Head Swimming and Diving Coach- Athletics

The Department of Athletics has a current vacancy for a Head Swimming and Diving Coach.  This position will be responsible for all aspects of running a successful Division I swimming and diving program.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, June 15, 2015.

Employee Spotlight: Kimberly Vlies

2015.05.22-kimberly-vlies-at-deskHave you ever wondered who is responsible for the eye catching logos, websites, and graphics that UW-Green Bay uses in it’s daily communication to make the University recognizable, well known and up to date with the timeless Phoenix? Look No Further! Kimberly Vlies, a Web/Graphic Designer within the Office of University Marketing and Communication designs any number of the web-related layouts and graphics recognized as beloved UW-Green Bay displaying the Phoenix Pride! Recently, Kimberly has been designing graphics and layouts for the templates that drive top-level institutional and departmental pages including the 50th Anniversary SiteAlumni Site, Foundation SiteChancellor’s Site, Provost Site, Marketing and University Communications Site and Inside News Site. In her personal life, Kimberly is an amateur photographer and sometimes can be spotted assisting with photography for university events such as convocation and freshman move-in day.

Kimberly is interested in drawing, painting, photography and Spanish and is a self-proclaimed Facebook junkie, stating she spends more time than I care to admit on it. She says, if you’re on Facebook too, please feel free to add her as friend! Read on for more about Kimberly on and off the job!

How long have you been employed: Over 7.5 years…not quite 8 (Since Oct. 1, 2007)

Brief history of employment with UWGB: October 1, 2007 was my first day at UW-Green Bay. I began as Associate University Relations Specialist with a working title of Web/Graphic Designer in the office of Marketing and University Communication. I started out with my role being part web and part print designer but my position changed to focus on electronic media. In 2013 my title progressed to University Relations Specialist (minus the ‘associate’), where I continue today.

Three words that describe you: contemplative, cautious, adventurous

Random facts/interests: I graduated from UW-Oshkosh in December 2004 with a B.F. A. In Graphic Communications and B.S. In Spanish. I studied abroad in Spain for a semester and became fairly fluent (but you’d be surprised how quickly that fades without practice). Now I enjoy opportunities to practice my spanish skills, like meeting UWGB Spanish students and faculty for conversation. My fine art studio classes included drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. I loved creating art and miss it very much, but it requires an intentional decision to make time for it. I like doing things that allow me to enjoy Wisconsin’s outdoors, like walking, white water rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting.

– Any favorite line from a movie? “You’re killing me, Smalls” The Sandlot

– Are you messy or organized? Messy. My life is a constant losing battle against the forces of chaos. I cleaned my desk off for the photo.

– Best vacation you’ve been to? Germany/Belgium trip in with my BFFs in 2005

– Describe what you were like at age 10. I was a daydreamer, the kid that got picked on, a slow reader and an advanced drawer.

– Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog? The Onion, Huffinton Post, Psychology Today

– Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? One quiet afternoon a friend sent me a song as a joke and I put my noise canceling headphones on to listen to it, but the audio was really faint so I turned up the volume as high as it would go. It was a techno song with a woman’s voice with a British accent saying “I don’t want to study, I just want to party.” Eventually my co-workers came over to my open door to inquire what on earth I was doing. Turns out my headphones were not plugged in. Kelly Moore and I still laugh about it.

– Favorite travel spot? It’s hard to choose…let’s go with Madrid, Spain

– If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be? It would probably revolve around being creative and a responsible adult at the same time.

– If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save? The external hard drive that has all my photos on it.

– People would be surprised if they knew: I owe a lot to the UW-Green Bay pre-college programs. I qualified for the Upward Bound Program because neither of my parents had gone to college and my mediocre grades showed I wasn’t beyond hope, but could flourish with a little assistance. The program was looking for students that were at risk for not pursuing higher education. I’m certain that without it, I would not have gone on to school, I would be an entirely different person, and my life would be drastically different. I learned study skills and got the support I needed to be successful. By my final semester, I had gotten all As. UB took the notion of going on to college, which in my mind was a path for a different type of person, and made it a reality for me.

– What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I love illustrating and I wish it were something I could do more of and become better at. I love it when I am asked to draw something for work.

