CHIPPEWA/DUNN/EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR

Job no: 232855-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: EXT/ANRCD/COMM/CFS/COMM FOOD S
Location: Eau Claire
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement



Position Summary:

The Community Development Extension 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 on farms, 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 positions 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 Institute helps build the vitality of a community by contributing programming in leadership development, organizational development, food systems, economic development, and local government education. This dynamic position has an emphasis in the Community Food System Program including:
1. Local/regional food policy, planning and infrastructure development
2. Farm-to-institution and regional supply chain development
3. Project management
4. Knowledge of financing options (or where to find more information about them)
5. Survey development and implementation
6. Coordinating community listening sessions
7. Liaising with experts within Extension (e.g. state specialists) and external partners
8. Develop and/or support community coalitions and partnerships that extend programmatic reach and expand programmatic impact
9. Strategize with local Extension colleagues to address community needs (existing and/or emerging) as an interdisciplinary team
10. Collaborate with statewide colleagues within and across organizational structures to develop and adapt standardized and relevant programming

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 required, Masters Degree or higher preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required:
1. At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery;
2. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that contribute to positive and productive workplace relationships and effective partnerships;
3. Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues;
4. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
5. 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
6. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work;

Preferred:
1. At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery;
2. Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings;
3. Bilingual, especially with proficiency in both English and Spanish and/or HMoob.
4. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes; and
5. Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.

Additional Information:

Types of relevant work experience may include:
1. Local/regional food policy, planning and infrastructure development
2. Local food markets and marketing
3. Farm-to-institution work
4. Project management
5. Knowledge of financing options (or where to find more information about them)
6. Survey development and implementation
7. Coordinating community listening sessions
8. Liaising with experts within Extension (e.g. state specialists) and external partners
9. Develop and/or support community coalitions and partnerships that extend programmatic reach and expand programmatic impact
10. Collaborate with statewide colleagues within and across organizational structures to develop and adapt standardized and relevant programming

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.

Department(s):

A473540-EXTENSION/ANRCD/COMM/CFS/COMM FOOD S

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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.

To begin the application process, click the button.

Contact:

Catherine Emmanuelle
catherine.emmanuelle@wisc.edu
715-450-0823
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

SR OUTREACH SPEC(S92BN) or OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN) or ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

232855-AS

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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Applications Open: Apr 1 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time