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UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
WORKING TITLE: Agriculture Institute Director (100%) OFFICIAL TITLE:  Director, Unspecified (10) M96DN GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED:  Statewide OFFICE LOCATION:  Madison, WI                                                TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  This appointment is a limited appointment within the meaning of Section 36.17 Wisconsin Statutes, the Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter UWS 15, and the derived policies of the University of Wisconsin System and UW-Extension.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Associate Dean of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Termination from a limited appointment is not considered a dismissal and is not subject to appeal.   POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Agriculture Institute Director is a senior level administrator who will provide organizational and cross-disciplinary leadership for the Agriculture Institute within Cooperative Extension. This full-time role will be responsible for strategic, financial, and operational oversight of centers within the institute, including the Center for Animal Agriculture, Center for Crops and Soils, Center for Farm Management, and Center for Horticulture. The Institute Director provides administrative leadership in all areas of institute operations, program development, evaluation and implementation; external partnership development; development of financial resources and budgetary administration; and human resource development and administration. The Institute Director reports directly to the Associate Dean of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources for management and supervision, hiring and employment authority, employment changes, compensation and benefits, supplies and expense budget, development and approval of their plan of work, and performance reviews. The Dean holds promotion authority for Institute Directors. Successful applicants will be considered for ranked faculty status within the Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences, but this is not a requirement of the position.  PRIMARY DUTIES:Cooperative Extension will expect Institute Directors to perform the following core responsibilities, which are grouped based on five general areas. Organizational / Program Strategy & Decision Making Establish defined goals and provide strategic planning and management for the Agriculture Institute’s programming, including direction for launching new programs and evaluating continuation of existing programs;Participate in the Department leadership team and contribute to developing and guiding the strategic vision for the Department;Set policy and procedural expectations for personnel, in alignment with System, institutional and divisional policies and practices;Approve new programming positions and promotion and salary advancements within the Institute.Lead the development and implementation of marketing and external relations plans for the Institute in with appropriate staff in the Office of Communications and External Relations.Assist with development of work planning and reporting systems for Cooperative Extension, and implement those systems within the institute.Promote excellence in the Institute’s contribute to Extension research and knowledge exchange and learning and teaching strategies.  Partnership Management Work with  Associate Deans of the Departments on ensuring programs are delivered per Inter-institutional Agreements with other UW campuses;Strengthen and manage integration with local and regional Extension Educators through recurring meetings with the Assistant Deans of the geographic zones, Area Extension Directors and other internal and external partners;Coordinate staffing needs and communicate programmatic concentrations with the Assistant Deans of geographic zones and Area Extension Directors based on annual program planning.Represent Cooperative Extension’s agricultural programs to stakeholders throughout Wisconsin and the region, including farm and commodity groups, regional Extension networks, and governmental agencies.  Budget Management Manage overall budget needs for the institute, within the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources;Collaborate with staff in the Office of Financial Services on reporting, policy and other financial and business services;Strategically align operations and budgetary goals.  Staff Management Provide oversight and strategic guidance as needed to Center Directors;Develop and oversee an effective and efficient Institute leadership team comprised of Center DirectorsConduct performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities for Center Directors;Provide direction for overall decision making for recruiting, hiring and training for Center Directors and other Institute level staff as appropriate.  Interdisciplinary & Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiate and provide intentional leadership for multi-disciplinary program topics.Support programming personnel in the development of entrepreneurial initiatives through providing guidance and resources, where appropriate. This includes supporting efforts to attract extramural funding for priority programs.  Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in an agricultural discipline with at least five years of work experience;Proven ability to maintain and develop successful relationships with partners across disciplines and geographies;Experience in planning and managing strategic initiatives;Demonstrated experience in programming and research related to the Institute’s purpose;Proven ability to manage budgets and strategic initiatives;Significant successful supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring and training staff;Knowledge and skills to effectively interact 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.  PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or Terminal degree in an agricultural discipline;More than five years of supervisory experience involving multiple, full-time direct reports;Working knowledge of Cooperative Extension and land-grant institutions;Established track-record of building partnerships with diverse agricultural groups;Proven ability to attract extramural funding.  Position Benefits:State of Wisconsin benefits including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances.   Equal Opportunity EMPLOYER:As an affirmative action employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining an organizational climate that supports and respects differences and equality of opportunity. UW-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age; race; creed; color; disability; sex/gender; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; religion; marital status; identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service; arrest record or non-program related conviction record.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.   CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, convictions and pending charges will be considered only as they relate to this position.  HOW TO APPLY:Applicants are required to apply online. UW-Extension will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Online application, with all required documents, must be received by January 22, 2018. Required application materials: A letter of application that addresses how your education and experience meet all of the required qualifications for the positionProfessional resume that includes degree informationNames and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references For questions regarding this position, please contact Jed Colquhoun (jed.colquhoun@uwex.edu) or Patrick Robinson (patrick.robinson@ces.uwex.edu). For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.  For all other questions please contact hrstaff@uwex.uwc.edu.
