Current Position Openings

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
State Master Gardener Coordinator

Location: Ellicott City, MD

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Brief Description: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXTENSION
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: State Master Gardener Coordinator
Position Number: 123973
Category Status: 33-Exempt, Regular (full-time)
Unit: AGNR-UME-Home & Garden
Location: Home & Garden Information Center, 12005 Homewood Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The State MG Coordinator is responsible for 1) developing, setting, maintaining, and implementing policies and training standards; 2) promoting and marketing the program; 3) program evaluation; collect, develop, and report statewide impacts; 4) training and supporting UME Master Gardeners and UME county/city Master Gardener Coordinators; and 5) supervising state MG office staff and providing administrative and programmatic oversight for 20 county/city MG programs.

Programmatic supervision is provided by the Program Leader for Environment & Natural Resources. Administrative supervision is provided by the Assistant Director of Operations.

Responsibilities:
The UME Master Gardener (MG) Program is a 40 year old state-wide program with 20 county/city programs and 1,800+ Certified MG Volunteers. MGs are trained volunteer educators who teach science-based horticultural information to Maryland residents. The responsibilities include:
• Program Management-
Coordinate and lead a major state-wide program and provide administrative and programmatic oversight to 20 county/city MG programs. Develop and implement state-wide program policies and standards for MG Volunteers and Coordinators. Develop and implement strategies that raise program visibility and increase accessibility among underserved audiences. Advance the Master Gardener mission through collaborative partnerships with faculty and staff, and with relevant agencies, organizations, and programs.
• Support County/City MG Coordinators-
Provide direct support to county/city MG Coordinators and programs related to policy and volunteer management issues and serve as final arbiter and decision-maker. Meet and communicate regularly with county/city MG Coordinators. Coordinate with Program Leader to provide training for MG Coordinators.
• MG Basic & Advanced Training-
Maintain statewide training standards for basic and advanced training. Manage the online basic training platform on UM’s Canvas platform. Work with MG Coordinators to assess the continuing education needs of Volunteers and provide advanced training opportunities based as appropriate. Oversee all aspects of the MG handbook, including format, updates/revisions, access, and distribution.
• Data & Financial Management & Reporting Impacts- Oversee the Program’s website and Volunteer Reporting System and work with Business Coordinator to manage the Program budget. Use cost-recovery strategies and obtain extra-mural funding where appropriate. Evaluate the MG program through data collection and analysis, and report state results and impacts to internal and external stakeholders through an annual report.

Qualifications:
Required –
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., horticulture, environmental science, ecology, entomology, soil science). All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
• Minimum of 3 years work experience related to the area of assignment.
• Enthusiastic self-starter with excellent organizational, administrative, and customer service skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Skills in developing or managing programs and working with volunteers.
• Exceptional computer skills, including MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud applications, web content management, internet proficiency, and social media.
• This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Preferred –
• Master’s degree in relevant field.
• Five years of relevant work experience.
• Experience as an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer or Extension Master Gardener Coordinator of a county or state program (or closely related training).
• Experience creating/managing online classes
• Horticultural and Integrated Pest Management training and work and teaching experience.
Physical Demands of the Position:

This position is performed primarily in an office setting. Additional responsibilities that place a higher physical demand include the lifting of boxes up to 40 pounds, setting up tables and chairs for conferences and classes, walking in uneven terrain, and driving across the state to classroom and meeting sites. These responsibilities are infrequent in nature.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience, with a base salary of $52,800.00. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Application Process:
All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu A complete application packet includes a cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Closing Date: For best consideration, complete application by 08/13/2018. Position will remain open until suitable candidate has been identified.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 08/13/2018


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Location: Boulder County, Longmont, CO

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Brief Description: #30-18 Job Vacancy
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Boulder County, Longmont, 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.

