State of Wisconsin

Strategic Initiative Coordinator

  • State of Wisconsin
  • Green Bay, WI
  • 4 days ago


Job Description


The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF), Division of Family & Economic Security (DFES), Bureau of Working Families (BWF), Director’s Office is currently recruiting to fill a Strategic Initiative Coordinator position.

DCF offers great benefits, personal growth opportunities and work-life balance as a State of Wisconsin employee; and the intrinsic reward associated with serving the children and families of Wisconsin.

All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated.

Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.

The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID.

Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information.

Guidance may be subject to change.

This position may allow remote work for a portion of the work schedule up to 90% depending on the employee’s preference and needs of the work unit.

This position travels 15% of the year for various conferences in-state and out-of-state with the BWF Bureau Director.

Any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process.

For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, employees may need to report to a DCF office location on short notice.

There is no mileage reimbursement when traveling to the headquarter location.

Our DCF locations are in the following cities: Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Green Bay, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Rapids, La Crosse, Rhinelander, and Fond du Lac.

Employees need to report to the 201 W. Washington Ave.

Madison, WI office or the 635 N 26 St. Milwaukee, WI office on their first day for onboarding and orientation.

High speed internet access is required to meet the needs of remote work.

Come see why DCF is such a great place to work!

DCF is committed to the important work of helping children, youth and families become safer, more secure and progress down the road to true independence.

For more information about DCF, visit our website at

Position Summary

This position performs a broad array of duties that require independent judgment, self-directed action, resourcefulness, priority setting, initiative, and leadership skills.

BWF administers the Wisconsin Works (W-2) and related programs contract, such as, Emergency Assistance (EA), Job Access Loans (JALs), Contracted Child Care, subsidized employment programs, i.e., Transform Milwaukee Jobs (TMJ) and Transitional Jobs (TJ), and other economic mobility initiatives funded through the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.

The Bureau also administers Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds and collaborate with Community Action Agencies (CAAs) throughout the State of Wisconsin.

The Strategic Initiatives Coordinator is expected to work across DFES and in coordination with other divisions within the Department, other State Departments, county agencies, contracted agencies, and other stakeholder groups to strategically plan for and execute policies and programs to promote economic stability and self-sufficiency for Wisconsin families in collaboration with other Division programs.

For a complete copy of the position description, click here.

Salary Information

The starting salary is between $33.00 and $40.96 per hour ($68,640 and $85,196 annually), depending on qualifications.

Pay for current State of WI employees will be based on the compensation plan in effect at the time of the appointment.

The pay schedule/range is 81-03.

A one-year probationary period may be required.

Job Details

Due to the nature of the position, final candidates may be required to allow DCF to conduct a security background check to determine whether the circumstances of any pending charges or convictions would be substantially related to the job being filled.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DCF sponsorship.) The Department of Children and Families does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

Experience researching, analyzing and/or summarizing laws, rules, and regulations

Experience working with program/policy analysis, design, and planning

Experience coordinating programs and/or projects (organizing and leading workgroups, developing and implementing programs, developing timetables and/or workplans, monitoring programs for progress, etc.)

Experience organizing stakeholder engagement and/or meeting facilitation

Well-qualified applicants will have:

Experience leading teams through change management, process improvement or continuous improvement efforts

Experience working with programs assisting families with low-income or other programs affecting children and families.

(Child Welfare, Wisconsin Shares, Child Support, FoodShare, Medicaid, housing and energy assistance, etc.)

Experience working collaboratively with state and/or federal human service agencies, county and tribal agencies, and community partners

How To Apply

If you haven’t already done so, you will need to create an account and apply online.

You must apply online to be considered for this position.

Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, as a hard copy or a fax.

After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click “Apply Now.”

You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and letter of qualifications.

Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will not be considered.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application at DCF and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job.

For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your DCF application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by one or more subject matter experts and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

The State of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Veterans with at least a 30% service-connected disability rating should contact the HR Specialist listed in this posting regarding eligibility for consideration under the non-competitive appointment process.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process to apply.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on October 7, 2022.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact, Megan Harper at 920-758-7809 or via email at [email protected]

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