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Sustainable Landscape Horticulture Instructor

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Location

Cleveland, Wisconsin USA

Job Description

Employment and Work Schedule:

36 over 52 week contract

Contract Dates: July-June

Targeted Start Date: January 2, 2013 with classes beginning in January 14, 2013

New Professional Staff Orientation

Flexible day/evening/weekend hours based upon the needs of the college

 

Job Description

Provide instruction in the Sustainable Landscape Horticulture Associate Degree and Horticulture Technician programs. Responsible for placing learning first and providing educational experiences for learners in various formats, schedules, and in various places in accordance with the mission of the college inclusive of: facilitating learning, assessing student performance, as well as instruction and outcomes, developing and maintaining current/relevant course materials, and communicating with the community, other schools, the college, the division, and team members.

·         Responsible for the development and presentation of curriculum for the courses offered during the program.

·         Work with staff to design, develop, and construct facilities to include a greenhouse, head house, hoop houses, classroom, and other structures.

·         Design, develop, and maintain Environmental Campus and surrounding grounds to be used in the delivery of the program.

·         Provide safety related instruction in the use of tools and equipment used in the landscape/horticulture industry.

·         Remain current with the field of sustainability/landscape/horticulture and track trends in the industry.

 

Required Qualifications*

·         Bachelor’s degree and training preparing the individual for the occupational area being taught required with a minimum of two years (4,000 hours) recent related occupational experience in landscape design, planning, construction and maintenance; nursery operation and management; greenhouse operation and management; or lawn and garden care operation and management. 

·         Comprehensive understanding of sustainable landscape/horticulture, including the following: landscaping design, installation, and maintenance; native Wisconsin plant communities; relevant tools and equipment; and turf grass/lawn care management.

·         Experience in the safe use and operation of landscape equipment.

·         Knowledge of year-round, seasonally appropriate activities and equipment.

·         Working knowledge of PC software in a windows environment including computer-aided design, GIS, and GPS. 

·         Must be innovative and able to collaborate with other staff for developing curriculum for classroom instruction.

·         Must be well motivated and have a strong interest in contributing to the success of the College.

·         Positive human relations and effective written and oral communication skills essential.

·         Exemplify college values in all staff and student interactions as well as services delivered.

 

Other Qualifications*

·         Master’s degree preferred. If no master’s degree, individual hired will be required to enroll in an accredited Master’s degree program in a related discipline.

·         Two years teaching or training experience beneficial and/or one year of curriculum design/development experience.

·         A valid State of Wisconsin Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certifications (Category 3.0 & 3.1) desirable.

·         Experience with the operation and maintenance of larger landscape equipment desirable.

·         Other green industry memberships/certifications desirable.

·         Knowledge and experience in the use of various landscape layout software.

·         Possess excellent classroom delivery skills, which encourage success and participation on the part of students.

·         Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, and the general public.

·         Ability to relate successfully with students, staff, and general public of diverse cultural, social or educational backgrounds.

 

** Fluent, bilingual individual is desirable.

 

*Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview for a position.

 

 

Conditions of Employment

·       Employment conditional on completion of a Background Information Disclosure (BID) and the results acceptable to the College.

·       Must meet and maintain Wisconsin Technical College System certification requirements.

 

Benefits

Health Insurance

Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

Holidays

Dental Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

Long Term Care Insurance

Paid Leave of Absence (PLOA)

Flexible Spending Program

Long Term Disability

Professional Development

On-Site Child Care Center

Life Insurance

Sabbatical

Wellness/Fitness Center

 

Recruitment Period

Beginning:             Friday, November 16, 2012

Closing:                 Until position is filled

 

Online Application Process

Please visit www.gotoltc.edu, select the ‘Job Seekers’ link, choose ‘Create/Edit Employment Application’, and follow the online application process instructions. To be considered a position, the LTC online application must be completed in its entirety and submitted. For additional assistance, please contact Human Resources at 920.693.1863.

Position Type

Full-Time

Job Functions

Sustainable Landscape Horticulture

Department/Division

Agriculture

Benefits

Salary Range

Per Salary Schedule

Travel Level

Minimal

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Minimum Experience

2.00

Professional Designation

Contact Name

Bonnie Zorn

Contact Phone

920.693.1863

Contact Fax

920.693.8078

Contact E-mail Address

bonnie.zorn@gotoltc.edu

Approved

Yes

Approval Date

11/20/2012 11:06 AM
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