Family Relationships Extension Educator Opportunity Available

If you are looking for a career where you can be a change maker and make a real difference for families and improve individual lives, consider joining our team. As an Extension Educator in Dane County, you will join a network of statewide educators informing research and creating practical learning opportunities for the local community. The Family Relationships Educator will provide parenting and financial education to Dane County families in transition including those who are justice involved, families with limited financial resources, and others.

Join our family-friendly, inclusion-oriented culture! This full-time position provides a flexible work schedule including opportunities for some remote work, excellent benefits, and an innovative team of colleagues both locally and across Wisconsin. Benefits include up to 35 paid days off per year (vacation/personal holiday/legal holiday), up to 176 hours of sick leave up front, State group health insurance, access to the Wisconsin Retirement System, and more!

$2500 Hiring Bonus Available!

The Family Relationships Extension Educator position will focus on:

  • Planning, delivering, and evaluating the programming and activities for families in Dane County involved in local justice systems including Parenting Inside Out, the Literacy Link program (, financial education, and more.
  • Leading and teaching Division of Extension education curriculum that strengthens families with a focus on justice-involved families, supporting family relationships, and improving financial capability for individuals and families.
  • Expanding access to the full range of Extension educational programming for all families, particularly in communities that are underrepresented such as racial minorities, families in transition, and those from low-income households.
  • Linking community family serving organizations to university resources or directly providing parenting and family training to organizations.

The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Learn more and apply here by August 25: