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Title: Associate Director and Coordinator, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education (PSEE)
Appointment: Full-time, Admin Consultant/Analyst 2 (9341A2)
Location: Andover Regional Extension Office, Andover, MN
Program Area: Extension Center for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
Reports To: Associate Dean, Extension Center for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Application Review: August 5, 2019 initial deadline; Open until filled
ABOUT THIS POSITION
As the director of the Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education (PSEE) program, this person is expected to work closely with Extension faculty and administration to strategically integrate the program’s educational efforts with the research and education/Extension efforts of other related programs. Key roles of the position include:
· Providing strategic direction for the PSEE program;
· Administering PSEE’s operations, both internally and externally, and its staff; and
· Integrating programming of PSEE and campus and field Extension faculty.
The PSEE program provides statewide education and leadership for pesticide-related topics of safety, environmental protection, health and security recommending integrated pest management practices. PSEE provides education for Minnesota’s 17,000 certified farmers and other agricultural producers through its Private Pesticide Applicator Training program (PPAT). The PSEE program is the major provider in Minnesota of education to the more than 11,000 occupational and professional licensed and certified applicators in agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, public health and other industries and business sectors. In addition, the PSEE program provides pesticide safety education for other pest management professionals and consultants, Master Gardeners, home gardeners, and public and private organizations.
The PSEE program works with numerous University of Minnesota Extension educators across the state, campus faculty primarily in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences and a variety of industry, not-for-profit sectors and government agencies such as the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, Health, Natural Resources and Transportation. The PSEE program is seeking a leader to work within U of M Extension, across multiple colleges at the University and to maintain relationships with state and federal agencies—primarily the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency. This person will need to have knowledge/experience in a primary foundational application of pesticide management (agriculture, horticulture, natural resource sciences). This position reports to, and is accountable to, the associate dean in U of M Extension Center for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources for program vision and goals, performance evaluation and personnel direction.
Major Areas of Responsibility
This position is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, academic professional and administrative (P&A) appointment; reappointment contingent upon successful performance and availability of funding. Reimbursement for travel and subsistence is available in accordance with University policy. Must use personal cell phone, provide own means for traveling throughout the state, and legally required vehicle insurance. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
The University of Minnesota Extension is the major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of the University of Minnesota Extension is making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. https://extension.umn.edu/
Please apply at https://extension.umn.edu/about-extension/careers, Job Opening ID: 331211
To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:
· Cover letter
Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.
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