Job no: 233096-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Dean, Director, Executive, Development, Alumni Affairs, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Management/Supervisory, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

The Associate Dean for Communications and Advancement will lead and direct the School of Education's Office of Communications and Advancement. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean provides leadership in communications, marketing, and advancement for the School of Education (SoE), including academic departments and units. Key target audiences include prospective and current students, employees, alumni, peer institutions, and the media. The Associate Dean also leads and directs communications and event planning related to advancement, in support of the Dean and the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association's SoE team.

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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:

Master's degree, preferably in marketing, communications, public relations, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of work experience in communications, marketing, or development/advancement, with an emphasis on strategic marketing and communications, reputation management, and content development across multiple platforms.

Experience leading a marketing, communications, and/or advancement team in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment. Experience in higher education, non-profit, or government organizations preferred.

Excellent project management and communication skills; an active listener with acute distillation skills.

Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click "" and submit a current resume/cv, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.


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

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Applications Open: Apr 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 7 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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