MCCC is hiring a program manager
Founded in 2006, the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) is a diverse group including members from academia, non-governmental organizations, farmers, the private sector, and federal and state agencies, which seeks to significantly increase the amount of cover crops on the Midwestern landscape. To date the main work of the MCCC has been carried out by the vol-unteer members of the Executive Committee and other volunteers, but the demand for more information and continuing up-grade of outreach tools has increased to the point that a full-time program manager is needed.
The Program Manager for the MCCC will perform much of the work needed for improving and updating outreach tools such as the Cover Crop Pocket Field Guide and the on-line Cover Crop Decision Tool, maintaining and improving the website and oth-er forms of communication, facilitating the work of the Executive Committee and a larger group of members contributing time to specific projects, and providing a point of contact for inquiries about the MCCC and its work. The Program Manager will work closely with the Executive Committee and other committees to carry out the expanding work of the MCCC.
Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Agri-Business, Ag Eco-nomics, or related field with agriculture experience.
Consideration given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience.
Knowledge of the science of cover crops.
Work experience with cover crops.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and consensus building skills.
Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
Represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.
Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environ-ment.
Ability to conduct research and literature reviews, and to interpret research and other information from agencies and non-profits.
A valid US/Canadian Driver’s license is required.
Proficiency in software: MS Office.
A background check will be required for employment in this posi-tion.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
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