Graduate Assistant - Athletics Advancement and Alumni Relations
Deadline for Applications is 09/14/2020

Code: 16604 Posted: 08/31/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant for Athletics Advancement and Alumni Relations.

To be eligible, prospective candidates must be accepted into the Master of Sport Management Program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

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Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with the UW-Parkside advancement office and Parkside athletics department
  • Assist in the design and implementation of Fund for UW-Parkside fundraising activities: appeal letters, email campaigns, social media, and other opportunities
  • Support planning and implementation for Parkside Day, an annual virtual day of giving
  • Help coordinate and staff donor events and initiatives (less of a focus because we have an Event Coordinator, but this role would be involved)
  • Use research tools to learn more about prospective donors and update records in alumni/donor database
  • Assist with the success and execution of the Ranger Impact Fund, including but not limited to:
  • Plan and execute Ranger Impact Fund annual fund drive
  • Plan and execute Ranger Impact Fund sport-specific and department-wide events
  • Work with the advancement office to ensure appropriate gift processing
  • Assist with all elements of the RangerVision 2020 fundraising campaign
  • Serve as the athletics department liaison to the University Advancement Office, which includes consistent communication, attending meetings, completing trainings, and event planning.
  • Serve as a member of the Ranger Impact Open committee, assisting with the planning and execution of the annual department golf outing
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge to update and manage alumni and donor database
  • Create and execute communications strategies to engage and inform alumni and supporters
  • Develop relationships with existing and prospective donors
  • Work with coaches to ensure successful sport-specific fundraising efforts and alumni engagement initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Training and/or Certifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal skills
  • The ability to exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality
  • Candidate must possess strong customer service, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with donor database management systems preferred
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is preferred
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday September 14, 2020 are ensured full consideration

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 09/15/2020

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