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Apply now Job no: 201115-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Wisconsin
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Position Summary:

The Natural Resources Extension Educator 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 that support:
- Thriving individuals and families
- Effective organizations
- Healthy and vibrant communities
- Strong economies

This position will have a primary program affiliation in the Land and Water Program within the Natural Resources Institute.

This Natural Resources Extension Educator position will primarily serve Southwest Wisconsin, but may serve stakeholders and colleagues anywhere in the state.

The Natural Resources Extension Educator designs, promotes, administers, and supports outreach activities, community engagement, and educational programming. Develops partnerships and builds strong relationships utilizing interdisciplinary skills. Initial programming focus will include:
- supporting ongoing efforts to reach woodland owners with no previous management experience
- supporting partnership efforts to create and implement an information and outreach strategy to reach the identified woodland owner audiences
- working with the Regional Natural Resource Educators to fulfill funding partners requirements around outreach and education
- facilitating working sessions where local citizens and community decision-makers weigh alternative natural resources conservation strategies

Position Duties:

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 degreein a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, including, but not limited to natural resource management or forestry

- Master's degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position
- Experience working in collaborative environment or using group facilitation skills
- 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

- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs
- Experience planning, implementing, and/or evaluating community-based, non-formal, innovative educational programs related to natural resources
- 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
- Experience developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes

Additional Information:

Negotiable to options in Dane, Iowa, Sauk counties

Additional Requirements:
- Must be able to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions
- Must be able to work evenings or weekends as needed

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.



Work Type:

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 professional resume that includes degree information addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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