Current Position Openings

Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email . 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.

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

Location: Southeast Area, Prowers County, Lamar, CO

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Brief Description: 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 that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

The Southeast Area is composed of seven counties in southeastern Colorado (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers). The seven counties have a combined population of over 55,000, with Prowers having a population of 11,955 residents. The 4-H program is made up of 9 clubs with 155 youth members and 33 adult leaders. The position will also serve as the lead after-school and in-school programming in Bent County. Bent County is adjacent to Prowers and has a population of 5690 residents.

Agriculture is the economic base primarily consisting of dryland and irrigation farming. Other employers in the counties include government, education and local medical facilities. For more information about Southeast Area Extension, go to To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to

Colorado State University encourages professional development and provides an Employee Study Privilege with up to 9 credit hours of tuition assistance annually.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Please submit the following to to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number.
• Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable “Required” and “Preferred” Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately.

All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview dates will be shared to those moving forward. Four professional references will be requested of applicants that advance in the interview process.

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Bruce Fickenscher at (719) 688-3043 or

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Area Extension Agent will provide leadership, guidance, direction and implementation of Colorado State University Extension 4-H Youth Development in Prowers County. This individual will work cooperatively with the local community to keep abreast of priority community needs and provide appropriate support, facilitation and linkages to university resources. The person will work in a unified manner and coordinate with Extension staff in the Southeast Area, Peaks and Plains Region, and at Colorado State University.
The office for this position is in Prowers County, Lamar Colorado. The individual is a local representative of Colorado State University, is a member of a team of 9 professionals in the seven-county area and works under the supervision of the Southeast Area Director. Programmatic efforts are to be coordinated with the other agents the Southeast Area and in the other seven counties when needed.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 40%
• Assume responsibility for overall planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of Prowers County’s 4-H program involving youth and leaders to ensure an active and growing program.
• Seek to offer new opportunities for 4-H youth, leaders, and parents through new and innovative opportunities, with the goal of expanding the involvement, reach, and effectiveness of the 4-H program.
• Develop, implement, evaluate and report impacts of county-wide non-credit educational 4-H youth development
programming in Prowers and Bent Counties primarily, and in coordination with other Southeast Area staff and counties.
• Promote youth development through in-school and after-school efforts in Prowers and Bent Counties.
• Travel to and participate in professional development, evening and weekend events and periodic activities requiring
overnight stays.
• Work closely with other Extension staff in the area to assess needs, develop plans and identify resources for developing,
organizing, implementing and evaluating the total 4-H program.
• Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and local, state, and
federal agencies and organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 30%
• Work collaboratively with the area agents in agriculture, livestock, horticulture, agronomy, family and consumer sciences
and youth development to coordinate and deliver balanced and effective educational programming to sustain the people,
agriculture, and the environment.
• Build K-12 partnerships between CSU Extension and public schools throughout Prowers and Bent Counties
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and
underrepresented audiences.
• Work with other youth serving organizations and agencies to help provide a comprehensive youth development program.
• Work closely with citizens, advisory and other groups, and local, state, and federal agencies in determining program
needs and direction.
• Work closely with the Sand and Sage Round-Up Fair Board and Superintendents preparing for the county fair, The Holly
Gateway Fair Board, Prowers Livestock Committee, Prowers County Horse Committee and the Prowers County 4-H
Foundation and associated events.
• Provide leadership and program assistance with other activities as assigned.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 20%
• Recruit and provide leadership opportunities and training for 4-H volunteer leaders that will enable their effectiveness in
working with youth and retain their commitment over sustained periods of time.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Administration and Supervision: 10%
• Use entrepreneurial skills to find and/or generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, user fees, etc.) to help
support county and programming efforts.
• Manage a significant budget ($6,500 non-appropriated) including support for cost recovery, revenue generation and
grants (~$10,000).
• Provide supervision of the office administrative assistant and help assure communication within the office and with county
commissioners and other appropriate stakeholders.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,000 – $60,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and

• Completed bachelor’s degree.
• Degree must be conferred in agriculture and natural resources, animal science, education, youth development or a
closely related field.
• A successful candidate without a completed master’s degree will be required to complete a master’s degree within five
years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President of Engagement and Extension.
• Course work or prior experience or evidence of capacity to conduct effective educational programs for both youth and
adult audiences.
• Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful
partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• 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.