Boulder County is located 28 miles northwest of Denver and is home to about 319,000 residents. The county embraces a variety of lifestyles and interests and works hard to build a sense of community and provide services that enhance residents’ quality of life. Boulder County employers and industries include Google, Bing, Amgen, the University of Colorado, large and small-scale production agriculture, health care, electronics, software development, data storage, biotechnology, renewable energy, aerospace, natural and organic products, and outdoor recreation. Opportunities for youth and support for healthy families are county priorities. The county also features some of the most diverse natural landscapes and is known for its visionary use of open space. Boulder County government is committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability that fosters a vibrant, healthy, and active community.

The Boulder County 4-H program involves 5,200 youth participants; 575 are participants in the 4-H club program, with the remainder involved in school enrichment and afterschool programs. There are 200 adult volunteers supporting the club program. Approximately 48,000 4-H aged youth live in the county and approximately 30% of youth are diverse. Visit extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Colorado State University Extension, and http://boulder.extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Boulder County Extension. For more information about Boulder County, see www.bouldercounty.org and to learn more about Longmont, go to www.city-data.com/city/Longmont-Colorado.html.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Wednesday July 11, 2018. 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 “Education and Experience Required” and “Education and Experience 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.
• Name, address, telephone, e-mail address, and your relationship to at least four (4) references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For questions regarding the application process, contact https://jobs.colostate.edu/help. For questions regarding the job vacancy and responsibilities, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491-7887 or @ joann.powell@colostate.edu.

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 4-H youth development program in Boulder County. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. As a member of the 4-H team, this individual will be responsible for the 4-H club program in the areas of family consumer science, general projects, shooting sports, and leadership. They will also have primary responsibility for school enrichment, afterschool and outreach programs, and will provide educational opportunities for the diverse youth in Boulder County. This individual works in partnership with other Boulder County 4-H staff members including the 4-H Extension agent – livestock, the 4-H program assistant, and a 4-H support staff. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Boulder County Extension Director.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 40%
• Work as a member of the 4-H team to coordinate the Boulder County 4-H youth development school enrichment, afterschool and outreach programs, including development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting that supports the growth and development of life skills for youth and adult audiences.
• Coordinate and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming for diverse youth audiences.
• Recruit, supervise and guide AmeriCorps members, volunteers and interns in meeting specific program delivery and developmental goals.
• Provide leadership and support for the Boulder County 4-H shooting sports program, family and consumer science, general, and leadership programs.
• Actively participate in Extension work teams to provide youth development expertise for program development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Seek out and manage external funding, personnel and in-kind resources to support programming efforts.
*Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 40%
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition and support.
• Prepare volunteers to take on increasing leadership, mid-management, and public education/information roles.
*Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 20%
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for engaging a broad range of stakeholders through various 4-H and local youth development advisory councils and committees in the work of identifying and addressing priority youth development needs.
• Foster effective communications and develop strong partnerships with Extension staff, county departments, local schools and other youth serving organizations, Colorado State University staff, community leaders, agencies and institutions to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
• 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.

SALARY: Starting salary range will be $44,000 - $62,500 and commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed master’s degree, degree must be completed prior to beginning of employment. One degree must have been conferred in education, youth development, science, family consumer education, leadership, community engagement, or closely related field. While degrees may have been awarded in a number of different areas, course work and/or degrees must provide a broad and significant understanding of youth development.
• Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse youth and adult audiences; this may include but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience in audience needs identification, program development and evaluation.
• Demonstrated experience managing volunteers including recruitment, training, evaluation and recognition.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Demonstrated leadership ability.
• Evidence of the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented programming environment.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated use of technology 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.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bilingual (Spanish and English).
• Demonstrated experience facilitating interpersonal and public discussions and managing conflict.
• Evidence of the ability to create and implement guidelines, rules and policies.
• Experience working with advisory committees and/or focus groups.
• Demonstrated experience as a successful supervisor in a formal or non-formal position.
• Experience with cost recovery, grants or fundraisers that develop resources to support programming.
• Experience in marketing, promoting or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities including using social and mass media (e.g., TV, Internet, Facebook, newspaper, etc.).

