Current Position Openings

Colorado State University Extension
Area Extension Agent, Agronomy/Weed Science

Location: Golden Plains Area (GPA) Sedgwick County, Julesburg, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #09-17
Area Extension Agent, Agronomy/Weed Science
Golden Plains Area (GPA)
Sedgwick County, Julesburg, CO

The Golden Plains Area is a partnership between Kit Carson, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties. Extension agents and from the five offices across the Area deliver diverse programming and work cooperatively with some of Colorado's most progressive agricultural producers and related agencies. The Area's predominate feature is its High Plains location above the Ogallala Aquifer accommodating deep well, center pivot irrigated crop production. Agriculture serves as the economic base for the area. Livestock production is a major economic influence with numerous cow/calf and large confined animal feeding operations (beef and pork) located here. The Area also has significant acres of dry land crops and rangeland. The natural resources that support the agricultural industry also support plentiful outdoor wildlife and recreational activities.
Julesburg is the county seat of Sedgwick County. Sedgwick County is a rural county of approximately 2,380 located in the northern portion of the GPA. It features a quality educational system, health care facilities and staff, and numerous recreational opportunities. The position is housed in Julesburg, CO. For more information regarding the Golden Plains Area Extension, go to http://goldenplains.colostate.edu/. For more information regarding Extension at Colorado State University, go to http://extension.colostate.edu/.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on March 30, 2017. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
• Special Required Documentation:
o Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the “Required” and “Preferred” criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities, please contact William Nobles at william.nobles@colostate.edu, or (719)-545-1845.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of agronomy educational programs for adults and supporting the 4-H youth program in the Golden Plains Area Counties. To work cooperatively with other Extension agents and specialists, university faculty and researchers, and agribusiness industry and community partners to develop and deliver quality plant science and agronomic educational programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS: The individual in this position works as a member of an area team of fourteen educators, is a local representative of Colorado State University, and works under the guidance of the GPA Extension Director. The successful candidate will:
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting – 50%
• Develop, market, deliver, and evaluate non-credit educational programs for crop producers and agribusiness to enhance producer’s profitability and sustainability. On-going and developing educational needs include but, are not limited to, no-till or reduced tillage systems, multiple crops rotational systems, limited irrigation cropping systems, integrated pest management, pest resistance management, wise use of crop inputs, and soil, water, and natural resource conservation.
• Develop and conduct applied research/demonstration trials and programs.
• Conduct pesticide applicator trainings for license renewal in Sedgwick County as well as assisting with trainings in other counties within the Golden Plains Area.
• Actively participate in one or more Extension work teams to provide cropping systems expertise for program and information development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Provide program and information delivery support to colleagues in area(s) of specified expertise as appropriate.
• Effectively communicate and coordinate resources, research and programming with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other organizations.
• Provide support and new opportunities for 4-H youth, leaders, and parents through new and innovative opportunities, with the goal of expanding the involvement, reach, and effectiveness of the 4-H program.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships – 30%
• Support and build relationships with groups or committees such as human service, health, and economic and business development related organizations, restaurants, etc.
• Work with advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies and non-profits to continually assess conditions and develop effective plans of work providing measureable program outcomes.
• Effectively communicate and participate in research and programming with personnel of Colorado State University, other colleges, agencies and institutions to enhance overall programming.
• Develop relationships with the local plant science industry including Golden Plains Areas Advisory Board, producers, agencies and organizations to continually assess cropping systems and agronomic crop pest management opportunities and needs.
• Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the Board of County Commissioners, and county employees.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.







Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management – 10%
• Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and other agencies/organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Administration and Supervision – 10%
• Manage a significant budget ($6,500 non-appropriated) including support for cost recovery, revenue generation and grants (~$10,000).
• Build and innovate an environment of teamwork and collaboration within the office, in the county and with external partners.
• Supervise two staff positions in the Sedgwick County Extension Office.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Salary range will be from $42,300 and not to exceed $69,800.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Completed bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred. A candidate hired without a master’s degree will be required to complete a master’s degree relevant to their Extension position within 5 years of the start of employment. Failure to do so may result in termination. One degree must be conferred in plant science, agronomy, crop and soil science, bio-ag science, weed science or a closely related field. Course work should include an emphasis in agronomy, crop production or weed management.
• Experience in identification and management of weeds relevant to the area.
• Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals, and in groups, and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with producers, other professionals and organizations to accomplish goals.
• Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated leadership ability.
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, a commitment to include diverse voices in program prioritization and planning, and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
• Completed master’s degree.
• Experience with on-farm research or demonstration projects.
• Understanding of crop systems relevant to this region.
• Experience or coursework in agricultural business management as related to field crop production and marketing.
• Experience and demonstrated ability in working with 4-H youth and clubs.
• Experience in identifying audience needs, developing programs and evaluating impacts of programs.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
• Ability to speak Spanish.

BENEFITS: Based on full-time employment. Twenty-four working days vacation each year, 15 days sick leave. Enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, various retirement plans, work injury benefits, and disability insurance are all available. Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided. A full description of benefits is available at http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University Extension operates in compliance with the same laws and executive orders as the University as administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a part of the USDA regulations, the Extension Equal Employment Opportunity representative may be contacted at 1311 South College Avenue, Room 102, Colorado State University.


BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Application process and additional information may be obtained at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/42064


#09-17 Deadline 11:59 pm Mountain Time 3/30/17

Application Deadline: 03/30/2017


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management

Location: Canon City, Colorado

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #07-17:
Extension Specialist, Small Acreage Management
Emphasizing Land Stewardship in Forest & Range
Canon City, Colorado

The Peaks and Plains Region stretches east to west from the Kansas and Nebraska state lines to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and north to south from Wyoming to the New Mexico border. The area consists of wheat, corn, sunflower, dry edible bean, sugar beet, potato, and hay production. Corn and forage production support a large livestock industry that is also a major economic influence with numerous cow/calf and large confined animal feeding operations (beef and pork) in the region. Development of renewable energy is a growing industry with corn ethanol and wind energy production currently in place. Rangeland for grazing, forests livestock production, primarily beef, is widespread. This position places an emphasis on pastures, crops, forest and rangeland owned by small acreage landowners. Most small acreages (less than 40 acres) are maintained as a lifestyle choice rather than managed to produce maximum income from agricultural sales. Resource management of these acreages is crucial.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: All materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
• Special Required Documentation:
o Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the “Required” and “Preferred” criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement. Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities please contact William Nobles, 719-545-1845 or email william.nobles@colostate.edu.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide primary leadership in small acreage management, coordination, communication and facilitation between and among Colorado State University Extension, the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), Conservation Districts, and external partners in the Peaks and Plains Region. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, building upon existing working relationships among these agencies and other appropriate organizations while striving to minimize the duplication of educational efforts in small acreage and forest and range management.

SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES: The individual in this position will work in a team environment with Extension, NRCS, and Conservation District professionals. The individual works under the supervision and guidance of the Peaks and Plains Regional Extension Director, with oversight provided by the NRCS Area Conservationist. The successful candidate will:

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 70%
• Provide leadership within the Peaks and Plains Region to establish communication and rapport with all appropriate agency personnel, especially Extension, USDA-NRCS, and Conservation Districts.
• Develop resource planning tools that can be utilized by small acreage landowners that manage forests, crops, pasture or rangeland for resource self-assessment and implementation of resource management practices.
• Provide direct assistance to landowners that manage small acreages that are principally forest, crops, pasture or rangeland that will result in adoption of conservation practices addressing resource concerns, in collaboration with agency professionals, identify priority educational needs for the target audience.
• Provide direction and support to the agency personnel in the delivery of these educational programs to landowners that manage small acreages that are principally forest, pasture, crops or rangeland.
• Assist landowners to develop sustainable and profitable enterprises, including renewable energy and natural or organic farms.
• Develop, implement, and evaluate region-wide non-credit educational programs, as appropriate, for landowners that manage small acreages that are principally crops, pasture, forest or rangeland pertaining to general resource management.
• Conduct demonstrations on how to accelerate acceptance of resource conserving practices.
• Provide relevant technical assistance to agencies and organizations in the Peaks and Plains Region as needed.
• Identify, compile and make available appropriate educational materials to agencies and landowners.
• Build and innovate an environment of teamwork and collaboration with existing team members and programs.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.


Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 30%
• Build relationships, provide direction and support to the agency personnel in the delivery of these educational programs to landowners that manage small acreages that are principally forest, pasture, crops or rangeland.
• Provide leadership for the development of conservation practices for landowner operations.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
• Seek out, develop and manage external partnerships and funding sources to support programming efforts
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Salary range will be from $42,300 and not to exceed $53,300.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Completed bachelor’s degree in agriculture, plant science, forestry, natural resource management, or closely related field.
• Five years’ course work and/or professional experience must provide a broad and significant understanding of plant and animal production related to small acreages.
• Demonstrated skill in working with people as individuals and in groups (teamwork).
• Evidence of understanding group process and behavior, and ability to work with people through strong facilitation and negotiation skills.
• Experience with and knowledge of major agencies and organizations working with landowners that manage small acreages that are principally crops, pastures, forest, water, or rangeland.
• Experience in teaching technical subject matter related to the needs of this position.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated leadership ability.
• Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Demonstrated use of web technology and social media in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start
date.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
• Completed master’s degree in agriculture, plant science, forestry, natural resource management, or closely related field.
• Knowledge of agricultural enterprises such as traditional livestock (beef, sheep, etc.) alternative livestock, nursery and greenhouse, orchards, rangeland, forests and new alternatives in agricultural production that could be targeted to small acreage owners.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
• Experience in irrigated agriculture in the West including knowledge of water rights and water allocation.
• Experience in renewable energy establishment and production (wind, solar, biodiesel, etc.).
• Demonstrated ability to work with the mass media (TV, Internet, radio, newspapers).
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Ability to communicate in Spanish.

BENEFITS: Based on full-time employment. Twenty-four working days vacation each year, 15 days sick leave. Enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, various retirement plans, work injury benefits, and disability insurance are all available. Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University Extension operates in compliance with the same laws and executive orders as the University as administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a part of the USDA regulations, the Extension Equal Employment Opportunity representative may be contacted at 1311 South College Avenue, Room 102, Colorado State University.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Application process and additional information may be obtained at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/41805.


#07-17 Deadline: 11:59 pm Mountain Time 3/14/17

Application Deadline: 03/14/2017


Michigan State University Extension
Agriculture & AgriBusiness Institute Extension Educator – Farm Management

Location: Southwest Michigan (located in either Van Buren or Kalamazoo County)

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Brief Description: MSU Extension Position Announcement
Agriculture & AgriBusiness Institute
Extension Educator – Farm Management
Southwest Michigan (located in either Van Buren or Kalamazoo County)

