Current Position Openings

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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County
Association Executive Director

Location: Tioga County - Owego, NY

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Brief Description: POSITION DETAILS:

This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. The minimum starting salary for this position is $72,000.00 annually commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Executive Director for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tioga County represents and is accountable to the Association Board of Directors and the Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension System. The Executive Director is expected to be an effective leader, helping to develop and project a compelling and contemporary vision for extension programming to stakeholders, both internal and external. The Executive Director must be engaged with decision makers both locally and at Cornell in order to be effective.

The Executive Director is expected to provide high level administrative leadership and management of the Association as well as high-level program development and delivery for the Agriculture Program Area within Cornell and local policy direction. The Executive Director develops and maintains effective working relationships among the staff, other Extension Associations, the Central, Nassau and North Country Region Shared Business Network, Extension Administration, Cornell faculty, and stakeholders. This position will build positive relationships with legislators, local government leaders, community leaders, funding agencies, and civic groups. The Executive Director exercises professional judgment and executive skills in administering overall Association operations. This position provides leadership in overall educational program development and implementation, establishes program priorities, and provides leadership for the ongoing development of a welcoming and inclusive organizational climate for diversity, and program integration across disciplines and within the broader Extension System. The Executive Director is expected to develop enhanced revenue streams to sustain and grow Association programming. This position will also serve as leader of the Agriculture program area and will provide limited direct programming as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Master’s Degree in Management, Agriculture, or related Cooperative Extension programming area.

· Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience, including at least three (3) years in Cooperative Extension or a closely related field of employment. (PhD may substitute for 2 years of experience.)

· At least four (4) years of substantive leadership and management responsibilities including human resources, finance, and organizational management.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT THE CCE TIOGA WEBSITE: http://tioga.cce.cornell.edu/ and follow the link to apply directly on-line through Cornell University .

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

All applicants must apply online by close of day on April 23rd, 2020 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

Application Deadline: 04/23/2020


Oregon State University Extension
Livestock Assistant Professor of Practice

Location: Baker-Union Counties, Baker City, Oregon

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Brief Description: Brief Description: Oregon State University invites applicants for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position with the OSU Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Extension program in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Supervision Team (Eastern Regional Director, Department Head, and Program Leader).

This Assistant Professor of Practice position is stationed in Baker City, Oregon and will serve Baker and Union Counties. Its academic home is the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Active contributions to scholarship are required (see the scholarship duties section, below, for details). As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University (OSU) promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. This position contributes to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research needed to support Extension activities.

This faculty position is responsible for the Rangeland/Forage/Livestock Extension program in Baker and Union Counties. This faculty member will provide leadership in teaching, communication, and programming for rangeland, livestock, forage and natural resources using research based information. This faculty member will provide extension and applied research programming for Livestock and Natural Resources in Baker and Union counties, as well as participate in statewide and regional activities, as appropriate.

Oregon State University is committed to practicing and delivery of tools for state-of-the-science interaction and engagement of partners and stakeholders. This faculty member is required, when applicable, to use modern learning tools including online and hybrid classes, employ and practice engaged scholarship, promote integration of programs across disciplines that are demand-driven and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in extension program delivery.

This position will require traveling. Active and effective communication with colleagues and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position.

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students (K-16) in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

Oregon State University and OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it’s not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

Application process and additional information may be obtained at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/89871

Application Deadline: 04/16/2020

Application Deadline: 04/16/2020


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Agent - Horticulture and Natural Resources

Location: Douglas County, Castle Rock, 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.

Douglas County, a large suburban county, is a unique mix of rural to urbanizing communities including Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree, Sedalia, Franktown, and Highlands Ranch. Douglas County ranked first in community health nationwide, according to U.S. News and is one of seven counties making up the Denver metropolitan area. The county—recognized as one of the most pro-business, fiscally healthy, and effective local governments in the United States—is home to 342,776 and the 4th largest youth population in the state enrolled in a single, unified school district. Located south of Denver, its borders are within thirty minutes of Denver’s city center to the north and twenty-five minutes from Colorado Springs to the south. Douglas County has a rich agricultural heritage and is interested in developing programs to engage youth, residents, partners, and communities in urban agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, small farm operations, small acreage management, STEM, and leadership development opportunities.

Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) and Douglas County work cooperatively to provide Extension programming and engagement in the county. Extension programming is locally driven. CSUE contributes onsite and campus-based expertise, along with university and land grant system resources and connections across the state to enhance local programming efforts. This position will enjoy close working relationships with Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources and the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus. Douglas County Extension staff consists of the director, three agents (one horticulture/natural resources agent and two 4-H youth development), two program coordinators (one horticulture/extension programs and one 4-H youth development), and two administrative assistants. To learn more about Douglas County Extension, Colorado State University Extension, or Douglas County visit http://douglas.extension.colostate.edu, http://extension.colostate.edu, or 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, April 9, 2020. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu 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 oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491-2806 or joann.powell@colostate.edu.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: This individual will provide leadership for the overall horticulture and natural resources program in Douglas County including water, pest management, and small acreage management. They will assess community needs and interests, develop and deliver programming for both youth and adult audiences, and evaluate and report program impacts locally and to Extension. The agent will bring a proven track record of developing partnerships within the county, with communities and residents, Extension, and related industries. This person will be an experienced educator who incorporates science-based information, current research, and best practices into their programming. They will use a variety of techniques and technologies to make information and educational programs available, accessible, and of use/value to the local community. The agent may develop additional volunteer programs, networks, research or demonstration plots/gardens, partnerships, and/or events to disseminate information and engage the community. This position will lead the Native Plant Master (NPM) program and collaborate with the Extension Master Gardener program coordinator in support of the MG program in Douglas 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. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Douglas County Extension Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 75%
• Develop, market, deliver, facilitate, and evaluate non-credit educational programming in response to locally identified priority needs in home and commercial horticulture, natural resources, water, pest management, small acreage management, and related areas.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and deliver programming that builds life skills for both youth and adult audiences and is inclusive of rural and urban residents.
• Cooperate with or facilitate research/demonstration trials and programs.
• Provide diagnostic services (phone calls, emails, walk-ins, and/or site visits) related to horticulture, natural resources, water, pest management, and small acreage management, and recommend safe and effective management/control options.
• Provide leadership for the Native Plant Master program and collaborate with the Douglas County Extension MG program coordinator in support of the MG program.
• Actively participate on Extension work teams to help focus and develop regional and statewide programs and deliver basic and advanced horticulture training to Colorado Master Gardener candidates locally and statewide.
• Conduct field calls for residential and green industry clients.
• Manage program and operating funds in compliance with university fiscal policies and reporting requirements.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 25%
• Actively collaborate and develop highly functional networks with internal and external partners (local, state, and federal agencies; and non-profit organizations) to maximize the delivery of programs attuned to Douglas County.
• Effectively communicate and develop strong working relationships with the office and county, Extension colleagues, commissioners, volunteers, partners, advisory committees, and CSU administration and staff to continually assess conditions and enhance the effectiveness of local and regional programming.
• 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: Salary range is $45,000 - $60,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed master’s degree conferred prior to start of employment.
• One degree must be conferred in horticulture, natural resources, environmental science, agriculture, plant pathology, entomology, or a closely related field of study.
• Demonstrated professional experience in horticulture, natural resources, water, pest management, and/or small acreage management.
• Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources, and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to provide and inspire quality customer service and forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated leadership ability; must be a self-starter.
• Demonstrated ability to engage with and build community including facilitating group interactions, managing conflict, successfully navigating difficult topics, and actively participating in county/community initiatives.
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and 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:
• Demonstrated ability to manage resources, time, and effort.
• Experience in promoting, marketing, or creating public awareness of program/services among key community decision-makers.
• Prior experience, training, or capacity to supervise, manage, and develop volunteers.
• Experience or interest in developing community-oriented research opportunities in horticulture, natural resources, water, urban agriculture, pest management, and small acreage management.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fundraising, or other cost recovery efforts.
• Bilingual and biliterate in 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 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 (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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 http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/75747

Application Deadline: 04/09/2020


Utah State University Extension
Extension Assistant or Associate Professor- Agriculture & Natural Resources and 4-H Agriculture Programs

Location: Cedar City, UT

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Brief Description: Requisition ID: 2020-2543

# of Openings: 1

Category (Portal Searching): Management

Position Type: Benefited Full-Time

City: Cedar City

Job Classification: Faculty

College: Extension

Department: Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources

Advertised Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits

Overview

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty position. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This Extension position has Iron County and university responsibilities. An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Cedar City.

Iron County is located in beautiful southern Utah. Cedar City is the largest city in Iron County and is home to Southern Utah University and the world famous Utah Shakespeare Festival. There are numerous outdoor recreation opportunities including skiing (Brian Head ski resort), and short drives to National Parks. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to Agriculture and Natural Resource Programs.

