Working title: Co-Coordinator
Appointment: Full-time, Extension Educator, Professional and Academic with Academic Rank
Unit/Department: Pesticide Safety & Environmental Education (PSEE)
Extension Center: Center for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Sciences (AFNR)
University of Minnesota Extension
Office location: 304A Stakman Hall, St. Paul, MN, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus –St. Paul, MN
Supervisor: Dean Herzfeld, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education Program Coordinator
Initial application deadline: July 31, 2017; initial review, open until filled.
About Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education:
Pesticide Safety & Environmental Education (PSEE), University of Minnesota Extension, provides statewide education and leadership for pesticide related topics of safety, health, security and environmental protection using Integrated Pest Management and occupational safety frameworks with substantial economic and quality of life impacts. The PSEE team currently consists of a lead Coordinator who also oversees commercial/professional pesticide applicator education, a Co-Coordinator overseeing structural and related pesticide applicators education, a Co-Coordinator overseeing private (ag producers) pesticide applicators education, a PSEE program Operations Manager and a data management/support position. PSEE provides education for Minnesota’s 17,000 certified farmers and other agricultural producers through its Private Pesticide Applicator Program. PSEE is the major provider in Minnesota of education to the more than 11,000 occupational and professional licensed and certified applicators in natural resources, agriculture, horticulture, public health, and other industries and business sectors. PSEE also provides pesticide safety education for other pest management professionals and consultants, Master Gardeners, home gardeners, public and private organizations and many others interested in pest management and pesticide use issues. PSEE develops educational materials and presentations, provides a wide range of educational workshops, maintains a website, has a growing social media presence and is responsible for Minnesota’s various pesticide applicator certification categories study manuals.
About this position:
The Co-coordinator is responsible for administering and managing research-based pesticide safety education working in partnership with the PSEE team and field and campus Extension faculty and through coordination with the MN Dept. of Agricultural and networking with external cooperators. The Co-coordinator will design, develop, deliver, market, evaluate, manage budgets and oversee the coordination of logistics for learner-focused and demand-driven educational workshops, courses, presentations, publications and other materials for certified and other pesticide applicators. PSEE’s educational goal is to empower practitioners to protect human health and the environment and enhance pesticide safety and security in the home, on the job and in the community. This is a new position and will be part of PSEE’s effort to utilize evolving educational technology to better meet the changing needs of diverse learners while achieving publicly valued outcomes within the mission of University of Minnesota Extension.
PSEE is seeking a person capable of providing pesticide safety educational leadership in one or more of the following areas:
This position is accountable to the PSEE Coordinator for program direction, performance evaluation and personnel actions.
Major areas of responsibilities:
TO APPLYJob Opening ID: 318205
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