Under the direction of the Director of Student-Athlete Development, the incumbent will be a member of the Office of Student-Athlete Development (OSAD) which provides programs and services for all UW-Madison student-athletes. The incumbent will be responsible for sustaining existing relationships and cultivating new relationships with employers and corporate partners in order to secure internship, part time and full time employment placements for student-athletes; tracking and analyzing internship, part time and full time student-athlete employment placement data; managing the UW Athletics’ BuckyNet interface; and act as a contributing member of UW Athletics’ business development team, which includes senior level administrators. This position will identify the needs of prospective employers, research and stay updated on new potential employers/contacts, conduct regular site visits, cold calls/emails, attend employer events, and collect data on key employment metrics for the office. Additionally, the individual will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders for educational programming and engagement purposes including; shadow experiences, career nights, panels, and a career mentor program. Incumbent will engage regularly with UW alumni, donors, and letterwinners, and will communicate and collaborate regularly with OSAD staff to match student-athletes with meaningful career opportunities. The position responsibilities may include supervision of staff members; cultivation of corporate sponsorship packages and funding development specific to career initiatives and programs; assistance with the office strategic plan and annual report; oversight of employer relations budget development; engagement in athletic department and campus committees; and meeting with prospective student-athletes during on-campus recruiting visits.
Bachelor's degree is required, master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of employer or corporate relations experience required. (7) or more years required for the senior level title. Preferred experiences include: talent acquisition and/or recruiting, former collegiate student-athlete and/or experience working in intercollegiate athletics and evaluation and data analysis. Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and abilities: exceptional organization and time management skills; the ability to work independently; demonstrate initiative and self-motivation; ability to understand and successfully attain project goals and initiatives; ability and initiative to work with a diverse group of individuals; and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills. A basic knowledge of NCAA and Big Ten Conference eligibility rules is also desired. Candidates must be willing to work weekend and evening hours, as needed.
Conditions of Appointment: This is an Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after August 28, 2017. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, August 22, 2017. Please complete the online application: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495783/dir-of-employer-relations-corporate-partnerships and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship,... respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.