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4-H Expressive Arts Specialist

  • ... Madison, Wiltz, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 70000 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 29, 2024       Expires on: Apr 14, 2024

4-H Expressive Arts Specialist   

JOB TITLE:

4-H Expressive Arts Specialist

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Madison Wiltz United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Job Summary:

The 4-H Expressive Arts Specialist provides overall leadership and direction for statewide youth programming in the areas of expressive arts (performing, communications, written, visual, musical, etc.
) and serves as a professional resource for county-based 4-H Positive Youth Development focused educators and volunteers to extend high-quality, youth-development focused programming throughout Wisconsin.
As part of the team of state staff serving the Institute of Positive Youth Development, including primary work within the Wisconsin 4-H Program, this fast-paced, creative, and self-directed position is well positioned for a candidate with a solid background in positive youth development principles, a strong interest in a broad array of arts, and an aptitude for relationship building, leadership, and the cultivation of positive organizational and team environments.
This position will work with both a wide variety of diverse adult volunteer leaders, staff, faculty, administrators, older youth leaders (primarily high school), and younger (primarily elementary and middle school) youth participants.


In general, a successful candidate in this position will spend approximately:
* 60% of their time focused on supporting county-based Extension educators through building staff and volunteer capacity for high quality expressive arts programs (including arts focused 4-H club delivery methods and those reaching new, underserved and not-yet-served youth audiences);
* 30% of their time providing leadership for state level 4-H arts programming (in-person, residential Arts Camp (middle school participants), Arts Camp (elementary school participants), Arts Leadership Lab (high school participants), 4-H State Drama Company, 4-H State Art Team, 4-H State Communication & Marketing Team, and other evolving state level programming to increase engagement, career exploration, project-based skill development, and leadership opportunities for all Wisconsin 4-H members and participants;
* 10% of their time working with the Institute Director to foster and develop relationships with UW-Madison campus departments, faculty, and staff in service to youth-focused outreach programming related to the arts.


This position is a part of the Division of Extension Positive Youth Development (PYD) Institute which includes the Wisconsin 4-H and Community Youth Development Programs.
The PYD Institute provides works to catalyze positive change to engage Wisconsin youth in opportunities they need to learn, lead, grow, and thrive.
The Wisconsin 4-H Program contributes to this work through the purposeful engagement of over 26,000 youth members and 5,000 adult volunteer leaders in 4-H clubs and groups throughout the state and tribal nations.
The Wisconsin 4-H program is a youth-driven, volunteer-supported organization committed to expanding access to all and empowering youth to thrive.


The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that
these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all.
As Extension, we
acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non-
biased, and inclusive organization.
(extension.
wisc.
edu/oaic/call-to-action/\">https://blogs.
extension.
wisc.
edu/oaic/call-to-action/
).
As such, all Extension
employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


The office location for this position is negotiable but must be a county or state Division of Extension office.
Regular travel within or to Madison to participate in state team meetings, lead statewide 4-H arts programming, as well as collaborate with others on campus is expected.
Up to two days (40% of time) can be spent working remotely.

Responsibilities:

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.
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 25% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 25% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 20% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
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: wisc.
edu\">Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree within a related field

Preferred
Master's Degree in a related field of study such as Education, Youth Development, etc.

Qualifications:

Required:
* 4 years of relevant professional service or volunteer/education experience
* Experience planning and implementing educational programs
* Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team
* Experience supervising staff and volunteers
* Demonstrated ability to provide responsive educational programs for people from diverse backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

Preferred:
* Experience creating and overseeing program budgets
* Experience in youth educational programs focused on arts education
* Experience in standardization of policies, practices, and systems related to youth or adult programming
* Experience working with youth as program collaborators and/or engaging youth in community service, advocacy or leadership roles
* Experience in cross-organizational partnerships
* Understanding of positive youth development with the application of expressive arts issues as they relate to both rural and urban communities

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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 (wisc.
edu/benefits/\">https://hr.
wisc.
edu/benefits/
).

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.


Location: Division of Extension headquarters are located within Madison, WI but the position location is flexible and will be determined based on programmatic needs and successful candidate's preferences and availability of suitable space.


Travel: It is expected that employees will make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions.
Information about UW-Madison Driver Authorization can be found at wisc.
edu/managing-risk/driver-authorization-and-insurance/driver-authorization/\">https://businessservices.
wisc.
edu/managing-risk/driver-authorization-and-insurance/driver-authorization/


Applicants are required to: Have a valid driver's license and a reliable source of independent transportation for periodic in-state work travel, and/or comply with requirements for UW-Madison vehicle use authorization.


Remote Work: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a remote work policy that offers the potential for remote or hybrid work.
The Division of Extension offers remote work up to 40% of the time.
More about that policy within the Division of Extension can be found here: wisc.
edu/extension/113536\">https://kb.
wisc.
edu/extension/113536
.

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.

