Current Position Openings

Michigan State University
Field Crops Extension Educator

Location: Montcalm County, MI

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Brief Description: Position Overview
As part of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position will provide local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in field crop production. Located in Stanton, Michigan (Montcalm County), this position will have both a local and state-wide focus, will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and commodity groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for overall advancement of Michigan agricultural industries.

The successful applicant will design, implement and evaluate educational programming that is research based, will address the needs of clientele groups; ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods including multi-media, personal education and written articles; provide growers and agri-business professionals with the knowledge to profitably produce agricultural products, contributing to the short and long-term viability of farms, and the economic well-being of Michigan citizens; and serve as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele. The successful applicant will also network statewide with the existing core of 16 field crops Educators to provide education and service to the Michigan field crops industries. Michigan State University Extension encourages self-motivated people trained in this area who are eager to work with crop farmers to help them improve the profitability, viability, and sustainability of Michigan agriculture to apply for this position.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
 Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to crops science, horticulture, soil science, entomology or plant pathology preferred; candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to crops science, horticulture, soil science, entomology or plant pathology and associated experience, will be considered with the expectation that the selected candidate will complete a Master’s degree within a specified time frame as discussed with the Institute Director prior to employment.

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 610790 using the Job Search field.

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references (at least two prior supervisors) including email addresses.
This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.

Application deadline is November 4, 2019.

MSU EXTENSION AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS INSTITUTE
Position Information
Position Title
Extension Educator

Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package: https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Location
Montcalm County, MI

To Apply
Current MSU Employees:
Access the EBS portal. Under the My Career and Training section, select the Careers @ MSU tile to view Internal Job Postings.

External Applicants:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu

Posting Number:
610790

Contact for Questions
msue.hr@msu.edu

Application Deadline: 11/04/2019


University of Florida -IFAS Extension
Extension Agent II, III, or IV – Agriculture/Community Resource Development and County Extension Director; OR Program Extension Agent II, III, or IV – Agriculture/Community Resource Development and County Extension Director

Location: Orlando, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001-3970

Classification Title: Extension Agent II, III, or IV – Agriculture/Community Resource Development and County Extension Director; OR Program Extension Agent II, III, or IV – Agriculture/Community Resource Development and County Extension Director

Please note: The Extension Agent track is permanent status-accruing and the Program Extension Agent track is non-permanent status accruing in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (FCES). The track followed by a successful candidate who does not currently hold permanent status in FCES will be agreed upon by UF and the candidate and will depend on current position and experience. A successful candidate who currently holds permanent status in FCES will follow the Extension Agent track.

Job description:

The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments that provides quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities.

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Orange County seek to fill an Extension Agent or Program Extension Agent position with a self-starting, responsive, energetic, team-oriented individual who will also serve as the County Extension Director (CED) of the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Extension Education Center in Orlando, FL.

As the CED, you will lead, manage, supervise, and coordinate the total county extension program including a faculty and staff of about 30, while building effective working relationships with employees, Extension Administration, county government, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, related agencies, residents, and the general public. It is essential that you have the ability to build cross-organizational capacity, engage external stakeholders, and build partnerships. A focus on strategic planning and thinking is critical as UF/IFAS Extension and Orange County Government respond to evolving economic, social and environmental trends.

As the Agent, you will conduct and implement forward-looking educational programs (approximately .20 FTE) in agriculture (vegetable crop management) and community resource development to meet community needs in a rural and urban setting. You will create an annual Plan of Work (POW) and Report of Accomplishment (ROA), working with a citizen advisory committee to analyze county situations, identify priority issues, advise on program budgets, and implement a variety of educational programs. The CED also serves as the Cooperative Extension Division Manager within the Community and Family Services Department of Orange County government with duties as assigned. Orange County government believes its department directors are critical to their team and that full leadership capacity is essential.

In your leadership capacity, you will supervise and evaluate county extension faculty and staff who conduct and/or support programs in all extension program areas, including but not limited to agriculture, commercial and residential Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, family and consumer science, community development, natural resources, local food systems, and sustainability. You will manage an overall advisory committee; submit a county budget; manage resources efficiently; build strong relationships with county administration, stakeholders, and partners; guide and mentor county faculty and staff; address personnel issues professionally; maintain good communication with all related parties; market local extension programs; and provide affirmative action leadership in the unit.