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED:  Primarily Shawano County and occasionally extending beyond county boundaries for specific commitments and team programming. TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  This position is a fixed-term renewable academic staff appointment in the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s division of Cooperative Extension. Reappointment to this position after the initial term is dependent upon performance and availability of funding.  POSITION & PROGRAMMATIC FOCUS:  The Youth & Family Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus.  The Youth & Family Extension Educator is an employee of the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension within the Youth and Families Institute of the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Development. The Youth & Family Extension Educator is also a primary member of one of the centers within the Youth & Family Institute, either the Center for Human Development & Relationships, the Center for Positive Youth Development, or the Center for Wisconsin 4-H. If appropriate and desired, Extension Educators can affiliate with other Cooperative Extension centers in order to best address the programmatic focus of the position.   This Youth & Family Extension Educator position will primarily serve Shawano County.  Through this position, this individual will carry out programming that directly addresses the local needs of the community and is approved by the Area Extension Director and Center Director(s).  In addition to the focus on Human Development & Relationships, Positive Youth Development or Wisconsin 4-H, the Youth & Family Extension Educator’s programs will respond to local needs, and will provide a connection to the broader University of Wisconsin research, education, and outreach resources.  Specific and identified local needs of Shawano County include: expanding leadership experiences for youth, strengthening community collaborations to increase opportunities for youth to build life skills, and increasing training opportunities for adult volunteers to enhance youth engagement in 4-H experiences. This position also leads and manages the full range of the 4-H Youth Development programs including community clubs, after school programs, educational events and camps for Shawano County.    ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIPS:The Youth & Family Extension Educator position is accountable to the Area Extension Director for all matters related to performance and day-to-day work activities. The Educator is also required to prepare an annual plan of work that will be reviewed and approved by the Area Extension Director and Center Director. The Youth & Family Institute administers the budget for the position. Area Extension Directors will work with Shawano County to identify opportunities for their input on identifying programming needs and reviewing performance.   PRIMARY DUTIES: Programming-    Utilize knowledge of the local communities and audiences to identify needs and deliver youth and family specific programming that is relevant to the geographic area;-    Access, develop or adapt culturally relevant and research-based educational programming to local audiences, using learner-centered activities and lessons that meet identified needs and align with Cooperative Extension’s broader priorities;-    Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate, ensuring full access to programs, facilities, and educational services; -    Evaluate and report on communities focused programming and educational services utilizing established tools and processes to inform future program design, improve effectiveness and demonstrate value.-    Manage and recruit volunteers responsible for delivering programming including day-to-day management Coordinate youth programs, in conjunction with volunteers to advance the goals of the program in the geographic area;-    Support volunteers in delivering culturally relevant, direct educational programming with an evidence-based or approved curriculum to a local audience, using learner-centered activities and content;-    Ensure the programming meets and adheres desired outcomes, program guidelines, required policies, and priorities;-    Promote and market programming through a communications plan that ensures effective communication to audiences and stakeholders; Collaboration & Relationships-    Collaborate with personnel affiliated with the Youth & Family Institute and across the state, who may not be in the same county, tribe, or area, to promote positive work relationships, develop and adapt similar and relevant programming, and access and contribute to shared resources;-    Collaborate with personnel in her/his county and tribal offices, who may not be affiliated with the Youth & Family Institute and Centers, to promote a positive office environment, determine local needs, and share resources;-    Develop and maintain respectful working relationships with local partners and agencies to deliver programming;-    Collaborate with personnel across organizational structures in Cooperative Extension and engage in interdisciplinary work that improves the effectiveness of local programming.-    Promote Cooperative Extension and its programs towards building greater program access, visibility, and a positive reputation for Cooperative Extension;  Accountability-    Create a plan that identifies the relevant local audiences and their needs for programming around the areas of Human Development & Relationships, Positive Youth Development or Wisconsin 4-H, describes the relevant programming to meet their needs, connects to larger program objectives of Cooperative Extension and assesses programming effectiveness. -    Communicate plans, activities, and achievements to relevant stakeholders;-    Ensure programs serve and reach audiences reflective of the diversity of the state;-    Submit reports that meet the requirements, policies, and established practices of Cooperative Extension and partners, including federal Civil Rights requirements.-    Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested QUALIFICATIONS: Required-    Bachelor’s degree with relevant field and work experience in the area of programming and service delivery; -    Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments;-    Demonstrated work experience including managing volunteers, policy compliance and data management;  Preferred-    A Master’s degree in the relevant field-    Experience managing conflict, risk, and/or policies and rules.-    Knowledge and skills to effectively interact 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;-    Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs;-    Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;-    Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality of work.-    Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings.-    Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes; and-    Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.-    Experience managing a diverse and multi-faceted team that includes varied responsibilities, backgrounds, and approaches;-    Demonstrated experience with board leadership or management. WORKING CONDITIONS:-    Expected to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.-    Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet local needs.