The 4-H Program 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.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Positive Youth Development Institute, with a focus within the Wisconsin 4-H Extension Program. The Institute supports programs that engage Wisconsin youth in opportunities they need to learn, lead, grow, and thrive.
The 4-H Program Educator leads and manages the full range of the 4-H program including clubs, after school programs, educational experiences, and camps. Program Educators also design, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus. The educator also strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. The educator strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.
Initial programming focus will include:
- Recruiting, training, developing, and managing volunteers focused on helping youth develop life skills that promote ongoing community involvement and strengthen youth leadership development;
- Expanding 4-H membership and volunteer opportunities to underserved youth and adults;
- Overseeing 4-H Clubs, 4-H Groups, 4-H Leaders Associations and committees and coordinating the process for youth and adult volunteer enrollment;
- Strengthening the 4-H program by providing leadership for marketing, communications, member recruitment and member retention;
- Cultivating collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations to expand 4-H programming opportunities, Teen Court, and other youth development opportunities.
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.
More information about Wisconsin 4-H can be found at https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/.
||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.
- 40% 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
- 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
- 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
- 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
- 5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
- 10% Communicates plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners and relevant stakeholders
|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
- Demonstrated experience managing and/or supervising volunteers and/or staff;
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; and
- Ability to effectively work 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.
- Master's degree in a field relevant to the responsibilities of the position;
- Two years of experience leading, managing and/or evaluating educational programs;
- Demonstrated experience in programming and/or service delivery related to youth development;
- Understanding of the Ojibwe culture and history of the Lake Superior Chippewa, especially the Red Cliff and Bad River Bands;
- Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts;
- Ability to apply relevant policies, procedures and regulations including reporting requirements and risk and data management; and
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs.
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.
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 $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area Extension Director (Area #1) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews;
2. This position's primary programming focus is Ashland County, WI; 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. Candidates should expect to work some evenings and a few weekends throughout the year. Flexible hours will be available to accommodate time worked outside the typical work schedule.
- Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
|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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