Job no: 234920-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

This position is essential in sustaining, establishing and growing the brand of the Department of Economics and the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy (CROWE). This is accomplished through both digital and print media as well as through coordinating logistics for high impact public and VIP events through these platforms. The Center for Research on Wisconsin Economy (CROWE)'s goal is to support research to better understand the economic outcomes and the impacts of policies at the state-level, and provide a bridge to make this economic research accessible to policymakers, businesses, and community groups in Wisconsin and around the nation ( ). This position will work closely with the Director of CROWE and with staff and faculty across the Department of Economics.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required - specialization in communications, public relations, journalism preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Website maintenance and editing knowledge required;
- Prefer knowledge of WordPress;
- Social Media background strongly preferred;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of settings, platforms, and audiences;
- Event planning experience a plus;
- Excellent problem solving skills and flexibility with strong customer service background;
- Knowledge of or interest in learning about economic policies in Wisconsin; and
- Must have an interest in working with policymakers and donors.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $41,018 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired into an Associate University Relations Specialist, University Relations Specialist, or Senior University Relations Specialist title dependent on experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, please contact Elizabeth Foste, , 608-265-2888.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Elizabeth Foste
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:


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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: May 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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