Programs & Marketing Associate

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  • Full-Time
  • Waukesha, WI
  • Job Type Details: Entry-level, full-time position

About Our Organization:  The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc., a private, member-driven organization, has been the voice of business since its founding in 1918 as the Waukesha Association of Commerce.  Today the Alliance has evolved into a countywide chamber of commerce representing over 1,200 member businesses and community organizations.  Its mission is to drive economic growth in Waukesha County and the region by fostering a vibrant business community through four pillars:  Advocate, Develop, Engage and Grow.

The Programs & Marketing Associate is an entry-level position supporting the Alliance’s workforce development programs.  Our workforce development efforts focus on fostering effective business-education partnerships to support career awareness and attract, develop, and retain talent in Southeast Wisconsin.

Job Summary:

The Programs & Marketing Associate is responsible for supporting the success of all business- education programs hosted by the Waukesha County Business Alliance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Successful execution of Alliance business-education programs, such as:
    • Schools2Skills™ tours.
    • Industry Expos.
    • Careers Uncovered.
  • Plan and implement business-education programs under the guidance of the Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Workforce.
    • Participate in and coordinate planning committees that support the programs and initiatives.
    • Prepare program timelines and check in with task owners to keep planning on schedule.
    • Be available to attend programs as needed and assigned.
    • Provide assistance and backup to the Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Workforce.
  • Collaborate with K-12 districts, post-secondary institutions and businesses to support the development of effective career-based learning experiences/programs.
  • Build relationships with schools and workforce development resources and develop insights and expertise to provide recommendations for future programs.
  • Support the Alliance’s Education Steering Council and related subcommittees and activities.
  • Enter and maintain/update program information in the Alliance database.
  • Attend industry and community programs, as assigned, to learn best practices, review potential speakers and gain experience about the format and structure of other successful events and programs.
  • Become proficient with the Alliance database.
  • Contribute to the Alliance’s member retention process.
  • Provide support to the Waukesha County Center for Growth on talent development issues, challenges and opportunities in our region.
  • Support entire Alliance team as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use effective time management skills with multiple skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships and communicate with all levels of business management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Positive, creative and solution-focused working relationships with team members.
  • Ability to complete Word/Excel mail merges.
  • Valid driver’s license.


  • 1-2 years of relevant experience, or an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite and/or comparable software, and data entry software.
  • Ability to matin strict confidence and exhibit professionalism.

The Programs & Marketing Associate role is a full-time, salaried position.  The hours to be worked will generally take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individual must also be available for occasional early morning and/or evening Alliance events and programs as needed. Salary commensurate with experience.

Position Reports To:  Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Workforce.

Applicants must provide cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements. Email to

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