-    Carrying educational equipment, up to 25 lbs. SALARY AND BENEFITS:This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) academic staff position. Final salary is commensurate with experience and education. State of Wisconsin benefits including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances. For a more detailed description of available benefits, please see https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/.  ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:UW-Cooperative Extension is the educational resource that helps the Wisconsin Idea become reality. Valuing leadership, relationship-building, and inclusion; UW-Cooperative Extension teaches, learns, leads, and serves the people of Wisconsin by connecting them with the University of Wisconsin research and resources. Located in all 72 counties of Wisconsin, UW-Cooperative Extension engages with communities to influence their lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.   SPECIAL NOTES:As an affirmative action employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining an organizational climate that supports and respects differences and equality of opportunity. UW-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age; race; creed; color; disability; sex/gender; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; religion; marital status; identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service; arrest record or non-program related conviction record.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.   Materials will be made available in alternative format upon request. Please call 711 if you are hearing or speech impaired and need assistance. Direct inquiries concerning equal opportunity to: University of Wisconsin-Extension Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Room 201; 432 N. Lake Street; Madison, WI 53706. oedi@uwex.uwc.edu (email); 608.890.0259 (fax) An offer of employment is contingent upon the following: 1) the establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 2) submission of an official transcript upon hire, and 3) a criminal background check prior to employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, convictions and pending charges will be considered only as they relate to this position. HOW TO APPLY:Applicants are required to apply online. UW-Extension will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Online application, with all required documents, must be received by January 23, 2018. Required application materials: -    A letter of application that addresses how your education and experience meet all of the required qualifications for the position-    Professional resume that includes degree information-    Names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references  For questions regarding this position, please contact Nancy Crevier (nancy.crevier@ces.uwex.edu). For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.  For all other questions please contact lelah.frey@uwex.uwc.edu. 
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
Official Title:       Associate Information Processing Consultant Appointment:     Academic Staff 100% fixed term (one year project position) Location:             Madison, WI Availability:         Open until filled; for best consideration apply by January 15, 2018.   POSITION SUMMARY Wisconsin Public Television is looking for a web developer to create both full web sites and maintain existing projects, leveraging WordPress, Drupal, HTML5, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript (jQuery) and CSS3 in the building of mobile responsive websites. This position reports to the Manager of Digital Services.  This is a one year project position with possibility of renewal.   SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Collaborate with the WPT Online team on web projectsArchitect and develop web functions and features with consideration of accessibility and performanceWrite efficient and well-documented codeImprove internal tools, standardsActively participate in weekly meetingsDiagnose and resolve bugs and support requests MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experienceStrong communication skillsAble to consistently meet deadlinesStrong attention to detail when creating and reviewing web contentThorough knowledge of WordPress, Drupal, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, JavaScript (jQuery), HTML5 and CSS3Understanding of RESTful Web Services technologies such as JSON, SOAP, and HTTPUnderstanding of responsive web developmentUnderstanding of SEO best practicesExperience using version control systems   SALARY The range for this position is $45,000 - $48,000.  Actual pay is dependent upon qualifications, experience and official title.  UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, pension plan, flexible spending accounts, employer paid training and development, generous paid vacation and sick leave.     HOW TO APPLY:   To ensure consideration, please apply through www.careers.wisconsin.edu  by 1/15/18. If you are a current UW System employee use http://bit.ly/2n9AibS. Please include:  A detailed resume; A narrative (up to two pages) carefully detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position; 2-3 work samples; and a list including email addresses, for three to five work references, including at least one supervisory reference.  Direct inquiries and online support questions to:  Alex Behnke, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, 608-263-0477; alex.behnke@wpt.org.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A criminal records review will be conducted for final candidates.  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Convictions and pending charges will be considered only if they are substantially related to the circumstances of this position. Employment is contingent on establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. It is the policy of UW-Extension to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact person listed above. As a unit within the University of Wisconsin Extension, WPT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and no qualified applicant will be eliminated from consideration. WPT is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion.  We want our staff and programming to reflect the rich culture and diversity of our state and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
