Health and Well-Being Educator (Eau Claire County)

University of Wisconsin-Madison   Altoona, WI   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 8, 2023
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Health and Well-Being Educator Eau Claire County

  • Location: Altoona, Wisconsin
  • Category: Outreach and Community Engagement
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Aug 25 2023 at 5:05 PM CDT
  • Apply By: Sep 17 2023 at 11:55 PM CDT
  • Job Number: 286048-AS

Job Summary:

About Extension:
As a statewide engagement arm of UW-Madison, the Division of Extension embodies the Wisconsin Idea to extend university knowledge to every corner of the state. Our statewide network of educators and specialists is responding every day to emerging and longstanding hurdles residents are overcoming to compete and prosper.

Extension Vision: A thriving, well-known and sought-out educational resources that reflects the rich
diversity of the state

Extension Purpose: We Teach, Learn, Lead, and Serve, connecting people with the university of Wisconsin-Madison, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities

Extension Values: We strive to live by the values of Community, Discovery, Inclusiveness, Relationships, and Respect

About the Health & Well-Being Institute:
The Health & Well-Being Institute ( works to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin residents through evidence-based and community-engaged health promotion programs to improve health, build community capacity to identify and address health inequities, engage in collective action, and achieve greater health equity.

About the position:
The Health & Well-Being Educator position designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services with a programmatic focus on behavioral health including:
- Assessing community efforts related to youth and family health, well-being and building resilience
- Providing leadership and educational outreach to individuals, families and communities to promote mental health and well-being
- Increasing community capacity to identify and address health inequities
- Collaborating with established partners to align programmatic resources and coordinate efforts to promote community resilience, health and well-being and health equity through community coalitions.

This position will work to identify areas of health inequity within priority populations that are identified with a needs assessment and in collaboration with county agencies, community partners, and coalitions. This work will also support the Eau Claire County CHIP/CHA priority area of addressing mental health needs across the county. Experience leading, working within, or coaching coalitions and working with diverse audiences will be valuable to this role.
The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all. As Extension, we acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non-biased, and inclusive organization. ( As such, all Extension employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 25% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 5% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 35% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 15% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 10% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Manager, partners, and relevant stakeholders.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree
in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position such as, but not limited to: community health education, public health, psychology, counseling, family and consumer sciences, healthy policy and social work


- Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs
- Ability to effectively collaborate with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

- At least 2 years of relevant field and work experience in programming and service delivery in community-based health programming
- Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
- Demonstrated commitment to the goals and values of Extension's commitment to equity and social justice to support opportunities and outcomes for youth, families, educators, and communities

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $56,732 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The minimum salary is $56,732, but the salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( In addition, this position includes workplace flexibility, and career development opportunities.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.


Kristen Bruder
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist (OE009)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:



The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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