Continuing Education Outreach Specialist (Internal Only)
Deadline for Applications is 11/20/2020

Code: 16786 Posted: 11/13/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Continuing Education Outreach Specialist.

The selected candidate will report directly to the PCE Director. This position supports noncredit Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) by providing outreach to a variety of professionals and partners, coordinating workshops, assisting with the coordination of conferences and events, providing technical assistance, and includes providing enrollment and marketing support.

The Outreach specialist will assist with the identification of topics and presenters for workshops, conferences, and certificate programs; help to conduct research, and manage the administration of CEU’s, badges, and certificates. This is a team-oriented position and great interpersonal skills are required to support the success of the team and unit goals. Additional responsibilities may include participating on planning committees and assisting with scheduling events and meetings. Some supervisory and delegation skills are required to help direct student workers and support staff.  

Essential Job Functions


  • Plan courses, trainings and events based on past profit margins.
  • Develop relationships with external and internal partners to support adult continuing education needs.
  • Work with the director, staff, consultants, and committees to develop new and existing professional development programs, create timelines, and manage individual projects.
  • Work with the PCE Director and Account Specialist to generate instructor contracts.
  • Provide support for director and financial specialist to complete budgets for programs and evaluate financial progress of programs.
  • Engage in hiring practices for instructors to maintain standards for best practices in providing instructional services.
  • Provide technical assistance for instructors, consultants, and individuals participating in trainings and events.
  • Assist with instructor training and the development of training materials.
  • Plan and manage training and event logistics.  
  • Act as the lead marketing liaison to the integrated marketing team and assist team with editing brochures, fliers, newsletter, advertisements, and website for CE.
  • Attend meetings with faculty, directors, community partners and other required meetings.
  • Assist with the management, training, and delegation of work for student workers.
  • Provide administration of enrollment management system, and other technology platforms (LMS, CRM, etc.)
  • Compose correspondence, maintain files, schedule meetings, and take meeting notes as needed or required.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge of how to write measurable learning objectives
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for evaluating training and events
  • Ability to anticipate needs and improve products or services
  • Proficiency in web navigation and Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and Enrollment Management Platforms.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with internal and external groups
  • Dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and finding solutions in peer relationships
  • Customer oriented focus
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities efficiently
  • Excellent time management and project management skills



  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university
  • Training coordination
  • Three years Customer Service experience
  • Experience with LMS and CRM systems, and registration management software
  • One or more years of providing technical support
  • Marketing and enrollment management
  • Three years Project Management Experience
  • Experience working within an educational institution
  • Experience marketing through social media channels
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 11/21/2020

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