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Outagamie County 4-H Outreach Associate

Salary:

Minimum $44,130 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Please note that some benefits such as paid time off will be pro-rated by appointment percentage. Salary will be prorated based on appointment percentage.

Job Summary:

The 4-H Outreach Associate Educator position will join a team of 4-H Staff to bring 4-H Outreach Programs to diverse settings and audiences. This role is based in Appleton, WI and will serve Outagamie County and surrounding communities. This role is housed in the Positive Youth Development Institute within UW-Madison's Division of Extension ( https://extension.wisc.edu/ ).

Extension Institute of Positive Youth Development prepares the youth of today to become the effective, empathic adults of tomorrow. Our research-based youth enrichment programs like teens in governance build youth and adult capacity and partnerships that help both sides grow. 4-H clubs, camps, and afterschool programs give young people the hands-on experiences they need to develop an understanding of themselves and the world.

With guidance from the 4-H and Community Youth Educators, the 4-H Program Outreach Associate Educator conducts 4-H programs including after-school programs, educational experiences, and camps. Outreach Associate Educators deliver and assist with planning outreach program activities, strengthen partnerships, and ensure adherence to policy. Initial efforts of this position will include developing relationships with community partners such as schools, libraries, Boys and Girls Clubs to determine which 4-H outreach programs can be implemented in partnership with existing programs.

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: Instructs and/or assists individuals and families engaged in various outreach programs. Delivers research-based educational programs to support and empower people where they live and work. Provides general support on public issues for the benefit of the community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences.
  • 30% Teaches culturally relevant educational programs to adults and youth using learner-centered activities and lessons
  • 35% Implements initiatives and events that serve the target audience
  • 5% Procures and maintains course materials and supplies
  • 15% Tracks program evaluation and incorporates feedback for improvement
  • 10% Helps design marketing materials and promotions for programs
  • 5% Communicate plan, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, 4-H educators, Program Managers, partners and relevant stakeholders
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
H.S. Diploma
Preferred education/certifications and/or work experience in related field.

Qualifications:

Required:
-Programming and/or service delivery experience related to youth development
-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
-Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments including demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts

Preferred:
-Spanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills; knowledge and understanding of Hispanic/Latino culture. Language skills will be evaluated
-Experience working cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs
-Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high-quality work
-Demonstrated experience with board leadership or development
-Experience communicating and implementing policy

Work Type:

Part Time: 40% - 60%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 5 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Additional Information:

The initial period of employment will be through August 2024, with the possibility to become renewable or be extended contingent upon available funding.

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:

Chris Viau
chris.viau@wisc.edu
715-937-4381
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Associate(OE017)

Department(s):

A47-EXTENSION/YFH/YTH/4H/WI 4-H

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:

294033-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).

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