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Apply now Job no: 92031-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Management/Supervisory

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Assistant Director

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

DECEMBER 31, 2017


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $49,782 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

BA in Political Science or a related field required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of two years experience working with state policymaking, in university procedures, or in a comparable field.

License or Certificate:


Position Summary:

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for an Assistant Director. The Tommy Thompson Center honors Governor Thompson's legacy by following the positive examples he set. While in office, Governor Thompson showed effective, collegial leadership. He reached out to officials across the state and across the political spectrum. He accomplished significant reforms by working with Democrats and Republicans. What is more, Governor Thompson made a practice of researching policy proposals before proposing and implementing them. The Thompson Center adheres to those same principles.

This position is a key assistant to the Center Director and is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Center's administrative and financial functions. The person in this role operates with a significant level of independence (with general direction from the Director). He or she also must have a high degree of professionalism, project management and organizational skills, and the ability to interact effectively with all campus audiences. Requirements for success in this position also include strong written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, attention to detail, and the organizational ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and deadlines. Candidates for the position must have a minimum of two years' work history in state policymaking, in university procedures, or in a comparable field.

The person in this position is responsible for supervising future administrative and financial staff, helping to develop Center budgets, financial analyses, reports, and forecasts, and participating in the continuous improvement of all support functions necessary for the Center's success. This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and analyze, university and college policies and procedures, guidelines, rules and regulations relating but not limited to instruction, student services, research and sponsored programs, governance activities, human resources, payroll, accounting and purchasing, travel and expense payments, reporting and record maintenance.

Additional Information:



Michelle McCrumb
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

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

Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position contact: Michelle McCrumb, or (608) 263-2305

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 minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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