Job Description

Director of Finance and Advancement Services

UW Title/Job Description: Finance Director (B) (FN033)


Minimum / Required

  • Bachelor's Degree

Exceptional communication and relationship building skills.

Demonstrated maturity and seasoned judgment.

Ability to make decisions, justify recommendations, be responsible, and have clear communication with stakeholders.

Experience with tax reporting, audit, and legal compliance for non-profit organizations.

Proven financial analytical skills including the ability to identify risks, opportunities, trends, and relationships.

Highly Desired

At least 3 years of professional experience in accounting, financial, and non-profit management.

Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software such as, but not limited to: Blackbauds Raiser Edge, Financial Edge, etc.


  • Serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholders. Provides guidance and direction to the Executive Director, Stout University Foundation and Alumni Boards, and donors.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and tax requirements relevant for a non-profit foundation.
  • Has a working knowledge of appropriate tax laws, gift administration, planned giving instruments, and constituent management software.
  • Prepare financial assessments of operations, reports on financial positions based on past and present operations, and budgets and financial forecasts for the Stout University Foundation and Alumni Association.
  • Organize, direct, control, and evaluate a variety of financial activities including the planning and development of the Stout University Foundation and Alumni Association offices accounts, ledgers, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. Prepares financial analyses of operations, prepares reports on financial positions based on past and present operations, and directs the preparation of Foundation and Alumni office budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Manage budgets, investments, audits, and other combinations of business and financial affairs including risk management, real estate, and financial forecasts.


The UW-Stout Office of University Advancement is comprised of the Stout University Foundation and the UW-Stout Alumni Association. The two units collaboratively strive to advance the mission of UW-Stout through building relationships with alumni, friends, and industry partners of the university. Under the direction of the Stout University Foundation Board of Directors, the Stout University Foundation is responsible for the acquisition and stewardship of philanthropic resources for UW-Stout.


University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research.  UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.


UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.

UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections. 

The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions. 


The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

Facts and data about the university:


Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae or resume

Names and contact information (telephone and email) for a minimum of three (3) professional references

Inclusivity Statement: Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout. Provide a one-page statement demonstrating your past/ present work, volunteer, and lived experience and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout.


Minimum starting salary of $85,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate's completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team.  Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149. 

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted by June 4th, 2023. Applications submitted after 6/4 may be reviewed until the position is filled at the discretion of the search committee.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Rachel Muza          

Phone: 715-232-2723


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Jen Rudiger

Phone:  715-232-5161


Job Family: staff