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Continuing & Strategic Programs Manager

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Baraboo-Sauk County
Categories: Office and Administrative

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is hiring a full-time, 12-month academic staff member to work as a Continuing & Strategic Program Manager with the Continuing Education Institute. The Continuing & Strategic Program Manager will serve as the primary champion of Continuing Education for the Baraboo and Richland campuses. This position will work closely with the Continuing Education team, Corporate Relations, and organizations in the Baraboo and Richland Center communities.

The position is physically located on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The position is an annual appointment. The office hours are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with some nights and weekends required. The annual salary is $48,000 to $52,000, commensurate with experience.


  • Responsible for promoting and managing a broad range of credit and non-credit programming including: - Training programs - Community education - Developing communication plans, print, social and web promotional materials - Designing budgets, seek alternative funding, and ensure that program revenue and self-support requirements are met - Coordinate program support and provide on-site presence for all programs, and for extensive on-site support for large events. Includes days, evenings and weekends. Conduct assessment of all programs, provide report of activities and program impact. 
  • Provides guidance for program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and/or supervises outreach staff. Monitors budget and appropriate funding for programming. Promotes stable and productive relationships between the university and community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.
  • Supervises the implementation of outreach-program-focused strategic planning initiatives and objectives - Develops and implements operating policies and procedures to promote the outreach program in alignment with the strategic plan - Monitors the unit or program budget and approves program expenditures - Reviews recommendations for and provides input on the design and development of new outreach programs or services - Determines outreach program needs and the personnel resource allocation plan

  What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience in the development and management of programs and/or events.
  • Strong computer skills, especially working with Word, Excel, and databases.
  • Flexibility to work with a range of student and educator styles and personalities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong fiscal, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated success in launching and maintaining collaborations and partnerships.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

 Information on the Continuing Education Institute can be found at

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.

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University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors, along with a wide range of collaborative, non-credit, and special programs.

At the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you get all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

Just a short drive from Devil’s Lake State Park, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells, our campus is surrounded in natural beauty, history, and culture. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about us, or stop by and pay us a visit! We think you'll like what you see.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by:  Friday, November 25.

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


For questions regarding this position, please contact:

            Michelle Zasada -

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.

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.

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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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