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/57240

#30-18 Deadline 11:59 pm Mountain Time 07/11/2018

Application Deadline: 07/11/2018


University of Guam
Instructor/Extension Agent II to Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III (Extension Agriculture Economics)

Location: Guam

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Brief Description: Position Title Instructor/Extension Agent II to Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III (Extension Agriculture Economics)

Department
College of Natural & Applied Sciences

College / Unit Description
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) is led by a Dean who serves as Director of both, the UOG Cooperative Extension & Outreach (C-E&O) and the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC). Faculty in C-E&O and WPTRC are in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division. Within C-E&O there are currently ten (10) tenure track Extension faculty members; two Community Development, one Nutrition, one Food Science, one Family Life and Youth Development, one Horticulture, one Entomology, one Agriculture Economics, one Animal Science, and one Plant Pathology, as well as soft money full time faculty and several Extension associates and assistants. C-E&O enables the multicultural community of Guam to make informed decisions through non-formal education programs based on research and assessed local needs.

Position Type Faculty
Posting Number 071-18
Full Time
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Salary Range
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience relevant to the position. The following salary figures are for twelve (12) months:

Instructor/Extension Agent II: $44,419 – $75,261 Per Annum
Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III: $51,314 – $88,707 Per Annum

Compensation for employment shall not commence until all hiring conditions are met, including required employment visa. Annual salary will be prorated, if start of employment is delayed.

Character of Duties
This position is a 12-month tenure track Extension faculty position in Agriculture Economics. The Extension Faculty member works as a part of the CNAS’s C-E&O team under the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division, and as a representative of the University of Guam. The successful candidate will provide leadership support for efforts working on Agriculture Economic issues and programs often working across the various Extension Plan of Work areas.

The successful applicant will have as his/her primary role “Extension and Community Outreach.” In this role the faculty member will review past and conduct needs assessments to develop a knowledge base of issues and factors affecting a broad spectrum of Agricultural Economic topics for the island and region; and then will be expected to plan, develop, implement and evaluate Extension education programs in Agriculture Economics for Guam and the Western Pacific. These efforts could be broadly defined to include assistance with Resource, Community and Business Economics. These programs are driven by needs assessments conducted under 5-year federally approved Plans of Work (POW). As a tenure track Extension faculty member, the successful applicant must also be willing to support the teaching and research efforts of CNAS’s Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS) undergraduate program. Additional Extension roles include working with and coordinating Extension programs that are in accordance with the Guam Extension Plan of Work with a focus on Agricultural Economics and providing technical support to existing programs that may include: Farm Planning; Farm to Market Development; New Farmer Trainings; Personal/Family Finance, Production Cost Studies; Farmer/Chef efforts; Cooperatives Development; Agricultural Business Feasibility (including value added product development); Economic Studies of Macro and Micro Level Agriculture; Policy Development; and others. Given the small pool of Extension professionals, in this position it is very useful to be or become cross trained in other production disciplines.

As a tenure track faculty member, the successful applicant must meet the tenure requirements to develop a portfolio of accomplishments that reflect a minimum of 50% within the primary endeavor (Extension and Community Outreach), a minimum of 25% Creative Scholarly Activities or Research, and 15% University and Community Service during the first five years of the tenure track appointment. It is anticipated that while this position is primarily an Extension appointment, it will be a split position with at least 12.5% Research funding. In addition all tenure track faculty in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division are required to teach at least three (3) contact hours a year in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Undergraduate Program. A report of accomplishments and a Plan of Work is submitted annually by the faculty member, and then the plan is reviewed, discussed and approved by the Associate Director and Dean/Director of the College.

The successful candidate is expected to:
• Establish and maintain positive relationships among stakeholders to assess community needs and concerns around the agricultural industry.
• Develop and implement research-based extension programs to address the critical and emerging needs in agriculture economics, agriculture business and/or marketing.
• Collaborate with Extension faculty and staff, local and federal agencies to plan, execute, and evaluate programs related to discipline areas.
• Work with Guam’s Department of Agriculture and Federal partners to support and enhance the agriculture industry.
• Collaborate with community based organizations for Extension program delivery, including but not limited to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts, local Cooperatives, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and Non-Profit Organizations.
• Involvement/support in the establishment and maintenance of new farms/value added business/subsistence production efforts.
• Participate in University, College and Extension committees, as well as community service and research endeavors.
• Develop Extension and research publications related discipline area, including but not limited to peer reviewed journal articles, fact sheets, bulletins, technical reports, and other items.
• Secure extramural funding and write peer reviewed journal articles, as grants are a primary source of program funds and publication often an expected output.
• Give a minimum of four (4) public Extension & Outreach workshops each year.

