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F.H. King: Program Director

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 500299
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, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Education and Training, STEM


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 7th, 2021

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

One-year minimum commitment required

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Many of the program director's duties can be done remotely.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

10 hours/week during the academic year and 15 hours/week during the summer



Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:



Must be a student enrolled at UW-Madison to apply. Applicants are required to commit one year to the organization, but longer terms are always appreciated. We also expect board members to be in Madison for the Summer. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

None required, everyone is welcome to apply!

Position Summary/Job Duties:


  • Seasonal Events (Garden Fest, Harvest Fest, Semester Kickoffs)
    • Responsible for coordinating the logistics for the annual Garden and Harvest fests, including facilitating location, food, music, programmatic content, transportation, and a rain plan
    • Works closely with Outreach Director to communicate about and advertise the event
    • Works closely with Finance Director to plan purchases for these events, the earlier the better
  • Regular events
    • Programming director plans a minimum of monthly events (speakers, workshops, movie screenings, etc).
    • Responsible for orchestrating logistics, ensuring quality of content, and recording this process
    • Works with Financial Director and Administrative Director to properly spend Programming budget lines on events and record spending
  • Club meetings
    • Programming director works closely with the Education Director to plan monthly FHK club meetings. 
    • Within the club, Programming Director manages Education Committee and plan biweekly programs for them
    • Education Committee events can range from table trivia at dining halls to working with local organizations for education initiatives
  • Works intimately with the Education Director throughout the season, supporting the summertime internship program and receiving support for off-season events
  • Maintains existing contacts with regular programmatic partners, forges new connections with other professionals and organizations for the purpose of programmatic partnerships
  • Crowdsources workshop and programming content from the FHK community by gauging interest and skill in various topics
  • Works with the Outreach Director to seek partnerships with other student orgs and to ensure all events are enthusiastically promoted
  • Creates semester long calendar in tandem with education director and works with Communication director to make sure it is well-communicated and advertised
  • Work with Administrative Director to archive events and keep record of the event planning process and associated paperwork on the Google Drive

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 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 February 1st, 2022. To apply, please include a resume, cover letter, and two references. A lack of references will not be counted against those with limited work 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: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

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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.

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

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:


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