Founded in 1900, the Wisconsin School of Business established one of the first five business programs in the nation. The school is located within a leading public research university and offers a vibrant community that honors the university’s commitment to exploration and public service. The Wisconsin School of Business has been highly ranked for the last three years by U.S. News & World Report in many categories including 2nd for real estate, 3rd for risk management and insurance and 15th for undergraduate schools. Its MBA program is listed as 7th in the U.S. for “Best Value” and 9th for “Most Satisfied MBA Graduates.” The Wisconsin School of Business boasts a robust and active alumni spread out across the United States and globally.
The Associate Vice President and Managing Director (AVP) will be responsible for leading a comprehensive development program for the Wisconsin School of Business. Key responsibilities will include strategic planning and goal setting; team leadership and performance management; and prospect and portfolio management. The AVP will serve as the primary liaison between the UW Foundation (UWF) and the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). As a member of the UWF development managers’ group, the AVP will contribute to the growth and refinement of the organization’s overall development operation, crafting development policies and procedures; providing input on goals and expectations; and supporting change management initiatives.
A minimum of seven years of professional leadership experience in complex development and alumni relations programs (preferably within higher education) is required along with meaningful experience in or knowledge of all key development areas. Experience in a business school setting is highly valued.