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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 256880-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison has supported small businesses in Dane, Sauk, and Columbia counties since 1980. This position primarily focuses on supporting the administrative and programming needs of the office. Our tight-knit staff was able to support 670 clients in 2021 by utilizing an intrapreneurship, all-hands-on-deck mindset to respond to the changing business, university, and client environments. Moving forward, we look to use what we learned during COVID-19 to update our administrative processes-with your help! - and continue providing outstanding support to local entrepreneurs. The UW-Madison SBDC was also recognized by the Wisconsin School of Business in 2021 with a COVID Resilience Award.

Your day-to-day work will include: keeping our administrative systems, internal processes, financial records, and marketing materials updated; working with campus partners to keep event planning and office processes running smoothly; keeping up or establishing positive relationships with campus stakeholders; and maximizing student staff talent to support your role. Occasional evening classes/events required.

Responsibilities: Organizes the development and delivery of outreach programs, including the responsibility for staffing. Assists with policy development and organizes resources to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.
  • 30% Directs the implementation of program policies and procedures
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships to promote the outreach program
  • 30% Schedules and secures logistics and resources in support of an outreach program
  • 20% Schedules day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 10% Identifies opportunities for program improvement or new outreach program development
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


Bachelor's Degree
all majors/degrees invited to apply


One year of experience preferred (relevant internships, part-time and volunteer experience will be considered)

Well qualified candidates will be:
- Exceptionally organized, with an eye for detail and strong time-management skills
- A flexible team contributor
- A demonstrated professional with strong written and verbal communication skills
- Open to giving and receiving feedback and growing as a professional
- Committed to creating meaningful support for clients and student staff in blended in-person, online, and hybrid environments
- Interested in supervision of 1-4 student staff members

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42,600 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The employee in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Additional Information:

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Wisconsin School of Business and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums. Our school is committed to continuously increasing the cultural competence of its staff and faculty members through school-wide forums and professional development opportunities.

Please note that 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.

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application and attach a resume and cover letter addressing how your experiences relate to this position. When constructing the cover letter, please share any additional experience you may have with any of the following areas:

- Marketing/Communications work (social media posts, newsletters, website updates, etc.)
- Office/clerical work
- Event Planning
- Supervision of student staff

Our search committee will review all application materials after the posted deadline. We will notify selected applicants to participate further in the selection process directly. We will notify all applicants once the search is completed and we have selected a top candidate. As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


Tianwei Miller
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:

Outreach Program Coordinator(OE005)



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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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