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Working Title: Extension Educator, Horticulture
Appointment: 100% Time, Assistant Extension Professor (9623), Professional & Administrative
Location: University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
Program Area: Department of Agricultural and Natural Resource Systems (ANR)
Salary: Estimated Starting salary range: $60,000 – $72,000
Application Deadline: October 2, 2023
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The University of Minnesota is seeking a Horticulture Extension Educator. In this role, the educator will be responsible for promoting managed horticultural landscape systems through multiple perspectives such as ecosystem support, climate change, clean water (watershed impact), lower input landscapes, native and resilient plants, decorative landscapes, and others in collaboration with property owners, community organizations, urban stakeholders, and others at the University of Minnesota. Topic areas to include plant selection, landscape maintenance, soil health, climate resiliency, and
As a Horticulture Extension Educator, you will work closely with the Extension Horticulture team, the Extension Master Gardener team, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and other stakeholders to develop and deliver educational programs. The position will require working with a range of public, private, and non-profit stakeholders who can both inform Extension education programming and amplify messaging in local networks across the state. These stakeholders include diverse property owners and managers including; home scale landscapes, community landscapes (community parks, shared spaces, etc), property associations, urban stakeholders and others as identified through audience analysis processes.
The Extension Educator will develop, implement, and evaluate online and in-person educational programs to educate intended audiences. Education formats and forums will include; in-person experiences, distance learning, Extension web pages, print materials, interpretive signage, social media, and emerging education technologies.
This position is accountable to the Program Leader in Horticulture for program direction, performance evaluation and personnel actions.
The educator will participate in annual performance reviews and more frequent team and individual check-in conversations. Long-term success will be evaluated through the Extension promotion process and these criteria.
ABOUT THE HORTICULTURE TEAM
This position is a part of the Extension Horticulture Team, a group of Extension professionals at the University of Minnesota. Other closely associated teams include the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, and the Arboretum Education team that includes adult education and interpretation.
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension strives to attract and retain high-quality, passionate employees, and weave diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of Extension’s programming and employee engagement https://extension.umn.edu/
Please apply at: https://extension.umn.edu/home/careers, Job Opening ID: 357641
Applications must be submitted online. 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:
Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.
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The University of Minnesota and Extension recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
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