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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: 275829-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Professional Learning (PL) Coordinator position is located within the Educator Learning, Research, and Practice (ELRP) department and will report to the Assistant Director of ELRP. This coordinator will be working and collaborating closely with two other coordinators within the department. This position will moderate online professional learning events to support facilitators and participants for productive trouble-free experiences. This includes supporting client experiences by examining online PL offerings and their materials in Canvas and SharePoint to identify broken links, confusing directions, errors, and other areas of improvement. The coordinator will communicate and schedule internal and external program events hosted by a variety of teams within the department and support the coordination of resources, data, and materials in our online system. This position has a variety of administrative tasks to support the coordination of the department's work including, but not limited to, light editing, printing, and shipping of workshop materials, supporting the layout of documents, and collaborating with marketing for communications to be sent to our consortium members. The coordinator will also be responsible for communicating details and logistics regarding ELRP events and requirements to external consortium members, as well as answering questions and communicate logistics and requirements for professional learning events.

Working fully remote is an option for this position within the US (working remotely internationally is not an option). Requests to work remotely would need to be reviewed based on the UW and School of Education (SoE) remote work policies and go through the SoE implementation process. To learn more about these policies, visit

WIDA is committed to challenging linguistic discrimination, cultural biases, and racism in education. WIDA values linguistic and cultural diversity both as an end and a means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates who champion social justice as a core value.

Responsibilities: Organizes the development and delivery of outreach programs, including the responsibility for staffing. Assists with policy development and organizes resources 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.
  • 15% Directs the implementation of program policies and procedures
  • 5% Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships to promote the outreach program
  • 25% Schedules and secures logistics and resources in support of an outreach program
  • 15% Schedules day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 20% Identifies opportunities for program improvement or new outreach program development
  • 10% Coordinates SharePoint file system and the printing and shipping of materials
  • 10% Coordinates collection and management of design data
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


- Minimum of 1 year of experience providing service and support to external clients.
- Strong administrative and organizational skills.
- Experience using Microsoft Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams).
- Professional friendly personality and ability to interact with a variety of individuals.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- A value of promoting and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- A willingness to engage in and deepen knowledge of WIDA's Social Justice value.

- Experience with reviewing and editing documents for clarity and accuracy.
- Experience hosting and moderating meetings on web platforms.
- Experience coordinating activities in a fast-paced environment.
- Multilingual or bilingual/biliterate in Spanish.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position will be remote and requires work be performed at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42,600 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

What is WIDA? For nearly 20 years, WIDA has provided a trusted, comprehensive approach to supporting, teaching, and assessing multilingual learners. We are an educational services organization that advances language development and academic achievement for multilingual children in early childhood and grades K-12. In short, we provide educators around the world with high-quality language standards, assessments, professional learning, and research. We are proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) within UW-Madison's nationally ranked School of Education. Visit and watch our Introduction to WIDA video to see why WIDA is an incredible place to work!

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

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.
- 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.


Kelly Krahenbuhl
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Program Coordinator(OE005)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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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