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Apply now Job no: 250534-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: West Allis
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The UW-Madison Extension Entrepreneur in Training Partnership Prison Program Educator will teach classes to currently incarcerated individuals at both a youth correctional facility (Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility or RYOCF) and a women's correctional center (Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, or, REECC) using a prepared outcome-based and evidence-based curriculums from Defy Ventures on entrepreneurship, career readiness and personal development. The Prison Program Educator will collaborate with EIT Partnership Co-Directors to maintain positive relationships with participants, community coaches, potential funders, and other collaborators while maintaining high standards of conduct and completion for participants.

The Prison Program Educator will teach a minimum of two cohorts of participants at each correctional facility. Early morning to early evenings and some weekends required regularly, with some flexibility to determine the schedule ahead of time. Office located in Milwaukee County with travel expected within Milwaukee County, Kenosha County, and Racine County.

Funding is from a three-year biennial WIDOC budget allocation, with annual renewal.

About the Job:

Outreach Associate (OE017)

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


H.S. Diploma or equivalency

Bachelor's Degree


1. High school diploma or equivalency minimum requirement.
2. Minimum one year experience effectively teaching and facilitating adults in group settings and activities.
3. Minimum one year experience interacting effectively with currently and formerly incarcerated people and/or those who have experienced trauma, mental illness, homelessness and/or substance dependency.

1. Minimum Bachelors degree or equivalent, or related/additional education (Masters degree, teaching certification(s)) preferred.
2. This position is ideal for someone with an educational and/or social service background who has experience working with diverse populations, particularly those who are or have been incarcerated.
3. Minimum 5 years experience effectively teaching or facilitating groups of current or former entrepreneurs, incarcerated people and/or populations who've experienced trauma, mental illness, homelessness and/or substance dependency.
4. High emotional intelligence and ability to connect with people and assess their needs quickly and effectively.
5. Collaborative team player with a "can do" attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to support team priorities.
6. Strong interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to intelligently and credibly articulate the EIT Partnerships story, program, and facilitate program courses and training sessions.
7. Independent, self-starter who takes initiative to identify and assist in resolving issues both within and beyond areas of direct responsibility.
8. Excellent judgment and ability to maintain effectiveness, professional demeanor, and positive attitude, even in ambiguous situations and during high-pressure periods.
9. Organized, efficient, and willing to get better at both.

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:

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:



$50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

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 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


Jerold Braatz
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Official Title:

Outreach Associate(OE017)

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.

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:

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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