Annual Fund Coordinator

University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one's future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Details

Annual Fund Coordinator
Southeast Wisconsin
Kenosha, WI

The Annual Fund Coordinator supports University Advancement’s work to raise funds and recognize donors through annual giving, corresponding events and community engagement activities. This role will collaborate with the Director of Donor & Alumni Engagement as well as the Vice Chancellor for Advancement to implement strategies and maintain relationships with key groups.

Knowledge of fundraising processes, special events, and community engagement will benefit the individual in this position. The Annual Fund Coordinator will need strong project management skills, attention to detail, excellent written communication skills as well as a strong knowledge of technology and electronic communications tools for this role.

This position collaborates with units across campus, throughout the community, and is a key member of the University Advancement team. University Advancement leads UW-Parkside’s development (fundraising), alumni relations, and strategic communications efforts.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and distributes donor print and electronic communications including annual appeals, thank you letters, impact reports, event invitations, phone scripts, event programs, website copy, newsletters and social media copy
  • Evaluates existing donor strategy and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program enhancement
  • Implements donor stewardship strategies and oversees annual stewardship timeline and assists Director and Vice Chancellor with personalized donor stewardship plans
  • Discovers and creates storytelling opportunities for university publications
  • Builds the Ranger Sustainers recurring gift program
  • Performs tasks related to advancement special events including, but not limited to, organizing guest attendance, managing special event volunteers, creating virtual/ in person hybrid opportunities, overseeing event run of show, creating and managing guest communications.
  • Collaborates with Director in other writing projects such as press releases, web copy, and scripts
  • Monitors, organizes, and updates donor records, and implements operating policies and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 or more years experience in fundraising, project management, community engagement, event planning, public relations, marketing or a related field.

Pay Range: $45,000-$50,000

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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