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REGIONAL CROPS EDUCATOR - DANE AND DODGE COUNTIES

Apply now Job no: 243112-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:EXT/ANRCD/AGR/CROPS/CROPS&SOIL
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

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 counties and across the state.

The 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:
1. Field and forage crop production including variety selection, weed management, disease management, nutrient management, and other general crop management topics
2. The Educator will be expected to work with the Crops & Soils Program to select one aspect of crop production to develop and maintain expertise that is complementary to other staff and shared across the state.

Service area includes Dane and Dodge counties initially with the potential for additional counties in the future.

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.

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

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree
in a related field of study such as agronomy, plant science, horticulture, plant pathology or entomology

Preferred
Master's Degree
in a related field of study such as agronomy, plant science, horticulture, plant pathology or entomology

Qualifications:

Required:
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
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

Preferred:
1. Demonstrated experience in understanding experimental design, statistical analysis and interpreting research data
2. Demonstrated experience with building diverse, collaborative partnerships
3. Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs; evaluating learning experiences; and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders
4. Demonstrated experience using collaborative leadership to accomplish project goals, including the ability to convene and facilitate diverse groups of stakeholders
5. Demonstrated fiscal management skills including budget development
6. Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting
7. Demonstrated ability to write grants and establish partnerships that pool or leverage public and private funds in support of the Institutional mission

Additional Information:

Office location (Dane County or Dodge County) will be determined at the time of hire.

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.

Department(s):

A473150-EXTENSION/ANRCD/AGR/CROPS/CROPS&SOIL

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

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

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $46,818 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.

Contact:

Carrie Edgar
carrie.edgar@wisc.edu
608-224-3706
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:

243112-AS

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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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