Development Specialist

University of Wisconsin-Madison-Wisconsin Union

The Organization Mission: Make Lifetime connections on the campus, one person at a time.

Values: Respect, Inclusivity, Relationships, Learning, Leadership and Performance.

The Wisconsin Union is a financially self-supporting division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Financial support for the organization is provided by income earned by dining units and a variety of non-food units such as recreation, guest rooms and space rentals. Substantial support is also provided by student fees. The Wisconsin Union has an annual operating budget of $56 million and employs nearly 250 full-time staff and 1500 student staff in the departments of Program & Leadership, Hospitality Services, Facilities, Administration and the Office of the Director. In addition, over 300 student volunteers and 2,000 club members under the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) produce over 2,000 programs annually.

Position Details

Development Specialist
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Assists in the planning, promotion and execution of development events, leads the creation and updating of informational materials, interacts with stakeholder groups to cultivate and maintain relationships, and leads reporting efforts on the effectiveness of development activities of the unit.

1. Assists with the development of strategic planning initiatives and objectives, program budgets, and monitors activity to ensure adherence to established guidelines. 20%

2. Collects, prepares, and analyzes donor information and event data and provides subsequent recommendations for improvement and enhancement. 20%

3. Schedules logistics and secures resources for event and program activities, facilities, participants, and vendors adhering to established timelines and expectations. 20%

4. Assists with the design, development, and delivery of marketing and communication materials and other event publications to promote development events and programs.10%

5. Serves as a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders at meetings and activities to advocate for and promote the interests of the unit. Other duties as assigned. 30%

This position will work primarily with the Health and Wellbeing theme area which includes the following campus partners: University Recreation & Wellbeing, Mental Health Services, Medical Services, and Prevention & Campus Health Initiatives.

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  • Minimum 3 years professional work experience in annual giving fundraising, member/donor communications, relationship development, and event planning.
  • Superior communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership.A high attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with and knowledge of best practices for digital communications.
  • Solid understanding of and/or experience executing integrated marketing campaigns.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines.
  • Desire to learn, grow, and create a culture of health and wellbeing at a Big Ten institution.
  • Minimum $53,700 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications.
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Wonderful Paid Leave: Vacation, Holiday, Personal Holiday, & Sick Leave
  • Terrific Retirement Plans options.

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