University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 235736

Position Summary:
Reporting jointly to the Managing Director of the Office of Business Engagement (OBE) and Founding/Managing Director of School of Computing, Data, and Information Sciences (CDIS), the primary expectation of this role is to build new and improve/expand existing relationships between UW-Madison and private-sector companies. These comprehensive relationships will include, but are not limited to student recruitment, research partnerships, philanthropy, sponsorship opportunities, executive education and technology transfer. This person will play a key role in managing OBE's new accountabilities regarding corporate philanthropy.

This role will be measured by driving additional revenue annually into the college of L&S, CDIS as well as cross-campus. In addition, this role will support key strategic initiative successful completion: APLU IEP process and designation, industry partner or related programs and the various capital and building projects sponsored through the college of L&S, with a focus on CDIS departments, Computer Sciences, Statistics and i-School.

Principal duties:
50% Manage company engagements by effectively defining and understanding needs and/or goals and collaborating with campus partners, affiliates and various centers and units that can deliver the best opportunities to develop and expand company relationships and investment across the college of L&S and campus.

20% Represent the breadth and depth of University offerings across schools/colleges/units and platforms (e.g. talent acquisition, talent retention/development, sponsored research, sponsorships, philanthropy) to potential and existing partners.

10% Manage a portfolio of active partnerships to ensure success; provide governance, stewardship, and continuously identify opportunities to extend impact and reach of current relationships.

5% Identify and cultivate a robust pipeline of target partners to support college and University goals and continuously evaluate new potential opportunities for engagement.

5% Serve as a representative of the University to external stakeholder groups including local and regional economic and workforce development organizations and trade associations.

5% Develop strategies and plans with internal constituents to facilitate and foster external partnerships.

5% Leverage existing and emerging tools (e.g., Salesforce) to track, measure, report and provide transparency to the scope and outputs of new and existing relationships.

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