The Natural Resources Education Team works together to design, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus. This position will work in several watersheds in Southeast Wisconsin. The team focuses heavily on integrating human dimensions perspectives into natural resources management decisions. Initial programming focus will include: - Providing organizational, leadership, and content support for watershed initiatives (focused on groundwater, water quality and related subjects); - Engaging stakeholders to create and implement an information an outreach strategy addressing the links between agricultural conservation and water quality; - Providing regional programmatic leadership and increase the capacity of individuals, organizations and partnerships to reduce nonpoint source pollution impacts to groundwater and surface water. - As the regional Natural Resource Educator, work with Extension, county land and water conservation, state and other professionals to address funding partners' objectives to reduce nonpoint source agricultural pollution
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.
15% 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
15% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
20% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
10% Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Program Managers, partners and relevant stakeholders
10% Works with the Regional Natural Resource Educator team to fulfill funding partners requirements around outreach and education.
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.
Required Bachelor's Degree In a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, including, but not limited to human dimensions or behavior change in natural resource management, ag extension, rural sociology, hydrogeology, water resources, geology, soil science, agronomy, environmental science, environmental health or other closely-related fields (or advanced degree).
Preferred Master's Degree Preferred in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position.
Required: -Bachelor's Degree (or advanced degree) in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, including, but not limited to human dimensions or behavior change in natural resource management, ag extension, rural sociology, hydrogeology, water resources, geology, soil science, agronomy, environmental science, environmental health or other closely-related fields. -Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position. -Experience working 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: -Master's Degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position -A combination of at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the area of programming and service delivery such as civic engagement, leadership development, adult education/ outreach/communication, water quality, organizational development -Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs and messages for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes -Experience planning, facilitating, and/or evaluating community-based civic engagement, leadership development, organizational capacity efforts and watershed planning with natural resource groups.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $56,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
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.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.