The Youth & Family Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus that is culturally relevant and responsive to the needs of those within the range of socio-economic experiences. Youth & Family Extension Educator is an employee of the University of Cooperative Extension within the Youth and Family Institute. The Youth & Family Extension 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 & Family Extension (“Extension”) Educator position will primarily serve Milwaukee County. Through this position, this individual will carry out programming that directly addresses the local needs of the community, particularly central city and urban neighborhoods, 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 Extension Educator’s programs will respond to local needs, engage in partnerships with other organizations, and will provide a connection to the broader University of Wisconsin research, education, and outreach resources.