The Agriculture Extension Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.
Our educators deliver education where people live and work on farms and in schools and communities. Extension educators also work with civic groups and local governments, write newspaper columns, conduct radio and TV programs, facilitate meetings and build coalitions to solve community problems. This is done through assessment of local, regional and statewide needs in the area of the position's programmatic emphasis and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Agriculture Institute. The Agriculture Institute facilitates and develops research-based educational programs and informational materials around agricultural and horticultural topics for businesses, individuals and families in Wisconsin.
This dynamic position has an emphasis in the Livestock program, including:
- Livestock production (beef cattle, swine, poultry and small ruminants), on subject matter including but not limited to nutrition, quality assurance, breed selection, reproduction, economics and marketing
- General agriculture outreach and education, including assisting with agricultural leadership development
The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
List of Duties
|Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
|Degree and Area of Specialization:
- Bachelor's degree in, animal science, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agriculture education or related field
- Master's degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agriculture education or related field
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that contribute to positive and productive workplace relationships and effective partnerships
- Demonstrated use of problem-solving skills to successfully address complex issues
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
- Ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work
- Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
- Bilingual, especially with proficiency in both English and Spanish
- Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
Crawford County, 225 N Beaumont Road, Suite 240, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 and Richland County, 1000 Hwy 14 West, Richland Center, WI 53581. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain regular office hours in each county. Base office location to be determined with successful candidate.
This position's primary programming focus is in Crawford and Richland Counties however some programming will also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
Office location and programming coverage is contingent on county funding support and location may be reassigned to align with county and Extension programming priorities.
The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area Extension Director in Extension Area 13 for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews
- Must be able to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions
- Must be able to work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs
Full Time: 100%
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.
You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.
As applicants progress through the process, they will be asked to provide three references. These must include email, phone number and mailing address.
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