Job no: 235736-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Development, Alumni Affairs, Other

Position Summary:

Reporting jointly to the Managing Director of the Office of Business Engagement (OBE) and Founding/Managing Director of School of Computing, Data, and Information Sciences (CDIS), the primary expectation of this role is to build new and improve/expand existing relationships between UW-Madison and private-sector companies. These comprehensive relationships will include, but are not limited to student recruitment, research partnerships, philanthropy, sponsorship opportunities, executive education and technology transfer. This person will play a key role in managing OBE's new accountabilities regarding corporate philanthropy.

This role will be measured by driving additional revenue annually into the college of L&S, CDIS as well as cross-campus. In addition, this role will support key strategic initiative successful completion: APLU IEP process and designation, industry partner or related programs and the various capital and building projects sponsored through the college of L&S, with a focus on CDIS departments, Computer Sciences, Statistics and i-School.

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.

Prefer educational and applied background in information technology, engineering, computer sciences, and/or statistics. Prefer business development and complex solution selling background. Higher education experience a plus, but not required. An understanding of differences between higher education and private sector/industry processes, governance and decision making is beneficial.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least 7 years of experience and a proven track record in business development and complex, multi-stakeholder problem solving. Experience in leading through influence. Experience in relationship management and development. Understanding of UW-Madison or research and academic institutions is beneficial. Experience with university practices regarding student/talent recruitment, sponsorship, collaborative research and/or tech transfer desired. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable speaking in small groups or large forums. Must be comfortable and interested in working with and influencing faculty, department chairs and Deans, C- and VP-level executives and administrators. Excellent planning and follow through skills are also essential.

This position may become renewable depending on funding and program direction.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 24 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the button (, search for 235736). Applicants will be asked to upload a one page cover letter, maximum two page resume, and a document with three professional references. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.


Karen Aune
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Jun 4 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 31 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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