Madison, WI
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 92130-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 92130-AS

Working Title: Senior Associate, Mayors Innovation Project



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: OCTOBER 18, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Minimum undergraduate degree is required in public policy, political science, urban planning, non-profit management, or other social science subjects; master's degree or equivalent in similar fields desired but not required. Applicants with exceptionally relevant professional backgrounds but different degrees will be considered

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least three years of professional experience is required, with seven years of experience or a combination of experience and a master's degree required for appointment at the senior title.

Professional experience should include:
Demonstrated experience communicating and writing to diverse audiences, including local governments, elected officials, NGOs, etc, excellent writing ability, including demonstrated ability to write clearly and succinctly for a range of audiences on policy topics, knowledge of local government and local policy, experience managing people and projects.

Preferred, but not required, experience includes:
Direct experience working for or serving in local government, experience planning and facilitating meetings and events, policy research and analysis, familiarity with municipal finance and budgeting, grant writing and fundraising.

Desired skills include:
Innovative and critical thinking, independent problem-solving, budget development and management, good written and oral communication, exceptional organization and interpersonal skills, a high degree of professionalism and ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with partners.

Position Summary:

Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) is a national think-and-do tank that promotes high road solutions to social problems. These treat shared growth and opportunity, environmental sustainability, and resilient democratic institutions as necessary and achievable complements in human development. COWS is nonpartisan but values-based. We seek a world of equal opportunity and security for all. The Mayors Innovation Project is a learning network for American mayors committed to high road policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government. We provide clear, useful information on policies and programs for local governments and create high-quality peer learning experiences for local leaders. This position will work primarily if not exclusively on the Mayors Innovation Project and report to the Director of COWS and the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project on a day to day basis


Matthew Wyndham
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

An applicant may be hired in to an Outreach Specialist or Senior Outreach Specialist title dependent upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire.

For questions on the position, contact: Matthew Wyndham,, 608-265-8665.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 15 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 13 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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