Director of Bookstore Services - 13645


The Division of Student Affairs seeks a Director of Bookstore Services.


The Director of Bookstore Services plans and directs the administrative operation, services, and financial affairs of the University Bookstore, including the Textbook Rental Service.


Bachelor Degree in business or related field, and 4 to 6 years of management experience.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assumes the administrative responsibility for support staff, student employees, and professional staff selection and supervision in the Bookstore and Textbook Rental.
  2. Administers the financial operations of the Bookstore and Textbook Rental.
  3. Develops and recommends the Bookstore and Textbook Rental budgets and monitors the budgets throughout the year.
  4. Oversees the development and implementation of the annual marketing plan.
  5. Administers the retail method of accounting within the Bookstore and prepares monthly reports associated with the retail accounting method.
  6. Oversees the purchasing of all books and supplies to be sold by the Bookstore and Textbook Rental. Purchases apparel and logoed gifts and supplies.
  7. Develops and maintains strong relationships with vendor representatives.
  8. Maintains the proper levels of inventory necessary for the profitable and efficient operation of the Bookstore using the retail inventory method.
  9. Develops and implements annual assessment plan for Bookstore and Textbook Rental.
  10. Develops Bookstore and Textbook Rental goals and objectives, and reports on progress.
  11. Develops and recommends plans for refurbishing remodeling projects within the University Bookstore and Textbook Rental. Maintains the structural integrity of Moraine Hall.
  12. Develops, interprets, and revises procedures and policies of Bookstore and Textbook Rental operations.
  13. Consults with faculty, staff and students to coordinate Bookstore and Textbook Rental activities to reflect the needs of the constituents.
  14. Develops and maintains strong relationships with partners and shareholders within the Division of Student Affairs and the University at large.
  15. Develops special projects and performs services as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
  16. Remains actively involved in Student Affairs and University committees, and annually attends appropriate state, regional, and national conferences.
  17. Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
Supervision Received
General supervision is received from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Supervision Exercised
Functional and/or administrative supervision is exercised over Academic Staff, University Staff and student employees in the Bookstore and Textbook Rental.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent communication and management skills. Ability to establish professional relationships with colleagues, sales representatives and campus and community members.

This description attempts to indicate the kinds and levels of responsibility given this title and shall not be construed as defining all specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of their employees. Statements of employee duties are not intended to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of responsibility.


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


Complete application materials received by December 13, 2017 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Debra Camodeca
Financial Specialist


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Letter of Interest;
  • Resume;
  • Letters of Reference (3)
This Job ID is 13645.

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