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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 258031-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Financial Capability Learning Resources Specialist provides leadership and coordination for the creation, design, implementation and evaluation of high priority, effective and innovative educational resources (e.g. training guides, curriculum, digital and print outreach materials) to promote financial well-being. The ideal candidate has strong content knowledge in the area of financial capability & asset building and is adept at applying social and behavior change theories and educational design principles to the creation and evaluation of educational resources, tools, and training materials that meet the needs of diverse communities. This position will be responsible for leveraging contributions from content-based faculty and staff, state and local Extension educators, communications, and educational technology in support of strategic and programmatic goals.

This position is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and is affiliated with the Center for Financial Security at the School of Human Ecology. The UW-Madison Division of 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.

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
  • 10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 10% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 35% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 15% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 15% Supports the professional development of financial educators and supports the use of educational materials
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

Master's Degree


Position Requirements:
-At least 5 years of relevant work experience
-Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technologies.
-Demonstrated skills in developing, implementing, and evaluating outreach communications and strategies
-Strong interpersonal, facilitation, and problem-solving skills
-Experience managing projects, including planning, budget development, implementation, and evaluation.
-Demonstrated commitment to 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

-Professional experience with personal finance and consumer financial topics such as credit, debt, savings, insurance, disability, and retirement
-Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings to educational programming
-Knowledge of learning theories, instructional design, and application with a variety of leaners
-Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
-Bilingual HMoob [Hmong], Spanish, and other high-need languages in the state of Wisconsin
-Demonstrated commitment to the values of access, equity, and inclusion to support opportunities for youth, families, educators, and communities.
-Ability to positively represent the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension and Center for Financial Security in the development of productive relationships with stakeholders throughout the state and region including government officials & agencies, non-profit organizations, foundations, educational departments and programs, coalitions & networks, and other user groups.

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.

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:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Based on experience and qualifications

Additional Information:

This position reports to the Associate Dean of Youth, Family & Health in the Division of Extension. It will also hold an affiliation with the Center for Financial Security in the School for Human Ecology.

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.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (especially those who speak Spanish, HMoob [Hmong], and other high-need languages in the state of Wisconsin). You must state your interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within your application. This will notify the committee to evaluate your level of language proficiency as part of the interview process.

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.


Julieann Stawicki
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.

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).

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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