– What do you like most about your job? I’m blown away by the amazing opportunities my job at UW-Green Bay has afforded me. The most memorable for me include translating for visitors from our sister institution in Peru, directing/producing a nutcracker parody holiday video with UW-Green Bay Dance and Phlash Phoenix, flying over UW-Green Bay in Lidia Nonn’s small plane to take arial photos of campus, presenting tech workshops, chairing the AS Prof. Dev Programming committee and planning a day-long conference, climbing high into the air on shaky utility ladders and catwalks to get campus photos with Bill Hubbard, holding one of Prof. Draney’s madagascar hissing cockroaches, and sporting press credentials as official UWGB photographer for Bill Clinton’s visit stumping for Obama’s re-election campaign. I think back on all of these experiences—they were terrifying and exhilarating—and I’m so tremendously grateful for the opportunity to have been here for all of them.

Also, I am deeply impressed by and enamored of people who are passionate experts in their fields, which makes UW-Green Bay an ideal work environment for me. I love the opportunities I have had to join a knitting group with our art professors, participate in book discussions with women in higher ed, attend Tertulia, UWGB’s Spanish program’s conversation group, and speaker series like After Thoughts, Cultural Cuisine Luncheons, NAS lecture series, Outreach’s Dinner Lecture series, and various other talks and events featuring visiting and resident experts.

– Hidden talent? I had a short stint in comedy. I auditioned and made it onto the ComedyCity Improv troupe at the Green Room Lounge in DePere. I performed in their improv shows a handful of nights. I even performed in their LaughBox Stand-up Comedy Show once. Sue Mattison came to see me. It was terrifying and amazing.

– Where is your home town?Green Bay, WI

Straw Bale Gardening Lunch ‘n Learn

Professor Heidi Fencl shared excellent information (as well as her delicious chocolate zucchini cake!) with 13 employees at the June 1st Straw Bale Gardening Lunch ‘n Learn.  We are excited to start our straw bale gardens and enjoy fresh vegetables picked right in our yard this summer!


University Services Program Associate (Project Appointment)

UW-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a University Services Program Associate with primary responsibility for providing support to the programs within the division of Outreach and Adult Access and to the Program Managers within. The work will be project-focused rather than program-focused, allowing for support within the Division.

This is a full-time, approximate 12 month Project Appointment. The work hours for this position are 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some travel is required for necessary meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.  Occasional evening and and/or weekend work is expected and will be assigned by supervisor as needed.

Starting hourly wage for this position is $15.411 per hour.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

Completed application materials must be submitted no later than Sunday, June 7, 2015.

CURRENT: Working with Multiple Generations Workshop


Working with Multiple Generations

With five different generations in the workplace, you may experience conflicting work styles, preferred methods of communication and uses of technology. Learn how to be most successful when working with each of the generations. Once you understand their values, expectations and priorities, you can more effectively market yourself.

What You will learn:

  • How to be successful in this environment of different generations
  • How to implement a personal strategy and work effectively with people in all five generations

About the Speakers

Debra Pagel
Director of Human Resources Consulting
Schenck SC

Debra provides strategic human resources advice to Schenck clients on issues ranging from recruitment and compensation to organizational development, process improvement and leadership development. Debra has more than 25 years of experience working with organizations to evaluate and improve their human resources practices. Debra is highly skilled at analyzing situations and getting to the real issue to help clients find and implement effective solutions. Prior to joining Schenck, Debra led the not-for-profit and government consulting practice at a regional public accounting firm. She received her BBA in management and management information systems from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and has earned a certificate in organizational development. She is a certified master trainer and belongs to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Central Wisconsin SHRM.

Diane Roundy, MBA
Director of Growth and Business Development
Schenck SC

Diane oversees business development for Schenck. She is responsible for developing practice growth strategy, marketing direction, sales management, brand building and business development training. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing and communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She actively serves on several boards of directors, including the Green Bay Packers and Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes. She has conducted numerous training sessions on networking techniques and has received several awards for her commitment to the community and the marketing profession.


Muffins, whole and sliced seasonal fruit, sweet potato hash, egg white strata with onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs, juice, coffee and tea.


$39 Members of Current | $54 Nonmembers of Current

CURRENT: Get Plugged In Upcoming Sessions

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Thursday, May 28, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


Tuesday, June 30, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location:  The Docking Station; 111 N. Broadway Ste. B, Green Bay, WI 54303
Current Connect is a program hosted by Current, the young professionals program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.
Specifically designed with new members in mind, this program will educate new members on how to maximize their membership investment by educating members on the types of events and programs offered by Current.
Additionally, this facilitated session is setup to create a smaller, more intimate setting for members to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that are often times more difficult to forge during other larger events. Think of it as a building a cohort to acclimate you to the program while you continue to expand your overall experience.
While new members are targeted for this program, any member is welcome to attend to become more acquainted with their peers and Current’s program offerings.
What is CURRENT? Check out this video to learn more!

