IT Policy, Compliance and Governance Specialist - ICIT - 17723

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The Department of Instructional, Communication, and Information Technology (ICIT) at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks an IT Policy, Compliance, and Governance Specialist (Service Coordinator II, IT034).

Academic staff positions are provided fixed term appointments with annual renewals unless otherwise noted. Reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon performance, university funding and external forces.


This position manages compliance with University of Wisconsin System Information Security and Information Technology policies, development and implementation of campus practice directives, and governance relations for the Division of Instructional, Communication and Information Technology (ICIT). This position is responsible for understanding these policies and procedures, recommending to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), developing and executing processes to assure compliance, communicating updates and revisions to ICIT management team, and campus governance groups. The incumbent follows appropriate departmental communication practices and works collaboratively with the CIO and ICIT management team to develop effective communication regarding information security and technology policy updates to all university constituents.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years’ experience as a compliance specialist/manager
  • 3 years’ experience in Information Security or Information Technology
  • BA/BS in a business-related or information technology field and/or equivalent years of education and experience working in a related field

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience with IT audits

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to communicate compliance related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both technical staff and non-technical members of the academic community
  • Experience with strategic planning, including developing, organizing and managing a comprehensive IT compliance program
  • Knowledge of standards and protocol for communicating sensitive information to public audiences
  • Experience with editing and proofreading techniques and skills
  • Will be an active participant in the following of safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated success working with internal audit, external auditors, outside consultants, and legal affairs


Policy and Procedure Compliance (50%)

  1. Review and interpret University of Wisconsin-System (UWSA) information security and information technology policies and procedures.
  2. Draft, modify, and implement ICIT information security policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with UWSA established policies and procedures.
  3. Work with campus Quality Assurance Improvement Manager to establish practice directives and manage the process for implementation.
  4. Develop and manage process for ongoing review of policies, procedures, training materials, and communication materials to ensure compliance requirements and to prevent violations.
  5. Work closely with the CIO and assist on all internal and external IT audits.
  6. Prepare reports for presentation to campus leadership
  7. Assist in development and publication of annual reports

Governance Relations (35%)

  1. Collaborate with campus governance groups to modify, implement, and enforce established information security and information technology policies and procedures.
  2. Develop materials and presentations for ICIT governance meetings.
  3. Coordinate rollout of new or updated IT policies and procedures.

Strategic Alignment (15%)

  1. Facilitate ICIT strategic planning process
  2. Oversee development and publication of annual reports
  3. Coordinate execution of strategic initiatives


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in Wisconsin’s public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater 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 13-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).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

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-Whitewater 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.


Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


This position will remain open until filled. 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 unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Alexa Haase


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Name and contact information for three professional references

This Job ID is 17723.

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