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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: 263773-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Location: La Crosse
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

About Extension:

UW-Madison's 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.

About the Health & Well-Being Institute and FoodWIse program:

The Health & Well-Being Institute ( works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin residents through evidence-based and community-engaged health promotion programs to improve health, build community capacity to identify and address health inequities, engage in collective action, and achieve greater health equity.

FoodWIse ( advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels. FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) grants.

About the position:

The Bilingual Nutrition Educator is a member of the La Crosse County FoodWIse team. Bilingual Nutrition Educators are peer educators who co-learn with community members and adapt teaching to honor cultures and experiences. Bilingual Nutrition Educators work collaboratively with community partners and engage people from the diverse communities of Wisconsin to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits.

Hmong Version of the Job Summary Detail:

Hais txog lub koom haum Extension:

Lub koom haum UW-Madison Division of Extension muaj ntau yam kev pab rau cov tib neeg nyob rau hauv Wisconsin kom lawv muaj kev noj qab nyob zoo xws li kev qhia ua los ntawm kev tshawb fawb thiab kev koom tes nrog lwm lub koom haum.

Lub koom haum Health & Well-Being Institute uas nyob rau hauv lub koom haum loj UW-Madison Division of Extension yog ib lub koom haum uas muaj ntau yam kev pab xws li qhia ntau yam hais txog kev noj qab haus huv. Kev qhia no ua los ntawm kev tshawb fawb thiab kev mloog cov tib neeg nyob rau hauv peb cov zej zog hais tias lawv xav tau kev pab dab tsi. Txhua yam ua no yog kev pab kom txhua tus tib neeg muaj kev noj qab nyob zoo.

Lub koom haum FoodWIse yog ib qhov kev pab cuam ua pab cov tib neeg hauv txhua lub zej zog nyob rau Wisconsin. FoodWIse lub hom phiaj yog pab cov tib neeg khwv tau nyiaj tsawg kom lawv kawm tau cov kev qhia txog kev noj zaub mov thiab kev noj qab nyob zoo. FoodWIse yog ib qhov kev pab cuam uas muaj ob peb txoj kev pab xws li kev qhia noj zaub mov thiab kev pab koj lub zej zog kom kev noj qab nyob zoo thiaj li yooj yim.

FoodWIse tau nyiaj los ntawm cov kev pab cuam hu ua Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) thiab Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP).

Hais txog txoj hauj lwm no:

Tus kws qhia txog kev noj zaub mov yuav txawj hais lus HMoob/Hmong thiab lus Mekas/Askiv thiab lawv yuav ua hauj lwm nrog pab La Crosse County FoodWIse team. Cov kws qhia txog kev noj zaub mov yuav pab qhia raws li cov kab lis kev cai ua los ntawm zej zog thiab yuav mloog zej zog kev paub thiab. Peb lub koom haum tiv tauj coob lub zej zog uas nyob rau hauv Wisconsin thiab pab cov tib neeb nyob no kawm txog kev noj zaub mov kom zoo thiab kev ua tej yam khiav lossis dhia kom tawm fws thiaj li zoo rau yus.

Responsibilities: Instructs and/or assists individuals and families engaged in various outreach programs. Delivers research-based educational programs to support and empower people where they live and work. Provides general support on public issues for the benefit of the community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.
  • 45% Teaches culturally relevant educational programs to adults and youth using learner-centered activities and lessons
  • 15% Implements initiatives and events that serve the target audience
  • 5% Procures and maintains course materials and supplies
  • 10% Tracks program evaluation and incorporates feedback for improvement
  • 5% Helps design marketing materials and promotions for programs
  • 5% Communicates plans, activities, and achievements to relevant stakeholders
  • 15% Teaches educational programs (in target language and English) and tailors educational approaches in a manner that is culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate for the target audiences' needs
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


H.S. Diploma or equivalent


- Hmoob speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hmoob culture. Language skills will be evaluated.
- Ability to teach interactive lessons to youth and/or adults in group settings
- Work, volunteer or life experience with people or groups with limited income
- Skills in teaching and communicating effectively with youth and adults by speaking, writing, and with technology
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- 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.
- Demonstrated commitment to the goals and values of Extension's commitment to equity and social justice to support opportunities and outcomes for youth, families, and communities

- Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition education
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and success in working with a diverse range of individuals, groups, and organizations.

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:

Part Time: 60%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $37,570 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

The minimum salary listed is based on a 100% FTE. It will be prorated based on the actual FTE/hours worked.

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 (

Additional Information:

- The primary accountability relationship for this position is the La Crosse County FoodWIse Nutrition Coordinator for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews.
- This position's primary programming focus is La Crosse County; however, some programming may also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
- Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
- Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs.

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.


Karie Johnson
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Official Title:

Outreach Associate(OE017)



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).

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