Current Position Openings

Michigan State University Extension
Swine Extension Educator

Location: Branch County, Michigan

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Brief Description: Position Overview
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 program areas related to the Pork Industry. The chosen applicant will work with all types of pork production systems across Michigan and show a desire to understand different types of production systems, including extensive and intensive operations, as applicable. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and work with faculty, specialists
and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries.

This position will be the local point-of-contact and provide leadership on relevant topics as indicated by the swine industry. The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate research based educational programming, will address the needs of clientele groups, and ensure
dissemination of research-based information through various methods.

This position will provide learning experiences and information for farmers, agri-business professionals, and consumers that will contribute to enhancing profitable agricultural products, while contributing to the short
and long-term viability of farms, the economic well-being of Michigan residents, and serve as a resource for Extension personnel. This position will be located in Branch County, Michigan, near the nearly completed Clemens Food processing plant and an area of expansion within the state.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to swine production and management to be earned by date of hire;
• Three-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).

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the Michigan State University jobs page at https://jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 3959 under the MSU Extension postings.

Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references with the cover letter.

Application deadline is April 20, 2017.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Position Title - Swine Educator
Salary- Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits - Comprehensive benefits package:
https://hr.msu.edu/benefits/

Location
Branch County, Michigan

To Apply
Visit: https://jobs.msu.edu/
Select “MSU Extension” in Fast Job Search.
Posting Number: 3959

Application Deadline: April 20, 2017

Contact for Questions
Ron Bates
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Institute Director
batesr@msu.edu

Application Deadline: 04/20/2017


University of Florida/IFAS Extension
Agronomic and Horticultural Crop Regional Specialized Extension Agent II, III, or IV

Location: West Florida Research and Education Center (Northwest Extension District) Jay, FL

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Brief Description: Application deadline: April 11, 2017

University of Florida/IFAS Extension seeks to fill a 12‐month, permanent status‐accruing

Agronomic and Horticultural Crop Regional Specialized Extension Agent (RSA) position. This position will be based at the Jay Research Facility of the West Florida Research and Education Center. The regional focus of the position will encompass the Florida Panhandle. The RSA will be expected to develop working relationships with state and county extension and research faculty across the Florida panhandle, south Alabama, and south Georgia plus producers and other stakeholders to accomplish education, demonstration, and outreach activities of mutual
interest.

General programmatic areas
The extension and demonstration program should cover regionally‐applicable agronomic and horticultural crop production issues that are critical to north Florida growers. Potential areas for programming include:
 Agronomic and horticultural crop variety trials: Provide leadership and educational programming in crop variety evaluation as an area of expertise, including field testing and demonstrations, developing and disseminating educational materials, and supporting extension faculty and professional development in the Northwest Extension District.
 Participate in collaborative practical and applied research projects: Collaborate with state extension specialists on applied research projects associated with agronomic and horticultural crops at the West Florida Research and Education Center and North Florida Research and Education Center.

Specific programmatic areas
The extension program should specifically target crop variety testing, management of agronomic and horticultural crops, and agricultural Best Management Practices for crop
production. The RSA should exhibit responsiveness and resiliency in order to react to changing conditions that may occur with agronomic and horticultural crop production issues.

Duties and responsibilities
Regional Specialized Agent component:
 Develop, implement, evaluate, and report on a comprehensive agronomic and horticultural crop and variety testing extension and demonstration programs in
cooperation with local citizens and stakeholders, state and regional agencies, and extension colleagues.
 Use extension programs to address local, regional and emerging crop production in the Florida Panhandle.
 Contribute to the strengthening of the Florida Panhandle economy by providing educational support for long‐term sustainable agronomic and horticultural crop production.
 Focus educational programs to address issues, facilitate solutions, and promote positive behavior change associated with agronomic and horticultural crop production and
variety and crop trials at the WFREC Jay Research Facility, NFREC in Mariana and Quincy, and on‐farm demonstration and applied research.
 Develop and deliver electronic, oral, and written educational materials to target audiences.
 Provide regional contributions, support, training, and mentorship to county extension faculty regarding agronomic and horticultural crop education programs. These
contributions include aligning programs with the UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap.
 Provide regional educational workshops and programs to achieve a balance reflective of the Florida Panhandle population diversity and to address the unique educational needs of regional stakeholders.
 Collaborate with state extension specialists and other extension colleagues to conduct practical and applied research projects. Engage social scientists when appropriate.
 Serve as project leader for extramural funding that supports and enhances the extension program.
 Collaborate with UF/IFAS stakeholders and external partners to ensure the success of the position and program.
General components:
 Establish and maintain a system to measure program accountability and effectiveness.
 Provide leadership for the management of all program components including program policies, record keeping, risk management, communications, and educational materials.
 Assume other assignments and responsibilities in support of the total extension program as assigned by the West Florida Research and Education Center Director and the Northwest District Extension Director.
 Follow all university policies and procedures.

Qualifications
A master’s degree is required. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university in agronomy, horticulture, soil and water science, or a related field is required. At least 2 years of experience in establishment and management of field plot experiments along with attendant statistical evaluation of results is required. The ability to use farm equipment for establishment and management of field plot experiments is required, and the ability to transport that
equipment to different locations is preferred. Land‐grant university extension or equivalent educational programming experience is preferred.

The RSA must be willing to work irregular hours and weekends; occasional overnight travel is required. Must be able to obtain a Florida driver’s license.

