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Progressive Business Development Specialist

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Posting Date

11/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Progressive Business Development Specialist
UW System Title:  Outreach Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Area Director of Continuing Professional Education and will identify new workforce and professional development programs and other innovative educational needs and opportunities for business and industry and other targeted constituencies. This position will focus on priorities, objectives, marketing and outreach vehicles as they relate to all four campus locations to ensure adequate capacity for program support and instruction. In addition, this position will participate in regional and statewide networks to collaborate with business and industry representatives, professional colleagues, educational agencies, campus academic and administrative units, and other partners on workforce issues, professional development, educational needs, and community economic development.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct needs assessments and market research to identify educational needs and trends to create high quality, revenue-generating programs and develop pathways for the growth.
  • Establish leads and new programs for workforce and professional development programs for business and industry and other targeted constituencies by building industry collaborations throughout the region.
  • Build solid cross-functional relationships with business and industry representatives, professional colleagues, educational agencies, campus academic and administrative units, and other partners.
  • Assist with marketing, promotional materials, website updates, site venues, media, and other program logistics.
  • Monitor budget to ensure correct financial account designations, approved authorizations, fiscal accountability and sustainability.
  • Make decisions, negotiate, create proposals and assist in all aspects of programming and delivery of those programs.
  • Research and seek out alternative funding sources and opportunities to expand resources and supplement program revenue base.
  • Align goals and objectives with academic and strategic plan of university.
  • Promote the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement through related initiatives throughout the 16 county region.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, project management, adult education, or related field, at time of application
  • 3 years of experience in the development and management of self-supported, revenue-generating programs
  • Experience with developing and sustaining business relationships
  • Strong fiscal management, organizational, and computer skills

  • Master's degree in business, marketing, project management, adult education or related field
  • 5 years of experience in the development and management of self-supported, revenue-generating programs
  • Experience in organizational development and/or project management
  • Knowledge of current issues in adult and continuing education

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse student population, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes 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

Frequent travel throughout region for business development required.

Position is a full-time (100%) 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 $55,406 - $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, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

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 "Progressive Business 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
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved

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:

Sherri Meglic
Phone: (920) 465-2642

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, December 8th, 2019.

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 Office of Public Safety 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.