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University of Wisconsin-Stout Seeking School of Hospitality
Leadership Director (New Position)

August 2, 2011 - Housed in the College of Management, the School of Hospitality Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Stout enrolls more than 800 students in undergraduate programs in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management; Golf Enterprise Management and Property Management. As a key member of the College of Management leadership team, the Director will provide leadership for the external activities of the School of Hospitality Leadership. Primarily responsibilities include:

- Alumni relations. Engage with UW-Stout’s Alumni Association to create a database of hospitality program alumni; establish methods to systematically communicate with and engage program alumni; coordinate alumni activities and events.

- Fundraising and donor relations. Collaborate with UW-Stout’s Foundation to provide leadership and coordination to all fundraising activities in the School of Hospitality Leadership.

- Corporate Relations. Partner with UW-Stout’s Career Services Office to develop a strategic and targeted approach for Hospitality employer relations activities, including co-op site development, partnerships, grants, gifts-in-kind and faculty internships.

- Executive Education. Working with UW-Stout’s Professional Education Services the Director will expand credit and non-credit programming to professionals in the hospitality field through multiple delivery systems.

The Director will also work with the Chair of Hospitality and Tourism Department, the program directors and Hospitality and Tourism faculty on strategic initiatives that have been outlined to advance the quality and reputation of the School of Hospitality Leadership. This includes the recruitment and retention of students, program accreditation, the development of graduate programs, faculty development and the identification of global opportunities for faculty and students.

The Director of the School of Hospitality Leadership is a full-time, renewable, 12-month administrative position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2012. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Management and works closely with the Chancellor’s Office, Provost’s Office and the Stout Foundation Office. This position will require extensive travel and the ability to manage multiple projects.

Minimum qualifications:
  • master’s degree;
  • at least one degree in a hospitality and tourism related field;
  • executive level leadership experience in the hospitality and tourism industry;
  • successful track record of fundraising and corporate relations.
The preferred candidate will possess:
  • documented leadership in engaging with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • demonstrated understanding of executive education program development, curriculum and delivery;
  • knowledge of current hospitality and tourism industry trends as it relates to higher education;
  • active participation in industry and/or professional associations;
  • demonstrated experience building collaborative partnerships in resource development;
  • comprehension of global trends as they influence the hospitality and tourism industry;
  • effective oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Applications should include a letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualifications and vision for the position along with an email address; curriculum vitae/résumé; unofficial transcripts from each degree granting institution; and contact information for five current professional references including current or most recent supervisor. Screening of applications begins September 9, 2011. It is anticipated the appointment will begin on January 1, 2012 or mutually agreed upon date. Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to Julie Furst-Bowe, Provost, UW-Stout, Application materials should be submitted to:

Linda Borofka, Administrative Assistant
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Administration Building, Room 303
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751
Fax: 715-232-1699, Phone: 715-232-2421

About University of Wisconsin-Stout
A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 20 graduate and 40 undergraduate programs. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions including course delivery. Increasingly, courses are offered via alternative delivery methods and time frames. Faculty members are responsible for teaching, advising, research and scholarly activity, and service. As an equal employment opportunity & affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check.

The university is located 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 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the Chippewa Valley region, go to

Linda Borofka, Administrative Assistant
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Administration Building, Room 303
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751
Fax: 715-232-1699, Phone: 715-232-2421


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