The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is seeking candidates for an Assistant Project Coordinator position in Campus Planning and Construction beginning on or around December 1, 2019. The Assistant Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Department of Planning & Construction with space management, planning activities and office space design, reviewing design and construction activities and assisting with developing specifications for procurement of construction services, furniture and signage. The Planning & Construction department is part of Facilities Planning & Management and is responsible for providing planning, design and construction services for 3.4 million GSF of buildings for the UWL campus. The position will assist the UW-La Crosse project manager(s) in managing the design and construction of renovations, remodeling and new construction by directing the work of project architects/engineers, building construction representatives and campus staff to assure that the project reaches completion in accordance with approved programs, schedules and budgets. This position exercises considerable independent initiative and independent judgment in establishing daily priorities in activities and makes decisions involving space management planning and design with upper level agency representatives typically without the supervisor present. The Assistant Project Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Planning and Construction. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi task while maintaining fine attention to detail.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
This is a full-time, annual (12 month) position that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package.
A degree in construction management, engineering or related field.
Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license, meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.
Knowledge of project proposal preparation and budget development.
Knowledge of project production, design and planning methodologies.
Skill in organization, evaluation and presentation.
Ability to work with colleagues across all areas of the university, from diverse backgrounds, specialties and knowledge bases.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, conflict management, and oral and written communication skills.
Skills in AutoCAD, Excel, Word and Project for the design, drawing and management of construction projects.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of a team with associates, subordinates, other agencies, the public, and customers.
Ability to interpret architectural project drawings.
Ability to create simple architectural drawings.
Ability to develop and create new ideas and methods that will assist the department in problem solving and improve the efficiency of the department's operation.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in establishing daily priorities. Exercise project planning, project management, assignment, delegation, prioritization and organization skills.
Good working knowledge of computer aided drafting and design software on a personal computer is a requirement of this position.
Physical requirements of the position are the ability to walk around campus, climb ladders, carry large sets of building plans, read a measuring tape, etc. A number of areas that this position will need to access are not fully accessible due to stairs, narrow doorways, equipment layout etc.
A Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field.
Knowledge of and experience with AutoCAD 2018 and/or REVIT is a plus.
The ability to communicate graphically through hand sketching to convey possible solutions to problems, detail out building conditions, etc. is desirable.
Candidates interested in the Assistant Project Coordinator position at UWL will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information document to include the name, title, telephone number and email address of three professional references. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Scott Schumacher, Associate Director, Planning & Construction. This position will be open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to those applications received on or before October 29, 2019.
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 ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S.News& World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 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.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
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. 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.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) 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, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.