Responsibilities

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include County Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A master's degree is required for County Extension Assistant/Associate Professor ranks.

Provide leadership to Extension activities such as alfalfa production, livestock production, small acreage pasture management, rangeland management, irrigation, and general agricultural production. In addition, provide oversight to 4-H Agriculture Programs such as the Jr. Livestock and 4-H Horse programs

Provide leadership for the Cedar Mountain Initiative (CMI). In 1999, the Utah Legislature allocated ongoing funds to support the CMI. The purpose of the initiative is to conduct "research to determine how rangeland may be managed to support both livestock and wildlife and investigate the replacement of aspen by conifers." A multidisciplinary team of scientists, including representatives from Range Science, Animal Science, Wildlife Biology, Rural Sociology, and Forestry have been assembled to conduct this research program using a system approach

Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for adults and youth

Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach current clientele and new audiences

Work with on-campus specialists in developing applied research projects, program development and delivery to clientele

Pursue internal and external funding to support and expand Extension programming

Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming

Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers

Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension

Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders
Other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned master's degree in the areas of range science, agronomy, animal science, Extension Education, or other closely related agricultural fields

Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs
Experience in teaching adult audiences

Excellent oral and written English communication skills
Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university officials/administration, and county clientele

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member

Must have access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to agriculture programs

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to livestock production, range management, and crop production

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth livestock and horse programs

Skills and experience with:
Implementing applied research activities
Grant writing
Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers
Low income and under-served audiences
Social media
Developing on-line courses and managing websites
Related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders
Prior experience with the Land Grant University System
Ability to converse and write in the Spanish language


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in your profile under “Resume/CV”

2. 3 Professional References - Including contact information to be submitted at the beginning of your application in your profile

3. College Transcripts to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in your profile under "Documents 1-5"

4. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

To apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2543/extension-assistant-or-associate-professor--agriculture-%26-natural-resources-and-4-h-agriculture-programs/job?mobile=false&width=1200&height=829&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360

Advertised Salary

Competitive salary with excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.


Iron County specific information is available at: https://www.ironcounty.net



University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

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



The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).



The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.



For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.



Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.



USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Application Deadline: 12/31/1969


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

Location: Fairbanks, Alasaka

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Brief Description: Summary: The Director is the principal administrative officer of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE) 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 responsible 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.

Main job text (if no summary, then simply this): Director, Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
The Director is the principal administrative officer of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE) 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 responsible 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.
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).
The IANRE is an outreach and engagement program that supports the public service and Land Grant mission of the university in partnership with the USDA Department of Agriculture and the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has six district offices, four outreach centers, and four service centers across the state of Alaska that each serve different regions of the state. The IANRE mission is 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.
A key portion of the Director's portfolio is maintaining the Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES), which is administered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The station includes the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, the Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center and the Delta Junction Field Research Site. The Georgeson Botanical Garden and the Reindeer Research Program are at the Fairbanks farm. Researchers associated with the experiment station focus on creating knowledge and solving problems in agriculture and forest sciences. The University of Alaska Fairbanks, through state funding, and USDA Department of Agriculture, as well as private industry, foundation and other sponsored research fund AFES 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 extension service.
Description:
The Director is the principal administrative officer of the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension. 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 responsible 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, 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 role of Cooperative Extension as a collaboration with the University, the State, the land, sea and space grant system, and the USDA 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:
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 including federal and university funding allocations; 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 Cooperative Extension 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 outreach, engagement and public services throughout the UA system;
• Providing leadership in the development and coordination of educational programs, applied research, and scholarship, focusing on issues and problems important to Alaskans;
• Recognizing, supporting and collaborating with all of the extension 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 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 outreach programs at UAF.
• The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Extension celebrates the rich diversity of its students, employees and 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. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on April 10th, 2020. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 04/09/2020. Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.
Assistance:
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.
To ensure your consideration, applicants must submit their information via the UA Careers portal. Failure to do so will result their application not being received by the hiring committee, and thus not considered.

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
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.
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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: 04/10/2020


Colorado State University Extension
Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development/Leadership

Location: Larimer County, Fort Collins, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #08-20
Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development/Leadership
Larimer County, Fort Collins, 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 that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.

