Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The University of Minnesota Extension is recruiting candidates for Extension Educator

The University of Minnesota Extension is recruiting candidates for Extension Educator - Aquatic Invasive Species Position at Andover or St. Cloud, Minnesota
For any questions about the job or application process please see the contact information at the end of the blog message.

    The Extension Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs that build local capacity for aquatic invasive species detection and response. These educational programs will provide training and tools to local governments, lake associations, AIS professionals, and citizens groups to prevent, detect, monitor, track, and control the establishment and spread of state-listed aquatic invasive species.
    To accomplish this, the AIS Extension Educator will, in coordination with MAISRC staff and researchers, Extension colleagues, and DNR staff: 1) develop and lead a statewide citizen science program aimed at tracking AIS population changes to inform management and research, 2) contribute to a statewide citizen science program for early detection of AIS; 3) contribute to other research-based AIS programs developed in response to state needs , 4) foster partnerships with state and local governments, lake associations, AIS professionals and citizens organizations, 5) provide programming to these partners to implement on-the-ground AIS prevention, detection, monitoring and control efforts, 6) assist with development of an online data repository for collecting and reporting data generated through these prevention, detection, monitoring and control efforts 7) assist in securing funding to sustain AIS programming efforts. Training and other program delivery will include using a variety of communication strategies appropriate for the intended target audience, including but not limited to workshops, classes, webcasts, social media, publications, mass media and community coalitions.
    The AIS Extension Educator will be affiliated with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) and act as a critical interface between local community groups, university scientists, and state natural resource agency managers. The AIS Extension Educator will coordinate with other Extension Educators and Specialists involved in AIS programming and with MAISRC researchers to operate as a team. The AIS Extension Educator will also coordinate communications efforts with MAISRC communications staff.

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TO APPY for Job Opening ID: 305531 you will need: 
  • Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the application stage). 
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
First click here to apply online and submit cover letter and resume

Click here to submit your transcript(s) and names and contact information online
  • Click on Employment
  • Click on “Using the Job Application System” (5th bullet on the left hand side of the screen)
  • Click on “My Activity” under “Application Activities”
  • From the drop box select: Transcripts or Reference Attachments
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION CONTACT: Naaz Babvani, Extension Human Resources 260 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue, University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN 55108 Telephone: 612-624-3717 Fax: 612-624-7749 babva001@umn.edu
Faye Sleeper
Program Leader for the Extension Center of Food Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences
Associate Director, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center
173 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Street
St. Paul, MN 55108
The University of Minnesota Extension Water Resource team's mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address Minnesota's critical water resource issues by providing and modeling effective education to ensure safe and sustainable water resources.
Phone: 612-624-3738       Email: fsleeper@umn.edu