Job no: 236444-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Development, Alumni Affairs, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Managing Director of the Office of Business Engagement (OBE), the primary expectation of this role is to build new and improve/expand existing relationships between UW-Madison and private-sector companies, particularly those in the high technology, advanced manufacturing, and biotechnology sectors. These comprehensive relationships will include, but are not limited to research partnerships, sponsorship opportunities, philanthropy, executive education, student recruitment and technology transfer.

This role will be measured by driving additional revenue annually for the university to the mutual benefit of stakeholders across campus. In addition, this role will support key strategic initiative successful completion, i.e., APLU IEP process and designation, industry partner programs and various capital and building sponsorship projects.

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. Educational and applied background in engineering, data sciences, physical sciences or biotechnology a plus, but not required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- At least 5 years of experience and a proven track record in business development and complex, multi-stakeholder problem solving.
- 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 essential.
- Prefer business development and complex solution selling or technical sales 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.
- Experience in leading through influence.
- Experience in relationship management and development.
- Experience with university practices regarding student/talent recruitment, sponsorship, collaborative research and/or tech transfer desired.
- Experience managing multi-stakeholder partnerships and/or key accounts is beneficial.
- Understanding of UW-Madison or research/academic institutions is beneficial.

Additional Information:

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for the position, click the "" button (, search for 236444). Applicants will need to upload a resume, a cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, and three professional references.


Karen Aune
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Jun 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 31 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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