The Youth and Family Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. The Youth and Family Extension Educator is an employee of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension within the Youth and Family Institute of the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Development. The Youth and Family Educator is also a primary member of one of the centers within the Youth & Family Institute, either the Center for Positive Youth Development, the Center for Wisconsin 4-H or the Center for Human Development & Relationships. 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 and Family Extension Educator position will primarily serve the designated county, counties, or tribe. 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 for their area and Center Director. In addition to the focus on Human Development & Relationships, Positive Youth Development or Wisconsin 4-H, 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.