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Apply now Job no: 248929-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Price County
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

Division of Extension, UW Madison educators are based in 71 Wisconsin counties. As a statewide engagement arm of UW-Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend university knowledge to every corner of the state. Extension educators conduct community-based education related to agriculture, positive youth development (includes 4-H), community development, human development and relationships, and health and well-being (includes FoodWIse nutrition education). Each of these program areas are represented by an institute working with educators statewide.

The Human Development & Relationships Educator is an integral part of the UW Madison, Division of Extension, Price County office. The educator is part of Extension's Human Development & Relationships Institute. The Institute provides the tools Wisconsinites need to thrive as well rounded, capable individuals and families. Institute personnel supports families in caring for each other in ways that promote growth and understanding. Programs promote aging friendly communities, coach effective parents, and help families put technology, mindfulness, and financial awareness to use.

The Price County Human Development & Relationships Educator will develop and implement programming in support of parents, that will strengthen family relationships, that will help people age well in place, and that will address needs of at risk populations being served by nonprofit organizations and county health and human services staff.

A small portion of time will be spent helping to administer Extension's popular Strong Bodies (senior fitness) program in the county.

Besides working closely with the Human Development & Relationships Institute, Extension colleagues, and the Area Director, ongoing collaboration with county staff and nonprofit organizations is expected.

About the Job:

Outreach Specialist (OE009)

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


Bachelor's Degree


Required Qualifications:
- A Bachelor's degree in the relevant field of professional experience related to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
- Relevant field and work experience in the area of programming
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- 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
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
- Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree in relevant field
- Two-years experience in relevant field
- Past successful work with parents, at-risk individuals, and/or senior populations is preferred.

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: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Information:

- For questions about this position, please contact Art Lersch, Area Extension Director, Langlade, Lincoln, Price, Taylor Counties at or 715-218-5360.
- Direct supervision is provided by the Area 3 Extension Director.
- Programming supervision is provided by the Extension Human Development & Relationships Institute, chiefly through program managers, with support from the Area Director.
- Primary program focus areas are parenting/family relationships and support and life span/aging well education.
- This position is based in the Price County Extension office.

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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,818 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

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, 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 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.


Art Lersch
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)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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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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