The Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Council is pleased to be able to announce a call for applicants for the newly created Supportive Professional Staff Personnel Advisor (SPSPA). In the past, this type of support for SPS was available through the faculty and SPS personnel advisor role, but with the faculty now shifting to a collective bargaining agreement, and the unique and changing landscape for SPS at NIU, the SPS Council was able to work with Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman and Senior Associate Vice President of Human Resources Laura Alexander for creation of a pilot position for an SPSPA.
The SPSPA will advise SPS employees about policies and procedures, support and participate in meetings with them when requested, and assess the ongoing needs of supportive professional staff. The SPSPA will also prepare and maintain necessary records and reports, develop resource materials and provide an annual report that summarizes the advisor’s activities.
Training will be provided to the SPSPA to ensure understanding of NIU’s administrative structure, policies and procedures. The SPSPA will receive up to 10 percent release time and additional compensation (see the description for full details).
Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to SPS Council President Cathy Doederlein at firstname.lastname@example.org later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2.