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Apply now Job no: 214283-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Ashland
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Position Summary:

The Lake Superior Outreach Coordinator serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts that support:
- Thriving individuals and families
- Effective organizations
- Healthy and vibrant communities
- Strong economies

This position will have a primary emphasis on supporting the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Lake Superior Collaborative. This position may also serve stakeholders and colleagues anywhere in the state periodically. Initial position focus will include:

- Support for the Lake Superior Collaborative, a group of 150 individuals affiliated with 37 different partners including federal, state, and local governments, tribal natural resource departments, academic institutions, and nongovernmental organizations, by coordinating their organizational and Action Plan implementation efforts in the Lake Superior watershed.
- Support for the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve by providing planning and facilitation expertise for Reserve programs in coordination with the Coastal Training Program Coordinator.
- Provide programmatic leadership and focus on capacity-building of individuals, organizations and partnerships to address natural resource issues in the Lake Superior watershed and beyond.

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:

- Degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, including, but not limited to natural resource management, water resources management, hydrogeology, geology, rural sociology, environmental science, environmental studies or other closely-related fields

- A Master's degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- At least two years of work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
- Demonstrated experience working with and facilitating cooperative processes with other agencies, community-based services, coalitions, local governments or organizations to address educational priorities and needs
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; and
- Ability to effectively work 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

- A combination of at least four years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery such as civic engagement, adult education and outreach, water quality, organizational development and other collaborative, partner-accountable experiences.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- Experience planning, implementing, and/or evaluating community-based, non-formal educational programs related to natural resources utilizing adult learning principles
- Proven history of managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules to meet deadlines in funding driven and similar environments
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting; ability to effectively analyze and manage conflicts
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

- Expected to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions
- Regular and weekly travel expected
- Work evenings or weekends as needed
- Carrying educational equipment, up to 25 lbs

This is an 80% to 100% FTE academic staff position. Final salary is commensurate with experience and education. State of Wisconsin benefits including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances. For a more detailed description of available benefits, please see

OFFICE LOCATION: To be determined but most likely in or near Ashland. It is expected that one to two days per week will be spent at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve is Superior.

This position will have a primary program affiliation in the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve within the Natural Resources Institute.

UW-Madison Division of Extension is the educational resource that helps the Wisconsin Idea become reality. Valuing leadership, relationship-building, and inclusion; the Division of Extension teaches, learns, leads, and serves the people of Wisconsin by connecting them with the University of Wisconsin research and resources. Located in all 72 counties of Wisconsin, Extension engages with communities to influence their lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

This position is initially projected for one year. Renewal beyond that date is likely, but contingent upon funding, program need and satisfactory performance.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $47,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the 'Apply Now' button.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.In order to be considered for the position, it is imperative that all required qualificationsoutlined in the position description be addressed in application materials.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


Erika Washburn
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:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


  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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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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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