We expect you to be a visionary leader who will be able to connect with and proactively advance programming needs for both urban and rural audiences. You will interface with, gain support, and advance extension programs for urban and rural, as well as traditional and non-traditional audiences that align with our overall mission. You should be entrepreneurial in ways and approaches that will advance a contemporary extension program in a highly urbanizing area that is highly diverse in people, issues, and needs.

You will assume other responsibilities as assigned by the UF/IFAS District Extension Director and the Department Director of Orange County government. You will be expected to participate in professional development (in service training and professional organizations) to stay current in the relevant subject matter area and be familiar with county and university initiatives and priorities. You will be expected to be promoted at appropriate intervals per UF/IFAS guidelines. As a joint state/county appointee, you will follow all applicable UF/IFAS Extension and Orange County policies.

Minimum requirements:

This position requires an earned master’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, or a related field with experience in some of these areas: community/urban development, public policy, local food systems, or natural resources. At least 5 years of extension experience or equivalent is required. A flexible schedule that allows for irregular hours (some nights and weekends), travel with personal transportation, and occasional overnight travel is necessary. A valid driver’s license, a national background screening, drug screening, and a physical examination are requirements of this position.

Preferred qualifications:

Expertise in community resource development; experience with project management, marketing, and/or grant writing; strong people skills and ability to work effectively in teams and with volunteers; experience supervising faculty and staff; a responsive, creative, energetic and team oriented attitude to solving problems; experience with budgeting and grant management, personnel management, educational program delivery, and program evaluation methodology.

The successful applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to mentor, motivate, train, and recruit faculty, staff and volunteers. Knowledge and competency in information technology is a must. Previous leadership and managerial experience is preferred.
Current UF/IFAS Extension faculty who hold permanent status and a master’s degree in any program area are eligible to apply.

Further information:

Orange County and the Orlando metro area (population 1.3 million) is located in central Florida. Find more info at http://orangecountyfl.net/

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

Application Deadline: 10/19/2019


University of Florida - IFAS Extension
Multi-County Extension Agent II, III, or IV and County Extension Director

Location: Hendry County, Florida (LaBelle, FL)

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Brief Description: Position # 0001-4000
Requisition # 49621

Classification Title: Multi-County Extension Agent II, III, or IV and County Extension Director

Application deadline: 15 October 2019

Job Description:
The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments that provides quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities.

University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Hendry County seek to fill a Multi-County Extension Agent position that will also serve as Hendry County Extension Director (CED, 35%). If selected, your educational program responsibilities will include strong leadership in agriculture to include commercial vegetable production (60%) for Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. You will also be expected to actively participate in our 4-H Youth Development program in your area of expertise (5%).

As the Extension Agent, you will plan, develop, teach, implement, evaluate, and report on a comprehensive and diverse educational program for clientele. You will use computer technology and social media for communication, teaching, and program management. As the CED, you will lead, manage, supervise, coordinate, and report on the total county extension program while maintaining, fostering, and building effective working relationships with advisory committees, stakeholders, county government, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, government agencies, county residents, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff and extension administration.

You will serve at the Director level within Hendry County government and you will prepare the annual county budget that supports the Hendry County Extension Service office. As Director, you will oversee, review, and approve expenditures for the department. You will also represent Hendry County on boards or committees as designated by the county administrator, and you will interact with community businesses and organizations to provide information and assistance.

You will supervise and evaluate county faculty and staff with primary assignments in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, and office management. You will assemble and regularly consult an overall advisory committee reflective of county demographics and stakeholders to ensure that all county extension programs are important and relevant, and to effectively advocate and network for Cooperative Extension within the community. You will also assure that each county faculty member maintains an extension advisory committee in his/her respective subject matter and areas of responsibility.

You will be expected to seek and obtain financial resources to support extension programs and the office as CED. You will adhere to all University of Florida and Hendry County government policies and procedures and you will lead and manage all program and office components including best business practices. As needed, you will assume other assignments and responsibilities in support of the total county extension program as determined by Hendry County officials and the Southeast District Extension Director. An annual plan of work and report of accomplishment is required.

Minimum requirements:
This position requires a master’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, or plant science and at least 5 years of professional extension experience or equivalent. You must have experience with office operations, budgeting and grant management, personnel management, computers and information technology, educational program delivery, and program evaluation methods. You must also be capable of working with a wide range of extension clientele and must possess resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovative qualities. You must be able to obtain a Florida driver’s license. You will be required to travel in and out of the county with occasional overnight travel, irregular hours, and some weekends.

