COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EXTENSION EDUCATOR - CRAWFORD COUNTY
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 272303-AS
The Community Development Extension Educator 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 that support: thriving individuals and families; effective organizations; healthy and vibrant communities; and strong economies.
This Community Development Extension Educator position will primarily serve Crawford County, WI, and surrounding communities. The Community Development Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus: Food entrepreneurship and local food market development with an initial emphasis on supporting area farmers markets and small-scale producers and processors. As such, the following essential responsibilities should be undertaken to advance substantive programming in food entrepreneurship. Provide strategic planning and organizational development expertise to local partners and entrepreneurship development. Connect local partners with other Community Development Institute and Extension resources.
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
10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
20% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
20% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
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% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners and relevant stakeholders
This position is located in Crawford Country; however, location and programming coverage is contingent on county funding support and location may be reassigned to align with County and Extension programming priorities.
Expected to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions; work evenings or weekends as needed to meet local needs; and carrying educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.
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: - Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position; - Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; 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.
Preferred: - At least 3 years of relevant field and work experience in the area of programming and service delivery such as; Local Government Education, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Workforce Development or Economic Development. - Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs; - Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments; - 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
Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $53,480 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
-Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions. -Candidates should expect to work 1-2 evenings per week and a few weekends throughout the year. -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/)
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.
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.