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Working title:

Coordinator of Development and Alumni Relations

Official title:


Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications, public relations, marketing or business related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Preferably, 2 years of experience in alumni and donor relations with demonstrated experience in fostering positive relationships with varied constituents.

Experience with social media (Face Book and Twitter) and website management preferred. Experience working with volunteer groups also preferred.

Principal duties:

The University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery is seeking a bright, creative and energetic professional to join the Surgery Development team. Working with the Senior Director of Development, the Coordinator of Development and Alumni Relations will provide high-level support, and facilitate and execute projects aimed at acquiring and building donor relationships for the University of Wisconsin Department of Surgery.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin offers one of the leading surgical programs in the nation, excelling in patient care, surgical education, and surgical research. We are comprised of more than 100 full-time faculty and 500 additional full-time staff who support our mission.

Our surgeons perform almost 22,000 operations per year for pediatric and adult patients in the specialities of cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, otolryngology-head and neck surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, transplant surgery, and vascular surgery.

Training the next generation of surgeons and clinician-scientist is integral in our department, with more than 70 residents and fellows being trained each year in seven different surgical specialty training programs.

Our clinical, basic and translational research programs allow us to offer experimental treatment options while we continue to seek novel approaches to prevent and treat numerous surgical diseases. More than $11 million in federal research funding supports our research programs.

Principal Duties:
The Coordinator of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for the following areas:
- Manage Gift Stewardship including donor recognition programs and creating a giving society
- Manage alumni communication
- Design and oversee fundraising programs
- Design and oversee patient engagement programs

Gift Stewardship:
- In conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Foundation (UWF) Development Director and the Director of the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association (WMAA), develop,

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