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Coordinator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of Nevada - Reno

Location: Fallon, NV
Application Deadline: 2022-02-07

Coordinator, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Fallon, NV

 

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is recruiting for a full-time Administrative Faculty position as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Coordinator. This position will be located in Fallon, Nevada.  This position is soft-funded, continued employment is contingent upon funding.

The Agriculture and Natural Resources Coordinator implements and assesses programs and activities designed to assist federal and state agencies and Extension faculty and staff in serving agriculture and natural resource needs in the state. The ideal candidate will serve as the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Coordinator for Nevada and coordinate the activities statewide. In this role, the candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a professional statewide sustainable agriculture training program to improve agriculture production and conservation among producers. The faculty will Chair the UNR Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Team, lead and conduct statewide needs assessments, and facilitate working groups. Establishment of a competitively funded program to support teaching programs is expected. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Extension.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR Master’s Degree and one (1) year of related work experience.  Related Work Experience: Grant experience and experience in a field directly related to agriculture and natural resources or related experience.

Schedule or travel requirements

Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
Travel within the state with some overnight stays

Out-of-state travel required for conferences and meetings

A valid driver’s license


Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with knowledge of agriculture and natural resources in dry climates; grant development and management processes; ability to use data analysis software (SAS, Stata, SPSS etc.); government agencies (e.g., USDA, federal and state government); general methods and techniques in program planning, design and evaluation; ability to facilitate teams to achieve shared goals; and supervision of staff and basic HR policies/procedures are encouraged to apply.

Compensation Grade

B

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

Extension is a major unit of the University of Nevada, Reno and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources.  Extension uses peer-reviewed research to find solutions to community-based issues and needs within six broad legislatively mandated areas: Agriculture; Children, Youth and Families; Community Development; Health and Nutrition; Horticulture; and Natural Resources.  The mission is to discover, develop and disseminate, preserve, and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic, and environmental well-being of people and their communities.  Extension has offices in 15 of Nevada’s 17 counties with programs that span very large urban centers to isolated ranching and farming communities.

Contact Information

Shannon Horrillo, Interim Extension Director, horrillos@unr.edu

Maninder Walia, Search Chair, waliam@unr.edu

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

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Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Full Consideration

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately with an initial review of applications starting February 7, 2022.

This posting is open until filled

This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

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Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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