• Completed Master’s degree.
• Experience in audience needs identification and evaluating results of programs and projects, including development of
appropriate evaluation instruments.
• Experience in the management of educational programs.
• Experience in effectively translating and communicating technical information to lay people.
• Professional experience with/knowledge of Extension and the Land-Grant University System.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising,
contracting, and/or cost recovery efforts.
• 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:

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 Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins,
CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312.
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 strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its
faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Application process and additional information may be obtained at

Application Deadline: 06/23/2020

University of California
Vegetable Crops and Small Farms Advisor

Location: Riverside County-Coachella Valley Office

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Brief Description: Vegetable Crops and Small Farms Advisor (Applied Research and Extension) Serving Riverside and Imperial Counties

Position Overview
Location Headquarters. Riverside County-Coachella Valley Office

Purpose. The CE Advisor will develop and conduct research and extension programs focused on vegetable crop production in Riverside and Imperial Counties.

Primary program areas include (1) the commercial vegetable crop production and (2) the small scale and minority crop production of the Coachella Valley, the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County, and Imperial County as well as the limited vegetable production in Western Riverside.

The CE Advisor will support growers and processors of such high-valued vegetable crops with problem solving, field consultations, and applied research. The goal of the research program should be to improve yields and production efficiency. As this region is the major supplier of cool-season vegetables in the winter, a focus on disease and pest management research is important to remain competitive on a statewide and national basis. Water use efficiency and proper fertilization, and management are important issues to growers and deserve future research to meet state regulatory requirements.
This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities of Riverside and Imperial Counties and throughout California. The CE Advisor will efficiently and effectively support current and emerging issues that benefit local growers and across the state. Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving. The advisor will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work, and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and throughout California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.
Counties of Responsibility. This position is focused on vegetable crops (over 22 major crops including melons) in Riverside and Imperial Counties. There is an opportunity to work collaboratively across counties.

Reporting Relationship: The CE Advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) County Director for Riverside County with input from the UCCE Imperial County Director.

Required Qualifications
Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in crop science, plant physiology, plant pathology, agronomy or horticulture is required at the time of appointment. Relevant vegetable crop experience and a demonstrated understanding of soil science, irrigation and nutrient and pest management is required.

Desired Qualifications
• Previous Extension experience is desired.
• A pesticide applicator license or a private applicator license will be useful.

Skills Required
To be successful, the CE Advisor requires skills in the following area:

Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should have a deep understanding of key concepts related to vegetable crops, soil science, irrigation and pest management and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.

Demonstrated excellence in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with others. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted. Promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Lifelong Learning
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person.

Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic Review at:

About UC ANR

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across the California. We are committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.

Learn more about
● UC ANR at
● UC ANR in Riverside and Imperial Counties at and
● Our Strategic Initiatives
● Our Public Value statements at
● Affirmative Action: Further to the above, advisors are expected to share and exhibit UC ANR’s commitment to affirmative action. Learn more of UC ANR Affirmative Action policy:

Salary & Benefits
Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding CE Advisor series salary scales, please refer to:

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. This position is eligible for sabbatical leave privileges as per the terms of University policy and is eligible for indefinite status.

For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at:

How to Apply
If interested in this position, please visit: and choose “applicants” (refer to position #20-07)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by June 26, 2020.
Contact Tatiana Avoce; email:

Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at as a resource.

University of California Cooperative Extension
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

Application Deadline: 06/26/2020

University of Alaska - Fairbanks
Director of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Extension

Location: Fairbanks, Alasaka

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Brief Description: The Director is the principal administrative officer of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and serves as the Director of the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) and the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The Director reports directly to the UAF Provost. The Director provides visionary leadership to IANRE by working with staff, faculty and the public to create a learning organization that is responsive to the needs of Alaskans. The Director will enhance the visibility of the university and its engagement and research activities to the people of the state. The Director will consult with state and community leaders to ensure that IANRE is responsive to the needs of Alaskans. The Director works within UAF and the UA system to engage academic units in agriculture and natural resource research and in extension and outreach programming.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is the Land Grant institution for the State of Alaska and is home to the statewide efforts of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE). IANRE houses the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, major Land Grant University Entities at UAF.

IANRE is a research, outreach, and engagement program that supports the entire Land Grant mission of the university in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
IANRE has six district offices, four outreach centers, and four service centers across the state of Alaska that each serve different regions of the state. IANRE has two experiment farms, one on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, including the Georgeson Botanical Garden, and one in Southcentral Alaska near Palmer and the Delta Junction Field Research Site. The IANRE mission includes creating knowledge and solving problems in agriculture, environmental and forestry sciences, and sustainable natural resource management, engaging in relevant research that stretches from basic to applied research and to interpret and extend relevant research-based knowledge in an understandable and usable form; to encourage the application of this knowledge to solve the problems and meet the challenges that face the people of Alaska; and to bring the concerns of the community back to the university.
AFES and CES research are supported by UAF, state funding, and the USDA, as well as private industry, foundation and other sponsored research. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the USDA division that manages federal funding of the nation’s experiment stations and the cooperative extension service.

