potential evening and weekend work. Some in and out of town travel required, including overnights. Many aspects of this position require a campus presence but occasional work from home can also be accommodated.
Information about your Benefits
Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
- paid vacation for 12-month positions.
- excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
- paid holidays and sick days.
- after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
- benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.
Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on theU.S. News & World Reportlist of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan .
The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here: Choose La Crosse .
Learn more about UW-La Crosse here: https://www.uwlax.edu/human-resources/services/talent-acquisition-and-employment/finalist-welcome/
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org ( ACO ).
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see https://www.uwlax.edu/police/annual-security-report/ or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.
Graduate & Extended Learning
Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit
Graduate & Extended Learning expands UWL’s role in serving Wisconsin, through our work with pre-college youth and with our adult, professional, and continuing education programs. Our office is very collaborative, and our work provides the chance to interact with a diverse group of individuals. Our partners include colleagues on and off campus, instructors, and students – ranging from middle schoolers who are just learning what college is all about – to adults who seek to move forward in their careers.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Detail Information
Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION : Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Position Contact Name
Meredith Thomsen, Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning
Position Contact Email
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the
identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing,
except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon
request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
- I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
- I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
- * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a
UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the
last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the
institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact
information, including phone number and email address.
- * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired
annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no
restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold.
Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a
rehired annuitant. (Learn more:
Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin
Retirement System, (WRS)?
- * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
- * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
- * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for
employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW
System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs.
Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment
sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if
you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with
your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
- Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
- Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
- No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
- * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or
sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW
System Administrative Policy 1275)
- * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left
employment during an active investigation in which you were accused
of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System
Administrative Policy 1275)
- * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and
contact information, including phone number and email address.
(Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System
requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual
violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most
recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and
State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L
will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).
(Open Ended Question)
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
- Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
- HERC Web Site
- HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
- Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
- Minority Publication/Web Site
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
- La Crosse Tribune
- Personal Referral
- WinonaDailyNews.com, LaCrosseTribune.com, ChippewaHerald.com, Journaltimes.com, Kenoshanews.com, Madison.com
- Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Reference Contact Information
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