The USU Extension, Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor-Watershed/Water Quality Education, this is a non-tenure track fiscal year position and will be housed at the Wetlands Discovery Point Building at the Utah State University Botanical Center (USUBC) in Kaysville, UT. The position will be dedicated to water quality, wetlands and watersheds and other water related Extension STEM and natural resources programming. This individual would coordinate and evaluate existing water quality and wetland outreach programs, as well as develop and assess new programs, displays and other opportunities. Wetland Discovery Point is accessible to Utah's population centers along the Wasatch Front, and provides many opportunities to develop additional monitoring programs and displays as well as host educational programs and field trips. Though this position would be based out of and primarily focus on the USUBC, it would also provide programming at our other Extension Centers and statewide as appropriate. This position will begin October 1, 2018.
Promote watershed, water quality and wetlands education and outreach – onsite at the USUBC and off site, with an emphasis on the Wasatch Front and the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve (operated by The Nature Conservancy).
Coordinate and facilitate training opportunities for :
Formal and informal educators on the use of hands on curricula (e.g. Stream Side Science) and the Wonders of Water Discover 4-H curriculum.
Wings and Water Naturalist Guides on facilitation and informational content.
Utah Water Watch (UWW) volunteers on monitoring and exploration and monitoring opportunities.
Community events involving watershed and water quality messages and activities, including: water fairs, field days, 4-H camps, other summer programs and camps;
Develop enhanced outreach opportunities at the USUBC and ponds to highlight water issues and to provide monitoring and other experiences that enhance understanding and interest in stewardship.
Provide oversight and management for the USUBC and Wetland Discovery Point ponds and wetland ecosystems.
Document impacts of programming and respond to new and emerging needs.
Develop additional partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
Pursue internal and external funding to support programming.
Assist in marketing/program recruitment.
Coordinate with The Nature Conservancy to continue and expand the offerings provided through the Wings and Water Program.
Support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
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