Alumni Advocacy Intern

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
ID
2022-1278
Category
Internship
Type
Intern

Overview

WFAA encourages individuals working out of WFAA offices or conducting in-person business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. WFAA does not at this time require vaccination for in-person work or other business activity, but reserves the right to put in place such a requirement in the future. Should it do so WFAA will consider requests for accommodations only as required under applicable law.

 

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA), the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is seeking a Alumni Advocacy  Intern to work 10-15 hours per week. The position will assist the WFAA alumni advocacy program working in social media, event planning, writing and web content development.   This internship will include creation of social media strategy, research and content creation, management of Facebook and Twitter accounts, assisting with virtual and in person events, and updating advocacy web presence. This position is a hybrid role and will require you to work in the office at least two days per week at the Wisconsin Alumni Association office located at 650 Lake Street in Madison, WI.

 

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.

 

Diversity and Inclusion:

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.  

Essential Functions

Marketing & Communication: 

  • Assist in deploying social media tactics for alumni advocacy
  • Monitor social media accounts
  • Create social media posts
  • Build a social media ad campaign
  • Maintain and update web pages
  • Manage alumni advocacy software
  • Other duties as assigned

 Market Research & Data Analysis: 

  • Explore new media tools and opportunities to improve engagement
  • Compile data for analysis
  • Perform analysis of program metrics
  • Maintain tracking report of program activity
  • Other duties as assigned

 Program and Event management: 

  • Assist with coordinating events for alumni advocacy during peak times
  • Create and distribute event listing pages on social media websites
  • Collaborate with UW Office of Government Affairs on key advocacy issues
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary degree program.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media
  • Strong writing skills

 Other Qualifications

  • Background and knowledge of public policy and politics is strongly preferred.
  • Research acumen
  • Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a small team environment
  • Disciplined self-starter who regularly sets and achieves work goal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office

 

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.  

 

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer *The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation (supportuw.org) and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (uwalumni.com). Its legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

 

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