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Communication Sciences & Disorders: Department Assistant

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Department Assistant
  • Job ID: #19703
  • 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 Sciences & Disorders: Department Assistant

POSITION: A full-time university staff position is available in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders beginning on June 1, 2023. The working title for this assignment is Academic Department Associate with an official title of Department Assistant.  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.


  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Demonstrated technical and organizational skills to facilitate efficiency of service to all students and faculty who need assistance.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and clients who interact with the department and attend the Center for Communication Disorders (CCD).
  • Ability to handle time-sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to remain current with and implement university policies and procedures including purchasing, payroll, and travel arrangements.
  • Knowledge, skills, and disposition to collaborate with other campus units.
  • Ability to learn new systems, software, and processes quickly.
  • Knowledge, skills, and disposition to work efficiently, collaboratively, and independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Qualtrics survey software, email, and internet
  • Skill in monitoring budget expenditures, verifying accuracy of all financial transactions, and maintaining accurate file of financial records for review, including credit card logs and receipts.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge and skill in campus systems such as CampS, including, but not limited to, course schedules, student permissions, and advisor assignments; 25-Live room scheduling software; BP Logix; WISER; textbook ordering; and website maintenance.
  • Experience with hiring, scheduling, and supervising student workers and assisting them with payroll.
  • Experience with event planning and coordination of departmental events.
  • Experience in the communication sciences and disorders field.

DUTIES: Serve as the operations manager for the department office and for the Center for Communication Disorders (CCD). Serve as budget manager for the Department and for the CCD. Assist the Clinic Director with administration of the CCD. Serve as administrative assistant to departmental administrators.

THE UNIT: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders consists of eight faculty, four clinical instructional faculty, five adjunct clinical instructors, approximately 260 undergraduate majors, 150 online post-baccalaureate students, and approximately 100 master’s students in residential and online programs. The department also has an active speech, language, and hearing clinic including 16 treatment rooms with remote observation capabilities, as well as numerous community collaborations for service delivery.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: 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.

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 Sciences and Disorders: Department Assistant position (Job ID # 19703) 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
  • Unofficial undergraduate school transcript (if available)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Abby Hemmerich;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 15, 2023.  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).