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Cultural Outreach & Development Specialist

Posting Date

5/27/2022 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Cultural Outreach and Development Specialist 
UW System Title:  Development Specialist 

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Executive and Artistic Director of The Weidner Center and the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and will assists in the planning, promotion and execution of development events, leads the creation and updating of informational materials, interacts with stakeholder groups to cultivate and maintain relationships, and leads reporting efforts on the effectiveness of development activities of the unit. The Cultural Outreach & Development Specialist position will be focused on building a culture of support for the Weidner, while deeply engaging the community in long term ways. This position will collaborate with the Community Engagement & Outreach Coordinator position to build deep ties into communities that the Weidner does not presently serve to find new avenues for engagement and financial support for The Weidner. This position in partnership with the Executive and Artistic Director is responsible for all fundraising programs at the Weidner and developing new sources for funding.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Collects, prepares, and analyzes donor information and event data and provides subsequent recommendations for improvement and enhancement.
  • Schedules logistics and secures resources for event and program activities, facilities, participants, and vendors adhering to established timelines and expectations.
  • Assists with the design, development, and delivery of marketing and communication materials and other event publications to promote development events and programs.
  • Serves as a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders at meetings and activities to advocate for and promote the interests of the unit.
  • Build deep ties into local communities, creating engaged and inclusive access points for engagement with The Weidner. 


  • Experience in Community Engagement and/or Fundraising/Development
  • Desire to build a new path for engaging communities in the arts in Greater Green Bay
  • Working knowledge of desktop hardware and standard business software programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Attention to detail, proofreading and editing skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience in Arts Centers or Theatre/Music/Dance Organizations
  • Proven successful track record in grant writing, application and reporting with supporting metrics and data
  • Varied experience with the arts

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Most work hours are during a standard work week but some evenings and weekends will be required.

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $45,000 - $59,000. 

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.

To Apply

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: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Cultural Outreach & Development Specialist"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: 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. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Rowan Voskuil
Phone: (920) 465-2726

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Note: 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).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.