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Program Coordinator Position

Now Recruiting!

Program Coordinator

Together for Jackson County Kids, a local coalition promoting healthy lifestyle choices is seeking a Program Coordinator. This position is a half-time, one-year, contracted position. As a Program Coordinator, you will provide administrative support to the coalition including management of programs, data collection, and the coordination of coalition advertising.

Required qualifications include excellent public relations skills and ability to promote community engagement. Also, excellent oral, written and face-to-face communications are required. Individual must be highly motivated and able to work independently. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Other qualifications include proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, and experience working with print, social media and radio advertising. Candidate must have transportation.

Additional preferred qualifications include past experience working with coalitions and in writing or working with state and/or federal grants. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume to Together for Jackson County Kids, C/O Monica Lobenstein, UWEX, 227 S. 11th Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615 or email For more information call, 715-284-4257, Ext 2.


Sign up for Strengthening Families under our “Programs” tab!

Strengthening Families Program

Who: Parents or Caregivers and their youth ages 4-10
What: The Strengthening Families Program consists of 10 sessions
When: One day a week
Dates: Tuesdays and one Thursday, Oct.2-Dec.4, 2018
5pm-7:30pm each night
Please register ASAP to help us coordinate meals and space.
Where: Red Creek Elementary School
410 County Hwy A, BRF, WI. 54615


  • Meet other parents and children from the community.
  • Help participants build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits.
  • Help youth develop skills in handling stress, peer pressure, and building a positive future.
  • Have fun with the family.
  • Gift basket for each family, family portrait at end of program!!

There is no cost to attend the program and we have many family incentives for attending!!

Child care provided upon request for children ages 3 and under.

To register please contact (deadline for registration will be October 1, 2018 @ 4pm):

Jackson County UW-Extension
227 S. 11th St.
Black River Falls, WI. 54615
Monica Lobenstein, Youth & Families Program Advisor

You can also register via Facebook (Strengthening Families) or at our website , under the “Programs” tab.

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Outdoor Sharps Disposal Box now open to Jackson County Residents


This outdoor sharps disposal box is located at:

The Jackson County Recycling Center

115 Harrison Street

Black River Falls, WI.

Questions? Contact Lisa at 715-284-6012 or Monica at 715-284-4257

Sign Up For The Strengthening Families Program


The Strengthening Families Program (for parents and youth age 4-14) will begin on Tuesday, September 22, at a location in Black River Falls, to be determined.  Registered families will attend this program every Tuesday for 12 weeks (youth ages 4-10) or 7 weeks (youth ages 11-14).  Contact  at 715-284-4257, if you wish to attend and take advantage of this opportunity.


Four Overdose Deaths in Jackson County Since January First


Two deaths in just the last weekend. Overdoses becoming rapidly more frequent in Jackson County.

Suspects Charged With Making Meth at Humbird Hotel


Two suspects were recently charged with making meth in their room at an area hotel last month.  A third suspect is still being searched for.