Admissions, Information Technology, Staff/Administrative
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. UW-La Crosse is seeking qualified applicants for the Admissions Information Systems and Operations Manager position within the Admissions Office. The Admissions Information Systems and Operations Manager serves as a functional liaison for the Admissions Office technical and business processes with Information Technology Services (ITS) and other third party software vendors for all Admissions Office Student Information System (SIS) (PeopleSoft Campus Solutions) and Document Management (ImageNow) functions. This position, in conjunction with the Director/Assistant Director of Admissions, is responsible for the design, implementation, enhancement, and maintenance of administrative systems and software related to the SIS and document management in Admissions. As a technical specialist for the office, this position will provide needs/technical analysis and make recommendations to the Director/Assistant Director of Admissions. This position will coordinate and facilitate the development of business and technical requirements with the ITS department and enhance university and office business processes through the utilization of various software tools.
The Admissions Information Systems and Operations Manager coordinates the comprehensive review of graduate application processing and will develop and implement procedures to handle the variety of graduate applications, including those for new graduate programs. In addition, this position supervises student staff, and assists with the training of other staff members. All responsibilities shall be executed while demonstrating a commitment to Inclusive Excellence. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Admissions and the work is performed under limited supervision.
Associate’s Degree in an IT-related field or Bachelor’s Degree (accreditation standards of degree granting institution meets acceptable levels of quality and academic standards).
Project management skills, including the ability to set timelines, identify and handle multiple priorities, organize tasks and manage/facilitate a team for information system upgrades, enhancement, and new implementations.
Knowledge and experience in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.) and web technologies such as html.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with individuals at all organizational levels.
Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to interpret complex policies and procedures.
Excellent organizational, time management, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate technical issues to all levels (technical and non-technical end users) of the organization.
Ability to use discretion, good judgement, and maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive information.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer information systems, or related field (accreditation standards of degree granting institution meets acceptable levels of quality and academic standards).
Strong knowledge of SIS and document management systems, including PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Admissions modules and ImageNow Document Management.
Experience with client/server technology and relational databases with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems and understand processes.
Working knowledge of Admissions business processes.
Mathematical skills to determine a variety of computations (i.e. grade point averages).
This is a 12-month annual position and includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package, including personal vacation and sick leave and the opportunity to build a professional network. Salary is competitive.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Required application materials include cover letter addressing your qualifications for this position, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references (name, phone number, email address, and relationship to you). The first review of applications will begin on Monday, February 18, 2019. If you have questions about this position, please contact Mr. Sam Pierce, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
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.
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).
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 the U.S. News & World Report list 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 in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing 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 83 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 nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. 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.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) 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, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.