Job description

JOB NO.: 93440-LI

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Development, Alumni Affairs, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 93440-LI

Working Title: Managing Director, Office of Business Engagement

Official Title: DIR, UNSPECIFIED (7)(M93DN)


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 25, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $109,600 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in related field is preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Ten years of experience in university relations and/or business engagement, or related relationship management positions.

Capability to develop long-term strategies for corporate relationships that expand engagement opportunities with the UW-Madison.

Ability to promote the UW-Madison's strategic priorities and research goals by developing excellent working relations with university leadership, faculty, staff, and affiliates, including the University of Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), University Research Park (URP) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

Proven capability as a primary liaison in interacting with corporate executive officers.

Aptitude shown for developing and executing successful corporate solicitation strategies, with an emphasis on gifts, sponsorship, or research contracts valued at $1M or more.

Track record of successful management and supervision, including staff hiring, development, budget management and accountability.

Ability to set and achieve realistic, comprehensive annual relationship and revenue goals regarding UW-Madison's business engagements.

Demonstrated competency in coordinating and implementing strategies effectively across multiple campus entities, such as schools, colleges, departments, centers and/or institutes.

Organized for high personal production yet able to delegate and inspire exceptional work from others through team building, communication, and cooperation.

An understanding of UW-Madison's or equivalent higher education institution organizational structure is beneficial but not required.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

UW-Madison seeks an experienced professional to lead the newly created Office of Business Engagement (OBE). The Managing Director is responsible for leading a team and coordinating cross-campus efforts that seek to establish and cultivate long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with industry. These comprehensive relationships will include, but are not limited to: student recruitment, research partnerships, philanthropy, sponsorship opportunities, executive education and technology transfer. OBE will be a new campus entity launched in 2018 following a campus-wide effort to centralize the structure and processes that best position UW-Madison to be a national leader in university/industry relations. Upon OBE's launch, current personnel from the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) will also transition to OBE.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government and Corporate Affairs in UW-Madison's Office of the Vice Chancellor for University Relations.

Additional Information:


Karen Aune
[email protected]
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 (, 93440) to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Mar 23 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 20 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 3/24/2018
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