Professional and Community Partnership Coordinator - Graduate Studies & Continuing Education - 13934


The School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education is seeking a Professional and Community Partnership Coordinator (Outreach Program Manager I).


The Professional and Community Partnership Coordinator plans, develops, promotes, delivers, and evaluates programs for business and industry, education, and other targeted constituencies. The Professional and Community Partnership Coordinator also provides campus leadership for developing community partnerships.

The position is part of a self-supporting unit and there is a revenue-generating requirement associated with the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, adult education, or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in the development and management of self-supported, revenue-generating programs.
  • Understanding of non-credit education delivery methods and models.
  • Flexibility to work with a range of campus and community partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong fiscal management, organizational and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated success in launching and maintaining collaborations and partnerships.
Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in business, adult education, or related field.
  • At least four years of experience in the development and management of self-supported, revenue-generating programs.
  • At least four years of relevant experiences with management and supervision.
  • Experience in organizational development and/or project management.
  • Knowledge of current issues in adult and continuing education.
  • Experience with developing and sustaining business and/or professional development relationships.
  1. Plan, develop, promote, deliver, and evaluate credit and non-credit outreach courses, programs and on-site training to business and industry, outside agencies, and institutions
  2. Collaborate with academic departments, faculty and other campus units to identify potential customized training opportunities and partnerships
  3. Collaborate with business and industry, external agencies and institutions to assess continuing education needs and trends affecting targeted audiences in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois
  4. Coordinate staffing for programs with additional personnel needs
  5. Develop and manage program budgets, overseeing revenue and expenditures
  6. Conduct needs assessments, market research and program assessment
  7. Participate in recruiting, hiring, and supervising program instructional staff/instructors
  8. Identify potential new partnerships through on-site visits, consultation with advisory boards and other avenues
  9. Assist in the development of marketing materials including flyers, brochures, and email and social media campaigns
  10. Coordinate logistics for courses, including use of distance technology with Continuing Education Services
  11. Research and seek out alternative funding sources and opportunities to expand resources and supplement program revenue base
  12. Provide support for the university Outreach Council
  13. Provide support in developing and evaluating campus strategic community partnerships
  14. Carry out general office duties and other duties as assigned
  15. Supervise student worker staff

UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-Whitewater is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


Applications received by March 2, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Mike Wessely
Financial Specialist


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Detailed letter of interest
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
This Job ID is 13934.

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