Graduate Admissions Recruiter

This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Graduate Studies and serves as a Graduate Recruiter for the Office of Graduate Studies. Responsibilities include recruiting students and providing support for students as they progress through the enrollment process. This position advises on academic planning and programming for all graduate study options and degrees and counsels prospective and admitted students about academic requirements. Successful candidate will also attend ongoing campus recruitment events as a representative of UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies to increase branding awareness and build the recruitment pipeline. Particular emphasis is placed on fostering a robust application profile for the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and works closely with the Graduate Studies Student Services Coordinator (SSC) to develop reports supporting the analyses of KPIs and ROIs for the AVC.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, November 30, 2020.

 

Fall Food Challenge

Get a prize by participating in the UWGB Wellness Committee Fall Food Challenge!  

For the next five weeks, the Wellness committee challenges you to try some seasonal favorites. Here’s how to participate: Each week a seasonal ingredient will be featured, with Week 5 being a little different. Try a new recipe or make your own with the week’s highlighted ingredient. Submit the recipe and a picture of the finished product and get a prize!

Week 1 (Oct. 25-31): Winter Squash. Whether it be acorn, butternut, hubbard, delicata, or one of the many other winter squash varieties, winter squash brings fall flavors to the table. Unlike summer squash such as zucchini, winter squash are hard when ripe, store well through the colder months, and helped bring fresh vegetables to the table long before refrigeration was common. Good for stuffing, roasting (try removing the seeds, washing, and roasting those), stir-frying, or blending into creamy autumn soups, the category of winter squash can’t be beat for comfort with a hint of sweetness.

Week 2 (Nov. 1-7): Root vegetables. As the ground begins to freeze and harden, many gardeners and farmers prepare to dig up root vegetables, which often reach their flavor peak when frost first appears. Parsnips, kohlrabi, carrots, turnips, beets, and even a second or third planting of radishes are plentiful this time of year, meaning they are also less expensive than imported vegetables that come from other climates.

Week 3 (Nov. 8-14): Cole crops. Cole crops consist of vegetables such as Brussels sprout, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, broccoli, and turnips. “Cole” refers to anything from the Brassicaceae family, and as you can see there is crossover with other categories. These descendants of wild cabbage come in a variety of forms, and we eat parts that grow above and below ground depending on the plant. Do not get too worried about whether your recipe features a root vegetable or something that is also considered a Cole crop. Just eat your veggies, please!

Week 4 (Nov. 15-21): The Trusty Spud. Whether it be sweet potatoes or a standard cultivar, this starchy tuber is a mainstay of many midwestern dinner plates and a trusted friend in the root cellar. Indigenous to the Americas, the potato is one of the world’s main food crops, up there with corn, wheat, and rice. The orange-fleshed sweet potato is from a different plant family than the standard masher or baker, and while often called a yam, it is not truly from that family of plants either. Both are filling and can be prepared in a multitude of ways and in almost all cultures.

Week 5 (Nov. 22-28): Thanksgiving Dish Makeover! Want to cut back a few calories or fat grams from one dish so you can splurge on another without feeling guilty? We are asking you to makeover a dish to cut back on some calories, plump up the fiber, or in some way give it a health makeover. Submit your original recipe, the makeover, and a picture, along with any comments from family or friends who didn’t notice the difference or who appreciate your efforts.

For every entry, your name will be put in a weekly drawing. All entries will also be placed into a final drawing for kitchen and cooking gear! Please submit your recipes by Friday, December 4th. Submit entries at: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4NGL18xYPD6tyct

Lastly, all recipes will be made available through a digital cookbook so you can try lots of new recipes this fall and winter!

Police Officer

This position reports to the Police Sergeant and is a sworn peace officer position. A police officer will provide a full range of law enforcement and security services. Police Officers will enforce laws, investigate complaints and incidents, maintains order, identifies criminal activity, and apprehends and arrest offenders to ensure safety and security on all institutional properties. The police officer will support the department’s mission by providing essential functions while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals and taking pride in all we do.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Adjunct Instructor – Accounting

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, is currently seeking instructors to teach Auditing, Intermediate Accounting, and Managerial Accounting. Managerial Accounting is required of all Accounting and Business Administration majors and minors, while Auditing and Intermediate Accounting are upper-level Accounting courses.

