Auto and Truck Mechanic (Temporary)

Facilities Management has a current vacancy for a temporary Auto and Truck Mechanic.  This position will work approximately 18 to 24 hours per week, between the hours of 7:00 – 3:00, Monday through Friday. Days worked can be flexible with approval of the Grounds Supervisor.   The Auto and Truck Mechanic position performs mechanical repairs and maintenance on all grounds equipment and vehicles.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, July 19, 2015.

CURRENT: Creating a Great Workplace Culture

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Creating a Great Workplace Culture

Regardless of your role, what are people, customers and visitors looking for in you? What is the workplace culture you have created with your team that leads to success? Creating a mission driven culture with compassion and trust turns satisfied customers into loyal customers. Their loyalty means they will give you positive word-of-mouth advertising that can’t be beat.  In addition, if the work we do is tied into a purpose beyond profits our job satisfaction increases substantially.

Join John McHugh as he explores the role you play in your organization’s success and how you can find the key people to help you achieve that greatness. His examples and stories are ones that you won’t forget.

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John McHugh
Manager of Corporate Communications, Leadership Development and Training
Kwik Trip, Inc.

John McHugh is the manager of corporate communications, leadership development and training for Kwik Trip, Inc., based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In his role at Kwik Trip he has helped the company achieve recognition as a top workplace as listed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Des Moines Register.

Prior to joining Kwik Trip in 2004, John was an instructor and principal at Aquinas High School in La Crosse. He holds degrees from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. John serves on several boards including Friends of Wisconsin Public Television, Franciscan Spirituality Center, Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Seven Rivers Alliance for Economic Development and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
He and his wife Maggie enjoy living at their log home near Sparta, Wisconsin.

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Event Registration- $15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Agenda

Thursday, July 21

11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion

Location

Green Bay Distillery
www.greenbaydistillery.com

CURRENT: Discover- Herbal Mixology

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Herbal Mixology at Green Bay Botanical Garden

The weather we’ve been waiting for is finally here, summer! Come enjoy one of the most attractive destinations in Greater Green Bay, the Green Bay Botanical Garden.

The evening will begin with a crash course in mixology. You will learn how to craft a few different summer cocktails using fresh herbs from the Garden’s own herb beds. Cool off with your handiwork afterwards, before venturing on to our next adventure.

Once you’ve enjoyed your custom libation, we’ll head outside to discover the hidden secrets in the Garden through a photo scavenger hunt. The winning team will receive complimentary tickets to Concerts at the Garden Series this summer.

Enjoy a lively evening filled with socializing, herbal mixology and scavenging. Space is very limited so register early to secure your spot!

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Event Registration- $20 Members of Current | $30 Nonmembers of Current

Agenda

Thursday, July 14

5 p.m. Registration, networking and cash bar
6 p.m. Herbal mixology includes a signature craft cocktail
6:45 p.m. Garden photo scavenger hunt
8 p.m. Conclusion

CURRENT: After 5 Shift Visuals

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About Shift Visuals
If you ask their mothers what they do, they’d say they make movies all day. Talk to their wives, and they’d say they giggle about cameras and lenses. It’s really much simpler (and manlier) than that: They get to turn people’s passions into beautiful and powerful works of art.

Shift Visuals is a full-service commercial photography and video production house located in downtown Green Bay. They love working with anyone who has a use for compelling visuals: brand managers, healthcare organizations, non-profits, city planners, manufacturers, etc.

They specialize in creative storytelling and brand building through visual media: video for web, television and internal marketing; and product, architectural, editorial and commercial portrait photography. They believe that the best results happen when you work closely, kindly and tirelessly while always aiming to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

About the Space
Their space has video roots, albeit adult video roots. The store was face-lifted in 2000 and was home to a firm of architects for over a decade. Shift Visuals took over the lease in April 2015. With its abundant natural light and urban-loft feel, it’s the perfect space to dream, create and share a beer. Shift Visuals is located above The Urban Frog in the downtown, On Broadway district.

Thursday, July 9; 5-8 p.m., Open House Format.
Register Today

CURRENT: Volunteer Fridays on the Fox

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Current has once again partnered with Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Fridays on the Fox to staff volunteers for this downtown music entertainment series.

To view volunteer shift availiability for the entire season or sign up:

Volunteers assist with serving concessions. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt, sandwich and beverage for their shift. Proceeds will help sustain Current’s programs that help to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent in Greater Green Bay. There’s no better way to soak in some summer fun while connecting with other area young professionals!

Note: Volunteers do not need to be members of Current so feel free to forward this invitation!

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The University Personnel System (UPS) launches today!

Today marks the beginning of the University Personnel System (UPS), a new Human Resources system designed for the UW System to give the tools necessary for attracting, developing and retaining the talent focused on the mission of the University.

In 2011, the state legislature granted authority for the creation of a new personnel system, which we begin today. While UPS has the largest immediate impacts on University staff (formerly classified staff), the new system will affect all employees in one way or another.  We ask for your patience as we work diligently to update campus resources to reflect these new policies and procedures.

While certain changes do take effect today, UPS has a strategic and long-term vision of how we attract and manage the talent across UW System. For this reason, the full implementation will be ongoing for some time.

This new system is based on the organizational principles of simplicity, consistency and coherence. With these principles in mind, the system is, and will continue to be defined to allow the UW System to thrive as a great university system for years to come.

Thank you for your patience as we begin this transition!

