The Youth & Family Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. The Youth & Family Extension Educator is an employee of the University of Cooperative Extension within the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Development and will be a primary member of one of the centers within the Youth & Family Institute, either the Center for Human Development & Relationships, the Center for Positive Youth Development, or the Center for Financial Capability. If appropriate and desired, Extension Educators can affiliate with other Cooperative Extension centers in order to best address the programmatic focus of the position.
This Youth & Family Extension Educator position will primarily serve Washburn County. Through this position, this individual will carry out programming that directly addresses the local needs of the community and is approved by the Area Extension Director. In addition to the focus on Financial Capability, the Youth & Family Extension Educator’s programs will respond to local needs, and will provide a connection to the broader University of Wisconsin research, education, and outreach resources. Specific and identified local needs of Washburn County include: helping to build resilient families through financial security, parent/relationship education, correctional education and building community capacity to address needs that affect youth and families countywide.