Larimer County is the ninth-largest county at 2,640 square miles, and the sixth-largest county in population with over 310,000 residents. Located in north-central Colorado, Larimer County is a county of contrasts ranging from the high mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park in the west to foothills and plains along the Interstate 25 corridor. The majority of the population resides in Fort Collins and Loveland. There are three school districts in the county. The median household income is $75,800. There is a commitment to preserving agriculture, its heritage, and open space in an urbanizing county. Larimer County offers a variety of attractive residential choices, excellent schools, parks, greenbelts and trail systems, recreation, cultural opportunities, and an inviting quality of life. Fort Collins is home to the Colorado State University campus. To learn more, visit the Larimer County website at www.larimer.org.

The Larimer County 4-H program is the largest traditional club program in Colorado with 1100 members. An additional 600 members participate in 4-H outreach programs. Three hundred seventy-five adult volunteers support the club program. The fourteen Extension staff members consist of the director, six Extension agents including this position, agriculture/natural resources, horticulture, and family and consumer science, and several coordinators, community educators, and support staff. To learn more, visit the Larimer County Extension website at https://larimer.extension.colostate.edu. To learn more about CSU Extension, visit http://extension.colostate.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu 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 oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Keith Maxey at (970) 400-2066 or keith.maxey@colostate.edu.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, markets and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs. The position will lead and direct a diverse and inclusive 4-H youth development program in Larimer County. This individual will provide overall leadership and guidance for the 4-H program, as well as have programmatic responsibility for several areas including family and consumer sciences, general projects, and youth and adult volunteer development. Larimer County’s goal is to make 4-H the program of choice among youth and adults seeking opportunities for personal development, engagement, community building, fun, and preparation for successful futures. The individual in this position works as a member of the Larimer County Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Larimer County Extension director and receives guidance and support in implementing the local 4-H program from the State 4-H Office.

Extension 4-H agents’ work schedules vary but they are expected to be available during key times for our 4-H members, leaders, and families. There are times throughout the year that require nights, weekends, and long hours. Flexibility in scheduling; night, weekend, and overnight work (able to be scheduled in advance) is required. CSU Extension is committed to helping employees achieve a positive work-life balance. To assist with this effort, Extension encourages professional scheduling to meet the needs of the 4-H members, leaders, and volunteers.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 40%
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and support for an active, ongoing, diverse adult and youth volunteer-based program including volunteer recruitment, selection, background checks, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition, and support.
• Develop and implement local 4-H volunteer practices consistent with the state 4-H program policies and procedures.
• Develop relationships with and provide leadership opportunities and training to 4-H adult leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth, support positive youth development, positively impact program delivery, and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over time.
• Prepare volunteers to take on management, leadership, and education and training roles in support of 4-H youth development programs; and incorporate STEM education and development of workforce skills into 4-H programming.
• Create an environment that inspires volunteers to learn, serve, and contribute to the development of youth, community, and self.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 40%
• As a member of the 4-H team, provide leadership for the Larimer County 4-H youth development club program including needs assessment, program development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting that supports the growth and development of life skills for both youth and adult audiences.
• Provide leadership and support for the Larimer County 4-H family and consumer science, general, natural resources, Cloverbud, and leadership programs and committees.
• 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.
• In collaboration with the 4-H team, provide support and guidance to various 4-H councils and committees such as leader’s council, youth council, the ambassador program, and specific project committees.
• Use a variety of education and information delivery modes, including social media, to enhance program and information availability and access.
• Actively engage in interdisciplinary programming and expertise sharing in the local office and Front Range Region, participating in one or more statewide 4-H youth development Extension program and reporting work teams.
• Provide oversight of program financial resources (internal and external).
• Participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and occasional events requiring overnight stays.
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 to expand partnerships with youth development organizations, advisory councils, after-school initiatives, and other community groups to collaboratively identify priority youth development and 4-H needs.
• Work with partners, planning committees, volunteers, and youth to ensure an appropriate and exemplary 4-H and Extension presence and participation at the Larimer County Fair, the National Western Stock Show, the Colorado State Fair, and other state and local 4-H events.
• Develop strong working relationships and effective communications with local Extension staff, university staff, Extension and State 4-H Office staff, local schools, Larimer County government and departments, local foundations, and other youth-serving organizations to enhance funding and implementation of youth development and 4-H programming.
• Seek internal and external partnerships, funding, and resources to support programming efforts.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: Salary range is $45,000 - $60,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed master’s degree conferred prior to start of employment.
• One degree must have been conferred in education, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, leadership, social sciences, natural resources, science, youth development, non-profit management, or a closely related field.
• Minimum two years professional youth development program experience including development of policies and procedures to implement the program.
• Minimum two years professional volunteer development, leadership and management experience.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations and to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Evidence of drive, initiative, and leadership.
• Ability to successfully communicate with and teach individuals and groups, facilitate conversations and manage conflict, and write for a variety of audiences and delivery modes including social and mass media.
• Prior professional experience delivering educational programs for diverse audiences including: audience needs identification, educational program development, delivering programs, evaluating program results, reporting outcomes, and using technology to manage and deliver programs.
• 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:
• Successful experience developing financial support for educational programs: grant writing, fundraising, contracting, or cost recovery.
• Experience marketing, promoting, or creating public awareness of programs and opportunities.
• Bilingual and biliterate in English and 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 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 (CSU) 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 (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will 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 http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/75778

