Current Position Openings

Utah State University
Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Agriculture/Horticulture/4-H USU Extension

Location: Juab County

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Brief Description: Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for an Agriculture/Horticulture/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available August 1, 2019. 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. This position will have Juab county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the USU Extension office located within the Juab County Center in Nephi, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, public lands, rangelands, water, livestock, etc. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, citizenship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (tenure track), or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). A Master's degree is required for Extension Assistant/Associate ranks. A Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor. The estimated start date for this position is August 1, 2019.

Responsibilities

Provide leadership to Extension activities, including 4-H.
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.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Extension Assistant/Associate faculty ranks require an earned Master's degree in an Agriculture and/or Horticulture discipline, or related area.

The Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor rank requires a Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a related field.

Consideration will be given to those candidates nearing completion of their Master's.

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, and access to reliable transportation.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with:
o Program development and/or delivery related to Agriculture.

o Program development and/or delivery related to Horticulture.

o Program development and/or delivery related to Natural Resources, Public Lands, Rangelands, Water and/or Livestock.

o Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H or other youth development activities.

o Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions.

Skills and experience with:
o Implementing applied research activities.

o Grant writing.

o Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.

o Low income and under-served audiences.

o Social media.

o Related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.

Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.
Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume to be uploaded to the applicant profile

Please do not attach cover letter; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

ADA
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

Advertised Salary
Based on experience, plus excellent benefits
College/Department Highlights
Juab County, located in west central Utah, was established in 1852, and today 11,000 residents make it their home. Its primary economic base comes from agriculture, manufacturing, mining, recreation, and electrical power. Juab's agricultural base is mainly small grains, alfalfa hay, cattle, dairy, and sheep. Major processing and Ag related industries, include a hay cubing operation, livestock processing plant, tomato greenhouse operation, and herb farm. Juab is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. For more Juab County information, visit: http://www.juabtravel.com/; http://www.juabcounty.com/; https://extension.usu.edu/juab/; http://www.scdesigns.biz/JuabCountyFair/


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Community Vitality

Location: (Cheyenne County)

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help us create 21st Century communities that engage youth and attract and retain young people? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs in developing and growing rural Nebraska businesses? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Sidney, Nebraska and serving the southern Panhandle of Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be leadership and organizational development.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required; one degree in Community Development, Regional Economics, Community and Regional Planning, Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Successful experience in teaching community vitality topics in a formal or informal setting.
• Experience teaching small business owners, entrepreneurs, or youth development organization staff or volunteers.
• Demonstrated ability to network with business or community leaders.
• Spanish language proficiency.
• Business or agricultural entrepreneurship experiences.

Review of applications will begin June 10, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190046. Click “Apply for this job;” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered 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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 06/10/2019


Rutgers Cooperative Extension
County Agent III - CY (equivalent to Assistant Professor)

Location: Salem County - Woodstown, NJ

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Brief Description: Recruitment/Posting Title
County Agent III - CY (equivalent to Assistant Professor) - Salem County

Department
Agr & Resource Mgmt Agents

Salary
Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary
The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) at Rutgers University invites applications for a full time, 12 month calendar year, tenure track faculty position at the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).

The position will provide leadership and support for the commercial agricultural industries in Salem County and throughout the southern region of NJ with specific emphasis and expertise in forage and grain; agribusiness planning, risk and financial management; with a working knowledge of animal agriculture systems.

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

Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required from an accredited institution in agronomy (forage and grain emphasis), animal science (large animal emphasis), 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 is preferred. Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact
• Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele
• Computer proficiency is required
• Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected
• Current NJDEP Pesticide Applicators License in the appropriate categories, or ability to acquire same within 9 months post-hire
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Demonstrated expertise in and provide leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming and applied and evaluative research appropriate to the needs of the clientele in field and forage (grain) crops production; livestock and animal agriculture; pasture management; and animal waste management
• Maintain knowledge and provide assistance in wholesale marketing and financial agribusiness management
• Provide research for innovative practices, grain or crop production transition, and support for small farm / beginner farmer / lifestyle livestock and animal agriculture producers
• Design and implement applied or evaluative research with measurable impacts on clientele and the profession
• Collaborate with farmers and agricultural groups, municipal and county governments, non-governmental organizations in the county and region, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department’s Forage and Grain and Animal Agriculture Working Groups
• Assess needs, share research-based information to achieve knowledge gain and skills development, and document changes in clientele practice or conditions
• Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff in the region and across the state 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 in forage and grain, animal agriculture and agribusiness management, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.