As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in Farm Management with emphasis on whole-farm business analysis. The successful applicants will work with farmers and agribusiness in their local areas as well as across Michigan. This position is located in some of Michigan’s most intensive and diverse agricultural locations. This position will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and commodity groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries. This position will be the regional point-of-contact for Southwest Michigan leadership and educational programming expertise in farm management with an emphasis on farm business economic and financial analysis, business transition, income tax education, and general farm business management topics such economics of technologies and return on investment. The successful applicants will design, implement and evaluate educational programming, that is research based, will address the needs of clientele groups; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods including multi-media, in-person education, social media, use of distance education technologies, written articles, bulletins, etc. The successful candidates will provide learning experiences and information for farmers and agri-business professionals that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products, contribute to the short and long-term viability of farms, and the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs;
• Communicate and interact with farm and agribusiness groups to evaluate the needs of clientele;
• Work with farms and agribusiness on enterprise economic and financial evaluation to develop and maintain enterprise budget information, farm-based analysis and contribute to economic intelligence gathering, farm succession and business transition and agricultural tax management educational programming;
• Work within the Farm Management program to deliver whole farm benchmarking and cost/return information of statewide programming;
• Regularly complete farm-based analysis and contribute to economic intelligence gathering about Michigan agriculture (i.e. farm financial analysis);
• Review and assess research and policies as it pertains to farm business management in Michigan;
• Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff;
• Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate programming efforts;
• In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to
complete needs assessment of the community and develop effective programming;
• Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles;
• Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely
information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current
and future activities;
• Actively participate in professional development opportunities;
• Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness
and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute and
the work group aligned with;
• Work to ensure that community needs assessments, program development and recruitment
efforts include the engagement of Michigan’s diverse residents across race, gender,
socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences;
• Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension at local, state and national
levels;
• Understand and implement Civil Rights policies and procedures;
• Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to farm business
management preferred; candidates with a Bachelor's degree in field of study related to farm
business management and associated experience considered with expectation that the selected
candidate will complete a Master's degree within a specified time frame as discussed with hiring
manager prior to employment;
• Knowledge of farm financial statements; agricultural tax regulation, cash accounting and
associated software;
• Knowledge of general farming practices related to livestock and crop production;
• 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in
educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired
within the last 5-years preferred);
• Ability to create and carry-out a project plan from research of initial concept to project
completion and follow-up;
• Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs;
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
• Experience and proven ability working productively with a team;
• Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program
delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management;
• Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities
including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences;
• Ability to regularly travel within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as
occasional statewide travel in order to perform duties of this position.
• Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.
• Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and
community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences
to assist with program development and outreach;
• Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Familiarity with agricultural accounting and analysis software and tools.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four
professional references with the cover letter.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually.
Interested applicants should go to www.jobs.msu.edu and search for posting #4835.
For full consideration, candidates should submit all application materials by March 30, 2017.

Application Deadline: 03/30/2017


Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
County Agent III (Assistant Professor)

Location: Hunterdon County, Flemington, NJ.

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Brief Description: POSITION: County Agent III (Assistant Professor) – Tenure track faculty position

LOCATION: Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Hunterdon County, Flemington, NJ.
Programmatic responsibilities in Hunterdon and northern New Jersey counties.

AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017

NATURE AND PURPOSE: Provide leadership to develop, implement and evaluate educational programming and applied and evaluative research appropriate to the needs of the clientele in commercial tree fruit production, management and marketing, and maintain knowledge and provide assistance to commercial small fruit, wine grape and related commodities. Assess needs, share research-based information to achieve knowledge gain and skills development, and document changes in clientele practice or conditions. Design and implement applied or evaluative research with measurable impacts on clientele and profession. Collaborate with farmers and agricultural groups, municipal and county governments, and non-governmental organizations in the county and region. Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff to develop outreach/education methods and materials. Expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program. Participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions. Expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.

ACADEMIC RANK: County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure track, 12 months, 100% Extension appt. in Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required from accredited institutions in horticultural science, agricultural science, pomology, viticulture, entomology, plant pathology or related field. Three years minimum of post-degree professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred. Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required. Supervisory or managerial experience as it relates to staff and volunteer management is preferred. Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele. Computer proficiency is required. A valid driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position. Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self-identify; please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required.

To learn more about Rutgers University, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and our employment opportunities, visit our websites at: http://www.njaes.rutgers.edu/jobs/. Public Safety Information regarding public safety at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is available in the annual security report “Safety Matters.” This report may be viewed online at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

Deadline for application is March 20, 2017. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three professional references to http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/38311

Application Deadline: 03/20/2017


Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
County Agent III (Assistant Professor)

Location: Ocean County, Toms River, NJ

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Brief Description: POSITION: County Agent III (Assistant Professor) – Tenure track faculty position

LOCATION: Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, Toms River, NJ.
Programmatic responsibilities in Ocean, Atlantic and Monmouth Counties, New Jersey.

AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017

NATURE AND PURPOSE: Provide leadership to develop, implement and evaluate educational programming and applied and evaluative research appropriate to the needs of the clientele in aquaculture and commercial fisheries on production, marketing, post-harvest processing, management, and stock assessments; and environmental stewardship and coastal resource management. Assess needs, share research-based information to achieve knowledge gain and skills development, and document changes in clientele practice or conditions. Design and implement applied or evaluative research with measurable impacts on clientele and profession. Collaborate with industry groups; federal, municipal and county governments; and non-governmental organizations in the region. Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff to develop outreach/education methods and materials. Expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program. Participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions. Expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.

ACADEMIC RANK: County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure track, 12 months, 100% Extension appt. in Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required from accredited institutions in aquaculture, marine science, fisheries, or related field. Three years minimum of post-degree professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred. Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required. Supervisory or managerial experience as it relates to staff and volunteer management is preferred. Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele. Computer proficiency is required. A valid driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position. Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self-identify; please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required.

To learn more about Rutgers University, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and our employment opportunities, visit our websites at: http://www.njaes.rutgers.edu/jobs/. Public Safety Information regarding public safety at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is available in the annual security report “Safety Matters.” This report may be viewed online at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu

Deadline for application is March 20, 2017. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three professional references to http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/38093

Application Deadline: 03/20/2017


Michigan State University
Associate Institute Directors (2 Positions)

Location: Campus of Michigan State University

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Brief Description: Michigan State University
Associate Institute Directors 2 positions
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
Greening Michigan Institute

As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension), the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), and the Greening Michigan Institute (GMI), the Associate Institute Director positions will provide statewide leadership and support for the programs associated with either the AABI or GMI Institute. In collaboration with the Institute Director, the Associate Institute Director will provide programmatic leadership and support to staff, including new staff hiring and mentoring, institute work team support, identification of programmatic needs and trends, internal and external communications, institute budgeting and partnership building. This position will collaborate and work with MSU Extension work teams, faculty, specialists and educators, external partners and the Administrative Team. This position is full-time, and based in the MSU Extension Office located on the campus of Michigan State University.
 Assist with statewide needs and trends assessment for programming and applied research.
 Assist with new staff hiring and provide leadership for mentoring and development.
 Work with District Coordinators to address issues/concerns related to programming efforts.
 Provide guidance and assistance to MSU Extension and MSU policy and procedures.
 Serve as a liaison with other institutes to enhance the design and delivery of educational programs, strengthen program quality, and connectivity of work group efforts.
 Oversee coordination for the development of educational materials related to Institute programs.
 Represent the MSU Extension Institute at county, state and national venues, including service on relevant committees and attendance at related conferences/events.
 Assist with staff management and support, applicable work teams, professional and leadership development, staff evaluations, and assistance with Step II and Step III submissions.
 Serve on MSU Extension Administrative Team.
 Strategic planning, multi-level and multi-disciplinary program planning, implementation, and evaluation; includes intra and inter-institute collaborations.
 Provide leadership with staff management and support, including review of programming and information dissemination through in-person discussions, review and feedback of program reporting and evaluation.
 Interact with diverse sets of stakeholders inside and outside of the University.
 Provide administrative guidance and support to Institute staff/teams in writing grants, generating revenue and establishing partnerships that leverage public, private and not-for-profit funds in ways consistent with MSU Extension policies, and which foster effective and expanded programming.
 Collaborate with Institute Director, work team members, and evaluation specialists to assist in writing work team annual plans of work and year-end reports of Institute activities.

