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Human Development and Relationship Educator

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024
Salary:

Minimum $56,732 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/ ).

Job Summary:

The Human Development & Relationships Extension 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.

Our educators deliver education where people live and work - on farms, in schools and communities. Extension educators also work with civic groups and local governments, write newspaper columns, conduct radio and TV programs, facilitate meetings, and build coalitions to solve community problems. This is done through assessment of local, regional, and statewide needs in the area of the position's programmatic emphasis and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.

This dynamic position has an emphasis on FINANCIAL EDUCATION including:
-Teaching people how to secure and keep affordable housing through Extension's Rent Smart program
-Improving the financial capability of all county residents, with a specific emphasis on older adults, youth, low-income, and under-served groups
-Training for community service providers on how to empower their clients with money management skills
-One-on-one financial coaching
-Providing financial education to people impacted by the legal system

Secondary focus :Parenting
Adapt, implement, and teach co-parenting curriculum to improve family engagement and relationships, working with families in transition.

Extension Educators deliver education where people live and work in communities based on local needs. This position is part of the Division of Extension Human Development and Relationships Institute. The Extension Institute of Human Development and Relationships provides the tools Wisconsinites need to thrive as well-rounded, capable individuals and families. We support families in caring for each other in ways that promote growth and understanding: Our programs promote aging-friendly communities, coach effective parents and help families put technology, mindfulness and financial awareness to use.

The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all. As Extension, we acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non-biased, and inclusive organization. ( https://blogs.extension.wisc.edu/oaic/call-to-action/ ). As such, all Extension employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Bilingual candidates must state their interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within their application (language skills will be evaluated during the interview process).

Responsibilities: Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 15% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 40% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners, and relevant stake holders
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

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree
In a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position

Preferred
Master's Degree
In a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position

Qualifications:

Required:
-At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery
-Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that contribute to positive and productive workplace relationships and effective partnerships
-Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues
-Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
-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
-Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work

Preferred:
-Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
-Bilingual, especially with proficiency in both English and Spanish. Language skills will be evaluated
-Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes
-Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Additional Information:

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.

How to Apply:

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.

Your cover letter should communicate your interest in the position and how your skillset aligns with the role. Bilingual candidates must state their interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within their application (language skills will be evaluated during the interview process). The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

Contact:

Cindy Sarkady
cindy.sarkady@wisc.edu
262-689-4101
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A47-EXTENSION/YFH/HDR/FIN/FINAN SECUR

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

293944-AS

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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/

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 .

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