University of Northern Iowa

Agency
University of Northern Iowa
Location
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
n/a
Start Date
04/21/2021
Last Date to Apply
05/14/2021
Website
https://uni.edu/
Description
Promotes the use of prairie on farms; develops and sustains relationships with conservation professionals, farm operators, managers and landowners; fosters a Prairie on Farms working group; establishes prairie demonstration sites and organizes field days and workshops; develops expertise in prairie restoration and soil and water conservation programs; plans and delivers outreach and education programs; assists in program development and manages program budgets and reporting; and participates in common activities of the Center. Bachelor’s degree; at least two years of program management experience in agricultural natural resource conservation, ecological restoration or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience communicating with technical and general audiences; and basic understanding of the corn/soy production system and challenges of soil and water conservation required. Master’s degree or equivalent in natural resources, ecosystem management or related field; experience working on a farm; experience with outreach and events planning related to agriculture or soil and water conservation; experience planning, planting and managing prairies; experience writing grants, reporting and budget management experience; experience working directly with land managers; and supervision experience preferred. Student experience will be considered. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Friday, May 14, 2021 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. UNI is a tobacco free campus.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; at least two years of program management experience in agricultural natural resource conservation, ecological restoration or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience communicating with technical and general audiences; and basic understanding of the corn/soy production system and challenges of soil and water conservation required. Master’s degree or equivalent in natural resources, ecosystem management or related field; experience working on a farm; experience with outreach and events planning related to agriculture or soil and water conservation; experience planning, planting and managing prairies; experience writing grants, reporting and budget management experience; experience working directly with land managers; and supervision experience preferred. Student experience will be considered.
Contact Person
Tresa Habinck
Contact Phone
3192732422
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