Job Openings

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



Date Posted: 02.18.2019 | Date Expires: 03.11.2019

Winnebago County, Coughlin Center, 625 E County Rd Y #600, Oshkosh, WI 54903

This Financial Education Associate Extension Educator position will primarily serve Winnebago County.

The Winnebago County Financial Education Program enhances the quality of family and community decisions that affect families by delivering financial education through all ages and stages of human development, insuring that all residents have access from childhood-through adulthood in order to increase capacity to manage resources effectively and create financial stability in their homes.

The Financial Education Associate Extension Educator devlops, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. Initial programming focus will include:

  • Provide relevant financial education to families in Winnebago County using a variety of delivery formats including online, in person, group-based and individual coaching as needed.
  • Deliver programming across all stages of development insuring that all residents have access from childhood through adulthood in order to increase capacity, manage resources effectively, and create financial stability in their homes.
  • Reaching and engaging diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services
  • Promoting the family financial education program with designated community agencies and maintain a positive working relationship with these agencies; follow-up on agency referrals for educational activities.

Multimedia Producer

Date Posted: 02.11.2019 | Date Expires: 03.08.2019

Madison, WI

Wisconsin Public Television is looking for a Multimedia Producer to engage WPT audiences through broadcast video, digital, and social media. Versatility and the ability work in a range of video formats – short-form, digital content, long-form broadcast productions - is essential. This position requires an extensive knowledge of video media production, the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently utilizing excellent creative, organizational and communication skills, the ability to lead and participate in teams, and manage complex projects.

Details: 608-263-0477. EOE.

Producer/On-air Contributor

Date Posted: 02.08.2019 | Date Expires: 03.07.2019

Madison, WI

To the Best of Our Knowledge, a Peabody Award-winning “public radio magazine of ideas”, is seeking a broadcast professional to produce interviews, research and develop in-depth show themes and oversee the program life-cycle. Requires: Bachelor’s degree, intellectual curiosity, strong collaboration and writing skills, & desire to explore big ideas and make them engaging and accessible to a popular audience.  Learn more: 608-263-0477, EOE.

Grants Management Intern

Date Posted: 02.05.2019 | Date Expires: 04.01.2019

Madison, WI


Join a fundraising team that brings in more than $10 million annually on behalf of Wisconsin Public Television. This grants management opportunity utilizes quantitative and qualitative information to understand and articulate WPT’s community impact. Our portfolio is a mix of federal, state and local government grants, as well grants from national, local, and family-based foundations. The work is fast-paced, varied, and exciting! This position reports to the Grants Manager.


  1. Research grant sources (private and government) compatible with Wisconsin Public Television’s mission, values, and programs in support of WPT’s strategic and program goals.
  2. Oversee grant submission process with assistance from Grants Manager—coordinate the development of grant requests by establishing timelines, collect grant submission materials from colleagues in other departments.
  3. Assist in developing grant-formatted budgets in conjunction with relevant WPT staff.
  4. Copy, collate, and package mail final grant materials per grant instructions.
  5. Contribute to reporting requirements associated with grants and other needs for proof of performance.
  6. Assist with station-wide evaluation and assessment activities.
  7. Organize paper and digital grant files. Create a digital archive of past WPT grant submissions.



  • Demonstrated strength in writing skills, some familiarity with A.P. style.
  • Available at least 8 hours per week; perhaps more as needed. Day to day schedule is flexible based on availability.


  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, teamwork mentality, emotional intelligence, reliability, self–motivation, and willingness to try new things/improve. 
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and public media.
  • Interest or experience with evaluation and data visualization.


  • Experience working in non-profit management.
  • Training and experience with grant writing and evaluation—great skills for careers in non-profits, education, academia, etc.
  • An introduction to best practices in the field of development.
  • Working relationship with award-winning professional team of television producers and journalists.
  • Up to $12.00 per hour starting wage.

Employment begins in fall 2019, earlier if available over summer 2019. The internship will last at minimum for one academic year, with the potential to continue until graduation. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to WPT’s Grants Manager Kira Story at by 3/31/19.


WPT Next Generation Internship

Date Posted: 02.05.2019 | Date Expires: 04.01.2019

Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Next Generation internship is designed for students currently enrolled in their second year or above of a two or four year college, and is meant to prepare students of color, and those from other groups underrepresented in the media industry, for a successful career in public media. The successful candidate will work in one of three focus areas: Production, Marketing & Engagement, or Development. 

