UW-Madison is transforming the finance and human resources support environment at the University, including the selection and implementation of a new ERP, a review of business processes and business support roles, the redesign of the chart of accounts, a shift in University accounting practices, and integration with several ongoing University and UW System projects. The successful candidate will lead and provide support to drive results, implement changes, and track the impact of various initiatives.
The Change Management Lead will be a part of the Program Management Office and will oversee the Change Management Strategy and execution of this plan for the entire university community. He or she will be responsible for managing the engagement of the community around the ERP selection/implementation and seven or more interrelated programs in total including identifying key stakeholder groups, overseeing communications timeline, approach, and messages, and supporting the training plan. In addition, the Change Management Lead will be responsible for facilitation of all change management efforts and problem identification from planning through implementation phases.
Reporting to the Project Lead for the ERP initiative, the Change Management Lead will play a central role as the spokesperson for this initiative, identifying and developing change champions as well as escalating issues to key stakeholders in the Executive Council, Advisory Committee, and Various working committees. In addition, the Change Management Lead will lead the Communications Team and Training Team, in addition to collaborating with third-party consultants and the Data/Reporting Strategy Team. Finally, the Change Management Lead will support the designated leads for numerous Work Teams and Validation Teams to ensure their work is aligned to the overall vision and messages are consistent across groups.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree required. Candidates for the position must have strong interest and demonstrated experience in Change Management related to large-scale IT implementations, business process redesign, mergers, or reorganizations.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Candidates should have a strong track record in change management and project management in higher education, as well as demonstrated experience in large-scale IT implementations, business process redesign, mergers, or reorganizations. Strong preference for candidates with knowledge of HR and Finance within a university setting. Familiarity with the culture of UW-Madison preferred.
Knowledge of university administration, finance operations, HR operations, and preferably UW-Madison business support environment
Change management expertise demonstrating strong leadership and vision, as well as conflict resolution skills
Experience developing short-term and long-term communications plans to support internal communications
Strong problem solving and creative skills, along with the ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making
Experience leading and coaching others
Experience developing training plans for large stakeholder groups
Effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to communicate sensitive information effectively
Experience leading cross-functional teams and building effective relationships with a variety of university stakeholders
Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative
Planning and organizational skills with ability to handle several major projects simultaneously
Strong presence with senior leaders and ability to act as a partner and trusted advisor
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The anticipated start date is early spring 2019.
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding
ANNUAL (12 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position.
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