Job no: 237041-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and scientific disciplines, we seek to foster collaboration, catalyze new ways of thinking, and generate unexpected scientific discoveries.

The WID Communications and Events Manager leads the development, planning, and successful execution of a broad array of communications, events, and programs. This position plays a key role in fostering our collaborative culture, facilitating opportunities for our researchers to engage with one another and the broader community.

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, preferably in Communications, Science Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least five years of experience in marketing, event planning, public relations, or a closely related field preferred. Experience in a higher education, government, or non-profit organization preferred.

A qualified candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong project management skills, and a client focused attitude. Previous experience with email marketing, desktop publishing, CMS/WordPress, HTML/CSS, Adobe Acrobat, virtual meeting tools (Zoom, Congregate, etc.), SEO (Google Analytics), Office 365, Google Suite, and Photoshop strongly preferred.

Highly qualified candidates will have experience writing about scientific or technical topics for a general audience.

Additional Information:

This position may require occasional evening or weekend hours to support events or meet deadlines. We value work-life balance and offer options for flexible schedules and remote work.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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All applicants will need to provide a resume, cover letter, and three professional references.

Your cover letter should speak to your qualifications and relevant experience. In addition, it should briefly describe how you have contributed to equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in your workplace or community.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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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Applications Open: Jul 19 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 15 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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