Overview
Salem County is located in southwestern New Jersey, with its western boundary formed by the Delaware River, while bounded to the northeast by Gloucester County and to the southeast by Cumberland County. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county’s population was 62,792, making it the state’s least populous county. The county terrain is almost uniformly flat coastal plain, with minimal relief. The highest elevation in the county is likely one of seven low rises in Upper Pittsgrove Township that reach approximately 160 feet in elevation, with sea level the lowest point. The county’s natural features include six rivers, more than 34,000 acres of meadow and marshland, tidal and freshwater wetlands, 40 lakes and ponds, beaches, expansive woodlands, a critical underground aquifer, numerous streams, and important headwaters. The total annual precipitation is 44.04 inches; of this, about 23.5 inches, or 53%, usually falls in April through September, while he average seasonal snowfall is 19.2 inches. According to the 2012 Agricultural Census, Salem County has 825 farms comprising 101,847acres for an average farm size of 123 acres. That same census revealed $111.9 million in commodity sales, with crop sales totaling $94.0 million (84%) and livestock sales totaling $17.9 million (16%). Within the crop sales total, the “grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas” sector held the largest total with $37.2 million in activity (39.6%). This resulted in Salem County being ranked #1 in grain production and #1 in cattle and calves across the state in 2012.

Posting Details
Posting Number
19FA1056

Posting Open Date
02/04/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file containing (1) a cover letter including the names and contact information of three references; and (2) a Curriculum Vitae.

Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/83295
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus
Off Campus
Location Details
This position will be housed at the Salem County RCE office located in Woodstown, NJ

Pre-employment Screenings
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), 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. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
List of References
List of References Contact Information

Optional Documents
Certifications/Licenses
Transcript (Official)
Award
Personal Statement
Certifications/Licenses (2)
Certifications/Licenses (3)

Application Deadline: 07/03/2019


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development Outreach & Enrichment

Location: Jefferson County, Golden, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #21-19
Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development Outreach & Enrichment
Jefferson County, Golden, CO

