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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Job no: 241108-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Development, Alumni Affairs, Marketing, Public Relations

Position Summary:

About The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS): Created in 2019, CDIS is the first School in more than 30 years to be established on the UW-Madison campus. Focusing on world-leading research and education at the intersection of technology and humanity, CDIS comprises three departments: Computer Sciences, Statistics, and the Information School. With over 3700 program students, CDIS has the largest undergraduate major (Computer Sciences) and the fastest growing (Data Science). We are embarking on an ambitious new capital campaign to raise $300 million for innovative programs and scholarships and a leading edge 300,000 sq. ft. home at the center of campus. The CDIS Director of Advancement will report directly to the Director of the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences and is a member of the CDIS leadership team. The Director will lead fundraising and alumni and relations efforts, raising the school's profile through strategic communications, marketing, and branding. They will work closely with department chairs, departmental fundraising committees, L&S and university advancement, communications and marketing leaders, and the UW Foundation. The position supervises the communications team and indirectly the foundation advancement staff dedicated to CDIS. The role works closely with the CDIS industry relations director.

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 in any relevant field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required skills and experience:
-Five to seven years of progressively responsible fundraising including capital and annual campaign development.
-Experience supervising the work of student or professional staff.
-Demonstrated achievement in constituent engagement, including establishing support for organizational goals and priorities with donors, commercial, government, nonprofit leaders, or other external constituents.
-Experience successfully managing projects with cross-boundary teams to develop and implement plans, programs, events, and campaigns.
-Experience developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to develop relationships with supporters and stakeholders.
-Experience building productive, long-term relationships with internal constituents such as organizational leadership, faculty, staff.
-Experience developing and implementing strategic plans for fundraising and development, and tracking progress toward goals.
-Demonstrated achievement in diversity and inclusion work including a commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding.
-Experience handling confidential and sensitive donor/constituent information.
-Experience planning and executing events.
-Knowledge of and experience with the effective use of various media platforms, including social media.
-Able to travel and attend meetings outside regular business hours

Preferred skills and experience:
-Experience working in higher education.
-Experience with technology, data, or information-intensive industries.
-Experience successfully working with vendors, including negotiating contracts and managing projects with external service providers.
-Experience creating and managing project or departmental budgets.
-A track record of successful major gift fundraising at $100K+.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Annie Powers
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

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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.

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: Sep 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 24 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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