Job no: 226525-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Milwaukee
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension seeks an innovative and community-focused, asset-based educator for the position of Human Development and Relationships (HDR) Extension Literacy Link Educator within the Human Development and Relationships (HDR) Institute.

The HDR Extension Literacy Link Educator will plan, deliver, and evaluate the strategies and activities of The Literacy Link program to reach families in Milwaukee County involved in local justice systems. The Literacy Link program fosters positive, literacy-based interactions between young children and their justice-involved parents and caregivers. The Literacy Link Educator creates an environment that nurtures children's language and literacy development during jail visits and beyond.

This position will provide leadership and teaching Division of Extension education curriculum directly related to the Literacy Link Initiative that strengthens families with a focus on justice-involved families, supporting family relationships and literacy. Additionally, the successful candidate will design, deliver, and evaluate research based-educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors Degree in a field that relates to the position, including family science, human development, child psychology, education, social work, counseling, and criminal justice required. Masters degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. At least two years of work or lived experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
2. Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships to promote The Literacy Link program.
3. Schedules and secures logistics and resources in support of The Literacy Link program.
4. Schedules day-to-day activities related to justice involve families.
5. Commitment to serve correctional populations and their families; comfortable working with criminal justice partners and in correctional settings; nonjudgmental in approach and interpersonal interactions
6. Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs.
7. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.
8. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
9. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology.
10. 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.


Additional Information:

1. At least five years of work or lived experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
2. Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments especially within the criminal justice system.
3. Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs.
4. Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings to the benefit of incarcerated populations and their families.
5. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating family-focused educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes.
6 Experience living and/or working in the criminal justice system particularly local jails.

Anticipated duration of this position is 3 years. End date is dependent upon project completion.

Working Conditions:
1. Make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
2. Assume regular travel throughout the county and occasional travel to other parts of the state.
3. Work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed to meet needs.
4. Must have access to reliable internet as the position will be remote during the COVID19 Pandemic.

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.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $39,042 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

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/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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 .

Applications Open: Aug 24 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 21 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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