Job no: 233755-AS
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Department: EXT/YFH/YTH/4H/WI 4-H
Location: Florence, WI
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The 4-H 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.

This position is a part of the Division of Extension Positive Youth Development Institute, with a focus within the Wisconsin 4-H Extension Program. The Institute supports programs that contribute to the development of children, youth, and emerging adults who are healthy and productive, and who make a positive contribution to their communities.

The 4-H Program Educator leads and manages the full range of the 4-H program including clubs, after school programs, educational experiences, and camps. Program Educators also design, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programming and services aligned with the positions programmatic focus.

Areas of initial programmatic focus include:
- Facilitating school-based, afterschool, and community-based 4-H programs that foster youth leadership, community service, and hands-on learning.
- Recruiting, developing, and managing volunteers to create year-round learning opportunities for school-aged youth.
- Cultivating collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations that expand youth development programming opportunities particularly in arts enrichment, health, and STEM.

The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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 relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position required, Masters degree is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. At least two years of relevant field and work experience in programming and/or service delivery related to youth development;
2. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; and
3. 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.

1. At least 2 years experience leading, managing and/or evaluating educational programs;
2. Experience recruiting, guiding and/or supervising volunteers and/or staff;
3. Ability to apply relevant policies, procedures and regulations including reporting requirements and risk and data management;
4. Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs;
5. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments including demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts;
6. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality of work;
7. Understanding of the cultural, social and political history, issues and dynamics of Native American Tribal Nations;
8. Demonstrated sensitivity to and success in working with a diverse range of individuals, groups and organizations; and
9. Demonstrated experience with board leadership or development.

Additional Information:

Working Conditions:
1. Expected to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions;
2. Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet local needs; and
3. Carrying educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.

This is an (0.8 full time equivalent) academic staff position. Please note that the annual full time salary listed will be prorated by the position's FTE. For example, the minimum annual salary listed (46,818) would be prorated at 0.80 FTE and would be approximately 37,454.

Final salary is commensurate with experience and education. State of Wisconsin benefits including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances. For a more detailed description of available benefits, please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Nancy Crevier, nancy.crevier@wisc.edu. For all other questions please contact asu.exthr@ohr.wisc.edu.

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:

Part Time: 80%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,818 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the button. Applicants are required to apply online. The Division of Extension will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Online application, with all required documents, must be received by the assured consideration date.

You will be asked to provide:
1. A cover letter addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description;
2. A professional resume that includes degree information
3. The names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of three professional references.

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.


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Official Title:


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. 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: May 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 6 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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