Do you know how to roll out the red carpet to welcome 2500 guests? Can you respond immediately to a request from the White House for 70 rooms? Do you know how to motivate student employees? Do you understand the impact that facilities and custodial staff have on our students’ experience at UWL? If conferences and facilities are exciting to you, then we encourage you to apply for this new position in the Office of Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The Coordinator for Conferences and Facilities (CCF) is a member of the Leadership Team within the Office of Residence Life, reporting to the Assistant Director for Operations (ADO). The CCF plays an integral role within our operation. The CCF will be responsible for marketing our conference opportunities and the daily operation of our conference program. This position will provide daily oversight of our student Assistant Housekeeper (AHK) team. Additionally, they will provide operational assistance to our Assistant Director for Facilities (ADF) and our Custodial Supervisor. The CCF contributes to the vision, mission and values through participation in strategic planning, department goal setting and determining priorities. The CCF also has shared responsibility for functional supervision and development of full time staff within the department. In addition to primary job responsibilities the CCF assists with providing overall leadership, coordination, collaboration and direction for all Residence Life initiatives, services, and operations.
This is a full time, 12 month position, which includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package.
Start Date: June 1, 2017 (negotiable)
- Master’s Degree
- Prior full time residence life experience
- Minimum of two years supervising student employees
- Prior experience with coordinating conferences
- Prior experience with facilities and/or custodial operations
- Demonstrated commitment to customer service
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion
- Computer skills including database programs (Star Rez and TMA)
- Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to focus on details, to plan effectively, and to work autonomously
- Demonstrated marketing skills
To be considered for the Coordinator for Conferences and Facilities position in the Office of Residence Life, applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information of 3 professional references (names, relationship to the reference, telephone numbers and email addresses). Priority consideration will be given to all applications completed by May 3rd, 2017.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Troy Richter, Assistant Director of Residence Life at email@example.com or 608-785-8971.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.