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Education Director

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Division/Organization: Division of Student Life
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Location: UW-Madison
Campus Location: EAST CAMPUS MALL 333
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: 10.50/hr
Job Categories: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Interpersonal Communication, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communications, STEM


Department Overview:

F.H. King: Students for Sustainable Agriculture strives to educate the UW community about the relationship between people, land, and food. Through our garden workshops, education events, and outreach programs, we aim to bring critical awareness about food systems, land use, and sustainability issues at UW.

Anticipated Start Date:

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):


Anticipated Hours Per Week:

10 hours/week during the school year, 15 hours/week during the summer



Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:



Must be a student enrolled at UW-Madison to apply

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Position Summary/Job Duties:

F.H. King: Students for Sustainable Agriculture is looking for passionate, communicative students who want to tackle important issues on the UW campus and beyond. Applicants are required to commit one year to the organization, but longer terms are always appreciated. F.H. King strives to be an inclusive community that celebrates differences; we encourage queer folks and people of color to apply. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and will be due at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 12th, 2020.

Education Director-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Summer Garden Internship Program (Summer)
    • Manage internship application process and ensure that the garden has the volunteer labor required to run in the summer

    • Develop syllabus and curriculum with Garden Directors for student interns during growing season including weekly workshops, field trips, guest speakers

    • Manage logistics for field trips and coordinate with guest speakers

    • Conduct weekly workshops on topics relevant to our mission

    • Send out weekly update emails for Summer Garden interns keeping them up to date with logistics and upcoming events

    • Be present at the Eagle Heights Garden throughout the growing season 

      • Act as a support for Garden Team and intermediary between interns and directors

      • Develop a relationship with interns 

    • Engage interns after internship is finished

  • First Year Council (Fall)

    • Manage First Year Council application process and recruit at least 10 first year applicants (which will yield 3-4 actual participants)

    • Develop syllabus and curriculum with Programming Director (with input from rest of board) for weekly First Year Council meetings

    • Conduct weekly meetings

    • Assist First Year Council members in building individual projects throughout the course of their first semester

    • Connect First Year Council members with resources within and outside of F.H. King needed for them to successfully complete their projects

    • Foster a meaningful community of first year students engaged in issues of land, food, and community

  • Intern management (Year round)

    • Manage Speaker-Series internship and Political Action internships through regular meetings, emails, and other planning around related projects

    • [placeholder for administrative role for the overall project internship program]

    • Coordinate intern community events for Project-Interns during the year

  • Get the Dirt Dinner & Speaker series (Year round)

    • Book and coordinate a monthly speaker series related to land, food, and community

    • Create room reservations

    • Work collaboratively with outreach and programming directors to increase attendance by F.H. King community members at these events

    • Ensure that the food promised in the event description is the food provided at the event

  • Maintaining membership and volunteer opportunities

  • Co-working with Programming Director

    • Ensuring that F.H. King programming led by Program Director beyond Education Director responsibilities go smoothly and have logistics accounted for.

The Education Director will oversee the summer garden internship during the growing season and the First Year Council during the fall semester. The Education Director will oversee all internships at F.H. King, and foster an inclusive intern community. The Education Director will coordinate and facilitate the monthly speaker series related to land, food, and community, working with the Programming and Communication Directors as necessary.

General Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the board consistently and effectively

  • Attend weekly board meetings

    • Complete agenda section before each meeting, preferably 24hrs in advance

  • Participate in Harvest Handouts

    • Promote events & programs during Handouts

    • Assist with setup and teardown

  • Support other Director positions as requested

    • Assist with programming

    • Volunteer in garden 

    • Volunteer on rooftop

    • Support Budget eligibility and defense

    • Support outreach initiatives

  • Participate in running “key events”

    • Garden Fest

    • Harvest Fest

    • Spring/Fall Kickoff

  • Attend weekly office hours (minimum determined annually, currently 4/week)

    • Weekly meeting with work spouse

  • Attend Quarterly Mission and Vision Sessions

    • Re-evaluate bylaws

    • Re-evaluate position descriptions & requirements

  • Participate in quarterly peer evaluations

  • Record keeping of your tenure on the board

All members of the F.H. King Board of Directors will Support other Directors as requested, including assisting with running programming and events, volunteering in the garden and the rooftop, and more. All Directors will participate in Harvest Handouts and other “key events” essential to the functioning of the organization. All Directors will attend weekly board meetings and office hours, as well as quarterly Mission & Vision sessions, and participate in quarterly peer evaluations. All Directors will communicate consistently and effectively with the board, and keep detailed records of their tenure.


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Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

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.

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