The Community Development Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. 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.
Our educators deliver education where people live and work in schools and communities. Extension educators also work with civic groups and local governments, write newspaper columns, conduct radio and TV programs, facilitate meetings and build coalitions to solve community problems. This is done through assessment of local, regional and statewide needs in the area of the position's programmatic emphasis and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Community Development Institute. The Extension Institute of Community Development provides educational programming to assist leaders, communities, and organizations realize their fullest potential. We work with communities to build the vitality that enhances their quality of life and enriches the lives of their residents. We educate in leadership development, organizational development, food systems, community economic development, local government education and much more. In short, the Community Development Institute plants and cultivates the seeds for thriving communities and organizations.
This dynamic position has an emphasis on community development: - Engaging with People of Color Small Business Entrepreneurs in developing educational needs based programs; - Building community partnerships that support educational outreach programming; - Identifying opportunities to partner with neighborhood organizations and provide university based research and data to help inform decision-making; - Work with Extension Local Government to provide research based resources and programming to communities.
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, equity and inclusion.
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.
15% 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
35% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
5% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
5% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
20% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
5% 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.
Required Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
Preferred Master's Degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
Required: At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery; - Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that contribute to positive and productive workplace relationships and effective partnerships; - Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues; - Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; - 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; - Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
Preferred: Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings; - Bilingual, especially with proficiency in both English and Spanish; - Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes;
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $42,600 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 (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)
-The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area 15 Area Extension Director for supervision, compensation and benefits, and performance reviews. -This position's primary programming focus Fond du Lac 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 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.
We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.