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The Extension Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison seek Dairy Extension Program Manager

May 07, 2019

Position Title:
Dairy Extension Program Manager                                                                                                 UW logo

 

Job Summary:  

The Dairy Outreach Program Manager works with faculty, staff, and partners to develop, implement, and support dairy outreach programming and manages the Dairy Extension Program. The Dairy Extension Program is one of several programs within the UW-Madison, Division of Extension Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agriculture Institute. Relevant programming subject matter could include dairy reproduction, genetics, nutrition, heifer and calf management, milk quality, animal health and welfare, facilities and facilities management and manure management. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Dairy Outreach Program Manager works with faculty, staff, and partners to develop, implement, and support dairy outreach programming and manages the Dairy Extension Program. The Dairy Extension Program is one of several programs within the UW-Madison, Division of Extension Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Agriculture Institute. Relevant programming subject matter could include dairy reproduction, genetics, nutrition, heifer and calf management, milk quality, animal health and welfare, facilities and facilities management and manure management

The Dairy Outreach Program Manager reports directly to the Agriculture Institute Director for management and supervision, hiring and employment authority, employment changes, compensation and benefits, supplies and expense budget, development of their plan of work, and performance reviews.

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:

Master's or other graduate degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as animal science, dairy science, veterinary medicine, biological systems engineering, agricultural economics/business, or agricultural education is required. 

Doctorate or terminal degree in a discipline relevant to the focus of the extension program is preferred.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- 5 or more years of professional experience in Dairy management related work
- Experience managing budgets 
- Successful experience obtaining funding through grants, contracts, gifts, and/or revenue generation
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Established track-record of building partnerships with diverse agricultural groups
- Demonstrated educational program development skills including planning and implementing programs, evaluation, and communicating program impact and value to stakeholders
- Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, sexual orientation and other aspects of human diversity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Two years or more of supervisory experience 
- Bilingual, especially with fluency in both English and Spanish
- Experience working in an agricultural discipline or focus outside of the United States

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Expected to make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions;
- Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet local needs

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:
University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is the educational resource that helps the Wisconsin Idea become reality. Valuing leadership, relationship-building, and inclusion; Division Extension teaches, learns, leads, and serves the people of Wisconsin by connecting them with the University of Wisconsin research and resources. Located in all 72 counties of Wisconsin, Division of Extension engages with communities to influence their lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom. 

DEPARTMENT(S):

A473100-EXTENSION/ANR/AGR/AGRICULTURE INST

WORK TYPE:

Full Time: 100%

APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION:

Ongoing/Renewable

SALARY:

Minimum $57,644 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

To begin the application process, click here. 

Required application materials: 
- A cover letter that addresses how your education and experience meet all of the required qualifications for the position
- Professional resume that includes degree information

CONTACT:

Susan Phipps
susan.phipps@wisc.edu
608-263-9784
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 PROG MGR II(P65NM)

EMPLOYMENT CLASS:

Academic Staff-Renewable

JOB NUMBER:

98480-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://oed.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).

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