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Manager of Graduate Programs

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

The Manager of Graduate Programs serves as the primary champion of graduate education for the university. The position works closely with marketing and the Office of Professional Programs Support to grow enrollment and support recruitment efforts for the university.  This position serves an important role that helps drive the vision and mission of current and future programs.  The annual salary is $51,000 to $54,000, commensurate with experience. The position may qualify for some remote flexibility after a six-month probationary period and is paid leave and benefit eligible. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support ongoing and the creation of new graduate certificates and programs
  • Coordinate graduate efforts with representatives from the affiliated colleges and programs
  • Lead Recruitment/Referral/Enrollment Strategy for graduate programs:
    • Assist in determining strategies for graduate student recruitment and referrals to gain enrollment
    • Analyze current data to determine enrollment goals and trends
    • Collaborate with various cross-campus teams to execute plans
    • Strategy and Implementation of collaboration efforts
  • Support Bachelor of Science to Masters of Science programming including implementation of current arrangements and creation of new pathways as appropriate:
    • Maintain Website
    • Contact for programs for data needs
    • Promote program availability to students
  • Support new programs as needed in concert with the academic programs
  • Coordinate programming efforts with corporate relations and continuing education as appropriate including Professional Pathways
  • Initiates, develops, and implements operational services that support a defined project, program, work unit, or function to advance program goals and objectives.
  • May supervise staff and/or approve unit expenditures.
  • Plans, implements, executes, and evaluates existing strategies and objectives for a program and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program or function enhancement
  • Identifies workflow needs, contributes to the development of strategic and operational solutions, allocates resources, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures
  • Schedules logistics and secures resources for program activities across multiple work units to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications
  • Leads the development and preparation of periodic reports and financial statements, and records progress, status, or other special reports for leadership or external agencies 
  • Additional duties as assigned. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required 

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years of prior administrative experience
  • Experience with recruiting, marketing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in program or project management

Preferred

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of administrative experience
  • Experience with recruiting and marking in higher education
  • Experience in online/distance/graduate education

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Information on the Office of Professional Program Support can be found

at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/professional-program-support.

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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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, and applications are due by Friday, December 2.

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:

Amy Foley - foleya@uwplatt.edu

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.

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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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