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Job ID: 119120

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2019
University University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States
Department Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
Application Deadline Mar. 4, 2019
Position Start Date May 15, 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Educational Technology
    Childhood/Youth Education

The Curriculum & Evaluation Specialist provides support for the evaluation of outreach & educational programs in areas of natural resources. The position is part of Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center which works to improve and demonstrate the value of environmental programs. The primary purpose of this position is to design and carry out various evaluations primarily involving survey methodology and data analysis of Upham Woods environmental education programming. Further, this position will develop curriculum and training materials for staff to implement the improvement of programs based upon evaluation. This position works closely with the Environmental Education State Specialist Faculty and the Upham Woods Research Naturalist team.


Work collaboratively with other staff of Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center to advance the state of environmental education programming in Wisconsin

Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services

Assists in the development of surveys and other data collection instruments

Administers Web-based surveys using Qualtrics, mailed surveys, and in-person surveys

Conducts phone and in-person interviews

Enters survey data using Excel, SPSS, and other appropriate software

Cleans and manages databases

Conducts quantitative data analysis using SPSS, R, or other appropriate statistical analysis software

Conducts qualitative data analysis

Identifies preliminary findings for review by the Environmental Education State Specialist Faculty

Drafts preliminary documents of results and findings for review by the Environmental Education State Specialist Faculty

Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested

Contribute leadership, as needed, to ensure effective Upham Woods program and research operations

Create databases for tracking and storing data

Proofread surveys and reports

Authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting at national/international conferences

Mentoring undergraduate interns and researchers

Grant-writing in support of Upham Woods and the statewide environmental education program

  • As an affirmative action employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining an organizational climate that supports and respects differences and equality of opportunity. UW-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age; race; creed; color; disability; sex/gender; sexual orientation; national origin; ancestry; religion; marital status; identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service; arrest record or non-program related conviction record. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dr Justin Hougham
    Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    N194 County Road N
    Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
  • 608-224-9965


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