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University Honors Program: Assistant Director/Administrative Program Specialist

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
University Honors Program

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Administrative Program Specialist
  • Job ID: #18656
  • 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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University Honors Program: Assistant Director/Administrative Program Specialist

A full-time academic staff position is available in the University Honors Program beginning as soon as possible. The working title for this position is Assistant Director, with an official title of Academic Program Specialist. The Assistant Director provides administrative support to the Honors Program, while also working directly with students through honors-specific advising. Reporting to the Honors Director, this staff member must work both independently and collaboratively, exercise considerable judgment, and work with a range of stakeholders across the university, including students, faculty, and staff. The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to supporting honors students and to building an inclusive honors community. This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period. The hiring salary is expected to be approximately $50,000 per year.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in higher education
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion especially as related to student opportunity


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with honors education and/or high-impact practices
  • College-level teaching or advising experience


This position directly supports honors students by providing honors-specific advising to students from all majors. In that capacity, the Assistant Director assists a diverse range of students in identifying meaningful but efficient pathways to complete the Honors Program curriculum. Additionally, the person in this position collaborates with student leaders to plan and provide logistical support for co-curricular honors programming.

In addition, the staff member in this position provides flexible administrative support for the program. This includes maintaining program records, scheduling courses, managing the program budget and accounts, and providing logistical support for instructors and events. The Assistant Director also plays a key organizational role in the program’s communication and recruitment efforts.

Depending on qualifications and program need, the individual in this position may teach up to 1 credit hour per semester of HNRS 100, the Honors First-Year Seminar, and/or HNRS 400, the Honors Senior Seminar.


Founded in 1983, the University Honors Program at UW-Eau Claire supports and challenges a diverse group of about 800 high-achieving, highly motivated students. The Honors Program offers a 26-credit curriculum that provides students with transformational educational opportunities through discussion-focused liberal education core coursework, honors contracts, leadership and teaching experiences, faculty-student research collaborations, study-abroad experiences, and more. The program also provides academic and career advising, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and other student support to maintain a welcoming community in which every member can thrive. Visit for more information.


UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 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. To learn more about UWEC, visit .

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.


Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: 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 University Honors Program: Assistant Director/Administrative Program Specialist position (Job ID # 18656) 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 or CV
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Heather Fielding, Honors Director;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by August 29, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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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).