Diverse Alumni Engagement Intern

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The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)*, the private fundraising and alumni relations organization for UW-Madison, is seeking an intern to support the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s (WAA) Diversity and Inclusion initiative for the 2022 /2023 academic year.  This position will assist with a variety of diversity projects which include, but are not limited to, affinity group newsletter, assisting with event planning, connecting with campus partners and current students and alumni, and more.  The internship offers the opportunity to network with influential alumni of color while gaining valuable programming experience.


Hours:  Monday – Friday, 12-15 hours per week during the school year, with additional hours possible during breaks and over the summer. Flexibility of scheduling, working around class schedules, and academic or other obligations will be offered.


Some weekend hours may apply if an event or program occurs on a weekend. Intern will have advance notice of dates and times.


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. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with communicating with alumni via email, phone, and in-person
  • Assist with the WFAA event set-up, support, and tear down
  • Support, assist and represent WFAA at campus partner sponsored events/activities
  • Participate on the internal WFAA Diversity Workgroup meeting (schedule permitting)
  • Support and assist with programs activities driven by DAE team and affinity groups.
  • Create impact reports following key programming and share internally
  • Manage and maintain quarterly affinity group newsletters
  • Support volunteer appreciation initiative, Thankful Thursdays 

Requirements and Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong writing skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional customer service skills

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success engaging diverse constituent populations through programs, events, volunteer activities
  • Understanding of critical issues, challenges, and opportunities relative to diversity in higher education
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with co-workers, campus and community partners, and alumni constituents to achieve shared objectives


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 (supportuw.org) and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (uwalumni.com). Its legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation. 


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