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Communication and Journalism: Academic Department Associate

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Academic Department Associate/Administrative Assistant II
  • Job ID: #17634
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Communication and Journalism: Academic Department Associate

A full-time university staff position is available in Communication and Journalism beginning in November 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter).  The working title for this assignment is Administrative Assistant with an official title of Academic Department Associate. This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period. The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience with the minimum salary being $16.04 per hour.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to learn and follow University administrative support procedures as well as Department curriculum, protocols, programs and activities; adherence to rules and regulations of UW-System, the university and department; ability to manage budgets, grants and payroll and maintain records; experience managing an office, and ability to maintain department website.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Evidence of ability to work positively and collaboratively with faculty, staff and students; The position requires dependability, accuracy, flexibility, confidentiality, effective oral and written communication, good humor and professionalism; demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES: * Provide administrative and program support to Department of Communication and Journalism Department chair, faculty, academic instructional staff and students.  * Responsible for department office management and department budgets and budget, personnel and payroll support to The Spectator, Blugold Radio Sunday and other student organizations and activities.

THE UNIT: The Department of Communication and Journalism consists of 14 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff serving approximately 450 students majoring or minoring in communication, integrated strategic communication and journalism. The department also provides coursework in support of UWEC’s Liberal Education Core.   The integrated strategic communication and journalism programs are accredited by ACEJMC.  For additional information about the department and curricula, please visit: .

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: . You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Communication and Journalism: Academic Department Associate position (Job ID # 17634) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Jan Larson;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings will change in November 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: