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Job Announcement: Water Resources Extension Educator

  • Position type: Full time
  • Location: University of Minnesota, St. Paul or Duluth campuses
  • Job Open Date: March 16, 2020
  • Job Close Date: Open until filled
  • Application deadline: May 4, 2020
  • Apply online at: https://extension.umn.edu/about-extension/careers.
  • Job opening ID: 336079

Position Summary

The extension educator will bring in-depth expertise to address complex water management and water quality issues, specifically related to urban stormwater management, community resiliency, and watershed education. The educator will collaborate with diverse organizations to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs that will have a measurable impact on water resources by engaging with water professionals, policy-makers, agricultural organizations, land managers, and others in coastal and inland communities across the state. The position will require working with a range of public, private, and non-profit stakeholders including: 

  • Soil and water conservation districts;
  • Watershed districts and watershed management organizations;
  • City and county governments;
  • Commercial interests;
  • Water resource professionals; and
  • State agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Pollution Control Agency, and Department of Health.

Appointment and Location

This position will be a joint appointment between Minnesota Sea Grant and the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, a unit of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and University of Minnesota Extension.This position will be either on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus or Minnesota Sea Grant office in Duluth The location is negotiable and will be determined at the time of hire.


  • Lead Extension programs, education, and outreach related to urban stormwater and community resiliency, including identifying needs and developing, teaching, and evaluating research-based curriculum. These programs may include:

    • The Minnesota Stormwater Research Program
    • The Watershed Game
    • Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO)
  • Contribute to research that supports Extension programs, education, and outreach related to water resource issues.
  • Adapt Extension programs for audiences with a range of knowledge, background, and cultures.
  • Be an active member of Minnesota Sea Grant, the Water Resources Center, the Water Resources Extension Team and broader University of Minnesota community through engagement, teamwork, and promotion of diversity and inclusion principles.


For questions about this position, contact: John Bilotta, Minnesota Sea Grant, bilot002@umn.edu.

For questions about applying online, contact: Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, tiffmcm@umn.edu.

Posted on March 30, 2020

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