Family Engagement Program Manager, University of Wisconsin Maddison 2019-05-27T23:48:08+00:00

Job description:

The University of Wisconsin- Madison division of Extension seeks an innovative and community- focused, asset-based leader for the position of Family Engagement and Relationships Outreach Program Manager within the Human Development and Relationships (HDR) Institute. The Human Development and Relationships Institute facilitates and develops research-based educational processes and programs in Wisconsin for individuals, families, and communities. The Outreach Program Manager will be responsible for supporting the programmatic, professional development, and budget management needs of nationally recognized, innovative and creative county educators distributed among 72 counties within the state of Wisconsin. Primary programmatic areas will include education, research, and collaborative initiatives that are aligned with fatherhood, family strengthening, relationship building, parenting, co-parenting, cognitive development of children of incarcerated parents, kinship care, and caregivers of aging family members.
The Family Engagement and Relationships Outreach Program Manager will report directly to the Human Development and Relationships Institute Director for management and supervision, hiring and employment authority, employment changes, compensation and benefits, supplies and expense budget, development of their state plan of work, and performance reviews.

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:

Master’s degree or other graduate degree in a field related to the responsibilities of this position such as, but not limited to, marriage and family, human development, public health, community health education, public administration, community psychology, sociology, or social work.


Doctorate or terminal degree in a discipline relevant to the focus of the institute.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

5 or more years of professional experience developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting on the impact and value of educational programs.
Previous programming or project management experience.
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting.
Established track-record of building partnerships with diverse groups.
Demonstrated experience effectively interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other aspects of human diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years or more of programmatic review/oversight.
Experience managing budgets.
Successful experience obtaining funding through grants, contracts, gifts, and/or revenue generation.
Familiar with cloud based meeting/learning platforms (i.e. Zoom?, Webex?, Google Hangout?)
Familiar with data analysis platforms (i.e. Nvivo?, MAXQDA?, IBM? SPSS)
Experience with working in and engaging with Land Grant Institutions and Extension Programs.
Ability to manage work responsibilities with flexibility.

Additional Information

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.