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 UW-Extension. In this role you will work to develop a comprehensive advancement plan for University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Division of Extension, with a primary focus on prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship in pursuit of major gifts.
Division of Extension: UW–Madison Extension connects communities with the University of Wisconsin and responds to emerging and longstanding hurdles residents are overcoming to compete and prosper. As a statewide engagement arm of UW–Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend University knowledge to every corner of the state. Our statewide network includes educators and faculty in all 72 counties and within five tribal nations along with specialists with the UW–Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, School of Human Ecology, and on UW campuses across Wisconsin. Every year, 12,000 volunteers, 2,800 partnering organizations, and more than 350,000 workshop participants benefit from the University research and best practices taught through Extension’s outreach and programming. Extension improves leadership skills, organizational and business capacity, and family, community, and social relationships. Our strategic connections with local governments, employers, non-profits, and industries ensure the latest research is informing decisions that affect everyone. We’re helping community leaders, business owners, and our neighbors put their own great ideas into practice. Working alongside Dean Karl Martin, this new position will help develop a comprehensive advancement program and align existing efforts, with an emphasis on major gift development. More information at https://extension.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. 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.
Candidate can reside in the Madison, WI or Northern WI areas. Please note this position can be filled at the Senior Director of Development or Director of Development level, depending on skills/experience of selected candidate.
Major Gift Development
Donor Relations/Stewardship/ Recognition
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!
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer *The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (advanceuw.org) 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.