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EDUCATION ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 241355-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department: PUB MEDIA/PBS WISCONSIN
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media



Position Summary:

Education Engagement Specialists at PBS Wisconsin work to support Wisconsin educators with professional development connected to PBS Wisconsin and national public media educational resources. There are two education engagement specialist positions available. One position focuses on sharing PBS Wisconsin Education resources with educators in 3rd-12th grade classrooms across the state and activating national public media content that meets local needs (Position A). The other focuses on activating skills in 3rd-12th grade media literacy instruction and youth storytelling/media making (Position B). Both Education Engagement Specialists assist with partnership development, program administration and logistics, outreach and communications, and budget tracking. The Education Engagement Specialists report 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. Master's degree in Education, Library Sciences, Media Studies, Communications, or a related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

REQUIRED
1. At least 4 years combined experience as an educator in an elementary, middle, or high school setting and/or educational experience in out-of-school settings that work with 3rd-12th grade students and implement media into education such as libraries, museums, or youth programs
2. Experience planning and delivering professional development for educators
3. Experience facilitating online/virtual events for adults, including speaking publicly to large groups using digital/technological tools
4. Familiarity with the Wisconsin State Standards or equivalent national standards, especially in one or more of any of the following areas: American Indian Studies, English Language Arts, Information and Technology Literacy, Social Studies, or Science
5. Demonstrated evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills

NOT REQUIRED BUT DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
1. Familiarity with or experience with PBS Wisconsin Education or PBS nationally produced online classroom media and educational content
2. Experience implementing media-based learning in 3rd-12th grade learning environments
3. Experience facilitating media-making with 6th-12th grade students
4. Commitment to educational equity
5. Fluency in a language other than English

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is $52,000 - $62,000 for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications.

Expected start date is January 2022.

There are two education engagement specialist positions available. One position focuses on sharing PBS Wisconsin Education resources with educators in 3rd-12th grade classrooms across the state and activating national public media content that meets local needs (Position A). The other position focuses on activating skills in 3rd-12th grade media literacy instruction and youth storytelling/media making (Position B).

Applicants should indicate their interest in being considered for one or both content areas in their application materials.

This position will require the ability to work some evenings, weekends and to travel around Wisconsin to represent PBS Wisconsin at educator conferences and to create, steward, and collaborate with partners, educators, and school districts as projects warrant. Some national travel for partner meetings and professional development may also be an opportunity. Education staff are currently working 100% remotely with the expectation of moving to a hybrid work schedule with at least 1 day per week on-site in the office at Vilas Hall in Madison sometime in the new year.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television listed here: https://www.wpr.org/wpr-ethical-guidelines , in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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.

Department(s):

A466000-PUBLIC MEDIA/PBS WISCONSIN

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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, requirements, and desired qualifications, including your interest in Position A or Position B.
a. If interested in Position A, please describe the importance of culturally relevant, local media resources for students in grades 3-12. Provide an example of your experience leading professional development (PD) for other educators. Include your role, the goal, and the outcomes of this experience.
b. If interested in Position B, please describe the importance of media literacy and media creation for students in grades 6-12. Provide an example of your experience facilitating educator professional development or youth engagement. Include the goal and the outcomes of this experience.
c. If applying for both positions, include the requested information for both Position A and Position B.
3. At least 3 professional references, one of which is a current or former supervisor. Please note that these references will not be contacted without your prior knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-263-0477; hr@wpm.wisc.edu .

Contact:

Erin Cook
hr@wpm.wisc.edu
608-263-0477
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:

OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

241355-AS

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).

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: Sep 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 12 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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