Community Development Extension Educator – Ozaukee County, WI

The Community Development Extension Educator serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide, and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts that support: thriving individuals and families; effective organizations; healthy and vibrant communities; and strong economies.

This Community Development Extension Educator position will serve Ozaukee County, WI, and surrounding communities. The Community Development Extension Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus: building the capacity of nonprofits, community organizations, and coalitions. The Educator will assess needs and develop educational responses (e.g. workshops, peer networks, facilitated processes) that support community-serving organizations with action planning, board governance, volunteer engagement, fund development, and program/service evaluation. The Educator will collaborate with local partners already serving area nonprofits (e.g. Ozaukee Nonprofit Center, Greater Milwaukee Foundation).

This position will also play a lead role in supporting the ongoing delivery of a statewide curriculum that serves nonprofits in Ozaukee County and throughout Wisconsin. The Educator will work with a team of colleagues to refine and deliver existing peer-learning programs (e.g. Wisconsin Nonprofit Connect to Learn) aimed at increasing the capacity of nonprofits to deliver on their mission, implement continuous improvement and equitable practices, and work jointly with other organizations to address local needs. The Educator will also develop new content to meet additional needs of nonprofits, especially in areas of the state with fewer resources available to support nonprofits.

As part of the position’s county-based work, the Community Development Extension Educator connects Ozaukee County and its communities to other Community Development and Extension resources and supports priority local initiatives through the facilitation of group and community engagement processes.

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