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OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 271986-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department:EDUC/WCER
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

Help us improve the climate and culture of STEMM fields through this unique opportunity to develop and facilitate workshops across the country and virtually on a variety of DEI topics. This Academic Staff position will collaborate with two projects in WCER whose missions are to empower current and future faculty with skills and knowledge to succeed in graduate school and during their postdoctoral training, and to learn how to mentor others successfully.

Working with The Fair Play and CIMER project teams provides a unique opportunity to improve the culture and climate in STEMM fields through the development and implementation of trainings to support DEI efforts for faculty, staff, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The person in this position will be responsible for the identification of evidence-based practices to empower graduate students and postdoctoral scientists for success, and to improve mentoring through workshops, webinars and other formats. The desired applicant will play an integral role in developing curriculum, facilitating workshops, and training others to do so. This is an on-campus role with some flexbility for remote work. Monthly national travel is a key component of this position.

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.
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 5% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 25% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 25% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 15% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 10% Develops content and resources for "train the trainer" and other forms of dissemination
  • 5% Apply for grants and other funding opportunities.
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

Education:

Preferred
PhD or other terminal degree

Required
Master's Degree

Qualifications:

* The applicant must have an extensive understanding of the scholarship about underrepresented and minoritized populations in higher and graduate education.

* They must be able to embed evidence-based practices into curricula and interventions and evaluate the outcomes to assess learning.

* Excellent communication and facilitation skills are critical.

* The ability to balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and take initiative in completing projects goals is required.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

This position will work onsite at a designated campus work location with some flexibility for remote work at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $60,800 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.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in 1964, is one of the first, most productive, and largest university-based education research and development centers in the world. WCER's researchers and staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible for all ages and all people.

WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners. To this end, our center helps scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share grant-funded education research.

WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and policies.

For more information and news about our center, please go to https://wcer.wisc.edu/.

How to Apply:

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society- including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to submit:
- A cover letter describing how your experience and qualifications meet the requirements of this position addressed to Christine Pribbenow.
- A current resume or CV.
- A list of at least three professional references, including contact information.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Contact:

Becky Ohan
bsohan@wisc.edu
608-262-5158
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

271986-AS

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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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