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Title: Extension Educator - Water
Center/Program Area: Extension Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
Location: Negotiable from a subset of Extension regional offices where agriculture is the significant land use in the region. https://extension.umn.edu/local/minnesota-map
Application Deadline: December 28, 2018; or until position is filled
About this position:
This Extension Educator will bring in-depth expertise to address complex water management and water quality issues, specifically in geographic areas with a significant agricultural land use. The educator will collaborate with diverse organizations to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs that will have a measurable impact on water resources issues by engaging with water professionals, policy-makers, farmers, land managers, and others across the state. The position will require working with a range of public, private, and non-profit stakeholders including:
· Individual landowners and farmers;
· Soil and water conservation districts;
· County governments;
· Agriculture and natural resource organizations; and
· State agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Pollution Control Agency, and Department of Health.
In the job, the successful candidate will:
· Assess and identify needs;
· Develop curriculum;
· Train and teach;
· Research and evaluate;
· Travel within Minnesota and beyond.
The successful candidate will have:
· A master's degree in engineering, hydrology, soil science, natural resources sciences, agricultural education, or related discipline.
· Experience and education in watershed management, rural water systems, hydrology, soil science, soil drainage, natural resources sciences, or related disciplines.
· A proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborations with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders, including those that may have diverse missions, goals, and backgrounds (e.g., regional water managers, rural community officials, legislators, program participants, and industry groups).
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
To learn more about this position, see the full Extension Educator – Water job description.
Salary and benefits:
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. In addition, the University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
About the Water Resources Team:
This position is a part of the Water Resources Team, an Extension group that is housed in the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center (https://www.wrc.umn.edu). The mission of the WRC is “To advance the science of clean water for Minnesotans through innovation, workforce development, and knowledge exchange.” As part of the Water Resources Team, this Extension Educator will also work with other program teams to leverage expertise related to cropping systems, livestock management, and natural resources, among others.
For questions about the position, please email:
Karen Terry, chair of the search committee, at email@example.com
Job Opening ID: 327617
Please apply online: https://extension.umn.edu/about-us/careers
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· Cover letter
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