Outreach Program Manager I
Position is Open Until Filled

Code: 18177 Posted: 03/23/2022

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Outreach Program Manager I

Employment Type: Full time, Academic Staff, Exempt

Reports To: The Outreach Program Manager I will report to Director of Professional and Continuing Education

Pay Range:  $45,000-$55,000

This position reports to the Director of Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) and supports adult noncredit Continuing Education by developing, implementing, and evaluating new and existing PCE Health and Human Services and nonprofit programs. The selected candidate is responsible for conducting research and market analysis activities, as well as assisting in other strategic planning opportunities to expand adult learning programs that meet current market demands. This position serves as a representative for PCE programs that provide outreach and educational services to adult learners.

Professional and Continuing Education has 8 employees and student workers that enjoy a highly creative and collaborative work environment. We promote diversity and celebrate our unique differences as individuals. A shared commitment to life-long learning is key to our success.

Essential Job Functions

The selected candidate will identify leads and ideas for new noncredit, and potentially noncredit to credit bearing adult classes and certificate programs; conduct research and perform needs assessments; assist in the development of content and syllabi for courses by incorporating adult learning principles, and assess learning outcomes. The successful candidate will work with PCE staff, University faculty, external consultants, and may manage student workers. This individual enjoys working in a team environment, will support the coordination and delivery of adult continuing education programs, and will use good judgment and discretion while assuming office and program responsibilities.

Key Job Responsibilities


  1. Research and analyze market data to develop and revise new and existing noncredit programs to make data driven decisions that meet demands for adult learners, and business and industry. Perform research and analyze current enrollments of PCE programs and events with the PCE Director and UW-Parkside personnel for future planning
  2. Plan and project manage course development, trainings, and events.
  3. Develop new and revise existing education and training programs.
  4. Maintain CEU/CEH database for tracking, reporting, and auditing purposes.
  5. Work with the PCE Director and Account Financial Specialist to analyze and generate necessary instructor contracts.
  6. Exercise discretion and independent judgement in hiring new instructors and provide guidance based on adult learning principles to incorporate into teaching methods.
  7. Create and maintain standards for best practices in teaching adult learners.
  8. Prepare webinars across multiple platforms (Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, etc.), and utilize the online learning system (Canvas) for appropriate trainings and courses.
  9. Attend meetings and serve on committees with faculty, directors, community partners and other stakeholders.
  10. Develop relationships with external and internal partners to support adult continuing education needs.
  11. Manage and train student workers, as needed.
  12. Collaborate with marketing team to create cohesive marketing plans (printed materials, Websites, social media, etc.).


  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three years or greater experience in program development
  • Training and Development Experience
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. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

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
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Position is open until filled. Applications received by Sunday, April 17th, 2022 will be in the initial consideration.

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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 06/12/2022

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