ATTENTION:  The Small Business Development Center within the UW-Extension Division for Business and Entrepreneurship invites applications for a SBDC Business Consultant (legal title: Outreach Specialist).ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:The Wisconsin SBDC is an accredited network of 12 offices throughout the state. Wisconsin SBDCs are funded and managed in collaboration with U.S. Small Business Administration and are part of a national network of nearly 1,000 centers.  We support entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education programs.  SBDC consultants help small and emerging mid-size companies obtain financing, facilitate improvement and growth and help entrepreneurs launch successful new firms. POSITION SUMMARY:The Outreach Specialist will provide consulting services to business owners, managers, professionals and prospective entrepreneurs in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.  The SBDC office is located within the Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. and this position work daily and collaboratively with the Center Executive Director.The position will report directly to the UW-Extension Division for Business and Entrepreneurship’s Associate SBDC State Director for Strategic Operations.  This position requires extensive contact with people outside of the University, including business owners, managers and professionals; elected officials; economic development organization leaders and staff; media; and the general public.  Traveling occasionally within the state and working occasional evenings are required.  Providing or performing other related services or duties as needed will also be expected.PRINCIPLE DUTIES:Small Business Consulting (75%)The Outreach Specialist provides no cost, one-on-one consulting services focused on helping small business clients obtain financing, grow existing firms, improve their management and operational capabilities, and start new firms.Work in a highly collaborative environment with the Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc. as an integral part of their team focusing on business development.Interview prospective SBDC clients to determine their primary needs and establish the services to be provided. Work with qualified small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs on an ongoing basis to lead to business success and economic impact.Focus on assisting SBDC clients with obtaining financing, financial projections and financial management.Assist SBDC clients with existing business expansion, marketing and sales, operation management, human resources and other business management areas.Assist SBDC clients wanting to start a new business with venture feasibility analysis, business plan writing, financial projections, obtaining financing and other business start-up issues.Travel within Waukesha County to meet with business clients or SBDC community stakeholders at their place of business.  Client meeting and follow-up will also occur via phone, e-mail and internet video.  Travel to serve clients outside of Waukesha County will be required when needed.Use SBDC provided business analysis and strategy tools when appropriate.  Training is provided. Utilize SBDC best practices when working with clients to ensure quality service.Be an excellent listener and have the ability to provide feedback and suggestions to clients in a timely, professional and organized manner.Work toward meeting established metrics set by the Associate SBDC State Director in conjunction with other Southeast Region SBDC offices at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater. Review client cases to ensure quality standards and initial and ongoing client needs have been addressed.Comply with all client record keeping and reporting requirements in a timely and thorough fashion.Regional Service and Economic Development (15%)The Outreach Specialist works in concert with other community stakeholders to build a strong client referral network and collaboratively work on enhancing the development of successful businesses in Waukesha County.Build an effective network of local lenders, angel groups and other professional service providers who will refer potential clients who need help preparing to obtain financing or equity capital.Educate your referral network in regard to other services you can provide to small businesses such as management improvement, marketing, sales and operations.Work collaboratively with stakeholder partner agencies such as UW-Extension county agents, business alliances, regional universities and technical colleges and local governments.Work collaboratively with economic and community development organizations, such as Chambers of Commerce, Main Street programs, downtown business groups or others.SBDC Client Service and Office Coordination (10%)Coordinate work with Waukesha County SBDC part-time business consultant. Coordinate client management - Assess incoming client needs and make appropriate client assignments between yourself, part-time SBDC consultant and other WCCG team members.Coordinate client reviews to make sure the team is meeting the client’s needs and recommend other services if needed.Facilitate the productive operation of the SBDC in collaboration with the Waukesha County Center for Growth and the Waukesha County Business Alliance teams. QUALIFICATIONS:Required:  The qualified candidate will have experience and knowledge of business finances (preparing financial projections, interpreting and analyzing financial statements), marketing, sales, operations and management.  Demonstrated management or business unit level experience addressing complex business problems and/or business ownership experience, along with comfort writing and reviewing business and marketing plans is required. The qualified candidate will be highly customer service oriented, possessing effective oral and written communication skills to proactively work with business owners to identify challenges and opportunities and help craft solutions.  She/he will have a proven track record of achieving results working with people across a number of outside organizations in a collaborative environment. The selected candidate must demonstrate the ability and means to meet the travel requirements.  A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field is required.  (An official transcript will be required before appointment to the position).Preference will be given to candidates with small business consulting or economic development experience. Public speaking, presentation and social media experience are desired.  Additional education beyond a Bachelor’s degree, specific certifications and related trainings are assets. APPOINTMENT TO THE POSITION:Salary and appointment to this position are commensurate with experience.  The appointment renews annually, contingent upon successful performance, continued funding, and determined need by the institution. APPLICATION:Required application materials are: (1) a cover letter that summarizes how your qualifications meet the expectations of this position; (2) a current resume; and (3) contact information for three professional work references, including minimally one person who has been your immediate supervisor and one person who has reported to you. TO APPLY:All applicants wishing consideration must apply online and attach all required application documents/materials at the time of application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by midnight Wednesday, January 31, 2018. For questions regarding the position, please contact Neil Lerner (neil.lerner@uwex.edu, 608-263-0221). For technical assistance using our online application, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.  For all other questions, please contact hrstaff@uwex.uwc.edu .OTHER INFORMATION:The University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining a climate supportive of respect for differences and equality of opportunity. The University of Wisconsin-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service, arrest record or non-program related conviction record.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.It is the policy of UW-Extension to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at hrstaff@uwex.uwc.edu .A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, convictions and pending charges will be considered only as they relate to this position.
