Academic Program Specialist for Freshwater Collaborative

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 19198

Location: Region-North Central;UW Stevens Point;Marshfield, WI;Stevens Point, WI;Wausau, WI

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Position TitleAcademic Program Specialist for Freshwater Collaborative Programming
TTC Title and CodeAcademic Program Specialist (AE010)
Position InformationPrincipal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Trainer Natural Resources Building Supervisor:Brian Sloss, Dean
Total Rewards UW Stevens Point provides a competitive benefits package including monthly premiums starting at $32, deductibles starting at $250, auto-enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension) with employer contributions, and 17+ days of paid time off (PTO)*. Additional benefits and more information available on our Total Rewards page.  
DepartmentCollege of Natural Resources
Department DescriptionThe College of Natural Resources is one of the largest comprehensive natural resources undergraduate programs in North America.  The strength of our program is its interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on hands-on experiences.  The College of Natural Resources has 1500 undergraduates, 40 graduate students, and over 130 faculty and staff.  It is home to disciplines in Fisheries and Water Resources, Forestry, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Soil and Waste Resources, Wildlife Ecology, and the Department of Paper Science and Chemical Engineering.  
University DescriptionThrough the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point. To learn about the Stevens Point (aka Point) area fun, jobs, housing, education, quality of life, and bragging rights, visit


Position SummaryThis 12-month position in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) involves assisting with the design, development, implementation, and marketing of a hybrid (online coursework and face to face field experience) program in Freshwater Science and Management. This position will support faculty with online and field-based education programs, supporting undergraduate/graduate program initiatives for non-traditional students, managing program revenue budgets, and assisting development and implementation of programs. This program specialist will develop relationships with college disciplines and core partners including partners in other UW-System universities as part of the UW-System Freshwater Collaborative Program (FWC). The program specialist will be expected to support and facilitate new water and aquatic science courses, programs, and partnerships. This position will report to the Dean of the College of Natural Resources.Schedule:7:45am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Evening and Weekend hours as needed.


Required QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in natural resources or sciences, social sciences, education, communication or any relevant field in post-secondary education.Experience with Microsoft Office especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and data analysis. 
Preferred QualificationsEvidence of ability to collaborate with natural resource organizations and other higher education institutionsEffective oral and written communication skillsDetail-orientatedCollaborate with others in designing new academic programs and provide referrals to the appropriate partner for new professional development opportunitiesDevelopment of recruitment/marketing strategies targeted for incoming undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate, and non-traditional students.


Special NotesThe University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.” Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. *PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.


How To ApplyPlease be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in.Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “How To Apply” document for more information.
Anticipated Appointment DateApril 10, 2023
Terms of Employment This is an Academic Staff annual appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
DeadlineTo ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on March 8, 2023. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.
Required MaterialsFiles must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:– Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience- Resume/Curriculum Vita- Contact information for three professional references (Official Transcripts may be required of finalist) Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Position ContactFor additional information regarding the position, please call or email:Jodi Hermsen, Chair, Search and Screen CommitteeEmail: jodi.hermsen@uwsp.eduPhone: 715-346-2057
Human Resources ContactIf you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:Human ResourcesEmail: human.resources@uwsp.eduPhone: 715-346-2606





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