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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND RELATIONSHIPS STATE OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262608-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:EXT/YFH/HDR/HUM DEV REL INST
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

This position within the Institute for Human Development and Relationships provides leadership and support for Human Development and Relationships educational programs directed to the needs of justice-involved families. The position works to enhance the well-being of children in justice-involved families and to affect justice system policy changes that enhance family connections that foster family stability, and parent-child relationships, and ultimately reduce recidivism. The position serves as the coordinator and grant management of The Literacy Link project and direct supervisor of one Justice-Involved Family County Educator.

Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and the local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.

Responsibilities: Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 15% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 5% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 30% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 20% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 10% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 5% May supervise program staff and resolve personnel issues
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

Education:

Required
Master's Degree in a field that relates to the position, including family science, human development, child psychology, education, social work, counseling, criminal justice, forensic psychology, juvenile justice

Preferred
PhD or other terminal degree in a field that relates to the position, including family science, human development, child psychology, education, social work, counseling, criminal justice, forensic psychology, juvenile justice

Qualifications:

Required:
- At least three years of work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
- Current content knowledge in fields related to the purpose of this position such as child & youth development (especially children of incarcerated parents), familial incarceration and justice involvement, family systems, public health, criminal justice, community development, program evaluation
- Demonstrated skills in planning, implementing or teaching educational programs using a variety of methods and
Technologies
- Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
- Knowledge of adult learning principles
- Effective group facilitation skills
- Strong organizational and leadership skills
- Strong verbal and written communication
- Ability to work at a community and state levels and partner with others to address educational needs
- Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
- Experience managing program funding, grant writing, and securing educational program resources
- Demonstrated success in developing, teaching, and evaluating educational programs

Preferred:
- Five or more years of relevant professional experience;
- Excellent skills in mentoring and helping others improve their team-building, problem-solving, and interpersonal
communication skills
- Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs, evaluating learning experiences; and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders
- Experience developing effective partnerships
- Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining professional work environments
- Strong interpersonal relationships and problem-solving skills in a team setting
- Knowledge of Extension's legacy as part of the U.S. system of land-grant institutions, dedicated to service in the public good

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $59,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

- The primary accountability for this position is the Institute Director for Human Development and Relationships for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews.
- Make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions
- Assume regular travel throughout the state and occasional travel out of state
- Work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed, to meet needs
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a remote work policy that offers the potential for remote or hybrid work. More about that policy within the Division of Extension can be found here: https://kb.wisc.edu/extension/113536.

How to Apply:

We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, that applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.

Contact:

Danielle Hairston-Green
danielle.hairstongreen@wisc.edu
608-262-6287
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. )



Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A473700-EXTENSION/YFH/HDR/HUM DEV REL INST

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

262608-AS

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

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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