Outreach Program Specialist



Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1029

Working Title

Outreach Program Specialist

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

College of Business Administration

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The College of Business Administration is one of four colleges at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The CBA consists of six academic departments and one non-academic department, the Small Business Development Center.

Position Summary

The Outreach Program Manager will lead the day-to-day and outreach elements of the newly established Menard Family Midwest Initiative for Economic Research and Engagement (The Initiative). The Director works to expand the community’s awareness of the Initiative’s programs and services, strengthen the partnerships currently in place, and cultivate new opportunities and relationships with community, civic, and business groups. Increased community engagement is one of the pillars of the Initiative. Working directly with Dr. Adam Hoffer, the Director will also coordinate efforts with the other Initiative Faculty, and Student hires.

Required Qualifications

• 3+ years of experience in communications, outreach, or operations
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in a content area appropriate to a position related to community/public relations.
• Evidence of the ability to assess and quantitatively demonstrate the efficacy of community engagement partnerships
• Evidence of the ability to plan, organize, execute, and assess events.
• Proven track record of an ability to work effectively with various stakeholders, constituents, businesses, and community groups.
• Experience with project management and goal achievement.
• Capacity to effectively use technology to manage schedules, communication, and deadlines.
• Evidence of inter-unit collaboration and outcomes.
• Evidence of an understanding of inclusion and diversity as crucial components of student success.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• 3+ years of experience in communications, outreach, or operations
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in a content area appropriate to a position related to community/public relations.
• Evidence of the ability to assess and quantitatively demonstrate the efficacy of community engagement partnerships
• Evidence of the ability to plan, organize, execute, and assess events.
• Proven track record of an ability to work effectively with various stakeholders, constituents, businesses, and community groups.
• Experience with project management and goal achievement.
• Capacity to effectively use technology to manage schedules, communication, and deadlines.
• Evidence of inter-unit collaboration and outcomes.
• Evidence of an understanding of inclusion and diversity as crucial components of student success.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Physical Demands

N/A

Working conditions and environment

Supporting the work of the grant-funded efforts. This will necessitate off-campus travel and event support during evenings and weekends.

Miscellaneous Information

N/A

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Serve as the Initiative’s primary point of contact for external organizations or businesses who are interested in developing or furthering partnerships with the Initiative’s students, staff, or faculty.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Maintain and enhance relationships with communities of interest or identity with ties to the Initiative and UWL .
• Connect interested partners with appropriate resources, units, and/or individuals on campus.
• Convey the general processes and procedures associated with partnerships (such as internships and contracts and various memos of understanding) to external entities and refer to the appropriate sources. Furthermore, convey the academic calendar and academic needs for students associated with the wide variety of potential community-based opportunities.
• Promote services and collaborations available through the Initiative and UWL to the community
stakeholders.
• When requested by senior leadership, represent the Initiative at events that directly reflect or inform the Initiative’s community partnership opportunities.

Percentage Of Time

30%

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

In a leadership capacity, support the day-to-day activities of the Initiative

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide Initiative Researchers support in their research needs. This may include participant recruitment, writing support, and lab operations.
• Lead a team of undergraduate student workers who will support the Initiative.
• Promote services and collaborations available through the Initiative to the UWL community.
• Develop and execute events that promote the Initiative’s general mission and vision.
• Act as a liaison for the initiative with other on-campus faculty, administrators, and other centers.

Percentage Of Time

30%

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Serve as the Initiative’s internal primary point of contact for community engagement efforts.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Lead and coordinate the efforts of the Initiative.
• Direct interested students to the Initiative to pursue outreach opportunities such as volunteering, philanthropy, etc.
• Collaborate closely with UWL’s Career Services Office and UWL’s Community Engagement Coordinator to ensure students are aware of newly developed internship opportunities in the La Crosse community.

Percentage Of Time

25%

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

In conjunction with University Communications, develop and maintain content for the Initiative’s community engagement web presence and provide story ideas on UWL-community partnerships.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Help develop web content
• Promote the ideas of the Initiative’s senior leadership via web content

Percentage Of Time

15%

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Duties to Support Responsibility

Fundraising. This will include soliciting financial support to promote the sustainability of the work supported by the grant. Activities may include grant-writing and networking with donors.

Percentage Of Time

as needed

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date

04/23/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

05/10/2021

Position Contact Name

Adam Hoffer

Position Contact Email

ahoffer@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. 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. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  9. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  10. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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