Job Openings

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


Project Hydrogeologist

Date Posted: 08.11.2017 | Date Expires: 09.10.2017

Madison, WI


Position Purpose
The position is intended to assist with on-going projects directed by WGNHS Hydrogeologist Madeline Gotkowitz. This position will primarily assist the nitrate initiative project funded by the Department of Natural Resources. This position may also assist with ongoing hydrogeology projects led by other WGNHS.  This position will have an FTE of 60%-100%.

Primary Duties/Essential Job Functions

  • Work independently and in teams to assist in the development, calibration, and application of groundwater flow models using standard groundwater modeling packages
  • Maintain project databases, document model development, prepare reports
  • Conduct field work, such as maintaining instrumentation and groundwater sampling programs, at WGNHS research sites
  • Build and maintain trust-based relationships in support of cooperative and respectful work environments
  • Make all reasonable effort to reach a diverse audience and to ensure equitable access to programs and facilities as applicable to position


Marketing & Communications Outreach Specialist

Date Posted: 07.28.2017 | Date Expires: 08.17.2017

Madison, WI; Dane County

As an academic staff member of University of Wisconsin-Extension, the Marketing & Communications Outreach Specialist identifies, develops, and evaluates marketing opportunities, leading the planning, development and maintenance of promotional materials to reach conservation audiences and increase participation in educational programs that address natural resource management. Responsibilities also include profiling and pinpointing target audiences for programs and marketing materials, direct outreach to target organizations and members, tracking and calculating promotion response rates, and other duties as assigned.  A strong understanding of underlying marketing strategy should guide all efforts, along with the ability to clearly defined success metrics. This position does not require previous experience/knowledge of agricultural conservation programs, though knowledge of natural resource-related disciplines is a plus.

Program Manager

Date Posted: 07.28.2017 | Date Expires: 08.22.2017


Join one of the premier continuing and online education organizations in the nation to manage the development of the first skills-focused training platform offered by top universities. The University of Wisconsin-Extension has created the University Learning Store (ULS) in partnership with the University of California Irvine, Los Angeles, Davis; the University of Washington; and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The University Learning Store is an online marketplace where consumers can earn credentials for a variety of professional skills. We are seeking a motivated Program Manager to manage and grow the University Learning Store. The Program Manager will collaborate with stakeholders to: set strategic priorities, strengthen operations, engage external stakeholders, and assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment—ensuring that the ULS is evolving with market needs and operating effectively as a cost recovery operation. The Program Manager reports to the Senior Associate Dean. To learn more about the University Learning Store, visit

Waukesha County FoodWIse Teaching Coordinator

Date Posted: 07.28.2017 | Date Expires: 08.18.2017

Waukesha County UW-Extension Office

The Waukesha County FoodWIse Program is a major effort within Cooperative Extension’s Family Living Programs. The aim of Family Living Programs is to enhance the quality of family and community decisions that affect the family and to increase the families’ abilities to adapt to and effect change. Within this broader aim, the purpose of this position is to work closely with the County FoodWIse Coordinator and the nutrition educators to plan and conduct high quality learner-centered nutrition education for low-income residents (especially people who are eligible to receive SNAP/food stamps or FoodShare).

Digital & Broadcast Journalist

Date Posted: 07.20.2017 | Date Expires: 08.18.2017


WPT is searching for a Digital & Broadcast Journalist to produce and contribute to WPT's online and broadcast news content, and to collaborate with other digital and broadcast news staff to create original content. This position will be responsible for assisting in the production of statewide news and public affairs broadcast (covering  state issues and politics as well as live public affairs specials), as well as engaging with the WPT audience through digital, broadcast and social media platforms. 

Requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with 2 or more years' experience working directly with broadcast and online journalism.


Early Learning Specialist

Date Posted: 07.20.2017 | Date Expires: 08.18.2017


We're looking for the right person to bring WPT’s early childhood education and outreach work to the next level through great writing, project management, partner engagement, activity design, and event production. You’ll get the satisfaction that comes from knowing that your work makes a difference and the opportunity to leverage the research-driven, award-winning PBS Kids content to serve Wisconsin children and families.


We believe that the strongest teams come from diverse backgrounds. We hire high-performing people who are motivated by the power of curiosity, ready to work hard, collaborate, experiment, and get things done in a fast-moving, fun, community-minded environment.


Requires: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience that includes professional or academic work in early learning.

Operational Data Specialist

Date Posted: 07.10.2017 | Date Expires: 08.31.2017

Dane County

UW-Extension is seeking an Operational Data Specialist to provide direct support and management of data collection and reporting applications for the Division for Business and Entrepreneurship (DBE).  This position coordinates with subject matter experts, program and technology staff, and others as needed to leverage applications to meet the specific operational and program management goal(s) of the division staff.

Candidate must have a bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience.  Demonstrated proficiency in client-based application management, implementation, and maintenance is also required.

Custodian-2nd Shift

Date Posted: 06.27.2017 | Date Expires: 08.31.2017

Pyle Center

The University of Wisconsin Extension Conference Centers at the Pyle Center is seeking applications for a custodial position.  This is a University Staff position appointed at a full-time (FTE) of 100% and reports directly to the Custodial Services Supervisor. 

To view a full position description, please go to:



Applicants are required to fill out an application and include three (3) professional work-related references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please download an application here:  


Please submit the application materials listed below via email by May 28, 2017 to Angie Koppen (

 • Extension Conference Centers’ Application

• Contact information for three (3) professional work-related references

• Resumes may be submitted but are not required

Questions regarding the position may be referred to Frankie Schneeberg, the Pyle Center Building and Grounds Supervisor, at 608-890-3350 or



Instructional Design Specialist - Environment Resources Center

Date Posted: 06.09.2017 | Date Expires: 08.31.2017

Dane County

The primary focus of the instructional design position will be to work collaboratively with the Training Coordinator, Editor, Graphic Designers and Subject Matter Experts to design and develop learner-focused, performance-based learning solutions to meet project needs. The ERC is a unit within Cooperative Extension Service and the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED) program area.