The Morgridge Center for Public Service (MCPS) promotes citizenship and learning through engagement with local, national and global communities. The Center builds on the Wisconsin Idea, a strong tradition of service with the public by students, faculty and alumni. See http://www.morgridge.wisc.edu/ for more information about our programs and services, and https://morgridge.wisc.edu/about/civic-action-plan/ for details on how this position supports some of the key recommendations of UW-Madison’s Civic Action Plan.
Position Objective: To better prepare students, faculty, staff, and researchers to work with the community as part of both academic and co-curricular community-based initiatives by coordinating development, implementation, and evaluation of cultural awareness and community engagement preparation curriculum. This position scope is aligned with and expected to offer programming aligned with the MCPS equity and inclusion plan.
List of Duties
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
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Training and/or education in at least one of the following areas: sociology, community and nonprofit studies, community development, volunteer management, intercultural dialogues, higher education, or closely related areas.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Minimum two years of direct work with cultural awareness and intercultural dialogues in local, community and/or higher education settings, and a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to equitable (community-university) partnerships.
Experience developing and facilitating workshops/training. This type of experience may be established through a combination of professional, para-professional or other substantively related practical experiences.
Proven experience in program development and delivery in a non-profit, government, volunteer organization, or combination of any of those with university settings, i.e. working with students, academic staff, or instructors/researchers.
- Facilitation of educational/skill-building training and workshops
- Ability to work effectively and successfully both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- High level of emotional intelligence (capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically)
- Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies as well as personal and social orientations with compassion, and using a culturally humble approach
Preferred Skills and Experience:
- Knowledge/familiarity with historical and current issues of social justice and equity in Dane County and Wisconsin
- Ability to leverage existing networks and assets both on- and off-campus to ensure high quality work, including linguistically and culturally tailored offerings to target audiences
- Experience working in or with the non-profit sector
- Experience successfully collaborating with community organizations to develop program/training content
- Ability to stay current with trends in the field of community engagement and intergroup dialogue
- Knowledge/familiarity with UW-Madison campus
- Demonstrated planning, coordination, and evaluation skills including ability to identify, track and assess success associated with each level of program roll-out
- Familiarity with community-based learning/research, experiential learning, co-curricular community engagement, leadership, and student organization development
- Demonstrated success contributing to and offering education/training to faculty or professionals
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