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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: 267462-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Washburn
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

This position is a part of the Division of Extension Positive Youth Development Institute, with a focus within the Community Youth Development Program. The Institute supports programs that engage Wisconsin youth in opportunities they need to learn, lead, grow, and thrive. 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, candidates are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

This Educator position will primarily serve Burnett and Washburn Counties, including the St. Croix Tribal land. And will work to design, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus:
- Positive youth development issued based programming focused on reaching underserved and underrepresented audiences;
- Connecting youth with adults, places and processes where decisions are made about their community (local government, non-profit/philanthropic organizations, grassroots organizers, school boards, tribal leadership)
- Providing leadership and support for Youth In Governance, and other youth/adult partnership programming creating space for youth voice and action;
- Work with youth serving organizations and schools to empower young people to identify health related challenges / opportunities in their home communities and develop solutions. Building community capacity to address issues that affect youth such as career and education pathways, racial equity, justice-involved families and restorative justice approaches, and promoting physical, social and emotional health.

Community Youth Development Intentionally connects young people with community-based organizations, including schools, colleges, universities, local government and nonprofits. (

The position functions in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, respectful office. It offers a great deal of day-to-day variety, including program development and implementation, building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, and working closely with other county educators and state-level specialists. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills to foster a collegial working environment.

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
  • 15% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 30% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 15% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 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


- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments including demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts;
- 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.

- At least 3 years of relevant field and work experience in the area of programming and service delivery such as youth program development and delivery, education, prevention, etc.
- Ability to work cooperatively and develop partnerships or coalitions with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs;
- 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;
- 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.

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
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 Area 2 Extension Director for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews;
- This position's primary programming focus is shared between Burnett and Washburn Counties; however some programming will 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. Candidates could expect to work 1-2 evenings per month and a few weekends throughout the year.

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.


Lori Pillion-Baltrusis
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. 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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