Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Visiting Assistant Extension Educator, Coordinator - Connecticut Trail Census
University or Organization :
University of Connecticut Extension
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Application Deadline :
May 13, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Visiting Assistant Extension Educator, Anticipated Connecticut Trails Census
Keywords separated by commas :
outdoor recreation, trails, outreach, data, community engagement,
Location :
Area, Department or Unit :
Department of Extension, Programs in Community & Economic Development
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Based on Experience
Start Date:
Jun 01, 2019
The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Department of Extension is seeking to fill an anticipated position opening for a Visiting Assistant Extension Educator to serve as Project Coordinator for the Connecticut Trail Census. The Connecticut Trails Census is a volunteer-based data collection and education program on multi-use trails in Connecticut that encourages data informed decision-making & promotes resident participation in trail monitoring & advocacy. The Trail Census includes trail use counts recorded by infrared pedestrian counters, trail user intercept surveys administered by trained volunteers, and public education programs. The project is statewide and serves community leaders and decision makers including local elected officials, planners, economic development professionals, trail advocates, trail maintenance professionals, environmental, health and outdoor activity advocates, as well as the general public. The Census was developed as a partnership program between the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut Greenways Council, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and local trail advocacy organizations. More information can be found at duties include developing, conducting and evaluating programs related to trails, outdoor recreation, community health, planning, and active transportation to meet the goals of the Trail Census and working closely with the Project Advisory Committee to oversee all aspects of the project including planning, fundraising, data analysis and communication, community outreach, budgeting, administration, evaluating and reporting, and oversight of project staff, volunteers, and interns as needed. The Coordinator will design, deliver and teach culturally relevant community-based educational programs through a variety of methods. The Coordinator will work closely with a wide variety of UConn and external statewide project partners involved in trails related programs and projects. The Coordinator will be expected to be actively involved in grant writing, and to develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers. The successful candidate will be comfortable being the public face of the program, and be able to effectively convey aspects of the program at meetings and public speaking engagements, and by authoring articles and reports. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation with the ability to travel extensively throughout Connecticut to meet with partners and oversee program equipment and functions. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Masters Degree in the field of community development, urban and community studies, natural resources, geography, community planning, public health, outdoor recreation, or related field. Demonstrated experience researching and writing managing, or administering grants Demonstrated experience managing programs including budgeting, reporting and evaluation Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience developing and teaching education programs for diverse audiences Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Personal transportation and the ability to travel extensively throughout Connecticut required. Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated interest in trails, non-motorized transportation, public health, recreation, or sustainability Experience developing, managing or promoting trails or experience with trail oriented volunteer and advocacy organizations Experience managing staff, interns and volunteers An understanding of non-motorized traffic count and analysis techniques Experience with survey design and implementation Familiarity with grants or funding sources related to trails, health, and natural resources An understanding of data management and statistical analysis and related analysis and visualization software such as SPSS, STATA, and Tableau Familiarity with the Cooperative Extension System and the land-grant university system. Experience with ESRI/ArcGIS, Qualtrics, Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign, WordPress or social media management
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APPOINTMENT TERMSThis is an anticipated full-time (100%) non-tenure track, 11-month position opening contingent on available funding. This position is grant-funded and has an end-date that is subject to annual re-appointments contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding availability. This position includes an outstanding full benefits package including employee and dependent tuition reimbursement at UConn. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates background and experience. This position is anticipated to start Spring 2019.Application Materials Required:Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:Curriculum VitaeLetter of ApplicationWriting SampleThree References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses help popup)And anything else requested in the position description.Further Info: UConn ExtensionUniversity of Connecticut,College of Agriculture and Natural Resources1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4036
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Minimum education level :
Masters Degree in the field of community development, urban and community studies, natural resources, geography, community planning, public health, outdoor recreation, or related field.
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Travel Requirements:
Personal transportation and the ability to travel extensively throughout Connecticut required.
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Contact :
Laura Brown
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Application Instructions :
TO APPLY should submit a letter of application that addresses qualifications identified in the advertisement, a resume or curriculum vita, writing sample, and a list of three references with contact information. Please demonstrate through your written application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications and any of the preferred/desirable qualifications you may also have.Please reference Search #2019478 in your application submittal. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Preference will be given to candidates that apply within the first three weeks. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019478)All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the Universitys teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConns ranking as one of the nations top research universities. UConns faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.