Minimum Qualifications
1) Earned Masters degree related to Agricultural Economics or closely related field, from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent; 2) At least three (3) or more years’ experience working in Cooperative Extension or other non-formal instruction and/or related outreach programs; 3) Demonstrated ability to secure and manage competitive grant; 4) Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, and collaborate effectively with students, colleagues and the community, both orally and in writing; 5) Ability and willingness to work with people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and economic status 6) Experienced in multiple education/outreach delivery mechanisms; and 7) Must be willing to teach online.

Preferred Qualifications
1) Experience in undergraduate teaching and program development and willingness to teach courses in farm management/marketing, personal finance, and/or other subjects under Agriculture and Life Sciences; 2) Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. land grant system and role of Cooperative Extension; 3) Additional training in related topics like community development, personal finance and estate management, sustainable agriculture, tropical agriculture, agroforestry, livestock or aquaculture are positives criteria; 4) Experience in applied research, scholarly work and university service; 5) Demonstrated successful grant writing and management; 6) Work experience in Cooperative Extension or Outreach Education in consultation on farm management, family finance, and agriculture marketing; 7) Knowledge of or experience in working with the Pacific Island or other minority/multicultural populations; and 8) Experience working with online learning programs.

Other Information
University Information: The University of Guam is the premier institution of higher education in the Western Pacific. It is a land-grant institution, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Commission. Located in the village of Mangilao on the island of Guam, the campus overlooks beautiful Pago Bay and the University’s world-class Marine Biology Lab. The University has approximately 3,900 students, 90% of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, providing a uniquely diverse campus and multicultural atmosphere. As a regional, comprehensive, open admissions institution, the university awards degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels through its two colleges and four professional schools. Over the next five years, the University will be entering an exciting period of growth linked to anticipated increases in military investments and resultant economic expansion in Guam. Three major University initiatives have been developed to maximize academic and community opportunities during this period: “UOG, the Natural Choice” to encourage local students to aspire to attend college and to choose the University of Guam; “UOG Green” with renewable energy and sustainability central to the initiative; and “UOG Leading Change” on Guam and in Micronesia. Extramural funding from competitive Federal sources as well as contracts is rapidly expanding. Such opportunities along with a critical mass of dedicated and capable administration, faculty, students, and staff make the University of Guam an exciting place to be for many years to come. Information on the University’s campus security and fire safety may be accessed at http://www.uog.edu/hro (Under Links).

General Description: The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

Work Eligibility: Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.
Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Mr. Joseph Blas Gumataotao, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Job Open Date 06/04/2018
Job Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University Of Guam solicits applications to establish a list of eligibles for the following position (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track Appointment, Full/Part-Time, Subject to the Availability of Funds).

Please apply at UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com.

University of Guam is a drug-free work environment and an equal opportunity employer. Military family, disability and veterans are encouraged to apply. Federal Law requires presentation of proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. We comply with this on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Optimal submittal date is July 31, 2018 Chamorro Standard Time (ChST/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)


For technical assistance or inquiries in completing the application, please contact Eliza Soriano at esoriano@triton.uog.edu.

Additional Information
For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at http://www.uog.edu. General information about Guam is available at http://www.visitguam.org. For local newspapers, The Pacific Daily News is available at http://www.guampdn.com and The Guam Daily Post is available at http://www.postguam.com.

Contact Information
For further information, please contact Dr. L. Robert Barber, Jr., Chair, Extension Agriculture Economics Search Committee at bbarber@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Appointment / Relocation
The position is a twelve (12) month faculty position, three-year tenure track or non-tenure track (1, 2, 3 year) contractual appointment. The University provides relocation assistance to new employees if hired off-island on a three-year initial contract. Provided are travel expenses for the applicant and the applicant’s spouse (as defined by Guam Law) and children under the age of 18 by the least expensive and most direct air route from the point of hire and for moving household goods to Guam by the least expensive carrier up to 3,500 pounds for a family and 1,750 pounds for an applicant without dependents. Insurance of household goods, if desired, is at the employee’s expense.

