Community Development Extension Educator – Fond du Lac County

Work Type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: Ext/Anrcd/Comm/Ogdv/Org Ldr De
Fond du Lac
Categories: Engagement And Outreach

Job Summary

The Community Development Extension Educator serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide, and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts that support: thriving individuals and families; effective organizations; healthy and vibrant communities; and strong economies.

This Community Development Extension Educator position will serve Fond du Lac County, WI. The Community Development Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus: building the capacity of nonprofits, community organizations, and coalitions. The Educator will assess needs and develop educational responses (e.g. workshops, peer networks, facilitated processes) that support community-serving organizations with action planning, board governance, volunteer engagement, fund development, and program/service evaluation. The Educator will collaborate with local partners already serving area.

The Educator will work with a team of colleagues to refine and deliver existing peer-learning programs (e.g. Wisconsin Nonprofit Connect to Learn) aimed at increasing the capacity of nonprofits to deliver on their mission, implement continuous improvement and equitable practices, and work jointly with other organizations to address local needs. The Educator will also develop new content to meet additional needs of nonprofits, especially in areas of the state with fewer resources available to support nonprofits.

As part of the position’s county-based work, the Community Development Extension Educator connects Fond du Lac County and its communities to other Community Development and Extension resources and supports priority local initiatives through the facilitation of group and community engagement processes.

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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
  • 15% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 35% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 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
in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position

Master’s Degree
in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position


– At least 2 years Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
– Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
– Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs; and
– 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.

– At least 3 years of relevant field and work experience in the area of programming and service delivery such as; organizational development, nonprofit management, or leadership development.
– Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments;
– Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality 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.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type: Duration: Ongoing/Renewable


Minimum $53,480 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

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 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. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews

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