University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin
System and designated as a R1 research institute, we’re a learning
destination for nearly 26,000 students. First-generation college
students arrive here straight from high school or years later -
after starting families, changing careers, or serving in the
military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life,
and location. At UWM, we share motivation to learn and to excel. We
value unique perspectives and possess talent and desire to nurture
ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a
major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a
world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee.
Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a
great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual
research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of
Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities
at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally
disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in
their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of
color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on
its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in
Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the
federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best
Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and
student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of
LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as
one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary
institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in
the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.
The Connected Systems Institute (CSI) is a cutting-edge institute
to provide education, conduct applied research and offer programs
to develop talent, expertise, and solutions to lead companies to
greater productivity through Industry 4.0 technologies and
applications. CSI is a collaboration among UWM, Rockwell
Automation, Microsoft, WEDC, and other industry and academic
leaders with a focus on advancing knowledge and innovation in
Industry 4.0 technologies. With a strong research mission, CSI
benefits participating members in many ways, including conducting
advanced research in the areas of industrial IoT and digital
manufacturing, developing the talent pipeline for manufacturers,
and creating an ecosystem of member companies that facilitates
partnerships between large, medium, and small businesses.
The CSI Executive Director reports to the Chief Partnership
Officer. The Executive Director will provide leadership, vision,
policy direction, and management oversight for the CSI. The
Executive Director will be deeply involved in the CSI and its
on-going operations, including fostering industry partnerships,
developing educational programming for UWM students and industry
partners, supporting sponsored research programs with state and
federal funding agencies as well as industry partners, facilitating
participation by faculty with expertise in related disciplines, and
leading efforts to expand CSI equipment and facilities.
The Executive Director must be a skilled collaborator with
executive and technical leadership of member companies as well as
with faculty, students, and academic partners. He or she will work
closely with the Office of Sponsored Research and the Office of
Development to secure external funding to advance the CSI's
mission. The Executive Director will be a part of the CSI
Leadership Team, which includes an Academic Program Director, and
multiple program staff. As the CSI is a flagship University
Partnership, the Chancellor and Provost are directly involved and
invested in the success of the Executive Director.
The CSI Executive Director must also successfully communicate to
executive and technical leadership of potential member companies
the economic benefits of Industry 4.0 as realized through CSI and
the advantages of CSI membership. Budget management, staff and
student leadership, revenue generation, and facilitation of faculty
participation and cooperation are also key responsibilities of this
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Information
Technology, or a related field.
- Experience that demonstrates successful, visionary leadership
of a complex organization.
- Demonstrated ability to develop, strengthen and maintain
relationships with a wide range of internal and external
constituencies, including all levels of university administration,
faculty and staff, and external partners.
- Demonstrated expertise in digital manufacturing/advanced
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with advisory boards
and/or steering committees.
- Experience managing staff and/or students.
- A sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusion in
working with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to understand the operation of complex
- Outstanding problem-solving abilities.
- Executive level interpersonal communication, presentation, and
- Demonstrated understanding of the operations of a top public
- Demonstrated experience in a multi-institutional center,
consortium, or institute.
- A leadership style that is collaborative, ethical,
team-oriented, and reflects a priority for diversity.
- Experience in the development or delivery of educational and
training programs in a technical field.
Completed application materials must include a letter of
application addressing educational and professional level work
experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and
preferred qualifications as listed above; A professional resume;
and A document listing the names and contact information for three
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to
ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she
meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not
meeting such qualifications.
The initial screening of applicants will begin on July 9, 2022, and
continue until a qualified candidate is hired. Applications
received after July 8, 2022 may not receive consideration.
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM
will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and
attach any required documents. The process is complete when the
message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you
receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, or protected veteran status.
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals
with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.
Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to
make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a
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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
UWM 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 and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the
prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your
references will be required to answer questions regarding any past
findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending
allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery
Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and
information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/
call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414)
229-4632 for a paper copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their
start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to
work in the United States and to complete the required employment
eligibility verification form upon hire.
Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total
Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation
structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on
current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and
responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/34674