Preferred qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include previous leadership and management experience and a strong educational background in commercial agricultural production, plant sciences, farming systems, or a related field. You should be a self-starting, motivated, energetic, team-oriented individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills, outstanding management, leadership (coach, mentor, motivator, etc.), and problem-solving skills, familiarity working in political settings, and experience in creating a vision and getting buy-in from others. Other desired qualities and skills include evidence of exceptional collaborations, partnerships, and marketing with community agencies and groups. Experience working in multicultural settings and coursework/training on multicultural topics are desirable.

Further information:
This position is located at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Hendry County https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/hendry/ (population 41,000). The office is in LaBelle, which is about 30 miles west of Lake Okeechobee’s southern tip. Adjacent to Hendry County is the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, and 50 miles to the east is the Everglades Research and Education Center.

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

Application Instructions
Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/65690 by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) of the posting end date, and attach:

o Cover letter that describes how your experience and qualifications have prepared you for this position
o Résumé or Curriculum vitae

The following documents are required and may either be submitted through the above link at the time of application, or sent separately to our office (below).

o Previous Employment Form (located at http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/prev_employment.pdf ).

o Unofficial copies of all transcripts and/or coursework of your academic degrees

o A minimum of 3 reference rating forms (located at http://personnel.ifas.ufl.edu/ref_form.pdf ) from your professional/academic references. Reference forms will be kept on file for 1 year and will be automatically used with any of our extension agent positions you apply for during that time.

Reference rating forms and unofficial transcripts not submitted at the time of application should be submitted/postmarked by the next business day after the position’s closing date. They may be submitted to:

Ms. Dana LeCuyer
UF IFAS Human Resources
Faculty Recruitment and Hiring
P O Box 110281
Gainesville, FL 32611-0281
dlecuyer@ufl.edu
Fax: (352) 392-3226

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

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Application Deadline: 10/15/2019


Rutgers University
County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor)

Location: Salem County

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Brief Description: September 3, 2019
AGRONOMY AND AGRIBUSINESS EXPERTISE SOUGHT

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – CONTINUING SEARCH – TENURE TRACK FACULTY

County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor) – Salem County
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Salem County, Woodstown, NJ
Apply online at http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/83295

AVAILABLE: Immediately, open until filled

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 the 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.

NATURE & PURPOSE:
This tenure-track faculty 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. Coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff 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.

ACADEMIC RANK:
County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure track, 12 months, 100% Extension appt. in Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

SALARY: $75,348

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

EDUCATION & 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, with three years minimum 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.
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position

APPLICANT EXPECTATIONS
• 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.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status 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. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 197 4 may self-identify; please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required. To learn more about Rutgers University, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension and our employment opportunities, visit our websites at: http://www.njaes.rutgers.edu/jobs/. Public Safety Information regarding public safety at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is available in the annual security report "Safety Matters." This report may be viewed online at http://publicsafety.rutgers.edu.

Application Deadline: 12/10/2019


Kansas State University
Associate Director for Extension Programs

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

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Brief Description: Department: 3670035010 Coop Extension Administration
Job no: 507951
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Executive / Director / Management, Health & Safety, Extension Agent / Educator
Pay Grade: 001


About This Role:

K-State Research and Extension is recruiting for the position of Associate Director for Extension Programs in Manhattan, Kansas. This is a regular 12-month, tenure or non-tenure position.



The Associate Director for Extension Programs is a senior member of the K-State Research and Extension Administration Team and reports directly to the Director for Extension. The Associate Director for Extension Programs provides programmatic leadership to the core areas of extension programs. Working with an associate program leader and program leader coordinators (PLCs) in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality, and youth development, the Associate Director for Extension Programs, identifies cross program and trans-disciplinary needs and priorities, writes grants and programmatic proposals, develops implementation plans, delivers training, and supports evaluation and impact reporting. The Associate Director for Extension Programs also directly or co-supervises all specialists not associated with a campus department. In addition, the Associate Director for Extension Programs collaborates with stakeholders at Kansas State University, across Kansas, and nationally to address the grand challenges of Kansas.



