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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT - CDIS

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The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) was created in 2019. CDIS is the first School in more than 30 years to be established on the UW-Madison campus. Focusing on world-leading research and education at the intersection of technology and humanity, CDIS comprises three departments: Computer Sciences, Statistics, and the Information School. With over 3,700 program students, CDIS has the largest undergraduate major (Computer Sciences) and the fastest growing (Data Science). We are embarking on an ambitious new capital campaign to raise $300 million for innovative programs and scholarships and a leading edge 300,000 sq. ft. home at the center of campus.

The CDIS Director of Advancement will report directly to the Director of the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences and is a member of the CDIS leadership team. The Director of Advancement will lead fundraising, alumni and relations efforts, raising the school's profile through strategic communications, marketing, and branding. They will work closely with department chairs, departmental fundraising committees, L&S and university advancement, communications and marketing leaders, and the UW Foundation. The position supervises the communications team and indirectly the foundation advancement staff dedicated to CDIS. The role works closely with the CDIS industry relations director.

Job Summary

Manages and evaluates advancement strategy for the unit. Oversees development and implements fundraising, public relations, and alumni relations strategy in support of strategic goals. May represent the unit to internal and external stakeholders to ensure success of advancement efforts.

Essential Responsibilities

30% Plans and directs staff implementation of advancement initiatives and programs in alignment with the strategic plan

20% May serve as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information on business-relations issues, opportunities, and activities and representing the interests of the unit

20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships

5% Collaborates with unit leadership to deliver directed program messaging to internal and external audiences

5% Evaluates advancement strategy effectiveness and provides recommendations for improvement

5% May exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees

Unique Responsibilities

5% In collaboration with the school's budget office, plan and administer the budget of the advancement office to ensure operation within fiscal constraints.

10% Develops and implements communications strategies to advance the overall goals of CDIS and its departments

Education: Required Bachelor's degree in any relevant field.

Required skills and experience:

-Five to seven years of progressively responsible fundraising including capital and annual campaign development.

-Experience supervising the work of student or professional staff.

-Demonstrated achievement in constituent engagement, including establishing support for organizational goals and priorities with donors, commercial, government, nonprofit leaders, or other external constituents.

-Experience successfully managing projects with cross-boundary teams to develop and implement plans, programs, events, and campaigns.

-Experience developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies to develop relationships with supporters and stakeholders.

-Experience building productive, long-term relationships with internal constituents such as organizational leadership, faculty, staff.

-Experience developing and implementing strategic plans for fundraising and development, and tracking progress toward goals.

-Demonstrated achievement in diversity and inclusion work including a commitment to enhancing multicultural understanding.

-Experience handling confidential and sensitive donor/constituent information.

-Experience planning and executing events.

-Knowledge of and experience with the effective use of various media platforms, including social media.

-Able to travel and attend meetings outside regular business hours

Preferred skills and experience:

-Experience working in higher education.

-Experience with technology, data, or information-intensive industries.

-Experience successfully working with vendors, including negotiating contracts and managing projects with external service providers.

-Experience creating and managing project or departmental budgets.

-A track record of successful major gift fundraising at $100K+.

The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) was created in 2019. CDIS is the first School in more than 30 years to be established on the UW-Madison campus. Focusing on world-leading research and education at the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    November 11, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Location

On-site
Madison, WI, USA

How to Apply

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online at: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/511015/director-of-advancement-and-engagement-cdis

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online at: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/511015/director-of-advancement-and-engagement-cdis

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