Company: University of Wisconsin System

Job description: Job Summary:

The External Affairs Team at the University of Wisconsin Law School seeks an experienced communications professional to serve as the communications associate director. As a national leader and innovator in legal education, UW Law School boasts a dynamic external affairs team that manages communications, public relations, alumni relations, events, web design/content, and annual fundraising. This position will serve as a senior leader in External Affairs and advisor to the Associate Dean for External Affairs. The associate director will create and manage internal and external communications strategies. This role will also supervise the communications and web design staff in the department and work in partnership with the Associate Director of Outreach and Branding and the events team. The person in this position will be responsible for establishing relationships with media outlets, developing and executing strategic marketing plans, advising on web content and social media, and handing public relations issues that arise internally and externally.

Responsibilities: Assists with communications strategic planning and execution. Implements communications plans in support of the institutional goals and objectives.

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:


The ideal candidate should have experience managing a multi-level team, and a record of setting the tone for messaging and portraying an organization’s values. Communications experience in higher education would be a plus but is not required for this role.

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%

It is anticipated this position requires most work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Future remote work and/or a partial remote work agreement may be possible after the probationary period.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Beginning salary will be commensurate with successful candidate’s previous experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website ( under job number 260828 by the consideration date.


Justin Boehm


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

Official Title:

Comm Assoc Dir (C)(CM068)



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).

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Applications Open: Jun 15 2022 Central Daylight Time

Applications Close: Jul 10 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

Expected salary: $60000 per year

Location: Madison, WI

Job date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:18:06 GMT

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