Digital Philanthropy Coordinator - University Advancement - 17307



Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. In the fall of 2018, as a result of the University of Wisconsin System’s restructuring of the state’s 13 two-year campuses formerly known as UW Colleges, UW–Rock County began operating as a branch campus of UW–Whitewater under the new name of University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at Rock County. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Main Campus and Rock County Campus are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs. UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Position Details

Digital Philanthropy Coordinator - University Advancement - 17307
Southwest Wisconsin
Whitewater, WI


The Department of University Advancement at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater seeks a Digital Philanthropy Coordinator (ASSOC DEVELOP SPEC).

This will be a 50% fixed term appointment and reappointment for subsequent terms is dependent upon needs of the position, university funding and external forces.


The Digital Philanthropy Coordinator will provide messaging to external constituencies, primarily using email marketing and social media in the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. The candidate will oversee the university’s alumni social media accounts and website, will seek to develop strategic messaging to the alumni and other constituents of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and develop philanthropic solicitations using social media and other platforms.

Reports to: Director of Alumni Relations


  1. Produce regular digital communications and e-newsletters to UW-Whitewater alumni. 
  2. Develop strategic communication content for the University Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement office to support a Culture of Philanthropy among the Foundation’s various stakeholders.
  3. Develop campaign messaging to inform, solicit and receive support for various University projects using digital platforms. 
  4. Maintain and enhance the Foundation and Alumni Association’s web pages, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, communications or equivalent area of study
  • 1-3 years web, social media or e-marketing experience in a professional setting
  • Basic knowledge of web content management systems, Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills

Desired Characteristics:

  • Understanding of web and social media analytics 
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of HTML and CSS coding 
  • Knowledge of AP Style 
  • Solid organizational skills and capable of multi-tasking 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Experience in working in a non-profit or educational setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of marketing and communications principles 
  • Demonstrated ability to write and use images to clearly and persuasively communicate with alumni and donors 
  • Curiosity and ability to learn new skills and keep up with industry trends 
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills 
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

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