Job description

JOB NO.: 96961-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: EDUC/WCER

Location: Madison

Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Management/Supervisory, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96961-AS

Working Title: Assistant Director of State Relations


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MARCH 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in Education, Public Policy or related field or Bachelor's degree plus 7-10 years' experience in a similar role.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* Knowledge of Federal and State policies and compliance standards for pre-K-12 systems, specifically related to standards, assessments and accommodations.
* Familiarity with the US Department of Education Title I, II, and III guidelines.
* Understanding of the characteristics and needs of major education audiences such as teachers, state education officials, local education officials, or Federal-level education policy makers.
* Experience in data analysis and reporting.
* Experience in project management.
* Experience working in a State Education Agency (SEA) and/or Local Education Agency (LEA).

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

WIDA, an organization within the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Center for Education Research, provides trusted tools and resources for educators of language learners Pre-K through Grade 12 ( Under the direction of the Director of Client Relations, this position is responsible for overseeing a team of State Relations Specialists, maintaining relationships with member state education agencies, and collaborating within WIDA to ensure the clients' feedback is part consortium products and services. The ideal candidate will come from an education background, whether that be education policy work, consulting to clients in education, or working as an educator or education administrator.

Given the scope of work for this role, it is required that the selected candidate live in or relocate to the Madison area. Visit for more information on what Madison has to offer.

WIDA has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:


Franchesca Beswick
[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 apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Erin Arango-Escalante, current resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three professional references

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: Dec 13 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 10 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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