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Adjunct Instructor – Finance

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, is currently seeking instructors to teach Corporation Finance, International Financial Management, and Financial Markets and Institutions. Corporation Finance is an introductory course in Finance required of all Accounting and Business Administration majors and minors, while International Financial Management and Financial Markets and Institutions are upper-level Finance courses.

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

 

Fall and Winter Break Office Hours, University Operations, and Travel Reminders

With the academic fall and winter breaks fast approaching, members of the campus community must remain diligent about protecting themselves from COVID-19 infection while away from campus. Large gatherings and travel are customs of the season for many individuals and families. For the protection of both yourself and others, please remember to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices while engaging in these activities.

The following information is provided to assist employees with their planning for the upcoming months.

Office Hours and University Operations:

Winter Break

Chancellor Alexander has determined that commencing Monday, December 28, 2020, all offices which are able may move to fully remote operations through January 25, 2020. This adjustment should allow for Facilities to implement cleaning and sanitation of all campus buildings and de-densify campus buildings for increased safety. Employees should consult with their supervisors regarding the staffing plan for this period. Campus buildings will still be generally accessible during this time to faculty and staff, and specific information about accessing individual campus buildings will be determined and posted prior to December 24, 2020.

All employees have had to adjust to exceptional times and as our University statistics show, we have exceeded all expectations in maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. The University continues to receive praise directly from students, parents, and UW System for how well we have done in managing the COVID-19 Crisis. This success has not come without the extraordinary efforts of every employee of UW-Green Bay. It is understood that many employees have been under incredible stress and have had to forgo vacation or other time off to facilitate the operational plan.

With this understanding, the Chancellor has determined that for the dates of December 28, 29 and 30th, all offices may choose to close upon approval from their Area Leader consistent with the UW Green Bay Office Hours and Institutional Closing Policy. Individual employees may elect to work on a day in which their office has been closed under this policy. Employees who elect not to work on the date of an office closure under this policy will be required to take paid leave time if their employment classification provides leave. Employees of essential operational areas should work with their supervisors regarding the scheduling of these areas.

It is hoped that this small respite will allow employees to recharge for entry into 2021.

All-Campus Furlough Day: Friday, November 27, 2020

The University has issued an Institution-Wide Furlough for Friday, November 27, 2020.  All ongoing employees not explicitly exempted from workforce-wide furloughs will be assigned to furlough on that day. In consultation with their supervisor, employees with an exemption from this furlough date may either work remotely (if possible based upon their job responsibilities) or use leave time for that date. Employees in essential operational areas should consult with their supervisors on the scheduling for these areas.

A reminder that all faculty and staff returning to work at the Green Bay Campus are welcomed and encouraged to use the Prevea App to schedule an antigen test on Monday, Nov. 30. Faculty and staff who work on the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses should use extreme caution in returning and test with their healthcare provider if they deem necessary to protect their own campus communities. Students returning to the Green Bay Campus will be asked to stop at the Kress Center for testing upon their return from break on Sunday, Nov. 29 and Monday, Nov. 30.

Reminders – Large Gatherings and Events:

Even when gathering with family members, if you are unaware of their COVID-19 exposure, it is critically important that you follow the 3 W’s; Wear your mask / Wash your hands / Watch your distance. If you are attending any group event with individuals from outside your home, you should use face coverings and practice social distancing. Ask yourself whether the activity would place yourself, and subsequently your colleagues and students, at risk of infection. If you are at a large-group activity or event where social distancing is not possible, you do not use face coverings, or are unable to confirm that others in that activity are not infected, you must remain away from University buildings for 14 days from the date of that event.  Please review the CDC Event Planning Guidelines to review whether the you should quarantine from campus. You are encouraged to be conservative in regards to applying this practice, and should work with your supervisor to discuss workplace expectations and the potential for flexible work options. If you have further questions about attending events, please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu.

Reminders – Personal Travel:

Prior to any personal travel, you should first review the CDC Travel Guidelines to ensure that the method of travel appropriately protects you from COVID-19 infection. Air travel and other mass transportation continues to dramatically increase your risk of exposure and infection. If you decide to travel, you should make sure that you follow all CDC Travel GuidelinesIn the event that during the trip you were required to remain in close contact (less than six feet) with unknown individuals for periods of time beyond 15 minutes (i.e. airline or other mass transit; lodging in hotels or residence, etc.) in which these guidelines were not required or followed, you will need to remain away from the University for a period of 14 days

Intrastate and interstate travel to private points specific (e.g. to see family members) which is done using private transportation and where lodging occurs at a private residence shall not restrict presence on campus, subject to confirmation that the individual did not have contact with any individual who they know to be COVID-19 infected. Please exercise caution when reviewing your travel plans, and if you have any reason to believe that you may have a risk of exposure or infection to COVID-19, quarantine from the University for 14 days. If possible, work with your supervisor prior to the trip to discuss whether proactive quarantine from campus upon your return is possible. If you have further questions related to travel, please contact Human Resources at hr@uwgb.edu .

