Director / Associate Director of Development – College of Engineering

By: Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a development professional to support the College of Engineering (CoE). The Director of Development will be responsible for qualifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.  This position is an integral part of a highly collaborative, energetic and innovative development team for the UW-Madison College of Engineering.    The College of Engineering is one of the University’s major units, with more than 4,000 students and over 40,000 alumni. Development efforts strive to involve alumni and friends in the life of the departments and College, resulting in their increased engagement and philanthropic support.  

Essential Funtions:

  • Major Gift Development
  • Donor Relations/Stewardship/ Recognition
  • Donor Relations/Stewardship/ Recognition

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional work experience;
  • Experience and demonstrated success in fundraising or related activities;
  • Ability to meet travel requirements (@25%).

WFAA is committed to provide our employees with an environment that is inspiring, creative and respectful. We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits program, which includes a 10% 401k contribution after 1 year of service!  

Just as the university community benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, inclusion and diversity are imperative for the success of our mission. WFAA values people and the differences that they bring to the organization, and creates an environment in which all staff members and constituents feel respected and have opportunities to thrive. 

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