Senior IS Specialist (Internal Only)

Code: 15020 Posted: 11/27/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Senior IS Specialist.


Under the direction of the Chief Information Officer of Campus Technology Services (CTS), this position is responsible for managing enterprise Information Technology (IT) projects for the UW-Parkside campus. This position collaborates with divisions and departments across campus on the planning and design of information system projects, based on appropriate business requirements and information technology strategies and trends. These approaches will incorporate an understanding of the vision, goals and critical success factors, key performance indicators, metrics and other performance measures of the University.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Project Management
  • Working collaboratively with staff, managers and other stakeholders, serve as project manager for enterprise IT projects working toward shared technical goals and implementation or enhancement of technologies and services.
  • Facilitate long range planning projects with the appropriate executive committees and stakeholder groups. Determine user priorities and estimate resource requirements for proposed projects.
  • Develop project charters, communication plans, schedules and task lists, coordinating staff involvement through negotiation and collaboration with supervisors.
  • Consult with staff and clients to determine budget, format, audience, and other objectives. This includes coordinating work with authors and technical staff as needed.
  • Provide formal and informal project status updates to the CTS management and leadership teams.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of projects.Continually assess and adjust project priorities and assignments as necessary to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Identify and resolve key project risk, working with management to develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Identify and resolve key project issues, working with management on problem resolution.
  • Student Staff Mentoring
  • Mentor and coach student staff on effective project management, business analysis, and other professional skills.
  • Provide direction to student staff in accomplishing project goals and completion of assigned tasks.
  • Provide leadership and direction to student staff, and delegate assignments/projects based upon analysis of their specialized abilities and expertise.
  • Professional Development 
  • Consult and readily share information with other IT colleagues on campus and at the system about systems and techniques that they use.
  • Participate in self-instruction and professional communities to improve knowledge of latest developments and advances in the industry as they relate to assigned projects and responsibilities.
  • Participate in training, workshops and campus IT-related committees and team meetings, as assigned, to improve knowledge of and stay current in UW-Parkside and CTS IT services, projects and practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of campus technology strategies and standards through active participation in assigned campus user groups and committees.
  • Attend meetings as directed, attend professional development offerings, and participate in campus wide technology support activities such as ad-hoc project teams and core services as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain good customer service, collaborative and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attend and participate on campus wide events (e.g. Commencement, Convocation, Move in Day, etc.) as assigned.
  • Attend and participate on community events as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and other commonly used productivity software
  • Ability to work well independently and in a dynamic team environment
  • Highly developed problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Must be flexible and willing to undertake a wide variety of challenging tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and credibly communicate with team members, management, collaborators, and functional users with sensitivity to the level of technical communication appropriate to the task and audience. Encourage open debate and discussion
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholder groups
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals forming many different teams, both inside and outside immediate units
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with any and all individuals
  • Ability to document technical procedures
  • Effective troubleshooting techniques
  • Effective problem resolution techniques
  • Ability to work under pressure in time sensitive, mission critical situations
  • Ability to work on several projects at once and to change priorities quickly as needed
  • An understanding of key trends and players in the IT industry and higher-education sector



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in project management, business management, computer sciences, management information systems, or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years’ of progressively responsible professional work experience in information technologies applications and/or management, system analysis or programming, project management, or a closely related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in project management, business administration, management information systems, computer sciences, or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience in a higher education setting preferred.
  • Experience working in a centralized organization comprised of a diverse client base with multiple layers of authority.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

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: 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. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

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:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • Names and Contact information for three professional references

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

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.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


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