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

Jefferson County is one of the five counties making up the Denver metropolitan area. Once an agricultural and mining area, Jefferson County is now a thriving suburban, business, industrial and residential community interspersed with small farms, urban agriculture and ranchettes. It’s located where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains with some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. Outdoor lovers have three national forests and two state parks to choose from as well as a vibrant Open Space parks system. To learn about Jefferson County Extension, visit the website at http://jeffco.extension.colostate.edu or the Colorado State University Extension website at: http://extension.colostate.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. 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.
• Please note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process.
• 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 the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Jacki Paone at (303) 271-6639 or jpaone@co.jefferson.co.us.
Candidates moving forward in the process should be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to the 4-H youth development program in Jefferson County. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county 4-H team within the Extension office and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Jefferson County Extension Director. The 4-H youth development (outreach and engagement) agent will work within a team consisting of another 4-H youth development (livestock) agent, 4-H mentoring program coordinator, 4-H camp coordinator, 4-H assistant and county Extension director. This dynamic team will work collaboratively to determine areas of expertise and local responsibilities. This position will lead the school enrichment and outreach programs. The areas of focus within the Jefferson County 4-H program are: equine, livestock, small animals, shooting sports, Cloverbuds, general projects, school enrichment, after-school, outreach and volunteer development. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise. This individual will work in partnership with the other 4-H agent to screen, train and manage 4-H volunteer leaders and oversee various 4-H councils, such as County Council, Livestock Council, Horse Council, Shooting Sports Leasers Council and Fifth Thursday Leaders’ Meetings. Jefferson County 4-H is a very innovative and family centered environment focusing on teaching our members and leaders well beyond their involvement in our program. This individual will work regularly with other Extension agents across program and county lines, with program teams and the State 4-H office.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50%
• As part of the 4-H team, plan, organize, implement and evaluate assigned components of the Jefferson County 4-H youth development programs that support the growth and development of life skills for youth and adult audiences. This requires working in concert with the 4-H team to carry out 4-H activities such as the Jefferson County Fair & Festival, Open House, and the annual 4-H Achievement Night.
• Develop and promote culturally appropriate programming that is inclusive of youth and adult audiences that are diverse and/or underserved.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.
• Lead planning, development and implementation of 4-H youth development school enrichment and outreach programs.
• Assist the 4-H youth development (livestock) agent in development and delivery of the livestock program.
• As part of the 4-H team, identify and define additional program areas of interest and expertise, and allocate responsibilities among the team. Jefferson County 4-H offers additional programming in equine, small animal, shooting sports, general projects, Cloverbuds, after-school and volunteer development.
• Provide appropriate educational opportunities to 4-H youth and adult leaders to ensure integration of current best management practices for all program areas.
• In concert with the 4-H team, chaperone and support leadership activities for Jefferson County 4-H members including Leadership Development Conference, Colorado Leadership Camp, Youth Fest, Metro to Mountain, State 4-H Conference, State Fair, County Judging Teams and Quiz Bowl Teams and their activities. Many of these are overnight camps with 4-Hers from across Colorado.
• Actively participate in one or more Extension program reporting units to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Actively participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of changes within discipline areas.
• Serve as a resource for program areas of expertise to the general public as well as 4-H members and leaders.
• Develop and manage external partnerships and funding sources to support programming efforts, including grant writing.
• Participate in evening and weekend events, and occasional events requiring overnight stays.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 30%
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, ongoing, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support.
• Provide leadership opportunities and training for 4-H leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over sustained periods of time, developing middle management level volunteers to conduct and support programming.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Administration and Supervision: 10%
• Recruit, train and supervise potential AmeriCorps members; supervise grant-funded staff.
• As part of the 4-H team recruit and train a summer 4-H intern.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 10%
• Promote and represent Extension and 4-H youth development programming throughout the community and within Jefferson County government.
• Support an environment of teamwork and collaboration within the office, particularly within the 4-H team.
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through a variety of 4-H advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying priority 4-H and youth development needs.
• Support 4-H groups or committees related to the annual Jefferson County Fair & Festival, working with the 4-H team to coordinate efforts with the Fairgrounds staff and other staff and volunteers connected to the event.
• Support and build relationships with groups or committees working with 4-H youth including a non-profit organization.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: Salary range is $45,000 - $52,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed master’s degree, candidates with a master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but the degree must be completed by hire date. One degree must be in agriculture, education, youth development, non-profit management, community engagement, volunteer management, human development, natural resources or a closely related field.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience (professional or volunteer) that demonstrates the ability to work with youth and youth organizations, including an understanding of youth development and youth program management.
• Background experience, coursework, or training in the recruitment, training and management of volunteers, including conflict management.
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Knowledge or experience in audience needs identification, program development and evaluating results of programs.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team to affect change and obtain desired outcomes.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships with people as individuals and in groups, and the ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter and willing to learn.
• Ability to communicate: teaching, public speaking, facilitation, presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• Strong organizational skills: ability to multitask; manage a number of projects simultaneously; and develop, track and implement projects and meet timelines.
• Must have valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
• Experience in promoting, marketing or creating public awareness of program/services among key community decision-makers.
• 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 is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. 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. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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 http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/66633

Application Deadline: 05/28/2019


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Beef Systems (Brown County)

Location: Ainsworth, Nebraska - (Brown County)

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help us with critical issues facing the beef industry? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs on topics such as range/pasture and forage management, secondary forage crops, utilization of crop residues and alternative feeds, and planning resiliency to drought into grass and forage resources?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Ainsworth, Nebraska and serving north central Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required in Agronomy with emphasis in Range Science and Forage Management, and/or Animal Science with emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal and or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work as part of a team.
• Working knowledge of range and forage management and experience with the use of crop residues for animal feedstuffs.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with secondary forage crops and crop residue.
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Demonstrated ability to network with beef producers and industry representatives
• Two years’ experience with beef production similar to Nebraska systems.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190058. Click “Apply for this job;” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered 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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 05/31/2019


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Beef Systems (Thomas County)

Location: Thedford, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help us with critical issues facing the beef industry? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs on topics such as integrating latest genetics, reproduction or nutrition technologies into your beef operation, or managing production costs and risk for volatile conditions. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Thedford, Nebraska and serving Thomas, Hooker, Blaine, Grant and Cherry Counties in Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis on ruminant nutrition. This person will teach and coordinate Beef Systems programs regionally in a) improved profitability and sustainability; b) animal care to improve health, wellbeing, and product quality; c) enhanced resiliency of beef businesses; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness of livestock systems and animal products.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required; one degree in Animal, Range or Veterinary Science, Agricultural Economics with beef emphasis or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).

Preferred Qualifications:
• A combination of training and experience in nutrition and reproduction applicable to extensive cow-calf systems.
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience with agricultural production similar to Nebraska systems.

Review of applications will begin May 27, 2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_190047. Click “Apply for this job;” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to black out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered 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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 05/27/2019


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.