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
POSITION SUMMARY: Support fundraising and community engagement by recruiting, coordinating and training volunteers for large annual events including WPT Auction, Quilt Expo and Garden Expo and by planning or assisting with other events for donors and the community. In partnership with the volunteer coordinator for membership drives, manage and support WPT’s large and complex volunteer program of more than 2,000 volunteers annually. This position reports to the Auction Manager and Volunteer Manager, Events. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT ·        Logistics.  Schedule and coordinate volunteers for annual events including Garden Expo, Quilt Expo and WPT Auction, and for other activities using volunteers as needed. Plan volunteer recognition events such as the annual volunteer picnic. ·        Personnel Management. Plan and oversee training for Auction and Expo volunteers. Evaluate volunteer performance and address issues in a timely, constructive and tactful manner. Recruit and develop volunteers for leadership roles. Support volunteer operations at other events, including regular evening and weekend staffing for 4 annual membership drives. Cultivate strong and lasting relationships with volunteers through personal contact and recognition. ·        Promotion and Marketing.  Market Auction, Garden Expo and Quilt Expo volunteer opportunities to diverse individuals and groups via e-mail, mail and the web. Develop materials to promote volunteer opportunities. Act as author and editor of e-mail and print volunteer newsletters, working with designer for layout. Manage the volunteer web pages at wpt.org and Volunteer Program social media. Work with WPT staff to integrate volunteers into station work and activities.   2.COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ENGAGEMENT ·        Database Management. Maintain the attendee databases for Garden Expo and Quilt Expo. Establish policies for data entry. Supervise and train volunteers and staff who enter data and use database. ·        Engagement Events. Create and manage assigned engagement projects, including occasional film screenings, forums/discussions, and other events. ·        Manage Reel to Real program. Manage WPT’s free community film program which makes an extensive catalog of video programming available to non-profits throughout Wisconsin. Communicate with partner organizations and assist them in securing titles and developing and promoting events.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ·         Recruit, train, motivate and reward WPT’s volunteer force. ·         Use computerized database to schedule, track and report on volunteer program. ·         Communicate clearly and tactfully verbally and in writing with members, volunteers, colleagues and community partners.   QUALIFICATIONS: ·      Previous experience working with Volunteers ·      Ability to function both independently and collaboratively with little or no direct supervision ·      Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment, including the ability maintain a calm and professional demeanor in stressful conditions. ·      Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and change focus quickly while maintaining accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail. ·      Experience working with technology including: information databases and Microsoft Office Suite including MS Access. Comfort learning new technologies. ·      Commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.   HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and a narrative/cover letter carefully detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position; and a list including email addresses, for three to five work references, including at least one supervisory reference.  Send your materials to: Mike.mckenzie@wpt.org by January 12.   Additional information This is a part time (24 hours per week) temporary position without benefits that will end 7/31/18.
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
WORKING TITLE: Natural Resources Institute Director (100%)OFFICIAL TITLE: Director, Unspecified (10)GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED: StatewideOFFICE LOCATION:Anticipated to be Madison, WITYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  This appointment is a limited appointment within the meaning of Section 36.17 Wisconsin Statutes, the Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter UWS 15, and the derived policies of the University of Wisconsin System and UW-Extension.  This position serves at the pleasure of the Associate Dean of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Termination from a limited appointment is not considered a dismissal and is not subject to appeal. POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Natural Resources Institute Director is a senior level administrator who will provide organizational and cross-disciplinary leadership for the Natural Resources Institute within Cooperative Extension. This full-time role will be responsible for strategic, financial, and operational oversight of natural resources programming, including related to land, forestry, and water resources. The Institute Director provides administrative leadership in all areas of institute operations, program development, evaluation and implementation; external partnership development; development of financial resources and budgetary administration; and human resource development and administration.The Institute Director reports directly to the Associate Dean of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources for management and supervision, hiring and employment authority, employment changes, compensation and benefits, supplies and expense budget, development and approval of their plan of work, and performance reviews. Successful applicants will be considered for ranked faculty status, but this is not a requirement of the position.PRIMARY DUTIES:Cooperative Extension will expect Institute Directors to perform the following core responsibilities, which are grouped based on five general areas.Organizational / Program Strategy & Decision Making Establish defined goals and provide strategic planning and management for the Natural Resources Institute’s programming, including direction for launching new programs and evaluating continuation of existing programs;Participate in the Department leadership team and contribute to developing and guiding the strategic vision for the Department;Set policy and procedural expectations for personnel, in alignment with System, institutional and divisional policies and practices;Approve new programming positions and promotion and salary advancements within the Institute.Lead the development and implementation of marketing and external relations plans for the Institute in with appropriate staff in the Office of Communications and External Relations.Assist with development of work planning and reporting systems for Cooperative Extension, and implement those systems within the institute.Promote excellence in the Institute’s contribute to Extension research and knowledge exchange and learning and teaching strategies. Partnership Management Work with  Associate Deans of the Departments on ensuring programs are delivered per Inter-institutional Agreements with other UW campuses;Strengthen and manage integration with local and regional Extension Educators through recurring meetings with the Assistant Deans of the geographic zones, Area Extension Directors and other internal and external partners;Coordinate staffing needs and communicate programmatic concentrations with the Assistant Deans of geographic zones and Area Extension Directors