QUALIFICATIONS
 Master’s degree from an accredited university in a related discipline, or closely related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in Extension, or similar organization, with an emphasis on related programming.
 Minimum of 2 years of experience providing supervision, policy/procedure development, implementation and interpretation.
 Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
 Ability to accept and delegate responsibility.
 Demonstrated drive, initiative and ability to work with simultaneous, multiple tasks.
 Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally.
 Experience and proven ability to productively work with a team and develop multi-disciplinary collaborations.
 Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to public and lay audiences.
 Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
 Demonstrated success in program development, management and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.
 Experience working with academic faculty and partners to disseminate educational programs.
 Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management.
 Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs.
 Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.
 Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 pounds.
 Ability to regularly travel within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as occasional travel outside the assigned area in order to perform duties of this position.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Ph.D. in associated discipline, or closely related field.
 Successful proposal development and grant execution experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu. To apply for the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute, Associate Institute Director position, search for
posting #4840. To apply for the Greening Michigan Institute, Associate Institute Director position, search for posting #4842 to apply.

Applicants are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references.

Applications are currently being accepted through April 11, 2017.
This is a full-time, fixed-term position reviewed annually for renewal.

Application Deadline: 04/11/2017


Utah State University
Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Agriculture/Natural Resources & 4-H - St. George, Washington County

Location: Logan, Utah, United States, 84322

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Brief Description: Requisition: F1700231
Open Date: 01/25/2017
Review Date: 02/25/2017
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Southern Region
College/Unit: Cooperative Extension
Location: Extension Site
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:
Utah State University Extension invites applications for an Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H Extension position. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension faculty have Washington county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the county Extension building in St. George, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to agriculture, natural resources, range, livestock, horse, etc. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H youth development interests such as citizenship, science, and healthy living.

Rank: Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Master's degree or Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience is required.

Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership to Extension agriculture, leadership, livestock, horse and natural resource programs for adults and youth.
• Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth.
• Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
• Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.
• Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
• Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers.
• Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
• Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.
• Dept/College Highlights:
• Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.
• County specific information is available at https://www.washco.utah.gov/.

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
• Professional Practice Assistant Professor rank requires a Master's degree in an Agriculture and/or Natural Resources discipline, or related area, or a Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a related field.
• Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.
• Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences.
• Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
• Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Must have a current driver's license, auto insurance or access to reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with program development and/or delivery related to Agriculture, Animal Science and Natural Resources.
• Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H or other youth development activities.
• Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.
• Skills and experience with social media and technology.
• Skills and experience with grant writing.
• Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
• Skills and experience with low income and under-served audiences.
• Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
• Prior experience with the Land Grand University System.

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

See http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2125 for more information and to apply online.

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.


Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xy27czqs8h

PI96767990

Application Deadline: 03/08/2017


University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture
Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist & Assistant Extension Professor and Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture

Location: Orono, Maine

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Brief Description: Position Title:
Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist & Assistant Extension Professor and Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture (id:39011)

Department:
Cooperative Extension

Bargaining Unit:
AFUM

Purpose:
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and School of Food and Agriculture invite applications for a joint full-time, fiscal-year, continuing contract eligible faculty appointment as Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist & Assistant Extension Professor and Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture, effective July 1, 2017. This 83% Cooperative Extension and 17% School of Food and Agriculture position will provide specialized support in ornamental horticulture for Cooperative Extension and for the School of Food and Agriculture's environmental horticulture and sustainable agriculture programs. Related applied research is also expected.

This Assistant Extension Professor will be housed at the University of Maine in Orono and will affiliate with the Maine Food & Agricultural Center on campus. This position will develop and conduct educational programs and applied research projects throughout the state with an emphasis on Maine's green industry. The agricultural industries in Maine to which this position will focus include floriculture, nurseries, garden centers, arboriculture, greenhouse production and clients involved in consumer horticulture. This position works with other Extension faculty, advisory boards and commodity associations to offer programs addressing the educational needs of Maine's landscape designers, landscape professionals, nursery growers, propagators, arborists, growers and professional gardeners.

The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and teach one undergraduate course every fall semester. The specialist will conduct applied research and scholarship in collaboration with colleagues within Cooperative Extension, the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture, and others. This 17% fiscal-year appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Horticulture for the School of Food and Agriculture within the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture is equal to a 20% academic-year appointment. Within the 17% teaching appointment, the primary responsibility will be teaching PSE 100 Plant Science and its associated laboratory sections. This position will not be expected to advise undergraduates.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Designs and implements a plan of work that addresses priorities in Maine's green industry involving ornamental horticulture.
• Develops and delivers educational programs in support of the Ornamental Horticulture Program that align with the UMaine Cooperative Extension mission and plan of work.
• Teaches one University level horticulture course and its associated laboratory sections every fall semester.
• Conducts applied research and scholarship in collaboration with colleagues within Cooperative Extension, the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture and others.
• Participates as a University faculty member in two undergraduate programs, Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture.
• Collaborates with Extension colleagues and other agency staff to deliver programs in horticulture business and community settings.
• Designs and delivers presentations on various ornamental horticulture topics that enhance client knowledge and capacity for applied learning.
• Secures external grants and contracts for program expansion and sustainability.
• Assesses needs as an essential part of program planning, program implementation and grant development.
• Develops, adapts and implements educational resources and materials for use in education programs.
• Builds capacity of field staff involved in agricultural production related to ornamental horticulture.
• Participates in local, state and regional program development and implementation teams.
• Serves on organizational development and governance committees.
• Reports program impacts on Plugged-In and other venues upon request.
• Develops and sustains a professional development plan in support of one's professional, organizational and plan of work priorities.
• Develops a working relationship with the Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and UMaine Cooperative Extension personnel dealing with horticultural commodities.
• Works collaboratively with other agencies, organizations, and citizens advisory groups to uniquely address priority issues with an emphasis on greatest potential audience impact through state-wide program.
• Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect.
• Builds productive working relationships with internal and external constituencies.
• Ensures compliance with civil rights, affirmative action, and equal opportunity requirements.
• Contributes horticultural information to Extension's website.
• Ensures compliance with affirmative action and equal employment opportunity guidelines.
• Commits to organizational improvement by identifying opportunities to improve and recommending possible alternatives for the situation.
• Utilizes coaching and mentoring methods that provide an environment that is anticipatory, supportive, and encourages constructive feedback on performance.
• Supervises technicians, professionals and/or students.
• Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned.
Secondary Functions:
• Participates in Extension staff meetings as appropriate.
• Participates in organizational program meetings to support program development that affects the ornamental horticulture programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Required:
• Doctorate in horticulture or closely-related field.
• Demonstrated skill in developing and delivering educational programs both in and outside of the classroom.
• Demonstrated successful teaching experience at the university level.
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Computer and mobile device proficiency.
• Independent as well as team work skills.
• Self-motivation and direction.
• Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations.
• Obtain a Maine Pesticide Applicator's license within the first six months of employment.
• Ability to travel normally requiring a valid Maine driver's license with mileage reimbursement at the contract rate and some limited national or international travel.

Preferred:
• Plant identification expertise.
• Experience and skills in supervising others.
• Experience seeking participation from and working with diverse audiences.
• Experience successfully conducting applied research in response to industry needs.

The University of Maine, located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. We have world-class faculty members; nationally recognized research; first-rate facilities; and a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. In addition, Orono offers easy access to some of the most beautiful year-round recreation sites in the nation.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

To apply, materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application, upload a letter of intent addressing the specific job requirements, updated curriculum vitae, and three (3) current professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relationship to applicant) that may be contacted. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Deadline: 03/15/2017


University of Hawaii
Junior or Assistant Extension Agent

Location: Lihue, HI

Brief Description: Title: Junior or Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number: 0082363
Hiring Unit: C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal
Sciences
Location: Lihue, HI
Date Posted: January 09, 2017
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins February 27, 2017
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Other Conditions:
To begin approximately May 2017 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by February 24, 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities
Junior Extension Agent Minimum Qualifications
Provide leadership in extension education and outreach programing to assist existing and potential livestock producers of cattle, swine, small ruminants and poultry in Kauai County. Emphasis will be on beef cattle, small ruminants (sheep and goats), swine, range and pasture production and management.

