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Apply now Job no: 97562-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Superior
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

The Outreach Program Manager is responsible for providing coastal stakeholders with outreach and applied research relevant to the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center (ASC) mission and administering a multi-county outreach program based at the Lake Superior Field Office. ASC administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute (SGI) and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI), which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin's water resources. These two statewide programs receive federal and state funds as well as other funding compatible with the ASC mission. For more information visit the SGI website at and the WRI website at

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's degree is required. A Ph.D. is preferred. Emphasis in a discipline relevant to coastal engineering, ecosystem management or environmental economics is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Three years of professional experience relevant to the delivery of science outreach in a coastal setting is required. This may include relevant applied research or outreach associated with graduate studies. Preferred candidates will have experience and knowledge relevant to the practice of coastal engineering, ecosystem management or environmental economics.

Required skills:
1. Excellent written, interpersonal, and group presentation communication skills.
2. Ability to work effectively in a team setting with staff, constituents and partners with varying backgrounds, interests, and abilities in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
3. Ability to plan, lead and manage projects within deadline and budget parameters and to achieve measurable results.
4. Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding and lead applied research and outreach efforts.
5. Adaptability and flexibility in evolving situations.
6. Ability to travel to outreach locations statewide and nationally.

Additional Information:

This position will be located at the Wisconsin Sea Grant - Lake Superior Field Office in Superior, Wisconsin. The position will require overnight travel to Wisconsin Great Lakes coastal communities and other in-state, regional, and national locations.

Wisconsin Sea Grant undertakes all endeavors in pursuit of its mission to promote the sustainable use of Great Lakes resources through research, education and outreach. That is done to fulfill a vision of thriving coastal ecosystems and communities and drawing on the core values of service, science-based discovery to application, and research and outreach that are academically grounded, collaborative, inclusive of diversity, educational and visionary. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,286 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on "Apply Now." Be prepared to submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position and a resume or CV of relevant education and professional experience. Please be prepared to submt the names and contact information for at least three references that we may contact for a recommendation.


Linda Campbell
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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