As a reminder, the University requests that all faculty and staff who become infected, suspected, or exposed-close contact self-report utilizing the COVID-19 Case Report to the Office of COVID-19 Response. In addition, if any employee of the University receives a first-hand report of someone who is infected, suspected or exposed-close contact, they should be referred immediately to the Office of COVID-19 Response and the recipient of the report should complete the COVID-19 Case Report.

The sincere hope is that everyone is able to have a safe and restful season. By following the above safety measures, you can be reassured that you have done everything you can to be able to return to the University safely.

Assistant Professor – Social Work

The Professional Programs in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Social Work. The successful candidate will teach social work courses in the BSW and MSW programs, with primary responsibility in the MSW Program. The MSW Program offers a concentration in Advanced Generalist Practice with an individualized area of emphasis and values university-level teaching experience. The successful candidate will perform scholarly activities, university and community service, and contribute to the ongoing development of the department. The program has a strong team emphasis which includes team teaching, offers a competency-based education with a strength’s perspective, and takes a proactive stance valuing diverse and inclusive perspectives.

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

To ensure consideration, please apply by Monday, December 14, 2020.

Student Employee Emergency Paid Sick Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is a federal emergency leave program that provides paid sick leave, prorated for up to two weeks based on average hours worked and is in effect until December 31, 2020.  For the Fall Semester, student employees are eligible for this benefit.  There are two different federal programs providing paid leave under the FFCRA:

  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA)
  • Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion (EFMLA)

In order to qualify for paid leave under these programs, student employees must be unable to telework and meet one of the following reasons:

  1. The student employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a diagnosis
  2. The student employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or has been advised to self-quarantine
  3. The student employee is caring for an immediate family member who has a diagnosis of COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a diagnosis
  4. The student employee is caring for an immediate family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or has been advised to self-quarantine
  5. The student employee is caring for a son or daughter if the school the child attends is closed or if daycare is unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions
  6. The student employee is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the US Secretaries of Treasury and Labor

Student supervisors with a student employee who is unable to work (remotely or on campus) due to any of the COVID-19 related reasons above, are advised to have the student complete the Student FFCRA COVID-19 Leave Request and submit it to payrollandbenefits@uwgb.edu.

Student employees are only eligible for the emergency leave provisions if they have a qualified COVID-19 reason as outlined above.  If the student is not scheduled to work or there is no work for the student to perform, they are not eligible for emergency leave.

Upon receipt of a request, Human Resources will work with the supervisor and student to determine eligibility and processing of emergency leave through payroll.

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

Employee Health & Wellness

Mental and Emotional Well-Being is an important part of staying well in times like these.  UW-Green Bay is committed to supporting your overall health which includes mental and emotional well-being.

Listed below are resources that offer guidance to staying well:

Employee Assistance Program

As an employee of UW-Green Bay, you are entitled to services through the Employee Assistance Program. The program’s confidential counseling services are available at no cost to you and your household members.  Professional counselors are available both on the telephone and on an in-person basis in our local area. FEI also offers a wide variety of resources, including articles, recorded webinars, and assessments on a wide variety of topics.  You, or a member of your household, may contact FEI for services by calling (866) 274-4723 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or visiting FEI’s website: https://www.feieap.com/ (Username: SOWI).

SilverCloud

SilverCloud is an online platform that offers self-guided, interactive programs and skill-building tools to help manage anxiety, depression, stress, resilience and insomnia.  It is available to all employees and students at no cost. To learn more or to begin using SilverCloud, click here.

Staywell

StayWell is available to UW employees and their spouses who are enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance program. Resources provided by StayWell include wellness challenges, online health coaches, videos, articles and more. https://www.wellwisconsin-staywell.com/ 

UW System Employee Well-Being Website

Includes links to online mental health resources, the Well Wisconsin Program and webinars.

Kress events center

Virtual, hybrid and in-person classes are available Monday through Friday and you can also use workout equipment, the basketball court, etc. by making a reservation.  Click here for details.

