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Invasive Grasses Working Group Coordinator with University of Wyoming in Sheridan, WY

Type of position Assistant Extension Educator – 2 year term
Employer University of Wyoming
Location Sheridan, WY
Description of Location Wyoming’s Jewel, Sheridan’s fabled western history and dramatic mountain vistas meet new west comfort and the serenity of wide-open spaces. Providing history with a view. The city is located halfway between Yellowstone Park and Mount Rushmore.

Sheridan, Wyoming is located at an elevation of 3,743 feet in Goose Creek Valley in the north-central part of the state. The city is in the Tongue River watershed ten miles north and east of the Big Horn Mountains, in the ancestral homeland of the Crow people. For more information visit: https://www.sheridanwyoming.org/

Salary $45,000-53,000 DOE
Benefits Full University of Wyoming benefits are included with this position.
Closing date of competition April 17, 2020
Date position available 3/19/20
Description of duties

Nature and Purpose

This 2-year term position provides coordination of programmatic activities for the Northeast Wyoming Invasive Grasses Working Group along with outreach and support focused on managing rangelands impacted by invasive annual grasses. Outstanding organizational skills, communication abilities, and experience with invasive species ecology and management in rangelands will be important credentials.


Responsibilities and Essential Duties

The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) with the primary role of coordinating activities of NEWIGWG and other programs focused on proactive and reactive management approaches for invasive annual grasses in the region. Primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating education, surveys, herbicide treatments, and grant applications among the multiple partners of NEWIGWG
  • Coordinating rangeland monitoring efforts to evaluate annual grass treatment efficacy
  • Preparing grant applications and overseeing post-award management and reporting for multiple grants
  • Planning, facilitating, and developing educational programs
  • Participate in applied research relevant to the focus of the position
Qualifications sought

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university. One degree must have been awarded in range management, weed science, natural resources, or cognate field related to the management of invasive species in rangelands.
  • Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Official Vehicle Policy found at: https://www.uwyo.edu/risk/_files/docs/offical-vehicle-policy.pdf
  • Expertise in the management of rangelands including the evaluation and design of sustainable invasive species management strategies.
  • Experience in developing and implementing rangeland monitoring strategies to assess ecological condition, management influences, and wildlife habitat attributes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ecology and composition of rangeland plant communities in this area of Wyoming.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience. 
  • Demonstrated capacity and experience in conducting applied research projects and associated data analyses.
  • Experience in audience needs identification and program results evaluation.
  • Experience in working with diverse audiences – especially in a collaborative framework.
  • Experience in developing partnerships with other organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
  • Experience with obtaining and administering private and public grant funding.
  • Experience working with spatial data and geographic information systems.
  • A commitment to travel and work in remote areas and rural counties in Wyoming.
  • Knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with land managers and professionals from various agencies to foster open, honest, and candid communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated teamwork.
Contact for additional information Brian A. Mealor – Associate Professor and Director
Sheridan Research and Extension Center
Application procedure  
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