The intern will receive regular and concentrated coaching on writing, editing, and other aspects of Television production, marketing, or development, receiving more project responsibility as professional growth is demonstrated. The internship will last at minimum for one academic year, with the potential to continue until graduation.

Details: 608-263-0477.

Individual Gifts Manager

Date Posted: 02.04.2019 | Date Expires: 03.01.2019

Madison, WI

Wisconsin Public Television is looking for an engaging Individual Gifts Manager to work with prospects and donors across the state to meet our short and long-term programming and project fundraising goals. Must thrive on developing long term relationships with donors to negotiate and close major gifts, planned giving arrangements, and other types of gifts to the Friends of WPT. Successful candidate will create, integrate, and implement individual and institutional major gift donor solicitation strategies and plans in collaboration with other station leadership. Must have strong planning and organizational skills, and the interpersonal skills to ask for major monetary gifts for WPT. 608-263-0477. EOE.


Eau Claire County 4-H Program Coordinator

Date Posted: 02.04.2019 | Date Expires: 02.28.2019

Eau Claire County UW-Extension Office

The 4-H Program Coordinator is an employee of the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, within the Department of Youth, Family & Community Development and the Youth & Family Institute. The 4-H Coordinator is also a primary member of the Center for Wisconsin 4-H. If appropriate and desired, 4-H Coordinators can affiliate with other Cooperative Extension centers in order to best address the programmatic focus of the position. 

The Coordinator leads and manages the full range of the 4-H Youth Development programs including community clubs, after school programs, educational events and camps for a given geographic area. The 4-H Coordinators will respond to local needs, and will provide a connection to the broader University of Wisconsin research, education, and outreach resources.

This position will be expected to build and maintain relationships with the Hmong and Hispanic/Latina/o communities and agencies who serve this public in Eau Claire County. The coordinator will also be expected to create and implement a plan of action to develop a sustainable, linguistically and culturally relevant youth development program within traditionally underserved communities.

Rock County Positive Youth Development Extension Educator

Date Posted: 02.01.2019 | Date Expires: 03.03.2019

Janesville, WI

This Positive Youth Development Extension Educator position will primarily serve communities in Rock County.

  • The Positive Youth 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:
  • Building the capacity of community organizations (including the 4-H Program) to address needs that affect youth and families countywide, such as youth leadership, cultural competency, civic engagement, academic achievement and pathways to workforce readiness
  • Supporting the positive development of youth in their family and community environments by leading initiatives and collaborating with program-related coalitions that reflect county needs
  • Expanding access to the full range of Extension educational programming for all youth, particularly in communities that are underrepresented in positive youth programming such as racial minorities and those from low-income households
  • Engaging youth in community development and the greater community in youth development through supporting youth-adult partnerships and fostering environments that support youth organizing for community change
  • Utilize knowledge of positive youth development, community organizing, and resiliency practice to create environments that help youth to reach their full potential

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

Curriculum & Evaluation Specialist / Post Doctoral Fellow-Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Date Posted: 02.01.2019 | Date Expires: 03.04.2019

Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Curriculum & Evaluation Specialist provides support for the evaluation of outreach & educational programs in areas of natural resources. The position is part of Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center which works to improve and demonstrate the value of environmental programs.  The primary purpose of this position is to design and carry out various evaluations primarily involving survey methodology and data analysis of Upham Woods environmental education programming.  Further, this position will develop curriculum and training materials for staff to implement the improvement of programs based upon evaluation. This position works closely with the Environmental Education State Specialist Faculty and the Upham Woods Research Naturalist team.

Conserviation Program Coordinator-Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Date Posted: 02.01.2019 | Date Expires: 02.25.2019

Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Upham Woods Conservation Program Coordinator’s primary purpose is to support the Environmental Education State Specialist Faculty of Upham Woods’ programming and outreach duties and duties are split between providing conservation program support (50%) and ensuring the Center operates its service projects and related partnerships in an efficient manner (50%). The Program Coordinator assists Upham Woods administrative personnel in the training, mentoring and the evaluation of teaching naturalists and assists with program coordination and development. The position is also responsible for teaching classes, leading programmatic activities, interacting with center clientele to meet their needs, and coordination of programmatic technology equipment. All of the above is to be done with a focus on customer service and effective educational methods in a safe environment.