Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235468-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Development, Alumni Affairs, Other

Position Summary:

The Managing Director provides direction and oversight to the overall alumni engagement and advancement efforts for Student Affairs on the UW-Madison campus. The primary areas of responsibility, as outlined below, involve setting a strategic direction for the department; establishing and enhancing partnerships with the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA); providing oversight to annual giving, stewardship, and donor/alumni engagement activities; and building a culture of philanthropy throughout the various divisions, departments, and units within Student Affairs.

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, master's degree preferred, preferably in non-profit management, philanthropy, student affairs, communications, educational administration, or organizational development.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

* Seven years professional experience required in higher education, non-profit management, advancement or related fields.

* Three years professional experience supervising the work of full-time professional staff.

* Demonstrated achievement in constituent engagement, non-profit board management, fundraising, capital and annual campaign development.

* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and facilitate the exchange of ideas, translating ideas into plans, programs, events, and campaigns.

* Demonstrated achievement in diversity and inclusion goals and a commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding in a diverse campus environment.

Additional Information:

Student Affairs at UW-Madison represents a diverse and dynamic array of divisions, departments, and units, serving the co-curricular and out-of-classroom needs of nearly 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Professional staff work closely with students to advance the health and well-being, identity and belonging, and leadership development of students. Campus organizations such as the Dean of Students Office, the Wisconsin Union, University Health Services, Recreation & Wellbeing, the Multicultural Student Center - and many others - work collaboratively to produce a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment within which students can excel academically and personally.

The Alumni Engagement & Advancement team works to enhance the visibility and reputation of Student Affairs in the alumni community by creating strong relationships with alumni and friends and increasing support (financial and otherwise) for Student Affairs' strategic priorities.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please upload a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant work experience.


Tim Borchert
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:


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:

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: .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jun 2 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 23 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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