University of Wisconsin Madison SOIL HEALTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST in Madison, Wisconsin
SOIL HEALTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST
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Work type:Staff-Full Time
Categories:Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement
The Soil Health Outreach Specialist is a new, exciting position in the UW-Madison Division of Extension designed to meet the research-based educational and outreach needs of agricultural producers in Dodge and Fond Du Lac counties. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension?s Agriculture Institute. The Agriculture Institute facilitates and develops research-based educational programs and informational materials around agricultural and horticultural topics for farm businesses, individuals and families in Wisconsin.
The Soil Health Outreach Specialist will be a leader in applying research findings and providing education and outreach efforts around soil health. 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 specifically focus on:
Soil health, including the biological, chemical and physical properties of soil that contribute to improved soil health
Farmer adoption of conservation-based cropping practices such as reduced tillage, cover crops and diversification of crop rotations.
The ideal candidate will be 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.
List of Duties
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
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Masters degree in a related field of study such as soil science, plant science, horticulture, agronomy required. PhD preferred.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Three years of professional experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing and applying evidence-based information and research findings
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; and
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.
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
The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Agriculture Institute Director for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews
Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions;
Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs
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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.
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum$55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button. Applicants are required to apply online. The Division of Extension will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Online application, with all required documents, must be received by the assured consideration date.
To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.
You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.
As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.
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/
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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
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Applications Open:Jan 13 2021Central Standard Time
Applications Close:Feb 8 2021 11:55 PMCentral Standard Time