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Job Description

The Chapter president supports the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) mission by building an inclusive local community of UW alumni and supporters united by Badger pride, spirit, and the desire to advance UW-Madison's positive impact on the world. The chapter president serves as the liaison between the WAA and the local chapter, acting as a point of contact for the community. The chapter president provides leadership, oversees chapter operations, steers the direction and implementation of events, marketing, and scholarship fundraising, and fosters a fun, inclusive chapter community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand the WAA mission and purpose of alumni communities.
  • Be familiar with WAA resources and support.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the chapter, maintaining a regular cadence of board/leadership meetings
  • Enroll new chapter board members in WAA’s training/onboarding series.
  • Ensure the chapter annual reporting forms are submitted in a timely manner
  • Participate in monthly Badger Leaders calls
  • Utilize resources provided by WAA
  • Delegate responsibilities, appointing committees or event chairs, and support other chapter leaders in their duties when needed
    • Ensure alignment with WAA is maintained through communications, engagement, and fundraising.
  • Follow WFAA policies and protocols for all events and activities, using registration, email and web support.


  • Must be a UW-Madison alum/na
  • Understand the WAA mission and purpose of alumni communities.
  • Strong affinity to UW-Madison
  • Commitment to create an inclusive Badger community
  • Ability to maintain communications with WAA
  • Ability to stay informed on WAA news, updates, and information through Badger Leaders
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks in an organized fashion
  • Previous work in a leadership or supervisory role, a plus
  • Communication skills and public speaking skills, a plus
  • Experience working with and leading volunteers, a plus
  • Previous event planning experience, a plus
  • Board management experience, a plus