The Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension 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.
Our educators deliver education where people live and work - on farms, in schools and communities. Extension educators also work with civic groups and local governments, write newspaper columns, conduct radio and TV programs, facilitate meetings and build coalitions to solve community problems. This is done through assessment of local, regional and statewide needs in the area of the position's programmatic emphasis and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Human Development & Relationships Institute. The Extension Institute of Human Development & Relationships provides the tools Wisconsinites need to thrive as well-rounded, capable individuals and families. We support families in caring for each other in ways that promote growth and understanding. Our programs promote aging-friendly communities, coach effective parents and help families put technology, mindfulness and financial awareness to use.
This dynamic position has an emphasis in the Family Engagement and Relationships Program with a primary focus on:
1. Planning, delivering, and evaluating the programming and activities for families in Door County involved.
2. Leading and teaching Division of Extension education curriculum that strengthens families with a focus on parenting education, co-parenting, families in transition, healthy relationships, and caregiving
3. Expanding access to the full range of Extension educational programming for all families, particularly in communities that are underrepresented such as racial minorities and those from low-income households.
4. Linking community family serving organizations to university resources or directly providing parenting and family training to organizations.
The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
|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 in a field that relates to the position, including family science, human development, child psychology, education, social work, counseling, and criminal justice.
Master's Degree in a field that relates to the position, including family science, human development, child psychology, education, social work, counseling, and criminal justice
- At least two years of experience relevant to the educational programming and service delivery of the position.
- Demonstrated commitment to serve families in transition; including justice involved families, families with limited income, and others.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs particularly criminal justice partners.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology.
- Experience effectively working 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.
- At least five years of work or lived experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
- 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 especially within the criminal justice system.
- Experience working cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs.
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings to the benefit of incarcerated populations and their families.
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.
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area Extension Director (Area #12) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews;
2. This position's primary programming focus is Door County; however some programming will also be conducted over a broader geographical area;
3. Office location and programming coverage is contingent on county funding support and location may be reassigned to align with county and Extension programming priorities;
4. Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions;
5. Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs.
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.
A473720-EXTENSION/YFH/HDR/FAM ENGAGE & REL
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $45,000 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 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.
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