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F.H. King: Education Director

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 500298
Division/Organization: Division of Student Life
Department: Student Organizations
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Location: 333 East Campus Mall
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $10.50
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Education and Training, Nonprofit/Community-Based Organization

 

Department Overview:

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

Anticipated Start Date:

February 1st, 2022

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

Minimum one-year commitment

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Many elements of this job can be conducted remotely on a flexible schedule.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

8 hours/week until summer, 15 hours/week during the summer, 11 hours/week beginning in the fall

Schedule:

Flexible

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$10.50

Number of Positions:

1

Qualifications:

Must be a student enrolled at UW to apply. Applicants are required to commit one year and must be in Madison over the summer, but longer terms are always appreciated.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of issues surrounding sustainability, food justice, and environmental education preferred but not required.

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Education:

  • 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, including weekly workshops, field trips, guest speakers; communicate with Farm Directors
    • Manage logistics for field trips and coordinate with guest speakers
    • Conduct weekly workshops on topics relevant to our mission
    • Communications with Summer Garden interns frequently, 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
  • 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
  • Design and implement programming in partnership with Programming Director
    • Ensuring that F.H. King programming led by Program Director beyond Education Director responsibilities go smoothly and have logistics accounted for.

General Board Member (applies to all):

  • 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 farm
    • Volunteer on rooftop
    • Support Budget eligibility and defense
    • Support outreach initiatives
  • Participate in running “key events”
    • Farm Fest
    • Harvest Fest
    • Spring/Fall Kickoff
    • Community Forum
  • When we have an office in the SAC: Attend weekly office hours (minimum determined annually, currently 4/week)
    • Weekly meeting with work spouse partner
  • Attend Tri-Annual Mission and Vision Sessions
    • Re-evaluate bylaws
    • Re-evaluate position descriptions & requirements
  •  Participate in tri-annual peer evaluations
  • Record keeping of your tenure on the board

Application Process:

We will process applications on a rolling basis but applications will be due on January 25th, 2022. Please include a resume, cover letter, and two references (a lack of references will not count against those who have limited job experience).

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu/ for the most up-to-date information.

Physical Demands:

 

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: diversity.wisc.edu

Accommodation Statement:

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://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

 
 

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