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Stewardship Program Manager, Wisconsin Medicine Advancement Group

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  • Full Time
  • Madison, WI
  • 48000-73000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 48000-73000

Website Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Associatioon

Helping move the University of Wisconsin - Madison forward.

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is looking for a talented Stewardship Program Manager. The Stewardship Program Manager is responsible for developing content for donor gratitude and impact communications for the Wisconsin Medicine Advancement Group. Primary job duties include managing the gift acknowledgement program, partnering in the execution of the Tier-Based impact reporting program, serving as a project manager for stewardship initiatives and developing content for medical principal gift donor impact reporting. This position is a hybrid role and will require you to work in the office at least two days weekly.

Who is WFAA?
The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is a private, nonprofit corporation that encourages individuals and organizations to make gifts to the university and to connect with the UW. In 2014, the UW Foundation merged with the Wisconsin Alumni Association® to better serve a growing population of UW alumni and donors. We believe that private support grows out of good relationships between campus leaders, faculty and program staff who need support, and the alumni and friends who want to invest in UW–Madison. We provide important engagement opportunities to link UW–Madison alumni to each other and to their alma mater, building a strong community of Badgers.

Diversity and Inclusion
Just as the university community benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences, inclusion and diversity are imperative for the success of our mission. WFAA values people and the differences that they bring to the organization, and creates an environment in which all staff members and constituents feel respected and have opportunities to thrive.

Essential Functions

-Serve as content creator and project lead for the Wisconsin Medicine gift acknowledgement program
-Create content for medical principal gift VIP impact reports and custom stewardship communications (approximately 30%)
-Serve as project manager for stewardship initiatives as identified by the Director of Medical Donor Relations and Stewardship
-Assist with writing content for tier-based impact reporting program and adding content to Canva templates
-Content creation for stewardship/impact communications
-Work with Wisconsin Medicine staff to identify donor stories for impact reporting and stewardship
-Serve as co-lead in the creation and execution of Thankview campaigns
-Partner with WFAA/UW Health Marketing to refresh/update Thankview and Canva templates and imagery
-Write biographies for donor-initiated funds to be added to WFAA’s CRM and WiSH scholarship platform
-Send out monthly first-time donor and recurring gift initiation thank you cards using the Handwrytten platform


Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience
-3+ years experience in the field of Development/Stewardship
-Experience in philanthropic writing and donor engagement

Other Qualifications:

-Exceptional relationship building skills for both internal and external constituents
-Excellent organizational, time and project management, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
-Ability to work effectively in a decentralized environment with high complexity
-Experience working with fundraising databases preferred
-Knowledge of Thankview and Canva platforms
-Adaptability to learning new technologies
-Knowledge of both Chicago Style and AP Style

WFAA is committed to provide our employees with an environment that is inspiring, creative and respectful. We offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits program, which includes a 10% 401k contribution after 1 year of service!

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer *The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation ( and the Wisconsin Alumni Association ( Its legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

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