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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: 258277-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Center for Dairy Research (CDR) on the UW-Madison campus is the largest dairy foods research center in the US. Combining a background in dairy foods manufacturing and a passion for teaching and mentoring, this position will help keep the dairy industry growing and strong. As part of the CDR communications team, you will help develop and deliver innovative curriculum while maintaining the integrity of CDR's rich short course training history. Dairy foods training you will help facilitate includes open enrollment short courses, private (on and offsite) tailored training, virtual learning, self-study modules and our growing customized programs for industry team members. The position will work closely with our scientists, researchers, sensory coordinator, safety specialist and food technologist, to offer and provide the best dairy training in the industry. This position could also include outreach and mentorship with the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program, in collaboration with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

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
  • 40% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 20% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 30% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
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
Bachelor's degree in Dairy Foods, Food Science, or related field



  • Experience in dairy foods manufacturing or processing
  • Working knowledge of dairy chemistry/technology and cheesemaking
  • Effective in public speaking
  • Experience in a training or teaching role (formal or informal)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others
  • Skilled at using various tools and technology, including Microsoft Office suite and virtual platforms (such as online learning platforms), or the ability to learn


  • Previous work experience as a trainer, teacher, or educator
  • Experience in utilizing virtual or online learning platforms
  • Experience developing training materials or learning curriculum
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 or Part Time: 75% - 100%

It is anticipated 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

Additional Information:

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism, and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names of 3 references.


Tina Chorlton
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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