The successful candidate must have a passion for Extension, leadership, and the skill and experience necessary to administer our entire portfolio of Extension programs, including directing federal, state, and externally funded or mandated programs administered by K-State Research and Extension. Such programs include, but are not limited to, SNAP ED, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Kansas Agriculture Mediation Services, the Kansas PRIDE Program, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, the Dane Hansen Northwest Kansas Community Vitality Program, and programs funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act and the Community Health Endowment.

Why Join Us:

K-State Research and Extension is a statewide network of educators sharing unbiased, research-based information and expertise on issues important to Kansas. It has established local, state, regional, national, and international partnerships. Its annual budget exceeds $60 million.

It is dedicated to a safe, sustainable, competitive food and fiber system and to strong, healthy communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis and education.

With 130 years of research and 100 years of extension, K-State Research and Extension has been improving the quality of life and standard of living for Kansans for a century. This integrated system connects the university to every county through locally based educators who serve as sources of objective information.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. For more information please visit http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

Earned PhD or equivalent.
Demonstrated leadership skills and supervisory experience.
Demonstrated communication skills.
Experience with budget management.
Position will require a willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as needed.
Understanding of different multicultural and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
Preferred Qualifications:

Academic training or professional experience in administration, budgeting, personnel supervision, program development and program evaluation.
Professional experience in Cooperative Extension of at least 5 years.
Experience developing and delivering extension or outreach programming in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality or youth development.
Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for innovative educational program delivery.
Understanding of and experience in fostering an environment of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary programming.
Proven success in acquiring and managing external funding and resources, such as grants, partnerships, and/or philanthropic funding.
Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Three Professional References
Review of Applications Begins:

Screening begins October 16, 2019. For best consideration please apply by October 15th, 2019

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Application Deadline: 10/15/2019


Ohio State University Extension
Director, Learning and Organizational Development

Location: Columbus, Ohio

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Brief Description: Under the direction of the associate dean and director for Ohio State University Extension, the director of the newly developed Learning and Organizational Development (LOD) unit provides leadership for: 1) the training and development for Ohio State University Extension personnel, including the process of identifying personnel and customer learning priorities; 2) the process of program design and development, including needs assessment, and managing the systems needed to measure individual and organizational performance; and 3) developing statewide and national engagement strategies for internal and external audiences. The Director of Learning and Organizational Development is expected to work collaboratively and develop relationships with other Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) units, cross-campus partners, and external customers as appropriate to identify and support Extension priorities.
OSU Extension creates opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions. We serve citizens through our local outreach offices in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Learn more at https://extension.osu.edu/
Essential Duties:
• Leads the OSU Extension Learning and Organizational Development Team
• Provides leadership, guidance, and vision to the Learning and Organizational Development unit staff
• Collaborates with CFAES and other university partners for all learning and organizational development priorities
• Actively engages in strategic planning within the organization and ensures implementation of strategies for which the Learning and Organizational Development unit has responsibility
• Serves as an active member of the Extension Executive Cabinet and Extension Program Council
• Plans and oversees unit budget and effectively manages resources
• Actively participates within national organizations (e.g., Extension, SHRM, learning and organizational development organizations) to remain current with best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to providing effective leadership to the LOD unit.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Provides overall supervision, conduct performance reviews, and support professional development of appropriate Learning and Organizational Development faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications:
Terminal degree in organizational development, human resource development, business, agricultural and/or Extension education, education, or a related field. 5-10 years of experience leading and managing teams.



Desired Qualifications:
Leadership experience in a large decentralized organization or system. Experience or deep knowledge of the land grant university system. Documented experience in organization development, program development and evaluation, and impact reporting.

The successful candidate may request consideration for appointment to professorial rank in an academic department.

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com/ and search for job opening 452726.

Application Deadline: 09/15/2019


Cornell Cooperative Extension
Emerging Crops Specialist - Extension Support Specialist II

Location: Broome County, New York

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Brief Description: Emerging Crops Specialist
Extension Support Specialist II
Band F - Exempt
Cornell Cooperative Extension
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Broome County, New York

Who We Are

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as New York State’s Land Grant University. Programmatically, Cornell Cooperative Extension connects the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Human Ecology (CHE) with 55 off-campus Associations, Integrated Pest Management, New York State Sea Grant, Area Specialists, and CCE New York City.

