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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: 258399-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Outreach Program Coordinator will connect Extension's outreach programs with related programs, faculty, staff, and research efforts across the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Assists with internal policy development and organizes resources to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community.

The coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for UW-Madison applied and community engaged research/programmatic efforts in other campus units that benefit from a collaborative relationship with faculty and staff in the Division of Extension; in particular (but not limited to): 1) UniverCity Alliance, 2) Morgridge Center for Public Service, and 3) other community engaged units on campus.

Responsibilities: Organizes the development and delivery of outreach programs, including the responsibility for staffing. Assists with policy development and organizes resources 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.
  • 5% Directs the implementation of program policies and procedures
  • 40% Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships to promote the outreach program
  • 5% Schedules and secures logistics and resources in support of an outreach program
  • 5% Schedules day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 25% Identifies opportunities for program improvement or new outreach program development
  • 10% May participate on, or lead, interdisciplinary advisory boards related to advancing the Wisconsin Idea with campus partners
  • 5% Asset mapping Extension to understand what programs may align best with UW campus-based programming / research efforts and to direct the creation of new campus-and-Extension collaborative efforts
  • 5% Assist in evaluating the impact of partnerships
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


Master's Degree or another graduate degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, such as: education, local government, public administration, political science, public policy, business, economics, leadership, project management, government analytics, non-profit sector management, law & public policy, or community psychology


-Previous project management experience.
-Previous outreach experience
-Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting.
-Established track record of building partnerships with diverse groups.
-Demonstrated experience effectively interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.

-Demonstrated ability to think creatively, identify root causes, systems of influence, and synthesize inter-disciplinary approaches
-Knowledge of UW Programs
-Knowledge of Extension and Wisconsin Idea

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

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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Official Title:

Outreach Program Coordinator(OE005)



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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