Branch Campus Community Director

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Summary:

The Branch Campus Community Director is a role dedicated to the Richland and Baraboo Sauk County regions to produce opportunities in support of programming and student recruitment.  Of interest is the under-represented population, and adult learners who seek certification of micro-credentialing opportunities.                                                                                                  

The communities surrounding the branch campuses represent a potential growth opportunity for the branch campuses by connecting more purposefully with area business and industry to drive curriculum development, recruitment from K-12 and adult education, as well as sponsorship and other program support from area businesses.  

This is a two year position with a salary of $90,000 - $100,000 commensurate with experience.  Benefits eligible.


  • Outreach to businesses and regional industries connecting with alumni employees and current student interns/coops
  • Identify and prospect candidate companies
  • Conduct company needs analysis
  • Develop company engagement plans that align to company’s mission (donation intentions)
  • Bring regional industries to campus
  • Encourage businesses to bring alumni employees on campus to interact with faculty and students (in-person and virtually).
  • Manage a client list of 100 - 200 current and prospective business
  • Bring a minimum of 2 businesses to campus every month for discussion (faculty and student interaction)
  • Visit (in-person or virtually) a minimum of 8- 10 businesses per month for tour and discussion (post-COVID) o Identify and communicate internship or coop opportunities for branch campus students via appropriate channels. 
  • Work with academic departments and branch faculty to explore new course and professional development curriculum for traditional, under-represented populations, and adult learners.
  • Work with Interim Director of Academic Outreach to connect regional high schools to University of Wisconsin–Platteville branch campuses through programs, tours, and other creative engagement ideas, including dual-enrollment and Advanced Placement program development.
  • Ensure prospect and current industry donors’ portfolios are up to date.
  • Provide awareness and engagement with industry and governmental community organizations in collaboration with the Division of University Relations.
  • Support special initiatives with respect to fostering collegial, collaborative working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including Richland Campus Commission and Baraboo Sauk County Campus Commission.
  • Provide any identified leads for local foundation (Richland Campus Foundation and Friends of Campus at Baraboo Sauk County) and UW-Platteville Development and Alumni Engagement department.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 5 - 8+ years of work experience in economic development and building strategic partnerships.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the region
  • Demonstrated track record of success in creating new pathways and partnerships
  • Ability to work independently when given a clear mandate
  • Experience and knowledge of basic curriculum or practical experience in K12 or higher education
  • Working knowledge and understanding concepts, principles, techniques of business development.
  • Ability to clearly track, report on and act on relevant information.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with basic business tools (Microsoft Office)
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines


Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Department Information:

About Baraboo Sauk County

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors, along with a wide range of collaborative, non-credit, and special programs.

At the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you get all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

Just a short drive from Devil’s Lake State Park, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells, our campus is surrounded in natural beauty, history, and culture. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about us, or stop by and pay us a visit! We think you'll like what you see.

About Richland Center

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, is located in Richland Center, the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright.  An intimate community of more than 5000, Richland Center is situated midway between Madison and LaCrosse.  Located in the driftless region, the area boasts an outstanding natural environment.  The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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 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 Spring 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: