Forestry Management Educator

University of Missouri Extension

Warrenton, Missouri

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $47,000 - $52,000 salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant.
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Please apply at Job ID: 49228 

MU TITLE: Extension Instructor                                                             

LOCATION: Warrenton, Missouri, primarily serving the counties of Callaway, Franklin, Gasconade, Lincoln, Montgomery, Osage, and Warren in the East Central Region, St. Charles County in the Urban East Region and the counties of Marion, Ralls, and Pike in the Northeast Region.

Educator Emphasis

This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs and services in Natural Resources. In cooperation with the School of Natural Resources’ Sustainable Forestry Initiative and MU Extension’s Missouri Woodland Steward Program, the forestry educator will support the USDA NRCS Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) by conducting field days, workshops, and landowner site visits to raise awareness of available NRCS EQIP funding. From those outreach activities, the educator will prepare forest management plans, and assist NRCS staff interpret practices identified in those plans to include in actual program contracts.    

As an Educator, your workload distribution at appointment will be 90% Extension Teaching and 10% Traditional Service.                                    

This appointment is renewable annually at the discretion of the University and workload distribution may change at the discretion of Extension leadership.  Circumstances affecting continued employment include, but are not limited to, work performance, fund availability, and educational priorities.

This position is a 12-month unranked academic position. This position will have a MU Title of Extension Instructor with a working title of Forestry Management Educator.

Essential Job Duties

  • Conduct one-on-one site visits with private forest landowners and prepare forest management plans.
  • Assist NRCS staff interpret practices identified in prepared plans to include in actual federal program contracts.
  • Develop and delivery webinars, workshops, and field days for a wide variety of internal and external stakeholder audiences.


The Senior Program Director for Agriculture & Environment program provides overall programmatic leadership. Programmatic supervision comes from the Education Director of Natural Resources program. Primary supervision comes from the Regional Director.


The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable specialists and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address the needs of Missourians, including educational attainment, economic development, and healthy people. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit https://extension2.missouri.edu/.


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of the state’s land-grant universities. MU’s comprehensive undergraduate and graduate, professional, and research programs attract an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.


  • An earned bachelor’s degree from a Society of American Foresters institution in either forest management or natural resources ecosystem management is required at appointment time.
  • Candidates must demonstrate they are authorized to work in the United States at time of hire. Sponsorship of U.S. temporary employment visas will not be offered for this position.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Ability to conduct a forest inventory and utilize the information to prepare a forest management plan containing appropriate forest management practices.
  • Knowledge of federal (USDA NRCS) programs and approved management practices designed to assist private forest landowners.
  • Ability to co-develop with MU Extension state specialists effective in-person and/or virtual outreach events targeting private forest landowners.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with diverse audiences including private forest landowners, MU School of Natural Resources faculty, NRCS field staff, Missouri Department of Conservation field foresters, private consulting foresters, and Extension specialists.

Application Materials

Complete the brief online Application and be prepared to upload:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Copies of all unofficial academic transcripts, and
  • a list of 3-5 references

It is recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact MUHRS@missouri.edu or call 573.882.7976.  For technical problems with the online application process contact Helpdesk@missouri.edu or call 573.882.5000. 

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Category Forestry