The Director is the principal administrative officer of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE). IANRE houses the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES), as well as the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). The Director reports directly to the UAF Provost. The Director provides visionary leadership to IANRE by working with staff, faculty and the public to create a learning organization that is responsive to the needs of Alaskans. The Director will enhance the visibility of the university and its engagement and research activities to the people of the state. The Director will consult with state and community leaders to ensure that IANRE is responsive to the needs of Alaskans. The Director works within UAF and the UA system to engage academic units in natural resource research and extension and outreach programming.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have successfully accomplished increasingly complex goals and objectives through which high-level leadership, promotion of diversity, communication, vision, and management skills will be evident.
• An earned Ph.D. or other terminal degree;
• Excellent leadership, organizational, planning, supervisory, and problem-solving skills;
• Demonstration of administrative and leadership effectiveness in a complex organization with responsibilities for budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning, and critical decision making;
• An outstanding record of achievement or creative discovery in a professional field;
• Demonstrated experience in the leadership of an extension service, experiment station or similar outreach/research program;
• Demonstrated ability to seek funding that supports the core mission of the IANRE at UAF;
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the management of programs and resources and a proven ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences;
• Thorough understanding and knowledge of the broad diversity of fields and disciplines within IANRE, including the nature, value, and inter- relationships of the represented disciplines;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills including electronic media;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively;
• Demonstrated ability to make decisions in a fair and equitable manner;
• Demonstrated understanding of community and economic development across a broad spectrum of organizations and cultures;
• An appreciation for the “engaged university” as characterized by the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities;
• Experience working with diverse communities

Desired Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:
• A holistic and innovative vision for the role and function of IANRE in a Land, Sea and Space Grant University;
• Qualifications commensurate with appointment as full professor in an academic department;
• A management style that is inclusive and empowers others to succeed, fosters respect, builds pride in the accomplishment of shared goals, and feeds upon two-way communication;
• Thorough understanding and knowledge of the roles of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service as a collaboration with the University, the State, the land, sea and space grant system, and the USDA NIFA in service to the people of Alaska;
• Evidence of leadership for research and/or educational programs in both rural and urban communities and a commitment to serving all communities regardless of population;
• Knowledge of the history, culture and economy of Alaska.

Location and Compensation: The position will be based in Fairbanks, Alaska. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience.

Responsibilities: The Director provides overall leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions within IANRE. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Developing and administering University-wide policies that enhance the effectiveness of the University and its faculty and staff in the engagement arena
• Supervising state-wide administrators, faculty, professionals and classified staff, conduct performance evaluations and make recommendations about personnel actions;
• Providing leadership and oversight for the financial management of IANRE, which houses AFES and CES, including federal and university funding allocations and other external funding sources; and increasing program funding from all available sources including contracts, grants, and fees and forging partnerships;
• Insuring accountability of IANRE to the University, USDA, stakeholders, and the public;
• Increasing acquisition of gifts, donations, and endowments supporting AFES and CES programs by working in concert with UAF’s Office of Advancement and Community Engagement;
• Providing leadership in the development of a UA system-wide engagement effort;
• Developing partnerships between IANRE and other programs with research, outreach, engagement and public services throughout the UA system;
• Providing leadership in the development and coordination of educational programs, basic and applied research, and scholarship, focusing on issues and problems important to Alaskans;
• Recognizing, supporting and collaborating with all of the research and outreach programs at UAF and providing leadership in outreach and community engagement activities for the betterment and wellbeing of all Alaskans;
• Advocating for IANRE as a significant research educational resource for the State with relevant local, state, and national entities;
• Providing vision and leadership for agricultural and forestry and other natural research related research at UAF, recognizing the importance of sustainability in agriculture and all natural resource fields.
• Fostering statewide relationships with local governments and elected officials as well as with the private sector, non-profits, and the public;
• Effectively integrating the missions of the IANRE to efficiently meet the Land Grant mission in Alaska in word and spirit;
• Aggressively engaging in entrepreneurial initiatives with industry and strategic partners.
• Recognizing, supporting and collaborating with all research and outreach programs at UAF.
• The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and
Extension celebrates the rich diversity of its' educational programming and research, its' employees and its' clientele and is committed to providing workplaces and programming free of discrimination. Successful candidates must have the ability to provide equal program participation opportunities to people of all backgrounds in a culturally relevant manner responsive to local needs. All IANRE employees have a responsibility to support a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, complying with NIFA civil rights obligations.

This is a full-time, annually, salary DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Applicants should submit their information via the UA Careers portal to ensure consideration for the position.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the Central Admin Fiscal Office at 907-474-5664. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Application Deadline: 07/01/2020

Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email . 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.