Develop multi-disciplinary, collaborative partnerships and programs with Kauai County and other CTAHR faculty, government/community agencies, livestock associations and stakeholder groups.

Network with other agents, specialists, and researchers to develop relevant extension education and outreach programs and projects, and transfer research-based information and technology to stakeholders to foster and enhance the livestock industries.

Develop Extension education programing that utilizes a variety of teaching methods and tools such as social media resources, distance education technology, as well as traditional workshop and field day programs.

Advise and be responsible for 4-H/Youth livestock programs, clubs and projects, individually and in
collaboration with other 4-H/Youth development faculty. Seek out and manage external funding and pursue, leverage and manage resources to support programming efforts including grants and contracts, and practice cost recovery.

Contribute to scholarly and extension activities on the county, state and national levels.

Participate in Department, College and University service/governance.

Work with stakeholders involves meetings that occur after normal working hours and/or on weekends at off-site locations.

Bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing, with major work in animal science, range management, or a related field.

Ability to apply extension teaching methods.

Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement may be fulfilled by a valid Hawai‘i Driver’s License (class 3), comparable driver’s license, or other means of transportation that meet position needs.

Master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing, with major work in animal science, range management, or a related field, or, in addition to the Bachelor’s degree, 30 credit hours of post-baccalaureate academic work in a field appropriate to the position.

At least three years of successful experience in Cooperative Extension work, Sea Grant Extension work or equivalent in a closely-related field.

Ability to exercise independent judgment and to assume responsibility for developing an Extension program.

Ability to work harmoniously with other agents in an integrated extension system, and with related agencies.

Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement may be fulfilled by a valid Hawai‘i Driver’s License (class 3), comparable driver’s license, or other means of transportation that meet position needs.

Skills and ability to work effectively with both adults and youth audiences and volunteers.

Ability to work effectively with low income, limited resource and/or underserved populations.

Experience with volunteer development.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional educational tools.

Experience with grant-writing and obtaining additional sources of programmatic support.

Ability to use electronic technology (e.g., database management, desktop publishing, web meetings, social networking platforms).

To Apply: Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
Address: Dr. Jinzeng Yang
Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1955 East West Road, Room 216
Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries: Dr. Jinzeng Yang; 808-956-6073; jinzeng@hawaii.edu
The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry,citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual
campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Application Deadline: 02/24/2017


University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
UNH Cooperative Extension Food and Agriculture Program Team Leader

Location: Durham, NH

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Brief Description: UNH Cooperative Extension Food and Agriculture Program Team Leader Job Announcement
https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/20786

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is seeking highly motivated, innovative and entrepreneurial candidates for the position of Food and Agriculture Program Team Leader. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Programs, the successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of Extension’s Food and Agriculture educational programming, including comprehensive needs assessment and all aspects of program development, delivery, evaluation and annual impact reporting. The program team leader will work closely with Extension’s leadership team, subject area teams, and campus and external partners to ensure that impactful research-based education is delivered to the people of New Hampshire. Other areas of responsibility and oversight include:

• Supervision and performance management for Food and Agriculture Area of Expertise chairs, state specialists, field specialists and state program coordinators, totaling 30 direct reports among the 36-person team;
• Programmatic involvement of under-served and under-represented audiences;
• Compliance with civil rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and procedures;
• Effective use of technologies in educational program delivery, interpersonal communication, marketing and dissemination of program impacts to university and external partners and stakeholders; and
• Budget management and oversight of the Food and Agriculture Program.

Minimal Qualifications
• Ph.D. or terminal degree preferred, with at least one degree in an agricultural science (plant, animal, soil, agricultural business management, farm food safety). A strong candidate with a Master’s Degree in an agricultural science (see above) and extensive experience will also be considered.
• Demonstrated ability designing, implementing, and evaluating strategic programs.
• Demonstrated experience managing a team and supervising employees.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for building substantive partnerships with state, regional and federal agencies and organizations.

Application Deadline: 04/18/2017


Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email exec-dir@nacaa.com . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.