UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
WISCONSIN UNION (DIVISION OF SOCIAL EDUCATION) DEPUTY DIRECTOR
The Deputy Director is a member of the Wisconsin Union’s top leadership team and reports directly to the Director of the Wisconsin Union (UW-Madison’s Division of Social Education), acting on the Director’s behalf, leading and representing the organization in his/her absence. The Deputy works hand in hand with the Director to identify strategic initiatives consistent with the direction provided by the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. The Deputy Director is a key decision maker, both in long range planning and in the daily allocation of resources across the organization. This requires close consultation and coordination with the Assistant Directors regarding departmental plans to standardize actions across the Division where appropriate. This position also assists with coordinating work and communication across the Division as the Wisconsin Union focuses on increasing engagement, inclusion and diversity within the organization.
The Deputy provides leadership to and supervises the Office of the Director, including staff development, resource allocation and coordination of activities within the Office and with other departments in the Wisconsin Union. In addition, the Deputy has responsibilities for serving on committees and teams at the University level as a representative of the Wisconsin Union and to assist with the implementation of University-wide initiatives and policies. The Deputy also serves as a voting member of the Union Council, the Union’s governing board, as well as an ex-officio Trustee of the Memorial Union Building Association, the Union’s non-profit membership association.
The Wisconsin Union has an annual operating budget of $50 million and employs nearly 250 full-time staff and 1500 student staff in the departments of Program & Leadership Development; Hospitality Services; Operations; Administration; and External Relations. Over 300 student volunteers and 2,000 club members under the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) produce 1,000 programs and events annually in the Union’s two main facilities – Memorial Union (1928) and Union South (1971, 2011). As the central provider of meeting space on the campus, the Union schedules and hosts 48,000 meetings and events annually and enjoys over 5 million visitors each year. The mission of the Wisconsin Union is to “make lifetime connections on the campus, one person at a time.” Its organizational values include: respect, inclusivity, relationships, learning, leadership and performance. Founded in 1907, the Wisconsin Union is one of the oldest college unions in the United States and is a founding member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).
Minimum requirements for the positon include the following:
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in educational administration, student personnel, business, human resource management or related studies. Ten years of demonstrated progressive experience in the management of programs and allocation of resources in a complex organization. Demonstrated ability to articulate and advance the role of a college union at a comprehensive research university. Demonstrated commitment to creating and utilizing a student-staff partnership in the delivery of programs and services for students, members and the community. Demonstrated achievement of diversity and inclusion goals, including the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff and the ability to support a culturally diverse workforce.
For instructions on how to apply, a complete list of the skills and requirements for the vacancy and a complete description of the vacancy, please see link at: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=84308