The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 15 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, several scientific research cores, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
Under the direction of the Waisman Center Director, the Associate Director will provide administrative leadership and overall programmatic, quality improvement, and operational direction for the Waisman Center's research, educational, clinical and service activities. The Associate Director will inspire, lead, manage and coordinate the overall operations of the Waisman Center as well as provide supervision of business services, financial operations, grants and research administration, human resources, communications and information technology.
Directs division business operations and is responsible for administrative, financial, and operations management.
10% Serves as the primary business advisor, liaison, and partner to divisional leadership and key stakeholder groups
20% Oversees the implementation of all operational and administrative activities
40% Develops the division's financial strategy including planning, forecasts, budgets, and cash management that focus on attaining and sustaining long-term financial equilibrium in collaboration with university leadership
5% Works with senior administrative and academic leadership to design, establish, and maintain an administrative organizational structure to effectively and efficiently accomplish goals and objectives while appropriately defining duties and mitigating risk
5% Assesses processes, staffing, and systems to identify opportunities for improvement and streamlining on a regular basis
10% Serves as a major point of contact and catalyst for problem resolution. Provides insightful and diplomatic communications
5% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
5% Oversee the maintenance, repair and upgrades to the facility, building security, and safety and emergency planning.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Management, Health Services Administration, Public Health or related field
Preferred Master's Degree in aforementioned fields highly preferred
The following is required: - Six plus years' progressively responsible professional experience with a record of significant accomplishments, preferably in finance, research or sponsored programs administration. - Demonstrated experience overseeing administrative and operational processes and resources; ability to handle multiple and diverse projects, events and shifting priorities and deadlines. - Experience managing financial, grants and/or budgetary processes as well as in-depth knowledge and proficiency in various budgeting and financial software tools, databases and network applications. - Demonstrated experience in leading and managing professional staff and teams. - Superior oral, written and interpersonal skills as well as excellent presentational and organizational skills. - Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
The following is preferred: - Demonstrated experience in effective policy development, strategic planning, change management, quality improvement, and program development. - Experience in leading, designing and implementing program evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods and enacting program modifications. - Knowledge of and experience with University and/or State fiscal, budget and administrative policies and procedures as well as clinical operations. - Professional or personal experience relevant to the Waisman Center's mission.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $120,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience and skills. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Must complete HIPAA and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
Reporting requirements must be completed in a timely manner, including but not limited to effort reporting and outside activities reporting.
How to Apply:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process. You will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.