Working at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) comprises the University of Wisconsin Foundation — the university’s official fundraising organization — and the Wisconsin Alumni Association, which links alumni with the university and each other.

WFAA is always interested in recruiting talented and committed individuals to fill open positions. Whether working in development, stewardship, alumni relations, administration, information technology, marketing, communications, or finance, we are passionate about what we do. We know that our work with donors, alumni, and campus partners helps to ensure that students can obtain a world-class education and may lead to the university’s next great discovery.

We offer competitive salary and benefits in an environment that is inspiring, creative, and respectful.

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Behind the Scenes at WFAA

Jake Roble in a meeting

Launching a Leader

When you work for the UW Foundation and Alumni Association, one of the most rewarding aspects is knowing that your efforts support a range of amazing and inspiring students.

"Well Red" statue in Alumni Park

New Campus Perk: Alumni Park

Thanks to more than 4,000 donors and friends, the UW–Madison campus now boasts a unique jewel on the lakefront between Memorial Union and the Red Gym. Alumni Park adds to the beauty and magic of the campus for students, alumni, faculty, and visitors alike.

Photo of Teri Grein

Spotlight on Teri Grein

Teri Grein ’16 is a program coordinator for WFAA’s Alumni Relations and Engagement division. A native of Wisconsin Rapids, she is a first-generation college graduate who worked for WAA as an intern while she was earning her degree in English and Communication Arts.

Photo of flamingos on Bascom for Fill the Hill. Photo by Andy Manis.

You Mean I Get Paid to Do This?

How many careers involve guarding a flock of pink plastic flamingoes? It’s part of the job description for WFAA staff who volunteer to help out at the annual Fill the Hill fundraiser.

Meeting room at 1848 University Ave

WFAA’s Mentoring Program

Each new WFAA employee has the opportunity to pair with an experienced staff member who is available to discuss work-related issues.

Rachel Lionberg at WFAA

Spotlight on Rachel Lionberg

Rachel Lionberg is the UW Foundation’s Associate Vice President and Managing Director for the Wisconsin School of Business.