Job Description

Job ID
Madison, WI
Full/Part Time


In a collaboration between the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute and the State of Wisconsin's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, we are filling new positions which will work under the direction of a regional director to provide support and guidance to eligible DVR consumers/clients with a goal of self-employment (start-up or existing business). These positions serve as DVR self-employment experts. The Specialist will work with a consumer in exploring his/her business plan or existing business, assist consumers in progressing through DVR's self-employment programs and policies, and provide case management, outreach, and follow-along services. The Specialist will also gather data metrics, develop success strategies, and make programmatic change recommendations as well as perform validation services and corresponding fiscal work to ensure casework activities and services rendered follow state and federal requirements.

There are three full-time limited term positions anticipated to last 12-16 months, with possible extensions, depending on business needs. They will be headquartered in Wisconsin in the following areas: Milwaukee, Madison, and Wausau, with some remote work and regional and statewide travel. The positions offer an attractive benefits package, including health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and retirement savings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience successfully managing and/or operating a business.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide technical assistance to individuals or groups.

Well-Qualified candidates will also have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities.
  • Case management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet competing deadlines.
  • Knowledge of basic fiscal practices.

Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the positions are filled.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter indicating areas interested in being considered for: Madison, Milwaukee, Wausau
  2. Resume


As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.2149.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact: Beth Gaertner,

Job Family: Staff