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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
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Aug 2, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement
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Full Time
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Job no: 237721-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Event Planning, Program Coordination, Instructional, Other, Project Management, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Strategic Consulting is a dynamic internal consulting and project management office that works with campus executives, faculty, and staff across the university. Our mission is to enhance organizational effectiveness at UW-Madison by supporting strategic initiatives, change, and improvement efforts while building organizational capacity (i.e., increasing organizational knowledge and skills). The Capacity Building Lead is a newly created position that will be responsible for designing and coordinating a comprehensive program to build organizational capacity across our different service areas, which include strategic planning, process improvement, organizational and program design, enhancing department culture and climate (including attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion), coaching, change management, and project management. In addition to coordinating with our internal consultants and project managers on in-project, just-in-time learning opportunities, the incumbent in this position will help develop and disseminate educational resources for our campus partners, sponsor and facilitate communities of practice, and manage several professional development events.

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. Master's degree in organizational development, curriculum development, higher education leadership, or related field, preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of organizational development areas (such as strategic planning, organizational or program design, organizational culture and climate, change management, or process improvement).
- Ability to design instructional programs based on needs assessment(s).
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with all levels of an organization.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to be innovative, flexible, and adaptable, and to work well under pressure (e.g., to meet deadlines or to manage multiple projects simultaneously).
- Familiarity with methods that the needs of adult and professional learners.
- Expertise with the Microsoft Office suite (e.g., MS Word and PowerPoint), including more advanced features.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of an organization.
- Familiarity and competency working with technology, including virtual presentation platforms.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Relevant Work Experience
Minimum Requirements:
- Three or more years of experience in professional development and/or training, with significant curriculum development experience.
- Three or more years of experience in project coordination, project management, or management of complex, multifaceted events (including demonstrated success in the management of logistics/planning and execution of successful events).
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

Preferred Experience and Credentials:
- Experience in the full range of capacity building, from needs assessment to curriculum development to program assessment.
- Experience working in a non-profit or higher education setting.

Additional Information:

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



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:



Minimum $68,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, click the "" button (, search for 237721). 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: Aug 2 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 1 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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