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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: 270446-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Milwaukee
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 Milwaukee 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.

Spanish Version of the Job Summary Detail:
Acerca de Extension:
La Division de Extension de UW-Madison sirve a las personas y comunidades de Wisconsin abordando problemas locales, estatales y nacionales, mejorando vidas a traves de la educacion basada en la investigacion, fomentando asociaciones y acciones, y facilitando impactos positivos.

Acerca del Instituto de Salud y Bienestar y el programa FoodWIse (
El Instituto de Salud y Bienestar trabaja para fomentar un cambio positivo en los residentes de Wisconsin a traves de programas de promocion de la salud basados en evidencia y en los que participa la comunidad para mejorar la salud, desarrollar la capacidad para identificar y abordar las inequidades en la salud, participar en acciones colectivas y tambion, para lograr una mayor equidad en la salud.

FoodWIse ( promueve habitos alimenticios saludables, estilos de vida activos y entornos comunitarios saludables para familias con ingresos limitados a traves de la educacion nutricional a nivel individual, comunitario y de sistemas. FoodWIse esta financiado federalmente por el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria-Educacion (SNAP-Ed) y el Programa Ampliado de Alimentos y Nutricion (EFNEP).

Sobre esta posicion:
Esta posicion es para un educador de nutricion, bilingue (espa?ol/ingl?s) que sera miembro del equipo FoodWIse para el condado de Milwaukee. Los educadores de nutricion biling?es trabajan unidos para aprender conjuntamente con miembros de la comunidad y adaptan la ensenanza para honrar culturas y experiencias. Los educadores de nutricion bilingues trabajan en colaboracion con agencias y lideres comunitarios e involucran a personas de las diversas comunidades de Wisconsin para que adopten habitos saludables de alimentacion y actividad fisica.

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


- Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hispanic/LatinX 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
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- 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

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 $43,205 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
A taxable hiring bonus of $2592 will be paid on the selected candidate's first paycheck.

Additional Information:

- The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area 21 (Milwaukee County) FoodWIse Program Administrator for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews.
- This position's primary programming focus is Milwaukee 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. See the UW System Driving Authorization Policy
- Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

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.


Jill Vanairsdale
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

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).

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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