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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 the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a development professional to support the College of Engineering (CoE).    The Associate 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 4,500 students and over 50,000 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.     As the College prepares for the future, philanthropy will be essential for success. This includes a $20 million goal to match future scholarships with three years remaining. In addition to that goal, the college is also embarking on a $150 million fund raising effort for a new building. These goals make it a pivotal moment in college history, cementing a legacy of philanthropy and excellence in education.     Please note:  This position can be filled at the Associate Director of Development or Director of Development, depending on skills/experience of selected candidate.      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.  
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Development
ID
2022-1298
Job Locations US-WI-Madison
WFAA requires all individuals working out of WFAA offices or conducting in-person business to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. WFAA will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.   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 Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences within the Wisconsin Medicine Advancement Group.  The development professional will build the major gifts program for the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences through the department’s grateful patient philanthropy program and by qualifying existing donors within the department.    The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is a pioneer in ophthalmology and vision science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison for over 50 years, the Department has built a strong, world-class reputation for leading research, quality patient care in an academic setting and unique training programs for the doctors of tomorrow.  Additional information is available at https://www.ophth.wisc.edu/   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. 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 those interested in supporting the UW to areas about which they are passionate, 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.
Category
Development
ID
2022-1294
Job Locations US-WI-Madison
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 recruiting for a development professional to support the College of Letters & Science.  The Director of Development is responsible for directly identifying, qualifying, engaging, and soliciting high-capacity prospects for major gift support in the amount of $25,000 or more, for the College of Letters & Science, including the Department of History and related programs and initiatives. Individual will also secure leadership level support, including annual and special gifts between $1,000 and $25,000. In pursuit of these objectives, individual will also be asked to interact with and/or manage board and volunteer engagement and build productive relationships with academic partners.   Who is the College of Letters & Science? The College of Letters & Science (L&S), with more than 200,000 living alumni, represents 45% of UW-Madison enrollment, and 65% of the undergraduate credit hours taught at the University. L&S is home to 39 academic departments and professional schools that conduct a broad and diverse range of research in the natural & social sciences, arts & humanities. Ranked 11th nationally, the History department is home to 64 faculty, over 400 undergraduate majors and 130 graduate students in both History and the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology.   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.  
Category
Development
ID
2022-1291