The Regional Crops Educator is an exciting new position in the UW-Madison Division of Extension, designed to meet the research-based educational and outreach needs of field and forage crop producers in multi-county regions and across the state. We are hiring three Regional Crop Educators to serve multi-county regions throughout Wisconsin.
The Division of 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. This position is a part of the Division of Extension's Agriculture Institute. The Agriculture Institute facilitates and develops research-based educational programs and informational materials around agricultural and horticultural topics for farm businesses, individuals and families in Wisconsin.
A Regional Crops Educator will be a leader in applying research findings and providing education and outreach efforts to crop producers. This is done through assessment of needs and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.
This position is a part of the Agriculture Institute's Crops and Soils Program and will cover:
-Field and forage crop production including variety selection, weed management, disease management, nutrient management, and other general crop management topics
-The Educator will be expected to work with the Program to select one aspect of crop production to develop and maintain expertise that is complementary to other staff and shared across the state.
Please indicate your preferred multi-county service area in your cover letter (can select just one or indicate flexibility for different geographies). Each multi-county service area has potential to expand the future.
Service areas include:
-Jefferson and Rock Counties (There is also is a research farm in Rock County that the Educator can utilize to facilitate producer learning)
-Barron and St. Croix Counties
-Door, Kewaunee, and Brown Counties
List of Duties
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|Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study such as plant science, horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology or entomology required.
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
1. Three years of professional experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
2. Experience in understanding, interpreting, utilizing and applying research findings
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; and
4. Demonstrated 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.
1. Master's degree in a related field of study such as plant science, horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology or entomology
2. Demonstrated experience in understanding experimental design, statistical analysis and interpreting research data.
3. Demonstrated experience with building diverse, collaborative partnerships
4. Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs; evaluating learning experiences; and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders
5. Demonstrated experience using collaborative leadership to accomplish project goals, including the ability to convene and facilitate diverse groups of stakeholders
6. Demonstrated fiscal management skills including budget development
7. Demonstrated ability to write grants and establish partnerships that pool or leverage public and private funds in support of the Institutional mission
8. Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting
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.
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|Instructions to Applicants:
We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. Applicants should also indicate preferred service area in the cover letter. Service areas include:
1. Jefferson and Rock Counties
2. Barron and St. Croix Counties
3. Door, Kewaunee and Brown Counties
The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.
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