based on annual program planning.Represent Cooperative Extension’s natural resources programs to stakeholders throughout Wisconsin and the region, including conservation and natural resource user groups, regional Extension networks, and governmental agencies. Budget Management Manage overall budget needs for the Institute, within the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources;Collaborate with staff in the Office of Financial Services on reporting, policy and other financial and business services;Strategically align operations and budgetary goals. Staff Management Provide oversight and strategic guidance as needed to program managers;Develop and oversee an effective and efficient Institute leadership team;Conduct performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities for program managers;Provide direction for overall decision making for recruiting, hiring and training for program managers and other Institute level staff as appropriate. Interdisciplinary & Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiate and provide intentional leadership for multi-disciplinary program topics.Support programming personnel in the development of entrepreneurial initiatives through providing guidance and resources, where appropriate. This includes supporting efforts to attract extramural funding for priority programs. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in a biological science, natural resources management, or related discipline with at least five years of work experience;Proven ability to maintain and develop successful relationships with partners across disciplines and geographies;Experience in planning and managing strategic initiatives;Demonstrated experience in programming and research related to natural resource topics such as forestry, wildlife, or water;Proven ability to manage budgets and strategic initiatives;Significant successful supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring and training staff;Knowledge and skills to effectively interact 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or Terminal degree in a related discipline;More than five years of supervisory experience involving multiple, full-time direct reports;Working knowledge of Cooperative Extension and land-grant institutions;Established track-record of building partnerships with diverse natural resources groups;Proven ability to attract extramural funding. Position Benefits:State of Wisconsin benefits including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances. APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE:To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by February 13, 2018 and include the following: Cover letterProfessional resumeA list of references to include names, contact information, and organizational affiliation All applicants wishing consideration must apply online and attach all required application documents/materials at the time of application. For questions regarding the position, please contact Becky Sapper at becky.sapper@ces.uwex.edu or at (715) 685-2652.  For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.  For all other questions please contact hrstaff@uwex.uwc.edu.Equal Opportunity EMPLOYERAs an affirmative action employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining an organizational climate that supports and respects differences and equality of opportunity. UW-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age; race; creed; color; disability; sex/gender; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; religion; marital status; identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service; arrest record or non-program related conviction record.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
Official Title: Office Associate Appointment: University Staff Temporary Employee Location:  Madison, WI Availability:   For best consideration please respond by 1/31/18   About Wisconsin Public Television Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) creates content that educates, informs and inspires. To do this, WPT offers programming that expands the minds of children, documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures, and programs that expose Wisconsin to the worlds of music, theater, dance and art. Position Description WPT is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their Development department as an Administrative Assistant. This position will be responsible for performing a variety of administrative, clerical, and office maintenance duties.   In return, WPT will provide an opportunity to gain experience in development practices, philanthropy, public broadcasting, and build familiarity with the day-to-day operations of a state-wide nonprofit organization. The Development Assistant will report to the Major Giving Associate and Senior Manager of Philanthropy, and will support the Major & Planned Giving department. Primary Responsibilities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: ·         Prepare, proof, distribute and send correspondence as directed ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines. ·         Support processing of finance deposits and documentation as needed. ·         Create, update, and maintain donor file records with new files and information, following policies and confidentiality to safeguard information and data. ·         Assist in special event pre-preparations and on-site support as required. ·         Maintain supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating requirements; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; stocking items; delivering supplies to work stations. ·         Record donor interaction notices in donor database, print, and file for records. ·         Attend department and staff meetings.   Skills Individual must possess the knowledge and following skills or abilities to be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. •          Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality. •          Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain a high level of customer service. •          Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member and be able to multi-task and prioritize projects. •          Excellent communication skills. Experience/Requirements Microsoft Office and other computer software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and word merge skillsStrong organizational skills with memory for and attention to detailAbility to maintain accurate recordsAbility to adapt to a variety of communication stylesWillingness and aptitude to learn new technologiesAbility to change focus quicklyAbility to work independently as well as part of an effective teamAbility to operate a computer for extended periods of timeComply with UW and UWEX code of ethics: http://bami.uwex.edu/.Other duties as assigned. Hours, and Start Date Flexible within business hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) A commitment of 20 hours per week is preferred. The position will start at a mutually agreed upon date. Work will be performed at 821 University Avenue, on the UW Madison campus. We expect to pay approximately $14.00 per hour, based on experience. HOW TO APPLY Applications must contain a detailed resume with a one-two page cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position; and a list of three professional references with contact information and e-mail address; at least one must be a supervisory reference. Apply by Wednesday, January 31 for best consideration. Final deadline is Thursday, February 15, 2018. Direct applications to:  Pete Schwieger, Wisconsin Public Television, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI  53706, 608-263-2131, pete.schwieger@wpt.org. 
