Director of Development – Chazen Museum of Art

By: Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking an experienced Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for directly identifying, qualifying, engaging, soliciting, and stewarding high-capacity prospects for major gift support in the amount of $25,000 or more, for the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Individual will also secure leadership level support of annual and special gifts between $1,000 - $25,000 and assist in securing art gifts-in-kind. Individual will also be asked to interact and support the board and other volunteers.  

The Director of Development is employed by WFAA and reports to the Managing Senior Director of Development at WFAA and, will work hand-in-hand with the Director at Chazen.

Who is the Chazen Museum of Art?
The Chazen Museum of Art has an expansive two-building site that holds the second-largest collection of art in Wisconsin and is the largest collecting museum in the Big 10. The Chazen opened in 1970 as the Elvehjem Art Center to further the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s mission of education, research, and public service. In 2005, in honor of a lead gift toward expansion, it was renamed the Chazen Museum of Art. Amy Gilman, Director, joined the Chazen in 2017 and during her time of leading has been an advocate for the role or the university art museum and opportunities for philanthropy to fulfill and expand its mission. Learn more about the Chazen Museum of Art at: 

Who is WFAA?
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is a private, nonprofit corporation that encourages individuals and organizations to make gifts to the university and to connect with the UW. In 2014, the UW Foundation merged with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® to better serve a growing population of UW alumni and donors. We believe that private support grows out of good relationships between campus leaders, faculty and program staff who need support, and the alumni and friends who want to invest in UW–Madison. We provide important engagement opportunities to link UW–Madison alumni to each other and to their alma mater, building a strong community of Badgers.

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