Forest and Tree Care Manager
Forest and Tree Care Manager
Posted Date: 6/18/2020
Salary Range: Annual Salary Range $45,000 - $55,000
Position Information and Requirements:
I. Position Purpose
Provides leadership and expertise in the area of Forest Management to oversee the maintenance of Hocking College's expansive acreage in accordance with Hocking College's policies and procedures to maximize the financial benefit of the College and to maintain a safe campus environment. Responsible for maintaining productive partnerships with Hocking College's affiliation with Tree USA as a ree campus. Serves as a member of the Land Management Committee.
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, Facilities and Skilled Trades Chair performs the following functions: Provide agricultural production management; Provide instructional services; Perform academic advising activities; Engage in continuous professional development in both teaching and discipline-specific theory and practice; Participate in department activities; Participate in new student enrollment activities (recruitment, registration, Discover Hocking, and Showcase); Participate in Academic Affairs and other institutional activities; Maintains a safe working area and conditions.
II. Duties and Responsibilities
PROVIDE FOREST CARE MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP:
Provide expertise aiding in tree and timber care with associated equipment care and management for all campus-owned properties. Implements the timber management plan of tree/timber assets. Advises on schedule, harvest goals, pest and disease management, and harvesting consistent with Forestry program outcomes. Supervises employees and student employees to manage as needed and as directed by the Executive Director, Facilities, and Skilled Trades Chair. Assists with projects that enhance the educational outreach of the college including workshops, demonstrations, and leisure learning activities. Works directly with the Executive Director, Facilities, and Skilled Trades Chair on daily, seasonal and annual tasks to ensure program assets are maintained, including, but not limited to: recordkeeping, maintenance, or similar.
PROVIDES INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES:
Manages Conservation Contractor Certificate teams while assisting with the development of course outcomes and curriculum which are consistent with Academic Affairs, department, and technology/program goals; convey course outcomes and expectations to students according to college policy; organize and manage instructional activities; use appropriate learner-centered instructional methods; provide evaluation methods appropriate to stated outcomes; evaluate student learning in a fair manner; post and maintain sufficient office hours compatible with student schedules; maintain accurate records of evaluation and course work including attendance; submit grades as required and on time; regularly seek feedback on course delivery and student learning; participate in the college evaluation system of instructional services; revise/update courses regularly.
PERFORMS STUDENT ACADEMIC ADVISING ACTIVITIES:
Assist with the recruitment and placement of students; encourage students' involvement in the advising process; maintains sufficient advising hours compatible with student schedules; meet with advisees at least twice per semester and as often as needed; advise student having difficulty in class / clinical work; maintain appropriate advisee files; direct students to appropriate department and College resources; maintain confidentiality; periodically evaluates graduation progress and completions.
ENGAGES IN CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN BOTH TEACHING AND DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC THEORY AND PRACTICE:
Formulate and implement goals for growth; identify own professional development needs consistent with the mission of the College, Academic Affairs, and department; maintain or attain appropriate certification; licensure, or credentialing; seek appropriate resources to meet goals for continuous improvement; participate in department, Academic Affairs, and College faculty/staff development programs.
PARTICIPATES IN DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES:
Work cooperatively with others to accomplish the goals of the department and technology; share expertise and materials with other department members; contribute to the efforts of other college enterprises and activities where skills are appropriate; work constructively to resolve individual and department concerns; actively participate in technology and department activities and meetings; follow departmental policies.
PARTICIPATES IN ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Is familiar with the mission and philosophy of Hocking College; follows Hocking College policies and procedures; promote a positive working relationship across technology, department, and community lines; participate in Academic Affairs and institutional activities and committees; contribute to the assessment of student academic achievement;
At all times maintains a safe working area and conditions.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned, which should not be over 10 to 15%.
III. Qualifications - Education, Experience, and Skills
Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or closely related field. Associate's degree will be considered with 5 additional (in addition to the existing experience requirement) years of fulltime professional work in the field of forestry, tree care, or conservation contracting.
Degree must be from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
Evidence of professional development in the field of concentration as demonstrated by activity in professional associations, consultative practice; participation in seminars, workshops, and formal coursework, and individual reading and research.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong technology skills including usage of email, student information system, and learning management system
Organizational, record-keeping, and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of the subject area.
Knowledge of educational theory and application.
Knowledge of learners and individual learning styles.
Interest in and commitment to the learner-centered educational process.
Educational technology skills.
Caring attitude toward students.
Learning and self-motivation skills.
Willingness to extend self to help students succeed.
Knowledge of College resources available to students.
Knowledge of organizational structure.
Current knowledge of programs, objectives, and requirements.
Openness to suggestions for improvement.
Attention to detail.
Flexibility in dealing with others.
Ability to work as a team member.
Ability to prioritize work.
Behaves in accordance with Hocking College and Academic Affairs mission, goals, and values.
Knowledge of safe working conditions
How to Apply:
Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to the Office of Human Resources through the webform at https://www.hocking.edu/careers.
This position will remain open until filled. Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.
When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for them.
How to Apply:
Apply online at https://www.hocking.edu/careers
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