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Minimum $150,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as:
- Generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off;
- Competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits;
- Season tickets for Badger football, men's basketball and men's hockey, and/or the varsity sports pass, and apparel.

More Benefits information can be found at .

Job Summary:

As the Head of Brand Marketing at Wisconsin Athletics, you will spearhead the strategic direction and execution of all marketing initiatives, playing a pivotal role in enhancing brand visibility, engagement, and revenue generation for our athletic department. You will lead a multifaceted team responsible for marketing, social media, digital strategies, fan communications, branding, fan events and promotions, ensuring alignment with departmental objectives while maintaining brand integrity across all channels.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Develop and implement comprehensive marketing strategies to elevate the profile of our athletic programs, events, and initiatives among diverse target audiences, including students, alumni, fans, and the community.
2. Provide visionary leadership to a talented team of marketing and communications professionals, fostering collaboration and creativity to drive impactful campaigns and initiatives.
3. Conduct in-depth market research and analysis to define fan personas and customer segments, identify trends, and uncover opportunities within the collegiate sports landscape, guiding strategic decision-making processes.
4. Oversee the creation of compelling content across digital and traditional platforms, leveraging social media, websites, e-mail newsletters, print materials, and advertising campaigns to engage and captivate our audience.
5. Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, such as coaches, athletes, and administrative staff, to identify synergies and align marketing efforts with their objectives and priorities.
6. Cultivate and manage strategic partnerships with external entities, including sponsors, media outlets, and vendors, to maximize exposure and revenue-generating opportunities for the department.
7. Utilize data analytics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of marketing initiatives, driving continuous improvement and optimization of marketing strategies.
8. Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies, leveraging insights to innovate and enhance our marketing efforts continuously.
9. Uphold and enforce the department's brand standards and guidelines, ensuring consistency in messaging, imagery, and tone across all communications channels.
10. Serve as a prominent ambassador for the athletic department, representing our brand at internal and external forums, including meetings, presentations, and community events.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to lead the marketing efforts of a dynamic collegiate athletic department, driving engagement, revenue growth, and brand awareness in alignment with our mission and objectives.

Responsibilities: Provides strategic direction and leadership for administration of sports and other key areas within the Athletics Department. Serves as executive staff member of the Athletic Director's Senior Management Team responsible for a $150 million, 23 sport, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program.
  • 50% Assists with overall strategic planning efforts for the athletics program
  • 20% Provides oversight of major administrative areas and department initiatives which may include sports administration and other key functions within the athletics division
  • 5% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • 5% Responsible for policy development, budget planning, and ongoing staff development
  • 15% Develops, communicates, and monitors goals for areas of responsibility that support strategic plans and department initiatives
  • 5% Ensures compliance with department policies as well as bylaws, rules, regulations, and interpretations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and all applicable conferences with which the University may be affiliated
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.

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Bachelor's Degree
Marketing, communications, business administration, or a related field

Master's Degree


o Extensive experience in marketing leadership roles, ideally within the sports industry or consumer-facing brands.
o Deep understanding of marketing principles, strategies, and tactics, with a proven track record of driving successful campaigns and initiatives.
o Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
o Proficiency in digital marketing platforms, content management systems, and analytics tools.
o Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities, coupled with a passion for innovation and continuous improvement.
o Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, prioritize tasks, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Limited appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

How to Apply:

This job posting will remain open until filled, however to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by June 27, 2024. Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. The hiring unit will notify finalists prior to any communication with these references.

Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.


Kayla Weisensel
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Sr Associate Athletic Director(AT020)



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