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Regional Crops Educator with University of Wisconsin Division of Extension in Dane & Dodge Counties

Type of position Outreach Specialist (Academic Staff)
Employer University of Wisconsin Division of Extension
Location Dane & Dodge Counties
Salary 46818
Closing date of competition November 1, 2021
Date position available Winter 2021
Description of duties

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.

Qualifications sought

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
5. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study such as agronomy, plant science, horticulture, plant pathology or entomology

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
8. Master’s Degree in a related field of study such as agronomy, plant science, horticulture, plant pathology or entomology

Contact for additional information Carrie Edgar
carrie.edgar@wisc.edu
608-224-3706
Application procedure  
Submit what 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.
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