Benefits
Fringe benefits include a medical and dental plan, life insurance, cafeteria plan (flexible tax benefit plan), and the Government of Guam retirement plan.

Application Process
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. L. Robert Barber, Jr., Chair, Extension Agriculture Economics Search Committee at bbarber@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

Application Deadline: 07/31/2018


University of Guam
Instructor/Extension Agent II to Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III (Extension Animal Science)

Location: Guam

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Brief Description: Position Title Instructor/Extension Agent II to Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III (Extension Animal Science)

Department College of Natural & Applied Sciences

College / Unit Description
The Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) serves as Director of the UOG Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the Western Pacific Tropical Research Center (WPTRC). Faculty in CES and WPTRC are in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division. Within CES there are currently ten (10) tenure track Extension faculty; two in Community Development, one in Nutrition, one in Food Science, one in Family Life and Youth Development, one in Horticulture, one in Entomology, one in Agriculture Economics, one in Animal Science, and one in Plant Pathology, as well as soft money full time faculty and several Extension associates and assistants. The University of Guam Cooperative Extension Service (UOG-CES) enables the multicultural community of Guam to make informed decisions through non-formal education programs based on research and assessed local needs.

Position Type Faculty
Posting Number 072-18
Full or Part Time Full Time
Work Schedule Full-Time

Salary Range
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience relevant to the position. The following salary figures are for twelve (12) months:

Instructor/Extension Agent II: $44,419 – $75,261 Per Annum
Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III: $51,314 – $88,707 Per Annum

Compensation for employment shall not commence until all hiring conditions are met, including required employment visa. Annual salary will be prorated, if start of employment is delayed.

Character of Duties
This position is a 12-month tenure-track Extension faculty position in Animal Science within the Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit of the University of Guam Cooperative Extension Service. The successful applicant will have as her/his primary role designated as “Extension and Community Outreach”. In this role the faculty member will review past accomplishments and conduct needs assessments to develop a knowledge base of issues and factors affecting a broad spectrum of Animal Science topics for the island and region. This knowledge will be used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate Extension education programs in Animal Science for Guam and the Western Pacific. These programs are driven by needs assessments conducted under 5-year federally approved Plans of Work (POW). As a tenure track Extension faculty member, the successful applicant must also be willing to support the teaching and research efforts of the College of Natural and Applied Science’s (CNAS) Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS) undergraduate program.

As a tenure-track faculty, the successful applicant is required to develop a portfolio of accomplishments that reflect a minimum of 50% within the primary endeavor (Extension and Community Outreach), a minimum of 25% Creative Scholarly Activities or Research, and a minimum of 15% University and Community Service during the first five years of the tenure track appointment. It is anticipated that this position will be a split position with at least 12.5% Research funding. In addition, all tenure track faculty in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division are required to teach at least three (3) contact hours per year in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Undergraduate Program. Faculty members are required to submit an annual report of accomplishments and a Plan of Work. These are reviewed and approved by the Associate Director and Dean/Director of the College.
The successful candidate is expected to:

• Provide services to clients who raise animals including poultry, swine, goats, and cattle. Note that there is no large scale animal industry on Guam. However, many small farms raise animals for sustenance and familial support.
• Conduct training workshops on animal science topics relevant to community needs and emerging issues.
• Create and provide animal science information to clients in the form of fact sheets, production guides, and web pages.
• Perform applied research on topics such as development of local feed sources as a substitute for expensive imports; development of locally sustainable production systems and other topics for small scale livestock operations.
• Develop and represent recommendations on nutrient management, animal health, biosecurity, and disease prevention.
• Participate in regional projects supporting US-affiliated Micronesian Islands (Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).
• Participate in University and College committees.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships among diverse groups and stakeholders to assess community needs and concerns around the agricultural industry; both in production and marketing.
• Work with Guam’s Department of Agriculture and Federal partners supporting the agriculture industry.
• Collaborate with community based organizations for extension program delivery, especially the Soil and Water Conservation Districts and local cooperatives, and other Non-Government Organizations (NGOs).
• Secure extramural grant funding and write peer-reviewed journal articles, as grants are a primary source of program funds and publication is often an expected output.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Animal Science or closely related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, interact, and collaborate effectively with farmers, students, colleagues and the community, both orally and in writing.
• Ability and willingness to work with people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and economic status.
• Must be willing to teach online.

