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REGIONAL DAIRY EXTENSION EDUCATOR

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Extension Services, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 239064-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: EXT/ANRCD/AGR/DAIRY/DAIRY
Location: South Central Wisconsin
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement



Position Summary:
The Regional Dairy Educator is an exciting new position in the UW-Madison Division of Extension, designed to meet the research-based educational and outreach needs of dairy producers in Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, and Rock counties and across the state.

The Division of 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.

A Regional Dairy Educator will be a leader in applying research findings and providing education and outreach efforts to dairy 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 Dairy and Livestock Program and will cover:
1. Dairy production, including animal health, milk production, animal housing and handling, and manure management
2. The Educator will be expected to work with the Program to select one aspect of dairy production to develop and maintain expertise that is complementary to other staff and shared across the state. 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:

Bachelor's degree in a related field such as dairy science, animal science or veterinary medicine required. Master's degree preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required:
1. Experience in understanding, interpreting, utilizing and applying research findings
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology; and
3. 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.

Preferred:
1. Demonstrated experience in understanding experimental design, statistical analysis and interpreting research data.
2. Bilingual, especially with proficiency in both English and Spanish;
3. Demonstrated experience with building diverse, collaborative partnerships
4. Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs; evaluating learning experiences; and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders
5. Demonstrated experience using collaborative leadership to accomplish project goals, including the ability to convene and facilitate diverse groups of stakeholders
6. Demonstrated fiscal management skills including budget development
7. Demonstrated ability to write grants and establish partnerships that pool or leverage public and private funds in support of the Institutional mission
8. Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting

Additional Information:

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):

A473120-EXTENSION/ANRCD/AGR/DAIRY/DAIRY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $50,000 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.

Contact:

Christine Wen
christine.wen@wisc.edu
262-379-9431
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:

OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN) or ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

239064-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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Aug 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 24 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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