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
WORKING TITLE: Nutrition Educator (100%)OFFICIAL TITLE:  Associate Instructional SpecialistGEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED: Primarily Brown CountyOFFICE LOCATION: Brown County UW-Extension, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay, WI 54303  POSITION & PROGRAMMATIC FOCUS:  The purpose of this position is to support and empower FoodWIse program participants in achieving behaviors consistent with healthy eating and active living. Nutrition Educators function as a peer educator to provide education related to basic nutrition, regular low impact physical activity, food safety, and food budgeting for individuals and families living on limited economic resources. The Nutrition Educator is an employee of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension. Additional information about the usual work duties of FoodWIse Nutrition Educators is available on our website. ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIPS:The Nutrition Educator is accountable to the Nutrition Coordinator for all matters related to performance and day-to-day work activities. The Nutrition Educator is also accountable to the FoodWIse State Coordinator (hiring authority) and the Area Extension Director.  PRIMARY DUTIES: Teach culturally relevant educational programs to both adults and youth, either individually or in groups, using learner-centered activities and lessons, including topics such as making healthful food choices, regularly incorporating low impact physical activity into lifestyle choices, handling food safely, food buying and selection, and managing the food budgetReach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational servicesBuild rapport with participants and maintain confidentiality and professional boundariesContribute as a productive member of the local unit of FoodWIse and work with other UW-Extension professionals to provide strong, integrated Extension programsKnow and be able to explain the mission of UW-Extension and FoodWIse to community partners and participantsBuild, strengthen and sustain trust-based relationships to promote cooperative and respectful work environmentsDevelop and maintain positive working relationships with local partners and agenciesMaintain a program of professional development/improvement in subject matter and educational delivery methods; participate in Nutrition Education Program training opportunitiesComply with reporting requirements of the program by maintaining and punctually submitting accurate work time records, travel expenses and program information (participation numbers, evaluation information, etc.)Regularly and appropriately use email and other communication technologiesOrganize work and fulfill position responsibilities productively with indirect supervision in a highly visible public sector environmentCommunicate regularly and appropriately with direct supervisor and colleaguesIn keeping with the purpose of this position, promote and practice healthy eating and, as physically able, low impact physical activity concepts during teaching sessionsEncourage program participants to participate in other UW-Extension programsBe responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested by supervisor  TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High school graduate or equivalentAbility to teach interactive lessons to children and adults in group settingsWork, volunteer or life experience with limited income individuals or groupsExperience working effectively as a member of a work group or committeeKnowledge and skills to effectively interact 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  BEST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MAY ALSO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Volunteer or work experience related to food and nutrition educationSpanish speaking, writing and comprehension skills and/or knowledge of Hispanic/Latina culturesAbility to teach and communicate effectively orally, in writing, and through educational technology to adults and youthAbility to manage work responsibilities with flexibilityKnowledge of and demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other agencies and other community-based services and organizationsStrong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting; ability to effectively manage conflictsSuccessful volunteer or paid experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiencesAbility to accept and value individual differences and cultural diversityDemonstrated skills in building and maintaining professional work environmentsKnowledge of Cooperative Extension legacy as part of the U.S. system of land-grant institutions, dedicated to service in the public good  Working conditions: Assume daily travel throughout geographies served and occasional travel within the state.Make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet local needs.Transport teaching materials, up to 25 lbs, on a daily basis, including sites with multiple levels of stairs and long hallway distances.Participate in low impact physical activity exercises, dependent on local program delivery.  Position Benefits And salary:State of Wisconsin benefits including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances.  Starting salary: $30,030.    TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  This position is fixed term terminal academic staff appointment in the University of Wisconsin-Extension division of Cooperative Extension.  Under University of Wisconsin-Extension 10.01 (1), fixed term terminal academic staff appointments are for a definite period of time as specified in the appointment letter and do not carry a guarantee of employment beyond the stated term, regardless of how many times an employment contract is offered to the employee.  Fixed term terminal appointments are not subject to the notice periods in University of Wisconsin System 10.05 and University of Wisconsin-Extension Chapter 10.07. Reappointment to this position after the initial term is dependent upon availability of funding and performance.  Equal Opportunity EMPLOYER:As an affirmative action employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining an organizational climate that supports and respects differences and equality of opportunity. UW-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age; race; creed; color; disability; sex/gender; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; religion; marital status; identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service; arrest record or non-program related conviction record.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.  Materials will be made available in alternative format upon request. Please call 711 if you are hearing or speech impaired and need assistance. Direct inquiries concerning equal opportunity to: University of Wisconsin-Extension Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Room 201; 432 N. Lake Street; Madison, WI 53706. oedi@uwex.uwc.edu (email); 608.890.0259 (fax)  CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:A criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment. Completed consent forms will be requested. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, convictions and pending charges will be considered only as they relate to this position.  HOW TO APPLY:Applicants are required to apply online. UW-Extension will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Online application, with all required documents, must be received by February 8, 2018. Required application materials: A letter of application that addresses how your education and experience meet all of the required qualifications for the positionProfessional resume that includes degree informationNames and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references For questions regarding this position, please contact Amber Canto (amber.canto@ces.uwex.edu). For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.  For all other questions please contact hrstaff@uwex.uwc.edu.
