UW Leadership and Capacity Development Specialist

Leadership and Capacity Development Specialist

Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, College of Natural Resources
Supervisor: Eric Olson, Director
Department College of Natural Resources, UW Extension Lakes Program


Extension Lakes at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a program of the College of Natural Resources (CNR) dedicated to preserving our Wisconsin legacy of lakes through education, communication, and bringing people together. Through close collaboration with Extension and Outreach programs in the CNR and our partners in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, we carry out capacity development efforts that target hundreds of lake and watershed organizations in Wisconsin.

University Description

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds.
Visit www.joinuwsp.org for more information about UW-Stevens Point and www.everythingpointshere.com/ for more information about the Stevens Point community.

Position Summary

The successful candidate for this position will work with the Extension Lakes Director to oversee the day to day coordination and delivery of leadership and capacity development programs for lake organizations across Wisconsin, including the Wisconsin Lake Leaders
Institute, the Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention, and other related programs. This includes taking a lead role in managing the Wisconsin Lake Leader Institute, an awardwinning statewide project that enhances skills and broadens the capabilities of people in our
lake communities. The successful candidate will champion effective collaborations and foster responsive and useful networks that support lake citizens.This position will also take a lead role, as well as collaborate with the Extension Lakes team and external partners, to plan, implement, and evaluate the annual Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers Convention, one of the largest state-level gatherings of surface water scientists, managers, and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, in environmental education, communication, community organizing, planning, or leadership development.
• At least two years’ experience coordinating and/or implementing leadership, capacity development, or similar adult education efforts.
• Ability to organize, coordinate, and manage complex multi-organizational projects.
• Ability to travel to overnight conferences and work some nights and weekends.
• Excellent communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, in environmental education, communication, community organizing, planning, or leadership development.
• Experience working with diverse audiences and team members
• Background in natural resource management; lake and watershed management
• Preference will be given to candidates with a strong leadership and/or community organizing background and demonstrated ability in adult education, program development, and event management

How To Apply

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “How To Apply” document for more information.

Anticipated Appointment Date January 1, 2020
Terms of Employment This is a 12-month, Academic Staff annual appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline To ensure consideration, completed online applications must be received by end of day, 11:59 pm, on December 27, 2019. However, screening may continue until the needs of the recruitment are met.
Required Materials
Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:
– Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
– Resume/Curriculum Vitae
– Contact information for three professional references
– Unofficial/Official Transcripts (Official Transcripts required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:
Paul Skawinski – Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Email: paul.skawinski@uwsp.edu
Phone: 715-346-4853