Job no: 227847-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other

Position Summary:

The Manager of Education Engagement at PBS Wisconsin strategically plans and directs PK-12 educator professional development and engagement activities that drive awareness and use of public media educational resources. Responsible for a portfolio that embraces PBS KIDS, PBS Wisconsin Education resources, Media Literacy and a statewide network of educators and education partners, the person in this position understands and can apply trends in PK-12 curriculum and instruction using digital media. They will demonstrate commitment and support for learning and growth in educational equity, cultural relevance, diversity and inclusion in leading the team's work to establish and maintain collaborative partnerships to support the impact, growth and execution of programs. The Manager will supervise and train a team of education engagement professionals. This position reports to the Director of Education.

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:

Bachelor's degree required. PK-12 Education program preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- At least 5 years of experience in formal or informal PK-12 education
- At least 2 years of supervisory experience

- Fluency in a language other than English
- Familiarity or experience with public media education content
- Experience facilitating online/virtual learning trainings or events for educators or PK-12 students
- Experience with policies and procedures in relation to HR, program management, purchasing and budgets particularly in Higher Education or State Agency systems.

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is $60,000 up to $69,000 for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

This position will require the ability to work some evenings, weekends and travel around Wisconsin to create, steward and collaborate with partners, educators, and school districts as projects warrant.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online at by the deadline date. The job number is 227847. The following must be received for your application to be complete:
1) Resume
2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications
3) A 1-2 page narrative describing an educator professional development experience you led or managed. Please include your role, the goals, and the outcomes of this experience.
4) A list of three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).


Kate O'Connor
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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).

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Applications Open: Oct 14 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 3 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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