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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
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Aug 23, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Extension Services, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
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Job Details

Job no: 236757-FTF
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Wisconsin
Categories: Office & Administrative Support, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The Bilingual Program Communications Coordinator will provide communication, community outreach and organizational support to two UW Madison Division of Extension statewide teams Juntos Wisconsin and Elevando Wisconsin. The Juntos Wisconsin team provides direct educational opportunities in the areas of college access for youth and their families through youth clubs and family workshops. The Elevando Wisconsin team offers a series of leadership development workshops for formal and informal community leaders to build the skills and networks necessary to confidently take on leadership roles in their communities.

The communication coordinator will help build relationships across communities. The ideal candidate is adept at connecting Latinx individuals, families, community groups, and organizations to programs that can best meet their goals. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

The communications coordinator will report directly to the Community Youth Development Program Manager.

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 or two years of relevant experience required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
1. Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hispanic/Latinx culture.
2. Work, volunteer or life experience with Hispanic/Latinx people or groups
3. Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
4. Ability to build, organize and maintain relationships with partner organizations and program participants
5. Ability to create outreach materials and reach new audiences through multiple formats (e.g. presentations, facilitation, email, phone, text, social media).
6. Strong language proficiency in Spanish, which should include an ability to:
a. read, write, and understand the Spanish language
b. communicate independently with colleagues and community members as appropriate
c. understand the inherent diversity that exists within Spanish-speaking populations
7. Passion for working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
1. Knowledge of, or experience with, the translation and interpretation process
2. Understanding of programming/outreach - strengthen relationships with community members
3. Managing content using web-based tools (i.e. Wordpress, Qualtrics, Google Docs)
4. Digital media editing (photo, video, audio, etc.)
5. Ability to develop brochures, infographics, and other visually appealing tools
6. Interest in educational programming and public entities that promote positive engagement of diverse youth and adult learner populations
7. Interest in college access and leadership education
8. Computer aided translation; (facilitation of) Zoom interpretation
9. Experience working with Microsoft Office and cloud-based document management

Additional Information:

1. The anticipated duration of the appointment will be until June 15, 2022, with the possibility of renewal based on funding.
2. This position will require flexibility in working hours, dependent on planning and programming schedules. It will likely include evening and weekend hours.
3. The position can work from any location in Wisconsin but must have reliable internet access. Office resources may be provided by local county Extension offices or at the state offices in Madison.
4. There is an expectation that individuals will make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities.

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 Schedule:

Variable schedule, work on evenings and weekends as needed to meet project needs.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 10 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $18.00 HOURLY
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 specifically addressing your Latinx community building and related experience, a resume detailing your educational and professional background, and contact information for three references. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their 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.

Note, all candidates invited for an interview will be asked to demonstrate their written and spoken language skills.

Joe Maldonado - Community Youth Development Program Manager

To learn more about Juntos Wisconsin visit
To learn more about Elevando Wisconsin email or


Sarah Schlosser
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:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Fixed Term

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:

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: .

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: Jul 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 19 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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