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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: 264460-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Family Relationships Extension Educator position has a primary emphasis in the Parenting and Family Relationships Program and a secondary in the Financial Education program.

Programming will focus on:
- Planning, delivering, and evaluating the programming and activities for families in Dane County involved in local justice systems including Parenting Inside Out, the Literacy Link program (, financial education, and more.
- Leading and teaching Division of Extension education curriculum that strengthens families with a focus on justice-involved families, supporting family relationships, and improving financial capability for individuals and families.
- Expanding access to the full range of Extension educational programming for all families, particularly in communities that are underrepresented such as racial minorities, families in transition, and those from low-income households.
- Linking community family serving organizations to university resources or directly providing parenting and family training to organizations.

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.

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.
  • 20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 20% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 20% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 5% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 10% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 10% Communicate 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


Bachelor's Degree in a field related to the position

Master's Degree in a field related to the position


- At least two years of experience relevant to the educational programming and service delivery of the position.
- Demonstrated commitment to serve families in transition (justice involved families, families with limited income, and others).
- Experience working cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology.
- Experience effectively working 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.

- At least five years of work or lived experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
- Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes.
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings.
- Bilingual (Proficiency in Spanish/English or Hmong/English)

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 $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
A taxable hiring bonus of $2,500 will be paid on the selected candidate's first paycheck.

Additional Information:

- The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area 18 (Dane County) Area Extension Director for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews.
- This position's primary programming focus is Dane 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. Schedule can be flexed to accommodate evening and weekend work.

How to Apply:

We are eager to learn how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter including your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, applicants need to identify all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should also include those 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.

Please review these websites to learn more about Extension.
- UW-Madison Division of Extension: 
- Families & Finances: 
- Dane County Extension: 
- The Literacy Link: 


Carrie Edgar
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.

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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