Further information
Information about the West Florida Research and Education Center can be found here:
http://wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/
The Northwest Extension District includes Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties. Information about the Northwest Extension District can be found here:
http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/

UF/IFAS Extension is a partnership among state, federal, and county governments that provides scientific knowledge and expertise to the public through the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to making knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. For more about UF/IFAS Extension, please see
http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/about/ .

Application Instructions
Apply through the online UF application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/enus/
job/498805 , and attach your Resume or CV, as well as a cover letter that describes how your experience and qualifications have prepared you for this position.
TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
You must submit unofficial copies of all transcripts and/or coursework of your academic degrees. You may attach these as an "other" document, or you may submit to our office as
directed below. An unofficial copy is acceptable for the application process, but before you can be hired, IFAS Human Resources must have the official transcript for your highest degree on file.
Also, all applicants must have at least three reference rating forms on file. Reference forms must be less than one year old. If you have not already done so, please contact your professional/academic references and ask that they complete a reference rating form on your behalf. The form is located at http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/ref_form.pdf .
Please also complete and submit the Previous Employment Form (located at http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/prev_employment.pdf ).
With the exception of official transcripts, all items submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the next business day after the position closing date. All documents submitted by fax or email must be received no later than the next business day. If your official transcripts will
arrive after the closing date, you must also submit unofficial transcripts by the deadline.

Requested reference forms and transcripts should be submitted to:
Ms. Dana LeCuyer
UF IFAS Human Resources
Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
P O Box 110281
Gainesville, FL 32611‐0281
dlecuyer@ufl.edu
Fax: (352) 392‐3226

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon
hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required
to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by Nat

Application Deadline: 04/11/2017


University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
State Specialist

Location: Durham, New Hampshire, United States, 03824

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Brief Description: STATE SPECIALIST
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension seeks a STATE SPECIALIST, with expertise in agricultural economics, record keeping and finance, risk management and related business management topics. The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer. University of New Hampshire, U.S. Department of Agriculture and N.H. counties cooperating.
To apply, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/wfgq6d9r5p9h34zc

PI97172577

Application Deadline: 04/13/2017


Michigan State University Extension
Extension Educator, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crops

Location: Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Brief Description: Position Title - Educator, Floriculture and Greenhouse Crops

Salary - Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits - Comprehensive benefits package: https://hr.msu.edu/benefits/

Location - Kalamazoo County

To Apply - Visit: https://jobs.msu.edu/ Select “MSU Extension” in Fast Job Search.

Posting Number: 5055

Application Deadline: April 16, 2017

Contact for Questions
Ron Bates
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director
batesr@msu.edu

Position Overview
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute, the Floriculture/Greenhouse Extension Educator will have statewide Extension programming responsibilities focused on floriculture and greenhouse crop production and pest management. Michigan, a national leader in greenhouse-grown plant material, ranks third among U.S. states in floriculture crop production. This position, based in Kalamazoo County, is in the heart of the greenhouse plant production in southwest Michigan.

The Educator will provide local and statewide leadership and educational programming expertise; will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, including faculty, specialists, and educators, to achieve efficient/economical floriculture/greenhouse production, and advancement of the greenhouse and ornamental industries. This position provides leadership and cooperation in planning, developing, and delivery of educational programs and information dissemination; provides knowledge to profitably produce agricultural products while minimizing environmental impacts; contributes to short/long-term viability of commercial enterprises; promotes the economic well-being of Michigan citizens; evaluates programming based on basic and applied research; and meets the needs of clientele groups. This position offers a unique opportunity to work across disciplines on a breadth of educational and research projects, including ongoing projects and new projects.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, or crop science, which must be earned by date of hire;
• Demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation, and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 5055 under the MSU Extension postings.

Applicants should include the names and contact information, including email addresses, of four professional references with the cover letter.
Application deadline is April 16, 2017.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Application Deadline: 04/16/2017


Michigan State University Extension
Dairy Extension Educator

Location: Branch County or Ottawa County, Michigan

Brief Description: Position Title - Dairy Educator

Salary - Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits Comprehensive benefits package: https://hr.msu.edu/benefits/

Location - Branch County or Ottawa County

To Apply
Visit: https://jobs.msu.edu/ Select “MSU Extension” in Fast Job Search.
Posting Number: 4356 (Branch) or 4357 (Ottawa)

Application Deadline: April 20, 2017

Contact for Questions
Ron Bates
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director
batesr@msu.edu

Position Overview
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, two positions are currently available to provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in dairy production with specialized emphasis based on the selected person’s training and experience. One position will be located in Ottawa County, serving southwest Michigan. The second position will be located in Branch County, serving southern Michigan. Selected individuals will be a member of the dynamic and progressive Dairy workgroup and serve as a regional point of contact, yet with both local and statewide focus. They will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and stakeholder groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for the overall advancement of the Michigan dairy industry. This position reports to the Director of the Agriculture and Agriculture Business Institute.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Dairy Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Engineering or comparable discipline must be earned by date of hire;
• 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);

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the Michigan State University jobs page at https://jobs.msu.edu and search for either posting #4356, for Branch County, or posting #4357, for Ottawa County, under the MSU Extension postings.

Applicants should include the names and contact information, including email addresses, of four professional references with the cover letter.
Application deadline is April 20, 2017.
This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Application Deadline: 04/20/2017


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.