University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 239542

Position Summary:
The Horticulture Outreach Specialist is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.

The Horticulture Outreach Specialist is a leader in providing instruction and applying research findings, supporting partners and Extension faculty and academic staff with education and outreach efforts related to horticulture programming. This is done through assessment of local, regional and statewide needs and designing, delivering, and evaluating research-based educational programming and services to meet these needs.

Principal duties:
Programming (60%)
1. Develop relevant horticulture programmatic resources;
2. Provide technical assistance and expertise related to horticulture;
3. Contribute to program planning efforts by providing specialized horticulture content/focus area expertise and insight;
4. Enhance the development of evaluation tools relevant to horticulture programming;
5. Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of horticulture programming to ensure appropriate organizational learning and adaptation; and
6. Expand access by reaching and engaging diverse audiences and ensuring full access to programs, facilities, and educational services;

Collaboration & Relationships (30%)
1. Develop and/or support partnerships and community coalitions/groups that inform programming and extend programmatic reach to expand impact;
2. Collaborate with local colleagues to promote a positive office environment, determine local needs, and share resources;
3. Collaborate with statewide colleagues within and across organizational structures to develop and adapt standardized and relevant programming and;
4. Promote Extension and its programs to build greater access, visibility and value

Programmatic planning, reporting and communication (10%)
1. Communicate plans, activities and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Manager and relevant stakeholders;
2. Create an annual plan of work that identifies local audiences, describes the programming to meet their need and connects to the larger program objectives of the Division of Extension Agriculture Institute and assesses programming effectiveness;
3. Submit monthly reports that summarize the impact of local programming and meet the requirements, policies, and established practices of the Division of Extension and partners, including federal Civil Rights requirements.

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