Job no: 235299-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The UW South Madison Partnership (UWSMP) opened in February 2015 through the Office of Community Relations in collaboration with the Morgridge Center for Public Service. The UWSMP is designed to address community priorities, spark opportunities for collaboration, and foster mutually-beneficial relationships. It is a university commitment to engage the community in an accessible space for university-community collaborations that build on community strengths. In the past 6 years, UWSMP has hosted and supported a wide variety university-community programs, meetings, and events. Since its expansion and move in 2020, the UWSMP has increased the capacity for new programming, new collaborations with community partners, and work with community in meaningful and impactful ways.

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:

Master's degree in social science, public policy, education, or related discipline

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Strong interest in engaging campus and Madison communities in meaningful and mutually-beneficial ways across teaching, learning, and service.
- Quality customer service orientation with 5 years administrative support experience with demonstrated increasing complexity; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Strong independent initiative in identifying, building, and maintaining community and campus relationships, and facilitating campus-community connections, while using a culturally-aware, equitable ethic of civic engagement; Existing rapport across Madison communities strongly preferred.
- 5 years of experience with project management, including program development and evaluation of subsequent programming, event planning, as well as event and logistical coordination.
- Knowledge of the role of civic engagement in higher education; experience in fostering equitable community and campus/research partnerships.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; problem-solving abilities.
- Proven ability to work independently as well as in collaborative settings.
- Experience with communications, marketing, promotion, and social media efforts.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, primarily Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Proficiency with data management and evaluation; familiarity with CRM systems.
- Background of volunteerism in formal and informal capacities within greater Madison community; Experience in grassroots community organizing and engagement strongly preferred.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Experience with UW-Madison's outreach and engagement mission, programs, and services preferred.
- Spanish speaking skills preferred.

Additional Information:

The Office of Community Relations (OCR) has a strong commitment to building and enriching relationships with community organizations, nonprofits, cultural groups and neighborhood associations to ensure UW-Madison continues to be a good neighbor. Under leadership of Brenda Gonzalez, Director of Community Relations, UW-Madison is working with various nonprofits in South Madison as well as many UW-Madison programs operating in South Madison to enhance and leverage UW-Madison's presence for greater impact.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,318 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the button (, search for 235299). Applicants will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience, and three professional references. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.


Karen Aune
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: May 27 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 10 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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