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Seed Bank Coordinator

Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:Seed Bank Coordinator----Hiring Department:Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center----Position Open To:All Applicants----Weekly Scheduled Hours:40----FLSA Status:Exempt----Earliest Start Date:Mar 01, 2023----Position Duration:Expected to Continue Until Mar 01, 2024----Location:AUSTIN, TX----Job Details:General NotesThe University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is committed to inspiring the conservation of native plants through its public botanic garden and its education, research and outreach programs. Founded by Lady Bird Johnson in 1982, the Wildflower Center is the state botanic garden, a community gem, and a national leader in the field of native plant education, sustainable landscapes, land restoration and research. It is home to the largest living collection of Texas native plants in the state, welcomes 240,000 visitors annually, has 16,000 members and reaches more than 2 million people through its website. The Center is focused on improving landscapes, promoting biodiversity, and connecting people with our environment.The Wildflower Center promotes a culture of inclusion and believes that the "environment is where we all meet," as Lady Bird Johnson once wisely said. We are a community of people that care for each other, our land, and our broader community.The Wildflower Center seeks a Seed Bank Coordinator to work towards establishing a Texas Plant Conservation Alliance- an all-new network of conservation groups committed to collecting seeds and protecting rare plants in Texas. The Seed Bank Coordinator will also assist staff at the Wildflower Center to inventory and expand our existing seed collections. For this position, we are seeking an individual who is highly organized, outgoing, and passionate about plant conservation.This position is set to end 03/01/2024. Possible renewal based on job performance and continued funding. This position will include a full-time benefits package.PurposeTo establish a network of partner organizations involved in plant conservation and seed banking across the state of Texas. Additionally, to inventory and update existing seed collections at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Responsibilities

  • Kickstart the new Texas Plant Conservation Alliance, a loose coalition of gardens and conservation organizations around Texas focused on seed banking and the conservation of native plants. Duties will include reaching out to potential partners, creating and managing a new listserv, evaluating seed collections, creating social media posts & email campaigns, using WordPress to create web page content, and compiling resources for network partners. The ultimate goal for this new network will be to coordinate seed collection, encourage seed sharing, and facilitate other conservation actions statewide.
  • Inventory existing Wildflower Center seed collections, and integrate new seed collections into database and seed storage spaces.
  • Supervise seed lab. Coordinate usage by volunteers, UT students, and staff from various Wildflower Center departments including Horticulture, Land Resources, and Science and Conservation, and support seed lab activities as needed.
  • Assist other Science and Conservation staff with fieldwork, including seed collections for research and conservation projects. Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Basic computer capabilities (Excel, Word, internet, and email).
    • Demonstration of excellent organizational skills and time management.
    • Willingness to work as part of a team.Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience managing websites or listservs.
      • Experience with outreach and public engagement.
      • Experience managing volunteers or working as a volunteer.
      • Familiarity with plant conservation.
      • Experience with lab work and/or field research.
      • Spanish language or ASL skills.Salary Range$40,000 + depending on qualificationsWorking Conditions
        • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
        • Some weekends required for mission-related activities.Work ShiftM-F, 8am - 5pmRequired Materials
          • Resume/CV
          • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
          • Letter of interestImportantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.----Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.----Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.----Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.----Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.----Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.----Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.----E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
            • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
            • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
            • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
            • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]----Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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