Development Program Specialist, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)

By: Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is recruiting for a Development Program Specialist to support UW-Madison, UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.  This is a non-exempt position supporting donor and campus relations, stewardship, and office administration activities that advance team goals and objectives.  This position is a hybrid role & will require you to work in the office at least two days weekly. 

Essential Functions:

Donor Relations and Stewardship 

  • In collaboration with campus, directors of development and central stewardship team, assist with all aspects of comprehensive stewardship of donors, including gift acknowledgements, milestone special thanks, and impact reporting.
  • Coordinate gift fund administration process, including all activities related to the creation, documentation, tracking, notification, review, and stewardship of unit funds.
  • Work with directors of development to assist in enhancing and implementing new opportunities for donor engagement.

Campus Partnerships 

  • Serve as point of contact for campus inquiries about policies and procedures at WFAA, working to build mutually beneficial relationships and share information on resources and best practices toward development goals.

 CRM and Reporting 

  • Utilize and generate financial reports related to gift information requests from directors of development or campus partners.
  • Work with the business intelligence team as needed to refine and customize lists for special mailings, invitations, donor recognition, etc.


  • 1 + year of relevant work/internship experience

  • Some experience with designing creative visual content using programs like Canva is desired.
  • Ability to judge the relative importance of issues and act independently to address them, applying the appropriate level of urgency to achieve results.

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