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
IT Student Support Tech (Student Position) Part-Time (Student)UW-Extension, division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning | Information TechnologyApply by February 11, 2018 Position Announcement: UW-Extension – Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning (CEOEL) is seeking a part-time, IT Student Support Technician to assist our IT Student Support team. This position offers technical training and a variety of opportunities to gain valuable work experience and a friendly, professional atmosphere. Successful candidates will have a passion for helping others and value learning & technology.   Responsibilities: Identify, diagnose, research and resolve student issues with software, University systems, computers, mobile devices, peripherals, network connections and printers via phone, ticketing system and emailProvide excellent customer service and respond to all support requests from student end users in a timely and courteous mannerCollaborate with partner campus and internal staff to secure accurate student course information and update appropriate systemsTrack and document full details of all support interactions and create instructions for staff and student use through knowledgebase systemUpload and run reports each day within Learning Management System (D2L)Conduct quality assurance testing on courses and competencies sets to ensure embedded technology and links are in working orderPerforming other duties as assigned   Required Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalentJob related coursework or experience strongly preferredMust be available to work 8 am to 12 pm, Monday through FridayDemonstrated excellent customer service skills; previous experience assisting customers over the phone preferredWorking knowledge of desktop and laptop platforms (Windows, Mac) and related software (MS Office, Adobe)Strong written and oral communication skillsPunctual and reliable in attendanceAble to maintain confidentiality with protected personal informationAble to maintain a positive attitude and customer empathy   Hours: 8 am to 12 pm, Monday through Friday   How to Apply: A complete application will include the following: A letter of interest addressing the applicant qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.A professional resume.   Complete applications and questions should be sent to: Erika Bengtson, HR Specialist – erika.bengtson@uwex.edu
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
Program Assistant (Student Position) Part-Time (Student)UW-Extension, division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning | Program ManagementApply by February 15, 2018 Position Announcement: The University of Wisconsin – Extension, division of Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning is seeking Program Assistant student worker to support the Program Management team for Collaborative Online Degrees and Independent Learning. This position offers flexible hours and opportunities to gain valuable work experience in a friendly and professional work environment. The Program Assistant will assist Program Managers with administrative tasks that support the oversight of these programs as well as the development of new collaborative programs.   Responsibilities: Assist with preparation and shipping of materials for professional conferencesAssist with data entry and maintenance of databases for capstone projects, graduate employment status, and others as neededScan print documents and archive electronic materials following document retention policyTrack online proctoring costs for data analysisSupport creation of a quarterly newsletter for key stakeholdersResearch systems and course options of other programs as directed by Collaborative and Independent Learning Program Managers,Compile and sort student scholarship applicationsAssist with data collection for reports required for external accreditationProvide support for partner meetings and program events to include preparation of meeting materials, registrations, meeting room set up and take down, assist with catering orders, and other tasks as needed   Required Qualifications: Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate studentDetail-oriented, able to think logically and exercise sound judgment in making decisionsDemonstrated ability to take direction and carry out tasks in a timely and accurate mannerDemonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasksComfortable working both independently and as part of a teamExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to use an array of technology toolsProficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)Previous data entry and word processing experienceOutstanding interpersonal skillsPositive attitudeReliability in maintaining scheduled work hours (flexibility will apply when appropriate)   Hours and Location: This position is located onsite at our offices in UW Research Park (5602 Research Park Blvd. Madison, WI 53719) near the West Side Metro Transfer PointOffice hours are M-F, 8 am to 5 pm, prefer some availability on FridaysFlexible schedule, to accommodate for other student commitmentsAvailability for 12-15 hours/week, preferably with a minimum one-year commitment   How to Apply: A complete application will include the following: A letter of interest addressing the applicant qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.A professional resume.   Send complete applications and questions to: Robin Craig, Administrative Specialist robin.craig@uwex.edu   Ensure consideration:  For best consideration, please apply by February 15, 2018
UW-Extension Madison, WI, United States
Human Resources Internship Full-Time (Paid Internship)UW-Extension, division of Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning | Human ResourcesApply by February 15, 2018 Position Announcement: Our paid internship program is designed to provide hands-on HR experience and the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of the University of Wisconsin System and the Human Resources field. The University of Wisconsin – Extension, division of Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning is seeking a HR Intern to assist our HR team and provide daily support in many functional areas including recruitment, organizational development, employee engagement, compliance, and HR analytics. The HR Intern will gain generalist skills and knowledge from participation in tasks including, but not limited to assisting with full cycle recruitment; auditing and updating HR processes and procedures; research and development of HR metrics; and assisting with an organizational I-9 audit. The HR Internship is available for the summer months (May – August 2018) and will challenge your expectations, broaden your horizons, and show you why a career in HR can be exciting and creative!   Qualifications: Student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in social sciences, business, human resources, communication studies, or related field.Interest and desire to work in the human resources or social science roles.Demonstrated interpersonal communication, organizational skills and research skills.Demonstrated skills using computers including the internet, word processing, spreadsheets, and database management programs.Comfort with gathering information through research and inquiry (will develop or expand both qualitative and quantitative research skills).Interpersonal skills – to acquire information and share it with others   How to Apply: A complete application will include the following: A letter of interest addressing applicant qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.A professional resume.Names, email, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references including at least one current or past supervisor. Complete applications should be sent to Erika Bengtson at erika.bengtson@uwex.edu with the subject line HR INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.   Ensure Consideration:  For best consideration, please apply by Friday, February 15, 2018.