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Associate Director - University Union Operations

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Associate Director - Union Operations 
UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Student Union Associate Director (Inst) (C) 
POSTING DATE:  April 24, 2023

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Executive Director of the University Union and Auxiliary Services and collaborates with unit leadership to identify and develop strategic initiatives consistent with the strategic plan. Contributes to decision-making, long range planning, and in the allocation of resources for the unit. Provides leadership, supervises and develops staff, coordinates activities, and may serve on committees and teams at the institutional level.

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the University Union & Auxiliary Services, the Associate Director of Union Operations is responsible for the management and leadership of the University Union’s building services, equipment and related activities. This includes management and supervision of the University Union’s daily operations, custodial, building management and event support services. Oversight includes developing plans for building and equipment upkeep and maintenance, short and long-range planning and managing budgets that support these operations. This position will also work to create a safe and inclusive environment for all UW Green Bay students where all feel a sense of place and pride.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Facility Management.
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • Event Support.
  • Assists with the development of strategic planning initiatives and unit objectives to ensure appropriate use of financial, administrative, and staffing resources in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Serves as the unit liaison among internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information and representing the interests of the unit in the absence of the Executive Director.
  • Assists with identification, tracking, and reporting of performance metrics to monitor progress toward strategic goals and to measure the effectiveness of programs and services.
  • Assists in the development of operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, institutional policies, and unit objectives.
  • May participate on committees as appropriate, representing the interests of the unit and the institution.
  • May develop and audit the unit budget.



  • Bachelor's degree in business, management, retail, student personnel, or related field at time of application
  • 2 years direct professional experience in University Union operations or related field
  • Experience directly hiring, training, supervising, and/or developing staff that perform the duties and responsibilities to support building operations
  • Working knowledge of desktop hardware and standard business software programs (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database) and the Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population, creating a culture of inclusion


  • Master's degree in business, management, retail, student personnel, or related field
  • Experience in developing, communicating, interpreting, and/or enforcing policies and procedures
  • Participation with emergency planning
  • Professional experience working in a Student Union

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range of $60,000 - $65,000. 

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Benefit Details

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Associate Director - University Union Operations"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Tammy Olp
Phone:  (920) 465-2911

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, May 7, 2023.

Note: 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. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.