WIDA is currently accepting applications for the following position:


Director of Professional Learning – PVL 90673

Deadline to apply:June 13, 2017

Degree and area of specialization:

MS/MA is required; Ph.D. is preferred in education, linguistics or similar discipline. ESL licensure or bilingual certification preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience leading professional learning programs, preferably in or related to a preK–12 or academic environments, involving multi–disciplinary teams of trainers, program managers, administrative coordinators, graduate students, and consultants.
  • Experience managing or directing Professional Learning programs designed for preK–12 setting required.
  • Superior writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Teaching experience with English language learners (ELLs) required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the field of second language acquisition including the use of English language proficiency (ELP) standards; the role of academic language in content learning, and research–based instructional practices.
  • Experience in the development of organizational systems, on–going strategic planning, administration, and management of projects, deadlines and budgets.
  • Experience developing strategic partnerships with other national institutions in the preK–12 arena.
  • Experience directing qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Experience writing scientific papers and grant proposals in the areas of language acquisition, educator effectiveness, and education policy & leadership.
  • Familiarity with the WIDA ELP Assessment system, which includes ELP standards, assessments and professional learning preferred.
  • Additional training and coursework in management, administration, and supervision preferred.

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.


Financial Specialist – PVL 101631

Deadline to apply:May 14, 2017

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Knowledge of UW accounting policies and procedures is a plus.
  2. Ability to work independently under general supervision.
  3. Effective modern office practices and procedures, including word processing, data collection, record keeping, and organizational skills.
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  5. Position requires excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  6. Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and details efficiently with interruptions.
  7. Ability to use PC software packages to create databases, spreadsheets, and reports.

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.