Harvest New York is an innovative Cornell Cooperative Extension team that focuses on workforce development and business expansion projects that increase profitability and investment in key sectors of New York’s agriculture industry throughout the State. Harvest New York Specialists respond to emerging issues and develop new opportunities using the research of Cornell University (both in Geneva at Cornell AgriTech and the Ithaca campus), the resources of Cornell Cooperative Extension and relationships with partnering organizations statewide. The six project areas covered by Harvest New York are: Dairy Food Processing and Marketing, Local Food Distribution and Marketing, Urban Agriculture, Farm-Based Beverages, Emerging Crops, and Farm Strategic Planning.


What We Are Looking For

We are looking for an individual that excels at building relationships with multiple stakeholders to identify and address industry needs. Initiative and independence are also essential to success. This position moves comfortably across a wide geography and contributes to multiple teams while developing their own unique program. Someone who has an appreciation for agriculture in New York State and realizes the importance of building relationships with producers and processors. Experience working in crop production, marketing, regulatory interpretation and in developing educational programming.


Roles and Responsibilities as a member of the Harvest New York Specialist Team:

• Provide leadership for planning and developing educational programs that emphasize the production and management of emerging crops.
• Develop a formal program that supports the growth and expansion of industrial hemp, hops, grains for the local craft beverage or bakery industry, or other emerging crops in New York State.
• Implement educational programs utilizing a variety of methods.
• Deliver one-on-one consultations with key producers and industry partners.
• Communicate evaluation results to program partners and funders.
• Build and maintain effective relationships with the producers, consultants, and other industry representatives.
• Participate in collaborative research projects with University and extension faculty and staff as well as other agencies and organizations.
• Support communication efforts with stakeholders through production guides, newsletters, quarterly reports, news releases, evaluation plans, etc.
• Responsible for day-to-day program operations and fiscal accountability.
• Develop and pursue a self-development plan that will enhance efforts within the program.

This position is full-time (40 hours / week) and will be located in Broome County, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Crop Science, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field with a demonstrated focus in agronomy and nutrient management and 3+ years of experience working in field crop, horticulture or other agricultural related industries or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with pest management and disease issues of crops.
• Demonstrated strong commitment to extension in support of the crops industry and a willingness to collaborate with other staff in a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach commitment to extension education in support of the crop industry.
• Ability to collaborate with other University staff, extension and industry personnel, and commercial farms.
• Proven organizational and time-management skills.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
• Participate in industry-based research in cooperation with commercial growers.
• Strong commitment to quality service, collaborative decision making, teamwork, and communication is essential.
• Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, creativity, management, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work well within a team of professionals.
• Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential issues, with a strong ability for multi-tasking.
• Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet, Social Media, and Web development).
• Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation or having and maintaining a valid New York State driver’s license.
• Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Crop Science, Agronomy or related field.
• Prior experience with crop production and management
• Certified Crop Advisor.
• New York Certified Pesticide Applicator License.


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Application Deadline: 09/25/2019


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Program Associate - Horticulture and Extension Programs

Location: Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #28-19
Extension Program Associate
Horticulture and Extension Programs
Douglas County, Castle Rock, 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.

Colorado State University Extension in partnership with Douglas County provides locally valued educational, youth development and volunteer opportunities for residents in horticulture, small acreage, Master Gardener, and 4-H youth development. Douglas County Extension also uses their connections throughout the university and Extension system to link residents with information and educational opportunities in these and additional program areas such as natural resources, agriculture, family and consumer science, community engagement, food systems, and energy.

The Colorado Master Gardener program in Douglas County currently has 98 active volunteer members and is currently training a new class of volunteers to begin volunteer work in the spring of 2019. The staff consists of an Extension Director, a horticulture and small acreage Agent, two 4-H Agents, a 4-H Program Associate, two Administrative Assistants, and this position. This position will provide management for the county’s Colorado Master Gardener program and coordination of additional Extension educational programs, events and projects.

