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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 201142-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Dean, Director, Executive, Engineering, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Management/Supervisory, Project Management

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the Director of the UW E-Business Consortium (, a highly successful university-industry partnership that has involvement from more than 85 companies from a variety of industries. This position will have responsibility for leading and overseeing UWEBC staff to implement strategies to achieve operational and financial success, as well as for supporting the development and execution of new growth initiatives.

Established in 1998, the UWEBC is a premier peer-to-peer learning organization bringing together a Wisconsin flagship university and leading companies to focus on thought leadership, business best practices, innovative strategies and emerging technologies. UWEBC offerings comprise learning events and advisory services for executives, managers and senior practitioners in various functional areas across the company, including customer service, information technology, marketing and supply chain management. UWEBC serves as a unique and effective resource for ongoing human capital and organizational capability development, and enables member companies to achieve operational excellence and business innovation by leveraging the collective wisdom and experience of world-class companies.

The director will have primary responsibility for overseeing the delivery of UWEBC offerings, including: day-to-day supervision of practice directors (who are largely independent and self-directed, but with whom regular consultation is critical) and the shared-services team (including member services and events, marketing and communications, membership and sales); coordination of efforts amongst UWEBC staff to ensure timely and high-quality execution; and continuous process improvement to enhance organizational performance and member impact. Additionally, it is expected that the director will work on strategic initiatives focused on growing and sustaining UWEBC success and impact, and in coordination with other campus programs for professional and executive development.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree required.

Masters degree (or higher) in business administration or a related field (any discipline pertinent to information systems, organizational development, marketing, sales, customer service, operations and supply chain management) preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

--10 years or more experience in a leadership capacity.
--At least 5 years experience in leadership roles with responsibilities such as strategic planning, program development and management, business operations management, customer relationship management, organizational development and change management, and department climate/culture enhancement.
-- At least 7 years experience as a leader/manager of teams.

Preference will be given to candidates who:
-- Have prior experience in organizational leadership roles such as chief operating officer or managing director.
-- Have an exemplary record of performance as a team leader.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click the "apply now" button. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a resume and cover letter.


Hilary Stone
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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