Jobs at COWS

Senior Associate: City Policy & Workforce Development


Deadline: November 30, 2019


COWS is seeking a new Senior Associate to join our team! This position will focus on two areas of COWS work: the Mayors Innovation Project (MIP), and our workforce development initiative. This position will report to the Director of COWS and the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project on a day to day basis.


Two years of professional experience required in either public policy or management, city government, or nonprofit advocacy.

Learn more and apply here.

Student Hourlies

We welcome resumes from interested students on an ongoing basis for our part-time student hourly positions (10-20 hours/week, with the opportunity for more as needed). The ideal candidates will be available over the Summer breaks, in addition to Fall/Spring semesters. 

Student hourlies provide administrative support, with the opportunity to assist on research and writing projects as we see fit. This will include assisting with Mayors Innovation Project semi-annual meetings and at least two other events Fall/early Winter, in addition to other smaller projects requiring efficient support.

These duties will include making phone calls to Mayoral offices around the country, assisting in list and database maintenance, preparing mail merges and mailings, and other basic administrative tasks. 


Proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required. Experience with mail merge a plus. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere, InDesign, and/or other web and design software desirable (but not required).  A pleasant, professional attitude, flexible schedule, and positive work ethic needed. Must learn quickly, have some experience doing administrative work in an office environment, and be responsible and able to work independently. Students can generally pick their own schedule to work around classes as needed, but they must be during regular business hours (between ~9am - 5pm).

Candidates must be students. Both undergraduate or graduates welcome to apply, but please note that these positions are more administrative in nature.


Please list three references with your application. One of these MUST be someone at UW Madison.


Please send resume, letter, and references to Matthew Wyndham for consideration.