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Student Affairs Manager

University of Wisconsin System
Milwaukee, WI
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Student Affairs
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Director, Student Association Professional Staff Position Number 02041363 Division Student Affairs Department B037700 DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Renewable, Non-Teaching Pay Basis Annual Salary Grade 21 FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff UWM Description

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as "R1" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here:

School/College/Division Description

The mission of the Student Association at UWM is to enrich the student experience at UWM, through representation, advocacy, and the funding of services and activities that improve student life. The Student Association Professional Staff (SAPS) advise and support UWM's student representatives as they advocate for the student body through campus projects and initiatives, meetings with campus and system administration, and the allocation of student fees.

Job Summary

The Director of SAPS develops, plans, and directs the Student Association Professional Staff office and its programs, including strategic planning, recruiting and training Student Association members. This position supervises and leads the SAPS staff and advises student-focused student governance. The Director provides strategic direction in the development of internal partnerships in support of program events and engages students related to advising and advocacy.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and two years of post-graduate professional experience directly related to the job functions
  • Previous professional experience supervising direct report staff

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, collaborate, and foster mutually beneficial working relationships with diverse constituencies, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, campus leadership, and external entities
  • Previous experience interpreting, implementing, and communicating institutional policies, rules, and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to coach students through ethical decision-making processes and appropriate use of student resources
  • Previous experience working with or advising student government
  • Experience creating and delivering culturally competent leadership development and/or extra-curricular training programs
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues impacting a university student population, and trends in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management and/or financial planning involving
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leveraging an assessment process as a tool for making informed decisions around program direction and the best use of resources

Target Salary Range $57,000 - $61,000 Benefits and Total Rewards

As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide the following:
  • Cover letter addressing your education, skills, knowledge, abilities, and experience as they apply to the posted minimum and preferred qualifications (refer to the position-specific qualifications that immediately follow the job summary section above)
  • Professional resume
  • Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

Application Deadline 04/14/2024 Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No If Continuous, Initial Review Date Position Contact Name James Downey, HR Business Partner Contact Phone 414-229-3634 Contact Email Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Job Categories Student Services, Communication/Public Relations, Event Planning/Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, and Public Engagement, Management/Supervisory

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • References

Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • Do you currently hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have two years of post-graduate professional experience directly related to the job functions?
  • I currently hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • I currently hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher educationAND have two years of post-graduate professional experience directly related to the job functions
  • I currently hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher AND have post-graduate professional experience directly related to the job functions education
  • I DO NOT currently hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education AND DO NOT hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education AND have two years of post-graduate professional experience directly relate
    • Do you have previous professional experience supervising direct report staff?
  • Yes, I am currently a supervisor to direct report staff or I have previously been a supervisor to one or more team members in a professional role.
  • No, I do not have professional experience as a supervisor to staff reporting directly to me.

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