Job Openings

Below is a listing of job openings at UW-Extension. If you have questions, please contact us!


Horticulture Outreach Specialist

Date Posted: 11.20.2018 | Date Expires: 12.12.2018

This position will primarily serve Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine counties.

The Horticulture Outreach Specialist is a leader in providing instruction and applying research findings, supporting partners and Cooperative Extension faculty and academic staff with education and outreach efforts related to horticulture programming.  Initial programming focus will include:


  • Consumer horticulture
  • Work with the media to deliver horticulture program outreach (e.g., television, radio, print, social media)
  • Utilize technology to develop and deliver consumer horticulture education
  • Coordinate a consistent framework for diagnostic services
  • Expand horticultural programming to diverse audiences
  • Support collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations that expand Horticulture programming opportunities

This individual will apply University of Wisconsin’s research, education and outreach resources to address locally identified needs and opportunities.

Program Development & Implementation Specialist

Date Posted: 11.20.2018 | Date Expires: 12.23.2018


This position works to increase Extension educators’ intentionality and effectiveness in being culturally competent in our service with communities. This position will help Extension improve its current efforts to reach and serve diverse communities around the state of Wisconsin. Its primary focus is to help our organization develop and implement programming efforts that are responsive to the needs of community members and to opportunities within communities. The Specialist will provide critical support for colleagues in addressing social, racial, economic, and health disparities. Among other metrics, the success of this position will be defined by how well the Specialist is able to coach Extension educators toward outreach and programming efforts that lead to sustainable and authentic relationships with communities who reside in their respective geographical area.

This position works within UW-Extension’s Office of Program Support Services, which supports program planning, evaluation, reporting, and serves language access needs across Extension. The office aims to enhance educational programs so that they reach excellence. The Specialist will work closely with Office of Program Support Services (PSS) colleagues who specialize in related topics such as language access and evaluation. They will work mainly with a small team of PSS colleagues towards a core set of common goals, in strong collaboration with colleagues outside of PSS. Key colleagues outside of PSS include the Director of Diversity & Inclusion, program leadership, educators and specialists across the state.

Waukesha County & Milwaukee County Accountant

Date Posted: 11.20.2018 | Date Expires: 12.12.2018

Waukesha County & Milwaukee County Extension Offices

The Office of Financial Services (OFS) Accountant will be responsible for providing consultative support for the Milwaukee & Waukesha County Offices as it pertains to complex transactions; serving as the primary interface for distributed leadership for financial planning and analysis support; monitoring budget projections and tracking; ensuring compliance and appropriate trainings for all types of funding; and supplying policy guidance to customers; and managing grant related reporting and drawdowns. The Accountant will ensure the Areas Extension Directors (AED’s) have the necessary support to reach programmatic goals, ensure compliance with University, State, and Federal guidelines and collaborate in growing extramural funding for joint county efforts. The Accountant will work alongside Administrative Support in each office to manage financial processes. The Accountant will report to the OFS Director or designee.


Lincoln/Marathon County Community Development Extension Educator

Date Posted: 11.19.2018 | Date Expires: 12.14.2018

Lincoln County UW-Extension Office, 801 N. Sales Street, Merrill, WI 54452 & Marathon County UW-Extension Office, 212 River Drive, Wausau, WI 54403

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 primarily serve Lincoln and Marathon Counties in Wisconsin.

The Community Development Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. Initial programming focus will include:

  • Community Development pursuing Broadband Expansion
  • Organizational Strategic Planning
  • Local Government Education and Support
  • Support for Business and Economic Development
  • Development and support for Community Vitality and Placemaking Initiatives