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Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 12, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

The University of Wisconsin – Platteville seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to act as a change agent in the role of Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (VCAS) serves as a senior administrator overseeing the development and implementation of administrative plans and programs in strategic alignment with university values, mission, vision, and goals. The scope of services performed by the VCAS impacts, supports, and resonates across all units and functions of the university.

This position serves as the chief business officer and is accountable for all business and fiscal matters of the university. The VCAS is a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet and is responsible for providing visionary leadership and management over the functions of the units of Auxiliary Services, Capital Planning, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Project Management Center of Excellence, Ethics and Compliance, Safety and Risk Management, and University Police in a manner that aligns with the mission, values, strategic plan, and overall goals of the university.


  • Primary Responsibilities: The VCAS is responsible for ensuring the human resources, fiscal decisions, and operational planning support the mission, identity, strategic plan, and overall goals of the university. Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Works in collaboration with Chancellor’s Office and senior leadership on issues related to university administrative services in a manner that promotes transparency, cooperation, and inclusion in decision-making processes in the best interest of the university. Provides administrative leadership and direction to programs and activities of the Division of Administrative Services including Auxiliary Services, Capital Planning, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Project Management Center of Excellence, Safety and Risk Management, and University Police. Establishes mission, vision, and goals for the division that are compatible with the university's mission and vision and that are in support of strategic initiatives. Oversees the development, implementation, and supervision of capital budget and planning projects; works closely with UW System Administration, Wisconsin Department of Administration, and state and local governmental and regulatory offices in the implementation of the plan. Guides the development of the institutional annual budget, provides appropriate oversight of the budget system, and ensures that finances and budgets are managed in accordance with state law and generally accepted accounting standards. Implements personnel policies, procedures, and practices that foster human resource development, effective deployment of human resources, and assures compliance with federal, state, UW System Administration, and UW-Platteville rules and regulations. On behalf of the Chancellor, works closely with UW System Board of Regents, administration, and the State of Wisconsin on matters pertinent to areas of responsibility. Works with various constituents to develop and/or facilitate the development of administrative systems that are effective, efficient, and compatible with institutional priorities. Assists in the implementation of the Chancellor’s vision and goals for the campus by collaborating with System and campus leaders, including being directly involved in strategic planning, strategic planning execution, and programs to advance the mission of the institution.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • A master's degree from an accredited institution in business, management, finance, or related field. Proven ability to successfully lead and oversee the daily operations of a major unit or office at an institution of higher education or similar organization. Ten years of progressively responsible experience in higher-level business and/or administrative experience in higher education. A record of successful accomplishments in developing effective strategies that uphold and promote the mission, structure, and integrity of an organization. A record of working collaboratively with others to fulfill the mission, values and strategic plan of an organization or institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, organizational, and interpersonal skills. A high level of professional integrity and work ethic. The ability to effectively present and explain complex data to a general university audience. Ability to lead a variety of operational areas through effective communication, influence, and persuasion at all levels of an organization while balancing patience with a sense of urgency. An innovative and forward-thinker regarding planning, strategy, and implementation. A working knowledge of federal and state government regulations, court decisions, and higher education practices in areas applicable to this position. Strong negotiation skills with the ability to arrive at solutions jointly with stakeholders while acting in a fair, flexible, confidential, and ethical manner at all times. Leadership skills that include sound administrative, fiscal, and operational decisions that align with an organization’s mission, identity, and strategic plan. Highly energetic and self-motivated; ability to prioritize work, develop effective policies and practices within units; ability to manage conflict in a positive and productive manner. Willingness and ability to implement organizational change in an effective and productive manner.

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For questions regarding this position, please contact: Tara Rucker,

Applications of interest must be submitted on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Career Site

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.



Since 1866, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been a regional leader among 4-year colleges with challenging academics; renowned faculty; and notable alumni.

On all three campuses—UW-Platteville, UW-Platteville Richland, and UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County—we are leaders in science, technology, agriculture, and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in microsystems and nanotechnology, forensic investigation, and renewable energy. While the challenges facing us now may seem daunting, we are applying this expertise to be here for you, now and in the future.

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