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Apply now Job no: 242547-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Fond du Lac
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Natural Resources Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational
programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus. Initial programming focus
will include:
1. Supporting watershed initiatives (focused on soil health, water quality and related subjects) through organizational, leadership, and content support;
2. Supporting ongoing water quality improvement efforts by engaging stakeholders to create and
implement an information an outreach strategy addressing the links between agricultural conservation and water quality;
3. Providing regional programmatic leadership and increase the capacity of individuals, organizations
and partnerships to reduce nonpoint source pollution impacts to groundwater and surface water.
4. As the regional Natural Resource Educator, work with Extension, county land and water
conservation, state and other professionals to address funding partners' objectives to reduce nonpoint
source agricultural pollution

About the Job:

Outreach Specialist (OE009)

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


Bachelor's Degree
In a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, including, but not limited to natural resource management, ag extension, rural sociology, hydrogeology, geology, soil science, agronomy, environmental science, or other closely-related fields.

Master's Degree
In a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position preferred.


Required Qualifications:
1. Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
2. Experience working 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A combination of at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery such as civic engagement, leadership development, adult education and outreach, nutrient management and water quality, organizational development
2. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs and messages for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes
3. Experience planning, facilitating, and/or evaluating community-based civic engagement, leadership development, organizational capacity efforts and watershed planning with natural resource groups.

Additional Information:

Based on resource-concern priorities, this position will be expected to cover several watersheds over time. The area includes Upper Rock, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Upper Fox, and Wolf River.

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%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $53,000 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. 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.

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.


Kris Tiles
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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