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OPEN RANK EXTENSION EDUCATOR – CLIMATE RESILIENCY

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Location: To be Decided - statewide responsibility
Application Deadline: 2023-01-04

Open Rank Extension Educator – Climate Resiliency

The position of Open Rank Extension Educator – Climate Resiliency is being filled at the University of Nebraska in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The successful candidate will be a member of the statewide Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team and will collaborate closely with colleagues, federal and state agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers. This person will develop and deliver extension programming focused on meteorology and climatology that: a) improves agricultural profitability and sustainability; b) reduces environmental risk; c) encourages good stewardship; d) enhances community and natural landscape resiliency; and e) expands awareness of climate smart management practices. Examples of programming may include community and stakeholder preparedness for extreme events, crop and livestock decision support tools, drought and flood warning and tracking systems.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree required and must be completed prior to start date; one degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in applied meteorology or climatology or related field with an emphasis in agricultural meteorology or climatology.
  • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and delivering agricultural meteorology or climatology educational programs and products focused on community and stakeholder preparedness for extreme events, crop and livestock decision support tools, and/or drought and flood warning and tracking systems.
  • Successful experience developing financial support for educational programs, including securing grants and contracts as well as cost recovery efforts.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220103. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically about your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement).

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.