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Extension Watershed Outreach Associate, Commercial Agriculture and NREE (Water Quality)

Current Opening in Unit 24- Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White Counties


The Extension Watershed Outreach Associate, Commercial Agriculture and Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy (Water Quality) serves as a regular, full-time, 12-month, academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs related to Water Quality supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. This position will be expected to deliver research-based educational programs, developed in cooperation with University personnel and campus-based faculty with an emphasis on watershed management. The establishment of professional networks as well as the development of relationships with key stakeholder groups is vital to the success of the Extension Watershed Outreach Associate in this position.

This position will be expected to collaborate closely with campus-based specialists and other faculty. This position will have coordination and program delivery responsibilities for the Little Wabash River Watershed (05120114) and Embarras River Watershed (05120112), both are phosphorus-priority watersheds as outlined in the Illinois Nutrient Management Plan. The geographic area is both to the Region and statewide.