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Online Academic Program Manager

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

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville seeks a full-time, non-teaching, academic program manager within the School of Business. The position is physically located on the Platteville campus (i.e., non-remote) to provide first-line leadership of several of the business schools’ online programs at the associate, bachelor, and masters levels.

 These programs include the:

  1. M.S. Organizational Change Leadership
  2. M.S. Strategic Management
  3. M.S. Healthcare Administration (UW Collaborative)
  4. B.B.A. programs in finance, human resources, marketing, management, and supply chain
  5. A.S. in Business Administration
  6. A.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The position is an ongoing annual appointment but is not eligible for tenure. The position is budgeted for an annual salary of $48,000 to $55,000, commensurate with experience.

Candidates who have teaching experience at the college level, experience in instructional design and course development, and experience resolving nuanced or complicated customer service situations is a plus!


Facilitate Effective Academic Planning (50%)

  1. Optimize the course offering schedule/rotation.
  2. Support faculty and subject matter experts in course revisions and developments.
  3. Conduct appropriate program-level assessment to continually improve the programs.
  4. Assist with leading curriculum changes through approval processes.

Liaison Activity (40%)

  1. Serve as a liaison between the business school and distance operations.
  2. Represent programs on Graduate Council.
  3. Annually conduct steering committee meetings.
  4. Assist with continuous improvement of policies and procedures that affect the programs.
  5. Assist, when necessary, with development of transfer or credit-for-life experience agreements.

Student Affairs (5%)

  1. Evaluate admission applications, as needed.
  2. Facilitate the evaluation of requests for transfer credit and credit for life experience.
  3. Assist with resolving student grievances.

Program Marketing and Promotion (5%)

  1. Provide feedback in the development of promotional content across multiple media.
  2. Solicit and stimulate newsworthy public relations content about the programs.

Additional duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in business or closely related field.
  2. Demonstrated experience leading teams or committees.
  3. Demonstrated experience interfacing/liaising across multiple functional areas.
  4. Demonstrated experience with ongoing quality improvement initiatives.
  5. Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize work. 


Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The School of Business is an energetic, teaching-focused academic unit that emphasizes applied experiences in preparing future business professionals. Courses regularly include client-based projects, advanced simulations, and other high-impact learning activities to help students bridge theory to practice. The school offers over 15 programs at the associates, bachelors, and masters levels in multiple modalities including classroom and online.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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.

Take a virtual tour of our campus!

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by September 25, 2022.




How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

1. Letter of application addressing your educational and professional preparation as they relate to the position’s qualifications and responsibilities.

2. A current resume/vita.

3. Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted until the final stage of the search and only with the candidate's foreknowledge.

4. A memo (1 page maximum) providing an example of how you have contributed to fostering an inclusive work or learning environment.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Les Hollingsworth, Director, School of Business, 

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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