Job no: 228672-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: PUB MEDIA/WPR
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Other

Position Summary:

Are you energized by inclusive team leadership, customer service and stewardship, and managing complex data systems?

The Membership Services Manager is responsible for leading all Membership Services unit activities, while holding a passion for leadership, collaboration, process management, and data integrity at the heart of unit practices. This person maintains and fosters shared, high standards of customer service and stewardship with the goal of deepening donor relationships. They collaborate with development colleagues in proactively planning membership services workflows. They are a leader in data accuracy and security amidst changing workflows and a complex software universe. Reports to the Membership Director.

Unit Overview
The Membership Services team is responsible for donor customer service, donation management, and account maintenance for over 50,000 members. The department is a lynchpin of our financial sustainability, processing all donations, from various sources, in a secure and accurate manner. It also plays a vital, relationship-building role, advancing communication plans that ensure revenue retention and growth.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No degree required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Five years cumulative experience in a leadership role in project management, finance/accounting, or customer service, leading initiatives independently and collaboratively.
- Three years cumulative experience in a supervisory/management role.
- Three years experience working with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, complex database, or interconnected software system.
- Excellence in customer service.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Experience managing the macro, "big picture" while maintaining critical attention to detail, including experience in creative research and problem solving as they relate to systems and processes within a complex environment.
- Ability to manage data and financial tracking and processes with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- High degree of skill in technology, including Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and other software.

- Experience in or knowledge of public broadcasting.
- Experience in or knowledge of fundraising-related work.
- Experience navigating software transitions or new implementation.

Additional Information:

We expect to pay in the $60,000s.

The occupant of this position is required to comply with the University of Wisconsin Madison and Wisconsin Public Media Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: .

This person is also required to occasionally work flexible and variable hours, including early morning, evening, and weekend hours during member drives (3-4 drives annually). Additionally, this position requires the ability to work at a computer and desk for long periods of time and in a temporary "work from home" environment.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and a letter of interest that show how your experience and skills relate to the specific Principal Duties and Relevant Work Experience for this specific position.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (including at least one supervisory reference).

Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-263-0477;


Erin Cook
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Nov 4 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Nov 27 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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