Your cover letter should communicate your interest in the position and how your skillset aligns with the role.
The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

Contact:

Jessica Jens
jens@wisc.
edu\">jessica.
jens@wisc.
edu

608-354-3994
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1.
See wisconsinrelay.
com/\">RELAY_SERVICE
for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A47-EXTENSION/YFH/YTH/4H/WI 4-H

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

294355-AS

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


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: wisc.
edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/\">https://employeedisabilities.
wisc.
edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/


Employment will require a criminal background check.
It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released.
See Wis.
Stat.
sec.
19.
36(7).


The wisc.
edu/asr\">Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years.
UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the uwpd.
wisc.
edu\">University of Wisconsin Police Department
.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 29, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

70000 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1709841741-aceec2efe0194242fafdf4d045ce7a48

LOCATION:

Wiltz United States

CITY:

Madison

Job Origin:

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Job Summary:

The 4-H Expressive Arts Specialist provides overall leadership and direction for statewide youth programming in the areas of expressive arts (performing, communications, written, visual, musical, etc.) and serves as a professional resource for county-based 4-H Positive Youth Development focused educators and volunteers to extend high-quality, youth-development focused programming throughout Wisconsin. As part of the team of state staff serving the Institute of Positive Youth Development, including primary work within the Wisconsin 4-H Program, this fast-paced, creative, and self-directed position is well positioned for a candidate with a solid background in positive youth development principles, a strong interest in a broad array of arts, and an aptitude for relationship building, leadership, and the cultivation of positive organizational and team environments. This position will work with both a wide variety of diverse adult volunteer leaders, staff, faculty, administrators, older youth leaders (primarily high school), and younger (primarily elementary and middle school) youth participants.

In general, a successful candidate in this position will spend approximately:
* 60% of their time focused on supporting county-based Extension educators through building staff and volunteer capacity for high quality expressive arts programs (including arts focused 4-H club delivery methods and those reaching new, underserved and not-yet-served youth audiences);
* 30% of their time providing leadership for state level 4-H arts programming (in-person, residential Arts Camp (middle school participants), Arts Camp (elementary school participants), Arts Leadership Lab (high school participants), 4-H State Drama Company, 4-H State Art Team, 4-H State Communication & Marketing Team, and other evolving state level programming to increase engagement, career exploration, project-based skill development, and leadership opportunities for all Wisconsin 4-H members and participants;
* 10% of their time working with the Institute Director to foster and develop relationships with UW-Madison campus departments, faculty, and staff in service to youth-focused outreach programming related to the arts.

This position is a part of the Division of Extension Positive Youth Development (PYD) Institute which includes the Wisconsin 4-H and Community Youth Development Programs. The PYD Institute provides works to catalyze positive change to engage Wisconsin youth in opportunities they need to learn, lead, grow, and thrive. The Wisconsin 4-H Program contributes to this work through the purposeful engagement of over 26,000 youth members and 5,000 adult volunteer leaders in 4-H clubs and groups throughout the state and tribal nations. The Wisconsin 4-H program is a youth-driven, volunteer-supported organization committed to expanding access to all and empowering youth to thrive.

The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that
these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all. As Extension, we
acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non-
biased, and inclusive organization. (https://blogs.extension.wisc.edu/oaic/call-to-action/). As such, all Extension
employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

The office location for this position is negotiable but must be a county or state Division of Extension office. Regular travel within or to Madison to participate in state team meetings, lead statewide 4-H arts programming, as well as collaborate with others on campus is expected. Up to two days (40% of time) can be spent working remotely.

Responsibilities:

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.
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 25% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 25% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 20% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
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

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree within a related field

Preferred
Master's Degree in a related field of study such as Education, Youth Development, etc.

Qualifications:

Required:
* 4 years of relevant professional service or volunteer/education experience
* Experience planning and implementing educational programs
* Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team
* Experience supervising staff and volunteers
* Demonstrated ability to provide responsive educational programs for people from diverse backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

Preferred:
* Experience creating and overseeing program budgets
* Experience in youth educational programs focused on arts education
* Experience in standardization of policies, practices, and systems related to youth or adult programming
* Experience working with youth as program collaborators and/or engaging youth in community service, advocacy or leadership roles
* Experience in cross-organizational partnerships
* Understanding of positive youth development with the application of expressive arts issues as they relate to both rural and urban communities

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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 (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/).

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.

Location: Division of Extension headquarters are located within Madison, WI but the position location is flexible and will be determined based on programmatic needs and successful candidate's preferences and availability of suitable space.

Travel: It is expected that employees will make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions. Information about UW-Madison Driver Authorization can be found at https://businessservices.wisc.edu/managing-risk/driver-authorization-and-insurance/driver-authorization/

Applicants are required to: Have a valid driver's license and a reliable source of independent transportation for periodic in-state work travel, and/or comply with requirements for UW-Madison vehicle use authorization.

Remote Work: The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a remote work policy that offers the potential for remote or hybrid work. The Division of Extension offers remote work up to 40% of the time. More about that policy within the Division of Extension can be found here: https://kb.wisc.edu/extension/113536.

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.

Your cover letter should communicate your interest in the position and how your skillset aligns with the role. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

Contact:

Jessica Jens
jessica.jens@wisc.edu
608-354-3994
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A47-EXTENSION/YFH/YTH/4H/WI 4-H

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

294355-AS

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

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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