Project Assistant Integrated Pest Management Specialty Crops

Location: 
Madison, Wisconsin
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 (All day)
Company Name: 
Integrated Pest Management Institute of North America, Inc.
Make a Difference!
 Project assistant position opening at an independent non-profit organization working to reduce pests and pesticide hazards in schools, communities and agriculture through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
 Current projects include IPM pest scouting for tree fruit growers to, creating access to USDA IPM programs for farmers and supporting food industry sustainability initiatives.  Successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff partners and perform a variety of tasks in support of these and other projects.  
 This is an excellent opportunity to interact on a regular basis with farmers, food industry and IPM professionals, officials at federal and state agencies working to support adoption of IPM practices.
 Duties include providing pest scouting support to tree fruit producers, participation in IPM training opportunities, coordinating communications with partners and participants, providing phone reception and general clerical and administrative support.  Position requires frequent travel throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin during the growing season. 
 Ideal candidate will have demonstrated interest in non-profit work and ability to work independently, practical experience in agriculture or academic experience in agricultural sciences.  Excellent verbal and written communications and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required.  
 Flexible schedule, 30 to 36 hours per week, hourly compensation ranging from $11 to $12 commensurate with skills and experience.  Benefits available include health insurance, dental and paid time off.  Office located in near-west Madison, on bus routes.
 The IPM Institute of North America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1998.  The Institute’s mission is to accelerate adoption of IPM in agriculture and communities through consumer education and development of IPM standards for self-evaluation and IPM certification.  Institute funders have included US EPA, USDA and members and supporters.

 Send resume, cover letter and references to Peter Werts at 4510 Regent St., Madison WI 53705, or email pwerts@ipminstitute.org.