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REGIONAL CROPS EXTENSION EDUCATOR (SAUK, JUNEAU, AND VERNON COUNTIES)

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 266353-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:EXT/ANRCD/AGR/CROPS/CROPS&SOIL
Location: Baraboo
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

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:
- 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.

Service areas include: Sauk, Juneau and Vernon Counties. May expand geography in the future.

Responsibilities: Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 20% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 20% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 5% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 10% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners and relevant stakeholders
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 plant science, horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology or entomology

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

Qualifications:

Required:
- Three years of professional experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
- Experience in understanding, interpreting, utilizing and applying research findings
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
- 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:
- Demonstrated experience in understanding experimental design, statistical analysis and interpreting research data.
- Demonstrated experience with building diverse, collaborative partnerships
- Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs; evaluating learning experiences; and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders
- Demonstrated experience using collaborative leadership to accomplish project goals, including the ability to convene and facilitate diverse groups of stakeholders
- Demonstrated fiscal management skills including budget development
- Demonstrated ability to write grants and establish partnerships that pool or leverage public and private funds in support of the Institutional mission
- Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $57,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)

Additional Information:

- The Office location to be determined based on successful candidate's preferences and availability of suitable space.
- 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 to meet position needs.

How to Apply:

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.

Contact:

Jeff Hoffman
jeffrey.hoffman@wisc.edu
920-296-2067
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

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

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

266353-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).

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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