The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the UW-Madison, is seeking to fill a full time Legal Counsel position. In this role, you will assist the Director of Legal Affairs with managing legal issues affecting the Wisconsin Foundation and Association; review and draft documents; advise WFAA staff and leadership; consult with University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin System officials, outside counsel, and other advisors as appropriate; perform legal research. The Legal Counsel uses legal expertise, best practices and knowledge of WFAA policies, structure, and culture to provide legal counsel facilitating goals of the WFAA and protecting the WFAA’s reputation and business interests
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.
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!