University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin
System and designated as a R1 research institute, we’re a learning
destination for nearly 26,000 students. First-generation college
students arrive here straight from high school or years later -
after starting families, changing careers, or serving in the
military. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life,
and location. At UWM, we share motivation to learn and to excel. We
value unique perspectives and possess talent and desire to nurture
ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a
major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a
world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee.
Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a
great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual
research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of
Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities
at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally
disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in
their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of
color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on
its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in
Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the
federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best
Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and
student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of
LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as
one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary
institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in
the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.
The FCW is a partnership of Wisconsin's 13 public universities,
connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers,
and advocacy groups. Our mission is to train the next generation of
water researchers and problem solvers and to establish Wisconsin as
a global leader in water-related science, technology, and economic
Reporting to the Executive Director of the FCW, this role's primary
functions will consist of managing and running the FCW grants
program, contributing to the strategic development of FCW
programming, and procuring funding for FCW programming and
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Strong writing skills (applicants may be asked for a writing
- Experience with grant management, business administration,
and/or facilitating multi-stakeholder collaborative
- A bachelor’s degree and additional education related to
freshwater, business administration, and/or public relations
- 5+ years experience in grant management, business
administration, and/or facilitating multi-stakeholder collaborative
- Demonstrable experience partnering with development team
procuring funding from donors, businesses, and/or federal grants.
Note: Applicants are encouraged to include amounts procured in
their application materials
- Demonstrable experience creating processes and structures for
- Demonstrable experience facilitating group discussions and
- Demonstrable experience in strategic planning and project
- Relationships with Freshwater funders and businesses is a
- Understanding of multi-stakeholder organizations and higher
education. Familiarity with WI state and UW system governance
structure and procedures is a plus.
- Ability to convene and communicate complexity to a diverse
group of stakeholders, including steering committee, community
members, business leaders
- The ability to “zoom-in” and “zoom-out” (i.e. maintain a
balance between the big picture’s important details while keeping
an eye on the FCW long-term vision and immediate needs).
- Demonstrable experience organizing or contributing to program
evaluation and/or organizational assessments.
Completed application materials must include: 1) A letter of
application addressing educational and professional level work
experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and
preferred qualifications as listed above; 2) A professional resume;
and 3) A document listing the names and contact information for
three professional references.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to
ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether he/she
meets any of the qualifications, he/she will be evaluated as not
meeting such qualifications.
This is a continuous recruitment with the initial screening
of candidates to begin on April 11, 2022. Applications received
after April 10, 2022, may not receive consideration.
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM
will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and
attach any required documents. The process is complete when the
message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you
receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices AA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, or protected veteran status.
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals
with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.
Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to
make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a
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Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who
request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by
Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the
identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the
appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the
prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your
references will be required to answer questions regarding any past
findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending
allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery
Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and
information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/
call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414)
229-4632 for a paper copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their
start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to
work in the United States and to complete the required employment
eligibility verification form upon hire.
Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System 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 in 2021. Job duties and
responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please
To apply, please visit: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/33936