Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232122-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Dean, Director, Executive, Development, Alumni Affairs, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Management/Supervisory, Marketing, Public Relations, Project Management, Training, Employee Development, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff of the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and the President of the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association (WMAA) Board of Directors, the Director will manage a comprehensive Medical Alumni Program that fosters close relationships between the School and its medical (MD) alumni. The director of the 14000 member WMAA manages relationships with future and current alumni, including all MD graduates, former house staff and medical students, to promote increased alumni interest, participation in and support of the SMPH.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity as an end in itself and also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion in a medical education and research environment.

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:

Bachelor's degree required; an advanced degree is preferred. Higher education or academic medical center experience strongly preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-A minimum of five years of professional leadership experience in alumni relations and advancement is required, including the development and implementation of integrated strategies in support of organizational objectives. A minimum of seven years is preferred.
-Higher education or academic medical center experience strongly preferred.
-Candidate should demonstrate strong marketing skills and exemplary interpersonal communication skills. Experience with events planning, board management, strategic planning, and accounting is strongly preferred.
-Demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor and motivate an effective team.
-Ability to navigate complex academic and healthcare communities, including the ability to build bridges and strong collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated experience seeking out new collaborative pathways.
-Ability to champion the missions of the School of Medicine and Public Health, and ensure that the vision of the school is articulated through multiple platforms to diverse audiences.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link above.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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: Mar 31 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 28 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time