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AgrAbility and Tractor Safety Outreach Program Coordinator

Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at ( https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/ ).

Job Summary:

About Extension:
UW-Madison's 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.

About the Farm Management Program:
Farm Management Program is part of the Division of Extension's Agriculture Institute and works with the agriculture community to develop research-based information, resources and tools that help inform decisions for profitable, healthy farm businesses. Agriculture is central to a prosperous Wisconsin, contributing over $100 billion annually to our state's economy and nearly 12% of our state's employment (providing over 435,000 jobs).

About this Position:
The AgrAbility and Tractor Safety Outreach Program Coordinator is a new position designed to provide outreach and support for programs that promote safety and health for Wisconsin farm businesses.

The Outreach Program Coordinator will:
-Organize and maintain the development and delivery of the AgrAbility of Wisconsin Project and the Youth Tractor and Machinery Safety Program by:
-Overseeing public awareness by updating and maintaining marketing materials, updating and maintaining websites, and presenting information about the programs at events.
-Providing customer service to the programs by communicating with consumers and professionals.
-Preparing annual reports and attending meetings in support of both programs.
-Work with the Program Manager to facilitate programmatic efforts, maintain strategic direction, build partnerships, and seek a diverse funding portfolio to support the work.

The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all. As Extension, we acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non- biased, and inclusive organization. ( https://blogs.extension.wisc.edu/oaic/call-to-action/ ). As such, all Extension employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities: Organizes the development and delivery of outreach programs, including the responsibility for staffing. Assists with policy development and organizes resources 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.
  • 10% Directs the implementation of program policies and procedures
  • 25% Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships to promote the outreach program
  • 25% Schedules and secures logistics and resources in support of an outreach program
  • 25% Identifies opportunities for program improvement or new outreach program development
  • 15% Communicate plans, activites and achievements to Program Manager, partners and relevant stakeholders
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

Education:

Required
Associate's Degree
In a field related to this position's focus

Qualifications:

Required:
-Three or more years relevant professional experience
-Demonstrated skills in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, through a variety of technologies
-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:
-Education or experience with farm/agriculture/tractor or machinery safety, Occupational Therapy, Safety and Health, Agriculture or Life Sciences Communication, Agricultural Education, Marketing, Biological Systems Engineering
-Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting
-Demonstrated experience with building diverse, collaborative partnerships

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 70% - 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Additional Information:

Division of Extension headquarters are located within Madison, WI but the position location is flexible and will be determined based on programmatic needs and successful candidate's preferences and availability of suitable space.

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. Your cover letter should communicate your interest in the position and how your skillset aligns with the role. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

Contact:

Trisha Wagner
trisha.wagner@wisc.edu
608-263-4176
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Outreach Program Coordinator(OE005)

Department(s):

A47-EXTENSION/ANRCD/AGR/FARM/FARM MGMT

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

294027-AS

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. 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/

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 .

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