Employee Spotlight: Nathan (Nate) Rusch

N RuschOne of the many areas on campus that displays all the beauty of UW-Green Bay is the 9-hole golf course, known as the Shorewood Golf Course. Much of this beauty is due to the hard work and dedication of the golf course superintendent, Nathan (Nate) Rusch. Nate is responsible for keeping the course running and in tip-top shape through the golfing season. Nate does a spectacular job managing the grounds and ensuring the course is void of any gophers. He also maintains the equipment and oversees several student employees at the Shorewood. During the off-season, Nate can be found on any one of the many campus roadways, plowing and salting. Nate is a 1999 graduate of UW-Green Bay with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science. He comes from a family of teachers, so he thinks it only fitting to be working at the university in an education setting.

Nate loves to travel and also enjoys boating, camping and biking. On and off the job, Nate is always on the go. When asked what he enjoys outside of work, he said “I have recently started biking on a regular basis.  On a nice day I will try to get 20-40 miles on”. Make some time to visit the beautiful course, and be sure to stop and say hi… if you can manage to catch a second with this active employee!

Pictured with Nate above is “Divot”, Nate’s female companion who has been with him for 15 years!

Position at UWGB:  Golf Course Superintendent

Summary of what you do:  I manage the grounds and equipment at Shorewood Golf Course.  The winters are spent with the Grounds Department in Facilities where I maintain the roads on campus plowing and salting and work as a mechanic when there is no snow removal.

How long have you been employed:  10 years come September 2015

Brief history of employment with UWGB:  I was hired on as Golf Course Superintendent for Shorewood Golf Course September 2005

Three words that describe you:  Adventurous, Inquisitive, Quiet (at least until I get to know you)

Personal interests:  Travel, Boating, Camping, Biking

Random facts/interests:  I was one out of ten people chosen in the nation for a golf course management internship at Disney.  I was offered a fulltime position right before I was supposed to leave so I did not end up going.  It would have been a great experience and often wonder where I would be if I had accepted it.

 – Any favorite line from a movie?  Any line from Carl Spackler in Caddyshack, of course.

– Favorite travel spot?  I love to travel but my favorite trips have been to Europe.  I’ve traveled there five times and have loved every trip.

– Tell us a little about yourself.  I am a UWGB grad, class of ’99 with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science.  I started out working at Branch River Country Club in Manitowoc in 1997 and grew to love the work.  Once I graduated from UWGB, I was hired on as the Assistant Superintendent at Branch and worked there until 2005 when I became the Superintendent of Shorewood.

– Tell us a little bit about your family.  I come from a family of teachers.  My sister teaches band in Lancaster, WI, my Dad is a retired Woods teacher and my Mom taught special needs students.  I guess it’s only fitting that I work at a University.

– What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?  I really enjoy working with the student employees and seeing them grow over the years.  Many of my students come into the job not knowing anything about turf maintenance and after a year or two, they are out there leading projects and coming up with great ideas for the course.

– What book did you read last?  Rick Steves’ Portugal

– What do you like to do on your days off?  If I have enough time, I love to travel.  This is difficult to do with my job though.  Even when I am gone, my phone is always on.  Otherwise, in the summers I will get the boat out as much as I can and try to go camping a few weekends a year.

– What does a typical day look like for you?  Every day is different for me.  I have an idea of what we will work on for the day when I get in to work in the mornings, but things always come up.  The job definitely keeps me on my toes!  Some of the roles I play on a daily basis are mechanic (with approximately 35 pieces of equipment and 24 golf carts to keep running, this is a huge part of my job), ecologist, pathologist, office manager, irrigation tech, equipment operator and carpenter.  In the winters, I put many miles on the truck, plowing and salting all of the roads on campus.

– What is your favorite sport?  Definitely volleyball, although Kickball in the Quad every Wednesday is a close second.

– What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?  I have recently started biking on a regular basis.  On a nice day I will try to get 20-40 miles on.

– What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?  Has to be either the horse burger I had in Ljubljana, Slovenia or octopus rice in Lisbon, Portugal.

– Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?  Really hoping to get to New Zealand this coming spring.

 

Director of Development (Two Vacancies)

The Office of University Advancement has two current Director of Development vacancies. These positions report directly to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, and are responsible for developing, managing, and implementing a comprehensive development plan to include annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, campaign, alumni giving, prospect and donor analysis, cultivation, and stewardship.

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, August 3, 2015.

Lecturer and Child Welfare Coordinator

The Professional Programs in Social Work have a current vacancy for a Lecturer and Child Welfare Coordinator. This is a nine-month academic year position with one month of summer work associated with Child Welfare Coordination duties.  The position is primarily responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Title IV-E Long-Term Child Welfare Training Program and teaching courses in the Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) and Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Programs

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

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Friday, July 17, 2015.

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) Webinars offered in July

Live Webinars Scheduled for July

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.

Beneficiary Designations Do you have a beneficiary designation on file with ETF and does it reflect how you’d want your WRS death benefits paid? This webinar reviews the importance of having a beneficiary designation on file and keeping it updated as life events occur. We’ll also review the process of how to correctly complete a designation form, what it means if you do not have one on file with ETF, and how to request a copy of your current form.

  • Tuesday Jul 07, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Jul 22, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Jul 23, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

WRS Employer and Employee Contribution Rates This webinar will review how employer and employee contributions help keep the WRS fully funded. We will discuss how the contribution rates are calculated, why they change annually, where those dollars go and the contribution rate changes for 2015.

  • Thursday Jul 09, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Jul 16, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Jul 21, 2015 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Overview of the Wisconsin Retirement System This webinar will cover participation in the WRS, vesting requirements, how the WRS is funded and benefits available under the WRS.  Also included is a brief overview of the Core and Variable Trust Funds and how the WRS is structured.

  • Wednesday Jul 15, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Jul 21, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 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

  • Wednesday Jul 08, 2015 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Jul 14, 2015 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday Jul 15, 2015 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Jul 23, 2015 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

 

Register for a webinar

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