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Business Communication and Information Systems: Student Professional Development Program Director (25%)

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Part Time, Administrative

  • Official Title: Academic Program Manager
  • Job ID: #19630
  • 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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Business Communication and Information Systems: Student Professional Development Program Director (25%)

POSITION: Part-time (25%) director for the College of Business’s Student Professional Development Program (SPDP), housed in the Business Communication and Information Systems Department (BCIS) beginning August 21, 2023. The working title for this position is Student Professional Development Program Director. The official title is Academic Program Manager.


Required Qualifications:   

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Work experience in a business setting
  • Experience with training and/or curriculum design and program assessment
  • Excellent written, oral, and visual communication skills
  • Knowledge of professional etiquette, professional networking, and professional presence
  • Creative abilities in program design and delivery

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working with college students
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Canvas or another LMS
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline


  • Create and maintain a relevant, contemporary, and robust professional development curriculum
  • Facilitate the SPDP workshops each semester, including the networking events
  • Assess program effectiveness and student success
  • Hire and supervise the SPDP intern
  • Schedule keynote speakers or external SPDP program workshop guest speakers
  • Coordinate networking event guests with the CoB Outreach Program Coordinator
  • Coordinate efforts with the program ADA to ensure student accountability and program completion 

THE UNIT: The Business Communication Program consists of seven staff members and is one of the four academic units in the College of Business.  Beginning with the Fall 2023 semester, the program will be part of the Department of Business Communication and Information Systems. All College of Business students must take business communication courses as part of their degree. Beginning in Fall 2023, Business Communication will offer a major, in addition to an Advanced Business Communication Certificate that is open to any student at UW-Eau Claire. Additionally, the Business Communication Program administers the College’s Student Professional Development Program and Business Writing and Presentations Studio. The College of Business consists of 2300 students and 40 faculty and instructional staff.  Department members work closely with COB faculty to ensure that the communication classes meet the needs of the various majors in the college.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,000 students and 1,100 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, with a population of around 67,000, is situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers and 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 at  Search for Business Communication/Information Systems: Student Professional Development Program Director (25%)—Job ID #19630.

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial undergraduate school transcript and, if applicable, graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to Dr. Paula Lentz, Academic Program Director-Business Communication;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 5, 2023.  However, screening may continue until the 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).