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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


University Executive Staff Assistant, The Provost Office, 100%




The University of Wisconsin-Superior
Provost Office


This position assists the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in carrying out the role of chief academic officer at the institution.The position is an extension of the Provost and Vice Chancellor and relieves him/her of administrative details.It requires a thorough knowledge of policies of the campus, the UW System, and Regents as applied to campus decision-making; requires knowledge of the Provost/Vice Chancellor's work, and proven competence and independent decision-making ability.Expertise in computer technology is essential to effectiveness in this position.Primary responsibilities of the position include serving as the Provost/Vice Chancellor's executive assistant; managing the complexity of budgets in Academic Affairs Office; participating as a member of the office management team; and maintaining cutting-edge computer technology skills.The position requires thorough acquaintance of the UW-Superior units and offices; sound judgment and independent decision-making ability; knowledge of university policies; and a talent for handling the numerous personnel and wide-ranging issues that the office regularly deals with.Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; personal integrity; appreciation of diversity; and a positive attitude are critical to this position.

Position Description


Ability to work independently with exceptional organizational, problem-solving, multi-tasking, and decision-making skills.Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including professional command of written English. Working knowledge of standard computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and web software.Ability to manage budget and produce simple budget reports from electronic database. Ability to work effectively with a diverse array of persons and to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times. Ability to understand, follow, and explain to others common office, budgetary, or personnel policies and procedures. Ability to collaborate with others to initiate action, organize projects, solve problems, enhance communication, or improve processes. Ability to work with confidential or sensitive materials and situations. Ability to work non-traditional hours (evening, weekend) as needed. Preferred Qualifications; Baccalaureate degree, in any field, from an accredited institution. Good humor and congeniality. Successful experience managing complex operations or projects. Successful experience in working with multiple, sometimes competing deadlines.


Employment will require a criminal background check.A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant.In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or contact Campus Safety at 715.394.8114 for a printed copy.


Pay will be based on the rules that apply to compensation upon transfer, reinstatement, or voluntary demotion transactions. Beginning pay will not be less than the minimum for the pay range 81-04 (currently starting at $16.902 per hour).A 6 month probationary period may be required.


Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM (40 hrs per week)


Persons who now hold this classification or are in a counterpart or higher pay range and are interested in this position are requested to submit a letter of interest listing qualifications for this position and a professional current resume' including contact information for three professional references.Materials should be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail to Laura Dahl, UW-Superior Office of Human Resources, Main 201, PO Box 2000, Superior, WI54880; FAX 715.394.8171; or .Materials must be received on or before 4:30 PM on May 13, 2013.Questions may be directed to 715.394.8041.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

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