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Apply now Job no: 242798-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Administrative Services

Job Summary:

This position plays a key leadership role in the administration of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP), a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States and the sole National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This position reports directly to the Institute's Associate Director of Programs & Management and works collaboratively with the Institute's Director and leadership team, as well as its staff and faculty affiliates. The position provides day-to-day leadership and support of all aspects of IRP's financial management activities, currently in excess of $50 million, including budgeting, payroll, and purchasing; oversees pre- and post-award research administration processes; assists and makes recommendations to the Director and Associate Director on personnel issues; provides input into the development of strategic and long-term range planning of IRP; and supervises IRP's administrative staff.

About the Job:

Administrative Associate Director (AD047)

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
Business, Accounting, Research Administration, or related field


-Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional research services experience with a record of accomplishments in administrative management in an academic/research environment required.
-Excellent organizational and analytical skills required, with the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative, diverse team required.
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, required.
-Knowledge and experience in budgeting and/or accounting principles and processes required.
-Significant federal and non-federal grant administration experience, including pre- and post- award services strongly preferred.
-Supervisory experience preferred.
-Knowledge of and experience with UW-Madison policies and procedures, including those related to research and sponsored programs administration, HR, and business services preferred.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,100 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and 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.


Hilary Shager
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:

Admin Assoc Dir(AD047)

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.

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