Custodian- 100% (Open to State Employees Only)

UW-Green Bay has a current vacancy for a 3rd Shift Custodian position working at the Kress Events Center. This position maintains the overall appearance and cleanliness of the designated work area.  Work performed in this position includes manual cleaning and maintenance of UWGB buildings.  The work schedule for this position is 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information and position responsibilities, please see the full position announcement.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY OPEN TO STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY. Any employee with permanent status in the same or counterpart classification as the position must submit in writing, the desire to transfer by Wednesday, May 27, 2015.


Changes to State Group Health Insurance for 2016

The Department of Employee Trust Funds Group Insurance Board met on May 19, 2015 and approved changes to the state employee health insurance program. The Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) will be summarizing the changes made to employee benefits for 2016 in an upcoming communication. This article is intended to assist you with understanding the benefit changes prior to the official summary from ETF. The changes affect participants’ deductibles, out-of-pocket limits, copays and drug costs. Review this article for more specifics on the upcoming changes.

June Lunch ‘n Learn



The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What: Wellness Lunch ‘n Learn “Straw Bale Gardens” with Professor Heidi Fencl

When: Monday, June 1, 2015
15 to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Cofrin Library, 7th floor, Room 735

Please RSVP at http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0IEDrJMclVfn9IN by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Straw bale gardens are a great way to grow fresh produce for people with soil, space, or time limitations.  They take some set up in the spring, but then largely care for themselves over the rest of the summer.  A single bale can support two tomato plants or 30 bean plants, or 3 potato plants, so even one or two bales can provide a nice garden.  Come to this session if you would like to learn more about setting up and maintaining a straw bale garden of your own.

Heidi Fencl is a Professor in the Physics department at UW-Green Bay.  She has a 24 bale garden this year and is looking forward to fresh green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes!

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars offered in June


Live Webinars Scheduled for June

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions.

Variable Fund In this webinar we will discuss the Variable Fund – what it is, how it differs from the Core Fund, and the effect participation in this fund may have on your retirement benefit calculations. We will also discuss how to elect to participate in the Variable Fund, how to cancel Variable participation, and the impact the timing of these decisions may have on your Wisconsin Retirement System benefits.

  • Friday June 05, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 09, 2015, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday June 25, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Buying Service If you are eligible to purchase service, doing so would increase your retirement or disability benefit. Find out how by viewing this webinar. We’ll cover the types of service you may be able to buy, how and when you can buy service, and much more. Eligible types of service include service earned during prior WRS covered employment and forfeited through a separation benefit and some types of service earned with other government employers.

  • Thursday June 04, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 10, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday June 11, 2015,  12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday June 22, 2015,  11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Annuity Options Choosing a WRS annuity option is one of the most important decisions you will face. This webinar will cover all of the WRS annuity options and help you understand them so that you can make an informed decision. We will also explain the important differences between a beneficiary and a named survivor.

  • Wednesday June 10, 2015, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday June 15, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday June 25, 2015,  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Retirement System New and Mid-Career Benefits These one-hour, webinars are designed for WRS members who are more than five years from retirement. ETF provides accurate information about WRS benefits early in a member’s career so that they can make sound, strategic decisions over the course of their careers. Topics covered at each presentation include vesting requirements, various ways to enhance a WRS retirement benefit, purchasing service, military service credit, the Core and Variable Trust Funds, contribution rates, the importance of a beneficiary form and how to complete one, and how “life event” changes affect retirement benefits.

  • Wednesday June 10, 2015,  2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 16, 2015,  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 18, 2015,  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday June 24, 2015,  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday June 29, 2015, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement Consider this webinar your quick reference guide to starting the retirement process within the next 12 months. We’ll review: choosing a termination date, how to request a retirement estimate – and how to read and understand it. We’ll also cover how to schedule a retirement appointment and – drum roll here — how to submit the retirement application

  • Thursday June 11, 2015,  6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday June 19, 2015,  12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday June 24, 2015,  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Register for a webinar

Please contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu with any questions.