Prairie on Farms Program Manager

Posted: 02/03/2020

Prairie on Farms Program Manager
Tallgrass Prairie Center
Promotes the use of prairie on farms; develops and sustains relationships with conservation professionals, farm operators, managers and landowners; fosters a Prairie on Farms working group; establishes prairie demonstration sites and organizes field days and workshops; develops expertise in prairie restoration and soil and water conservation programs; plans and delivers outreach and education programs; assists in program development and manages program budgets and reporting; and participates in common activities of the Center.

Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, ecosystem management, or related field; at least two years of program management experience in agricultural natural resource conservation, restoration ecology or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; public speaking experience to technical and general audiences; basic understanding of crop production and challenges of soil and water conservation; budget development experience; and grant writing and reporting experience required. Student experience will be considered. Master’s degree or equivalent in natural resources, ecosystem management or related field; experience with outreach and events planning related to agriculture or soil and water conservation; experience planning, planting and management of prairies; experience working directly with land managers; supervision experience; and program development experience preferred.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Friday, February 28, 2020 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit UNI is a tobacco free campus.

Type of Employment: Full-Time