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4-H Program Educator


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 ( ). Please note that some benefits such as paid time off will be pro-rated by appointment percentage.

Actual salary will be prorated based on the 50% FTE designation. Actual salary earned will be 50% of the annual salary.

A Language Proficiency Assessment will be done for candidates that identify as bilingual. Upon the successful completion of a Language Proficiency Assessment, a "bilingual" prefix will be added to the official title. The bilingual prefix is accompanied by a $3500.00 pay increase applied to the annual salary.

Job Summary:

The 4-H Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension 4-H Program, which is housed within the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Institute and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. The PYD Institute provides works to catalyze positive change to engage Wisconsin youth in opportunities they need to learn, lead, grow, and thrive. The Wisconsin 4-H program is a youth-driven, volunteer-supported organization committed to expanding access to all and empowering youth to thrive.

The 4-H Program Educator leads and manages the full range of the 4-H program including in-school and after school programs, and educational experiences. Program Educators also designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus.

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, candidates are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Initial programming focus will include:
-Developing relationships with community schools and youth coalitions with efforts to create direct delivery of in-school and after school 4-H programs.
-Cultivating collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations to expand 4-H programming opportunities.
-Expanding 4-H membership and volunteer opportunities to underserved youth and adults.
-Recruiting, training, developing, and managing AmeriCorps hires, interns, and volunteers focused on helping youth develop life skills that promote ongoing community involvement and strengthen youth leadership development.
-Strengthening the 4-H program by providing leadership for marketing, communications, member recruitment and member retention for direct delivery 4-H programs in-school, after school, and to other youth organizations in the community.

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. ( ). As such, all Extension employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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.
  • 15% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 10% 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
  • 5% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 10% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 5% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, 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


Bachelor's Degree


- Demonstrated experience in programming and/or service delivery related to youth development.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively.
- 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.

- 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.
- Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict.
- Ability to apply relevant policies, procedures, and regulations including reporting requirements and risk and data management.
- Demonstrate experience managing and/or supervising staff or volunteers.

Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

Travel: It is expected that employees will make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions. Information about UW-Madison Driver Authorization can be found at
Applicants are required to: Have a valid drivers license and a reliable source of independent transportation for periodic in-state work travel, and/or comply with requirements for UW-Madison vehicle use authorization.

Evening/Weekend Work: This position may be required to work occasional nights and weekends to meet the program needs and priorities of the communities served.

Ability to carry educational equipment, up to 40lbs.

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.

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.


Jayna Hintz
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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.

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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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