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HORTICULTURE EDUCATOR-OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 271063-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Department:EXT/SOUTH/AREA 10 AED
Location: Appleton
Categories: Engagement and Outreach

Job Summary:

The Outagamie County Horticulture Educator provides research-based horticulture information to Wisconsinites so they can make gardening and commercial horticulture decisions that keep their plants healthy while protecting the environment. This position provides research and evidence-based horticulture management education, resources, and decision-making tools to home gardeners and commercial horticulture practitioners.
This dynamic position has an emphasis in the Horticulture Program including:
- Horticulture outreach education, including teaching in-person or virtually, creating traditional educational pieces, and using social media tools, designed to reach diverse audiences.
- Coordinate a consistent system for horticulture diagnostic services
- Direct volunteers that conduct horticulture outreach

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.
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 20% 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
  • 5% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 25% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 5% 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 Horticulture or other relevant field.

Qualifications:

Required:
- Two or more years of relevant professional experience
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of tools, methods, and technology; and
- 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:
- Continuing education or certification in topics of areas related to programming focus.
- Experience building diverse, collaborative partnerships that support horticultural programming
- Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs; evaluating learning experiences; and communicating program impact and value to partners
- Knowledge of the Extension/Land Grant Legacy and it impact to Wisconsin residents.
- Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
- Ability to write grants and establish partnerships that pool or leverage public and private funds in support of the Institutional mission

Work Type:

Part Time: 80%

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 $53,480 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

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.

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:

Chris Viau
chris.viau@wisc.edu
715-937-4381
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A472901-EXTENSION/SOUTH/AREA 10 AED

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

271063-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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