Job no: 236941-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other

Position Summary:

The Early Learning Engagement Specialist at PBS Wisconsin plans, promotes, and delivers professional development opportunities for early childhood educators across Wisconsin focusing on meaningful media integration leveraging programming and resources from PBS KIDS. The person in this position identifies and develops partnerships with early childhood organizations, agencies, and networks to identify and serve the needs of educators serving Wisconsin's youngest learners, with an emphasis on alignment with the Wisconsin Registry Professional Development Approval System. Together with one other Early Learning Engagement Specialist, the person in this position ensures adherence to policy, assists with program administration, and strives to expand and ensure access to program materials and educational services for diverse audiences. This position reports to the Manager of Education Engagement.

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. Early Childhood or Elementary Education program preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-At least 2 years of experience teaching or training others in an early childhood setting (childcare centers, PreK, Head Start, or other preschool programs)
-Experience planning and delivering professional development for educators and/or childcare providers
-Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills

-Experience facilitating in person and/or virtual community education programs for kids and/or their families and guardians
-Experience utilizing PBS resources in early learning settings
-Familiarity with the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
-Familiarity with the Wisconsin Registry's Trainer & Technical Assistance Professional program, and willingness to pursue Tier 1 certification
-Fluency in a language other than English
-Familiarity with disparities in educational environments and a commitment to advancing educational equity

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is $48,000 up to $55,000 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 to travel around Wisconsin to create, steward and collaborate with partners, educators, and school districts as projects warrant. Some national travel for partner meetings and professional development may be an opportunity. This position is expected to start remotely with the expectation of moving back on site to Vilas Hall at some point.

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:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by July 23, 2021. The job number is 236941. 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- applicants are encouraged to address their familiarity with early childhood professional development certification needs and any experience working with early childhood organizations, agencies or networks to deliver professional development that meets partner goals; 3) A 1-page narrative describing your experience leading professional development (PD) for other educators. Please include your role, the goal, and the outcomes of this experience.


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.

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).

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Applications Open: Jul 8 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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