LITERACY LINK ASSISTANT

Job no: 232894-FTF
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Department: EXT/YFH/HDR/HUM DEV REL INST
Location: Ashland
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Office & Administrative Support



Position Summary:

The Literacy Link Project connects children and parents in justice involved families through reading and other literacy enriching experiences. The Literacy Link Assistant will perform a range of tasks to support statewide and local efforts. This includes support for project promotion, documentation, data collection, educational materials and funding activities. This may involve contacting jails and partners statewide and in other states; drafting and layout of family-focused educational materials and other documents developed by the Literacy Link Team; website editing; assisting with editing Literacy Link videos. The assistant will also work individually with Literacy Link team members to support implementation of projects, including enhancing child-friendly visiting spaces with language-rich resources; greeting/hosting families during video visits; communicating with caregivers of children; distributing/mailing materials and otherwise assisting with Literacy Link strategies.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Effective written and verbal communication skills
2. Ability to work effectively with publishing software, spreadsheets, cloud storage systems
3. Attention to organization and detail
4. Ability to travel locally to county jails/Division of Extension offices/libraries and other Literacy Link sites
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

Additional Information:

The Literacy Link Assistant is accountable to the project coordinator on matters related to performance of job responsibilities.

Office Location: Ashland or Bayfield Counties, or flexible work location depending on qualifications. Telecommuting may be considered depending on candidate. (Remote work required during pandemic telecommuting period.)

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):

A473700-EXTENSION/YFH/HDR/HUM DEV REL INST

Work Schedule:
This position will be expected to work 20 hours per week with scheduling flexibility. The specific work schedule may vary. Work on evenings and weekends may be needed to meet project needs. Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 9 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

Minimum $17.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the button.

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.

As applicants move on to the 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.

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.

Contact:

Liz Lexau
elizabeth.lexau@wisc.edu
715-373-6104
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:

OFFICE OPER ASSOCIATE(16160)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Fixed Term

Job Number:

232894-FTF

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. 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: Apr 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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