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.
This dynamic position has an emphasis on Financial Education including:
- Teaching residents how to secure and keep affordable housing through Extension's Rent Smart program;
- Improving the financial capability of all county residents, with a specific emphasis on older adults, youth, low-income, and under-served groups;
- Training for community service providers on how to empower their clients with money management skills;
- Providing one-on-one financial coaching.
Extension Educators deliver education where people live and work in communities based on local needs. This position is part of the Division of Extension Human Development and Relationships Institute. The Extension Institute of Human Development and 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 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.
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, equity and inclusion.
||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.
- 15% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
- 15% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
- 35% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
- 5% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
- 5% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
- 10% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
- 5% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners and relevant stakeholders
- 10% Develops grant and contract funding proposals to enhance program outreach
|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 relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery;
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that contribute to positive and productive workplace relationships and effective partnerships;
- Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues;
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
- 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
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings;
- Bilingual, especially with proficiency in both English and Spanish;
- Understanding of the cultural, social and political history, issues and dynamics of Native American Tribal Nations;
- Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes; and
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.
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 $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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.
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. )