Job no: 237765-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Legal Affairs, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The Office of State Relations builds relationships while developing and implementing strategies to advance UW-Madison's priorities with the state legislature, the governor, and other state government agencies. Reporting to the Director of State Relations, the Assistant Director of State Relations will work with campus stakeholders and other University Relations team members to plan and assist in the implementation of state government relations and statewide outreach efforts.

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:

Minimum B.A. or B.S. in political science, education, public relations, government, communications, or related field. Masters or equivalent experience preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- At least 3 years experience with the Wisconsin legislative process and a demonstrated knowledge of state government, major public policy issues impacting higher-education, and the biennial budget process.

- Effective and professional communication skills, including oral and written.

- Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with diverse groups and individuals

- Commitment to welcoming and inclusive work environment

- Ability to work quickly and accurately on complex projects, manage multiple priorities, work in a team environment

- Ability to research, analyze, and articulate complex educational, policy, and legislative issues

- Experience working in outreach or public relations in a higher education setting

- An understanding of higher education policy

- Familiarity with UW-Madison



Work Type:

Full Time: 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:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the "" button (, search for 237765). Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references.


Karen Aune
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: Jul 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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