Job no: 237296-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Other, Web Design/Development

Position Summary:

The Office of Strategic Consulting works with academic and administrative units across campus to improve organizational effectiveness. We offer expert consulting services to support campus clients with strategic planning, process improvement, organizational design and redesign, and enhancing organizational culture and climate. We also provide expertise in facilitation, organizational change management, leadership coaching, and communications planning. In addition to consulting, we provide skilled project management--specifically for the large, transformative initiatives in the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration's strategic portfolio.

The communications specialist reports to the communications manager and helps support the office's growing communication needs. This position is responsible for managing the Strategic Consulting website, developing and managing communication plans to support major projects and initiatives, helping enhance and manage the Strategic Consulting brand, promoting Strategic Consulting professional development events, and establishing strong relationships with other campus communicators. This position also helps identify and manage communication priorities, working collaboratively with the communications manager and other Strategic Consulting staff to develop communications that help advance our strategic priorities and reflect appropriately on the office.

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. Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or closely related field preferred. If degree is in another field, must have significant work experience as a communications specialist.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Highly qualified candidates will have excellent writing and editing skills and at least 3 years of professional communications experience. They will demonstrate knowledge, experience, and abilities in some or all of the following:
- Website design/content management (familiarity with WordPress a plus)
- Communications plan development and execution
- Audience/stakeholder identification and analysis
- Report writing and editing
- General writing, editing, and proofreading
- Strategic messaging
- Promotional writing (e.g., event promotion)
- Understanding of Associated Press or other editorial style guide
- Development and/or application of styles and standards
- Strong attention to detail and deadlines
- Project coordination/management
- Organizational and critical thinking skills
- Ability to work as part of a team and contribute toward shared goals

Some experience or familiarity with design is also desirable.

Additional Information:

This position offers the flexibility to work a portion of the time remotely, subject to supervisor approval and client needs.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the button (, search for 237296). Applicants will be asked to upload a resume, a 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:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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: Jul 19 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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