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Administrative Specialist

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative


Position Summary:

The School of Agriculture within the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture, invites applications for a full-time Administrative Specialist.

The Administrative Specialist is responsible for a variety of professional level work across a variety of administrative service areas including budget, finance, procurement, and human resources with impact across the institution in support of unit or institutional goals. This position is responsible for serving as the principal support for the Director for School of Agriculture, managing multiple budget line accounts, and ensuring policies and procedures are updated as needed.  This position will require proficient computer and web-application knowledge, and willingness to develop proficiency with university software programs necessary to perform the duties required for this position.

The Administrative Specialist assists, recommends, and advises staff on unit or program administrative issues, personnel matters, and budgetary items as well as schedules logistics and secures resources for a designated work unit to contribute to the day-to-day operational success. This is a full-time, academic staff, benefit and paid leave eligible position with starting wage of $36,300.



  • Provide leadership in main office for daily operations - Assistance in management of accounts and budgets for both general and foundation accounts.
  • Analyzes data and trends, compiles progress reports, and provides appropriate recommendations or conclusions in support of the assigned operational work unit(s)
  • General purchasing, in conjunction with the director and/or faculty
  • Travel reimbursement and travel record maintenance
  • General knowledge of university policy and procedures
  • Assist with employee/faculty recruitment searches
  • Report preparation, analyzation
  • Student employment supervision
  • Student evaluation preparation and administration
  • Assist with academic administration and curriculum tasks as requested
  • Provide support to faculty and staff
  • Organize social and developmental events as requested
  • Willingness to participate in continual professional development
  • Support and foster a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students
  • Additional duties as assigned

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

High School Diploma/GED

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including keyboarding efficiency

Prior experience successfully working independently


Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

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Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: May 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to all required qualifications.

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.

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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.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

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. §. 19.36(7).

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