RIVERS EDUCATOR

Job no: 233211-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: EXT/ANRCD/NR/WTR/LAND WTR PROG
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement



Position Summary:

The Rivers Educator designs, delivers, and evaluates research-based educational programming aligned with the position's programmatic focus, serving stakeholders and colleagues in the entire state of Wisconsin. Initial programming focus will include: Coordinating volunteer efforts in aquatic invasive species (AIS) monitoring with local groups and partners during AIS Snapshot Day; Supporting ongoing streams/rivers volunteer monitoring aquatic invasive species efforts; Supporting current partnerships and developing new programs and collaborations to involve volunteers in aquatic invasive species monitoring in streams and rivers; Supporting current and future Water Action Volunteers nutrient monitoring program and continuous temperature monitoring; Training and support for volunteer-collected streams/rivers data.

Position Duties:

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:

Bachelors degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required:
1. Work experience relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
2. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; and
3. 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:
1. Work experience in the areas of programming and service delivery such as civic engagement, adult education and outreach, natural resource management and water quality, organizational development and other collaborative, partner-accountable experiences.
2. Experience planning, implementing, and/or evaluating community-based, non-formal educational programs related to natural resources utilizing adult learning principles
3. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting; ability to effectively analyze and manage conflicts
4. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes

Additional Information:

The expected duration of this position is 13 months. This position may be extended and/or converted to renewable based on budget and program needs

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.

Department(s):

A473230-EXTENSION/ANRCD/NR/WTR/LAND WTR PROG

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 13 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

Minimum $39,823 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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.

We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Peggy Compton, Water Action Volunteers Program Manager at peggy.compton@wisc.edu . For technical assistance, please contact uwjobs@wisc.edu . For all other questions please contact asu.exthr@ohr.wisc.edu .

Contact:

Peggy Compton
peggy.compton@wisc.edu
608-342-1633
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )





Official Title:

ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:

233211-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/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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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Applications Open: Apr 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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