Preferred Qualifications
• A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in animal science or closely-related field or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an US-accredited university or equivalent.
• Demonstrated ability to secure and manage competitive grants.
• Has peer-reviewed publications.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with tropical animal production.
• Experience working in and knowledge of Land Grant Universities and Colleges.
• Experience working with online learning programs.

Other Information
General Description: The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.

University Information: The University of Guam is the premier institution of higher education in the Western Pacific. It is a land-grant institution, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior Commission. Located in the village of Mangilao on the island of Guam, the campus overlooks beautiful Pago Bay and the University’s world-class Marine Biology Lab. The University has approximately 3,900 students, 90% of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, providing a uniquely diverse campus and multicultural atmosphere. As a regional, comprehensive, open admissions institution, the university awards degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels through its two colleges and four professional schools. Over the next five years, the University will be entering an exciting period of growth linked to anticipated increases in military investments and resultant economic expansion in Guam. Three major University initiatives have been developed to maximize academic and community opportunities during this period: “UOG, the Natural Choice” to encourage local students to aspire to attend college and to choose the University of Guam; “UOG Green” with renewable energy and sustainability central to the initiative; and “UOG Leading Change” on Guam and in Micronesia. Extramural funding from competitive Federal sources as well as contracts is rapidly expanding. Such opportunities along with a critical mass of dedicated and capable administration, faculty, students, and staff make the University of Guam an exciting place to be for many years to come. Information on the University’s campus security and fire safety may be accessed at http://www.uog.edu/hro (Under Links).

Work Eligibility: Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, Mr. Joseph Blas Gumataotao, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Job Open Date 06/04/2018
Job Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University Of Guam solicits applications to establish a list of eligibles for the following position (Tenure/Non-Tenure Track Appointment, Full/Part-Time, Subject to the Availability of Funds).

Please apply at UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com.

University of Guam is a drug-free work environment and an equal opportunity employer. Military family, disability and veterans are encouraged to apply. Federal Law requires presentation of proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. We comply with this on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Optimal submittal date is July 31, 2018 Chamorro Standard Time (ChST/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)


For technical assistance or inquiries in completing the application, please contact Eliza Soriano at esoriano@triton.uog.edu.

Additional Information
For further information about the University of Guam, visit our Web Site at http://www.uog.edu. General information about Guam is available at http://www.visitguam.org. For local newspapers, The Pacific Daily News is available at http://www.guampdn.com and The Guam Daily Post is available at http://www.postguam.com.

Contact Information
For further information, please contact Dr. Aubrey Moore, Chair, Extension Animal Science Search Committee at aubreymoore@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Appointment / Relocation
The position is a twelve (12) month faculty position, three-year tenure track or non-tenure track (1, 2, 3 year) contractual appointment. The University provides relocation assistance to new employees if hired off-island on a three-year initial contract. Provided are travel expenses for the applicant and the applicant’s spouse (as defined by Guam Law) and children under the age of 18 by the least expensive and most direct air route from the point of hire and for moving household goods to Guam by the least expensive carrier up to 3,500 pounds for a family and 1,750 pounds for an applicant without dependents. Insurance of household goods, if desired, is at the employee’s expense.

Benefits
Fringe benefits include a medical and dental plan, life insurance, cafeteria plan (flexible tax benefit plan), and the Government of Guam retirement plan.

Application Process
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Aubrey Moore, Chair, Extension Animal Science Search Committee at aubreymoore@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

Application Deadline: 07/31/2018


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.