UWGB Coping and Emotional Well-Being website

Online wellness resources for employees and students.  Click here for more information.

HR Connect Blog – Wellness Section

Includes wellness articles, information about wellness challenges, upcoming webinars and events, etc. Click here to view a variety of posts.

 

 

 

Teleworking During the Coronavirus: Tips for Coping

‌Teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic can make you feel like you’re working all the time. Know how to set boundaries between your work and personal life, as well as avoid professional isolation. 

If your office is closed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, you might be working from home for the first time. While teleworking can offer many benefits, teleworking during the pandemic poses unique challenges. Consider these tips for maintaining work-life balance and avoiding professional isolation while social distancing.

Pros and cons of teleworking

Before the pandemic, research suggested that teleworking can increase employees’ job satisfaction and commitment to an organization and even slightly improve their performance at work. Teleworking can also reduce exhaustion and work-related stress, possibly due to a reduced commute or more-flexible hours. Other benefits include a reduction in commuting costs and more freedom to work independently.

However, teleworking has always had drawbacks, including social and professional isolation, decreased information sharing opportunities, and difficulty separating work and personal time. The lack of a physical separation between these two worlds can cause family obligations to intrude on work and work obligations to bleed into family time. This can cause teleworkers to work extra hours to prove themselves, resulting in burnout. The ability to be constantly connected to work through a variety of technologies also can cause employees to feel like they are always on or unable to unplug at the end of the day.

Teleworking due to the coronavirus

Teleworking during the pandemic brings extra challenges.

Those new to working from home likely aren’t used to being isolated from co-workers and might not have a home office or area conducive to doing work. With other family members also potentially at home, including children or a partner, avoiding distractions and interruptions might be next to impossible. To find privacy, employees could find themselves in the awkward position of conducting meetings from their bedrooms or kitchens. And getting virtual meeting technology to work properly isn’t always easy. These changes can cause anxiety, stress and frustration.

Preventing professional isolation while teleworking

For those new to teleworking, the biggest challenge of working from home during the pandemic might be the lack of in-person collaboration with colleagues. Teleworkers don’t get to see their managers, staff or team members in the hallway or at the watercooler. As a result, regular contact through email, phone calls and virtual meetings is crucial. You might make time at the start of meetings specifically for small talk to give people time to interact.

Managers might consider having a regular five-minute check-in with each staff member, even if there is no pressing business to discuss. For colleagues, consider scheduling virtual lunch and coffee meetings to catch up on each other’s projects and maintain your relationships. Online communication platforms also can help keep you connected throughout the day.

Teleworking and work-life balance during the coronavirus

The key to work-life balance as a teleworker is being able to set boundaries — both for your work and personal obligations. To get started:

  • Develop a routine. Come up with rituals that help you define the beginning and end of your workday. For example, make your bed and get dressed each morning as if you were going into the office. When you’re done working each day, change your outfit, take a drive or walk — in place of your normal commute — or do an activity with your kids. Starting and stopping work at around the same time each day might help, too.
  • Exercise your willpower. Take care of yourself by eating healthy and working out. Resisting the temptation to do otherwise will help you when you need the discipline to set boundaries for your work and personal life.
  • Talk to your manager. Discuss your manager’s expectations for your availability and the obstacles you might be facing at home. Ask what time of day is acceptable for you to stop checking your work emails or responding to work requests. Or agree on an alternative schedule with flexibility that allows you to spend some time caring for your kids during the day and make up hours at other times.
  • Talk to your family. If you are working from home due to the pandemic and also have family at home, try to establish guidelines regarding interruptions. If your children are young, you’ll likely need to regularly talk to them about when you are working and can’t play, as well as come up with activities or temporary distractions for them. If there is more than one caregiver at home, you might take turns caring for the kids. You might also remind family and friends what times of day you can and can’t talk or text.
  • Think before you press send. Working from home might mean emailing, messaging or texting every time you want to talk to a co-worker. Reduce the burden on your colleagues by making it clear when a request is urgent or important. If you’re in a leadership role, consider how sending late-night emails might affect your employees’ ability to unwind and enjoy time away from work.
  • Prioritize your work. Focus on your most important work right now. Working all of the time isn’t good for you — or your family.

Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic requires patience, creativity and persistence. Keep experimenting to figure out what works best for you during this uncertain period.

Source: Mayo Clinic/2020, from FEI website