Badger Talks Coordinator

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Since its founding in 1848, the University of Wisconsin has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and major research institution, our students, staff, and faculty engage in a world-class education while solving real-world problems. With public service — or as we call it,the Wisconsin Idea— as our guiding principle, Badgers are creating a better future for everyone.

Position Details

Badger Talks Coordinator
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Badger Talks engages Wisconsin residents on topics they care about and by sharing the latest information and research of UW faculty, staff and graduate students through virtual and in-person presentations, workshops and performances.

The Badger Talks Coordinator is responsible for coordinating program logistics, marketing, and communications. 

Responsibilities include:

  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 25% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of Badger Talks
  • 10% Develops and evaluates programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 15% May assist with monitioring the program budget spending
  • 20% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 15% Helps coordinate marketing and social media for all Badger Talks public events, including email and web updates
  • 5% Serves as HR liaison for new student hires - I9s, timesheet training, laptop issues

We value work-life balance. This role may be filled at 80-100% time (approximately 32-40 hours per week). Employees have the flexibility to work remotely at least part-time depending on their responsibilities. 


  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • General professional office experience utilizing a high degree of professionalism, discretion, and judgment
  • Previous experience handling complex processes/systems/events
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent customer service skills with outstanding written and oral communication
  • Basic marketing knowledge - experience with email systems, digital and print ads, and general graphic design standards
  • Experience with creating content and managing audiences on social media; 
  • Experience working with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter channel(s)
  • Positive, "can-do" attitude and motivation for change/growth 


  • Experience with registration software systems
  • Experience with design software
  • Previous event experience

We encourage you to apply even if you're not sure you meet all of these qualifications. We're always looking for hard-working and motivated individuals who are eager to learn. 

Minimum salary: $42,600 annual (12 months)

Actual starting salary will depend on candidate's qualifications.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see

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