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Graduate Assistant - Foundation Relations
Deadline for Applications is 10/20/20

Code: 16696 Posted: 10/06/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Foundation Relations Graduate Assistant.

UW-Parkside University Advancement works collaboratively with the UW-Parkside Foundation (a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students and the university) to carry out fundraising and community partnerships that benefit UW-Parkside. The Foundation Relations Graduate Assistant will use their organization and project management skills to strengthen the University/Foundation’s shared work, while having opportunities to network with board and community leaders.

Essential Job Functions


  • Assist in supporting the work of the UW-Parkside Foundation and its committees by:
  • drafting minutes, reports, correspondence, and other documents
  • preparing meeting materials and coordinating meeting attendance of Foundation board members and university partners
  • Develop working relationships with UW-Parkside Foundation board members and other community leaders to benefit UW-Parkside
  • Support planning for UW-Parkside’s upcoming fundraising campaign
  • Develop tools to track board participation and engagement against established metrics
  • Use database and other tools to maintain board data and prepare research on prospective board members

Education, Experience, Training and/or Certifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Enrollment in a UW-Parkside graduate program
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations or project management preferred
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

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:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • Transcripts

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday October 20, 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: 10/21/2020

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