Alice in Dairyland is one of the most widely recognized communications professionals in Wisconsin agriculture. Her job is to educate Wisconsin children and adults about the value, economic impact and future of the state's $88 billion agricultural industry.
Those interested in applying for the job as Wisconsin's 68th Alice in Dairyland have until Monday, Jan. 5, to submit application materials to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). To help those interested in applying for the job, DATCP has developed a short video called "Making Alice." Watch it at youtube.com/widatcp.
Alice in Dairyland works with television, radio and newspaper professionals to share information about Wisconsin agriculture. She gives public speeches, takes industry tours and makes many classroom presentations. She must be able to develop and execute marketing plans and develop professional relationships with industry professionals. She must be able to learn and retain information about the diversity of Wisconsin agriculture and be able to tailor that information delivery to diverse audiences.
Applicants should have considerable knowledge or work experience with Wisconsin agriculture; at least three years of experience, education or training in communications, marketing or public relations; public speaking experience and a willingness to attend an extensive number of work-related events on evenings and weekends. Applicants must be female, Wisconsin residents and at least 21 years old.
This one-year, full-time contractual position starts June 1. The Alice program is headquartered in Madison, and Alice in Dairyland travels extensively throughout the state as part of the job.
The annual salary for the position is $40,000. Benefits include holiday, vacation and sick leave as well as use of a vehicle for official business. Reimbursement is provided for an individual health insurance premium up to $450 a month, as well as for professional travel expenses.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and summary of qualifications to DATCP by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. Application materials are available at http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Alice_in_Dairyland/Recruitment.
Qualified applicants will be invited to a preliminary interview in January. The top candidates will be announced in March. Alice will be selected during three days of final interviews May 7-9 in Manitowoc County.
Those with questions about the program or the application process may call Alice in Dairyland Program Manager Becky Paris at 608-224-5115 or [email protected].