UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA Plant Materials Program Manager in CEDAR FALLS, Iowa

Position Description:Serves the needs of existing and potential new native seed buyers and growers by producing certified, source-identified foundation seed, and provides stewardship of the Center's collection of plant materials; manages land and facilities associated with plant materials program and supervises student labor; promotes broader access to high quality, affordable plant materials, disseminating technical information and facilitating communication among members of the native seed supply chain; collaborates with educators to promote better understanding of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem; assists the director in program development and grant writing; and participates in the common activities of the Center including Friends group events, tours, and management of common land, facilities and equipment.Percent of Time/Week:100%Service Schedule:Calendar YearEducation Requirements:Master's degree or equivalent in plant ecology, botany, horticulture, agronomy or related field required. Bachelor's degree plus five years of program management experience may be substituted.Required Qualifications:At least two years of program management experience required. Experience establishing plants and maintaining them for research, production, or ornamental use; ability to learn safe operation of mechanical equipment; and demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills also required. Student experience will be considered.Desirable Qualifications:Experience in teaching, teacher training or curriculum development; experience writing and managing grants and/or contracts; and experience managing student employees or volunteers preferred.Position Title:Plant Materials Program ManagerJob Category:Type of Position:TermFull Consideration Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018Advertising Started on:Wednesday, July 11, 2018Hiring Department:Tallgrass Prairie CenterDepartment:Tallgrass Prairie CenterSalary:$52,000.00 to Commensurate:PS.4Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.Professional References:Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.Number of References: 3Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact: - Laura.L.Jackson@uni.eduTallgrass Prairie Center 2Phone: 319-273-2705UNI 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.