For more information about Colorado State University Extension visit http://extension.colostate.edu. For more information about the Colorado Master Gardener program, visit www.cmg.colostate.edu. For more information about the Douglas County, access their web site at: www.douglas.co.us.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday, September 12, 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 Deryn Davidson at (303) 678-6386 or deryn.davidson@colostate.edu. Candidates moving forward in the process will 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 will primarily manage and coordinate all aspects of the Colorado Master Gardener program in Douglas County. Primary Master Gardener duties include: volunteer recruitment; training and coordination; volunteer tracking; support for CMG activities that engage the public; ongoing recognition; documentation of program accomplishments; and program reporting. This individual will also be responsible for partnering and working with and through a variety of county, community and Extension partners to support the coordination, promotion, delivery and evaluation of non-credit programming, projects, events and activities for Douglas County audiences. Potential content and project areas include but are not limited to: natural resources, urban agriculture and local foods, agricultural appreciation, family and consumer sciences, cottage foods, community engagement, food systems, leadership and energy. This position will contribute to and strengthen the overall Extension program offered, help build new audiences, work as a member of the local Extension team, Douglas County and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual will work regularly with other Extension agents across program and county lines, with program teams and the State CMG office. Assignments may be reallocated and/or shared in the future based on interest and expertise. Flexibility in scheduling; night, weekend, and overnight work (able to be scheduled in advance) is required. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Douglas County Extension Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 60%
• Maintain, strengthen and grow the Douglas County CMG program through coordinating the following activities: recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training, deploying and recognizing CMG volunteers; establish CMG project teams and coordinate CMG volunteer project managers, monitor and redirect project implementation as needed.
• Completion of the CMG training required of volunteers is required in the first year of hire.
• Manage CMG program budget.
• Help the public gain answers to horticultural and related questions through CMG volunteers; instill quality customer service skills and diagnostic protocols in volunteers.
• Participate in Colorado Master Gardener program leadership team and attend state CMG policy development meetings. Follow state CMG program guidelines.
• Coordinate and schedule CMG volunteers for speaker’s bureau.
• Educate volunteers to use electronic scheduling and tracking program, maintain email contact lists and databases; create summary reports.
• Maintain horticulture reference book library, files, and program demonstration materials.
• Provide guidance and support for CMG and other volunteer projects in the community.
• Provide continuing education opportunities for Extension volunteers.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.


Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 30%
• Based on community needs, assist in developing, coordinating, promoting, delivery and evaluate of research-based educational programming and information for the public using a variety of educational venues including but not limited to: workshops, newsletters, blogs, website, news releases, radio programs, speaker’s bureau and volunteers..
• 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.
• Provide leadership and support, as part of the Douglas County Extension team, in new community program efforts in content areas such as natural resources, urban agriculture, agricultural appreciation, family and consumer science, community engagement, food systems, and energy.
• With input and support from the Extension team, update and maintain all Extension program and CMG website and social media platforms with relevant program related content and information.
• Actively participate in, develop a plan to invest, and regularly report program activities and outcomes to the Environmental Horticulture Program Reporting Unit and other Extension program and reporting teams as appropriate to help focus, develop and implement local, area and regional program efforts.
• Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate or required by the position.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 10%
• Promote CMG, horticulture, and other education program opportunities and activities in the community.
• Develop strong working relationships and coordinate resources and programs with other Colorado State University and Extension staff, educational institutions, non-profits, businesses, and other Douglas County departments and stakeholders to enhance program development and delivery.
• Participate in focus groups, coalitions, advisory committees, and diverse community groups to set program direction.
• Recognize and act upon opportunities to build relationships and connect community and university resources to achieve desired program outcomes.
• Partner in opportunities to generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) to help support programming efforts.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $50,500. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed bachelor’s degree.
• Degree must have been conferred in plant sciences (horticulture, botany, plant pathology, food systems, agriculture, or closely related field) or a field relevant to volunteer program management (non-profit management, community engagement, education, or closely related field).
• Prior experience, training, or capacity to supervise volunteers and manage a volunteer program.
• Prior experience managing and updating web sites and creating awareness and enhancing program participation through social media.
• 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:
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other staff, volunteers, county partners, partner organizations, local government staff, or other professionals.
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Demonstrated leadership ability; evidence of drive and initiative.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation, writing, and use of technology as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Strong organizational skills: ability to multi-task; develop, track and implement projects; and meet timelines.
• Professional experience, training, or demonstrated knowledge or interest in the field of horticulture; nursery or greenhouse, and landscaping.
• Knowledge and experience working with the Colorado Master Gardener program in Colorado or another state.
• Experience in audience needs identification, educational program delivery including technology and program evaluation.
• 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/70237

Application Deadline: 09/12/2019


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