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JOB NO.: 96750-AS

Work Type: Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96750-AS

Working Title: Education Outreach Specialist


FTE: 50%

Anticipated Begin Date: FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a science or education field. Master's degree preferred, preferably in a science or education field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Two years of professional experience working in informal or formal education settings and/or on science outreach is required. Preferred candidates will also have experience and/or knowledge in water, coastal and Great Lakes issues and in developing and implementing professional development programs for educators.

Required skills:
1. Excellent written, interpersonal, and group presentation communication skills.
2. Ability to work effectively in a team setting with faculty, staff, constituents and partners with varying backgrounds, interests, and abilities in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
3. Ability to plan, lead and manage projects within deadline and budget parameters and to achieve measurable results.
4. Adaptability and flexibility in evolving situations.
5. Ability to travel to outreach locations statewide and nationally.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Education Outreach Specialist is responsible for development and delivery of Great Lakes and water science literacy programming in support of the University of Wisconsin Aquatic Sciences Center (ASC) mission. The Center administers the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute (SGI) and the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI), which support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin's water resources. These two statewide programs receive federal and state funds as well as other funding compatible with the ASC mission. For more information visit the SGI website at and the WRI website at

Additional Information:

This position will be located at the Wisconsin Sea Grant main office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Wisconsin Sea Grant field office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences or the Wisconsin Sea Grant field office at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The position will require overnight travel to Wisconsin Great Lakes coastal communities and other in-state, regional, and national locations.

Wisconsin Sea Grant undertakes all endeavors in pursuit of its mission to promote the sustainable use of Great Lakes resources through research, education and outreach. That is done to fulfill a vision of thriving coastal ecosystems and communities and drawing on the core values of service, science-based discovery to application, and research and outreach that are academically grounded, collaborative, inclusive of diversity, educational and visionary. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


David Hart
[email protected]
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. )

Instructions to applicants:

To begin the applications process, please click "Apply Now." Be prepared to share:

1. A letter describing your interest in the position
2. A resume or CV of relevant education and professional experience
3. The names and contact information for at least three references we may contact for a recommendation.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 21 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 4 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/8/2019
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