Application Deadline: 04/14/2020


University of Florida Extension
Extension Agent I, II, or III – Agriculture and Natural Resources (Small Farms)

Location: Polk County

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4050

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, or III – Agriculture and Natural Resources (Small
Farms)

Our mission in the Florida Cooperative Extension Service is to partner with communities to provide 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 Univ. of Florida (UF) is a Land Grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff statewide. IFAS Extension employs 375 Extension Agents and has an office in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

We hire the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, innovate in a rapidly‐changing world, and believe in inclusion. Working for Florida Cooperative Extension will allow you to make a positive impact in your community as you help shape future generations, growing your career while earning a competitive salary and great benefits.

As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Polk County, a growing area in central Florida. We are looking for an individual with skills in agriculture and natural resources to specialize in small farms and alternative enterprises (70%), pesticide management training (20%), and 4‐H Youth Development (10%). You will collaborate with internal and external partners to assess local needs; then plan, develop, market, implement, and evaluate
educational programs focusing on small farms in rural and urbanizing areas, alternative agricultural enterprises, beginning farmers, agritourism, pesticide applicator training, and youth in agriculture. You will directly impact the economic viability and sustainability of small‐scale
agriculture in Polk County, providing needed services for employability of residents working in agricultural and natural resources‐related industries. Your office will be located at the County Extension Office in Bartow.

What you will do:
 Build and manage a program advisory committee that represents the community.
 Conduct needs assessments to determine programmatic focus and priorities, keeping in mind the diversity of the industry and county.
 Build networks to support the growth and sustainability of local agricultural production, agritourism, and relationships between small‐scale producers, consumers, and local decision makers.
 Develop positive relationships with regulatory and government agencies, non‐profit organizations, and regional media.
 Create interdisciplinary partnerships with Extension Agent colleagues (e.g., horticulture, natural resources, commercial agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and 4‐H youth
development).
 Use conventional and innovative teaching methods including classroom and field techniques plus information technology.
 Conduct pesticide exam prep classes and continuing education unit (CEU) courses for applicators. Provide monthly on‐site pesticide applicator testing.
 Conduct Green Industries‐Best Management Practices (GI‐BMP) training.
 Implement positive youth development principles when teaching youth audiences.
 Pursue grants, contracts, donations, and in‐kind contributions to support programming.
 Produce creative and scholarly works, abstracts, and publications that support educational outreach.
 Evaluate your programs to measure economic, environmental, and social impacts, and report these to county, district, and state administrators.
 Attend overnight meetings, conferences, and other pertinent events to develop professionally.
 Follow all Univ. of Florida, IFAS Extension, and Polk County policies.
 Carry out other duties as assigned by the County Extension Director or District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
 A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agricultural education, agronomy, horticulture, farm management, food and resource economics, soil and water science, or a closely related
field.
 Green Industries‐Best Management Practices (GI‐BMP) Certification or ability to obtain same within 3 months of hire.
 GI‐BMP Certified Instructor credentials or ability to obtain same within 12 months of hire.
 Two years of practical experience related to the position.
 Written and verbal English skills applicable to a wide variety of audiences.
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
 Ability to use social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and internet planning tools (e.g., Eventbrite, Doodle, and Google).
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
 A commitment to customer service.
 Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a Florida driver’s license.
 Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and overnight travel.

What you will bring (preferred):
 A master’s degree in an agricultural or business field. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, we want you to grow in your career. Therefore, you will be expected to progress
at least halfway towards obtaining a master's degree within 6 years of employment.
 Bilingual (English/Spanish) capability.
 Five years of field experience.

Further information:
In the event of an emergency, Polk County employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Polk County has a population of more than 708,000. The resident population grew almost 20% between 2007 and 2017. Polk has 17 municipalities and is on the Interstate 4 corridor between Orlando and Tampa. The county is a hub for higher education, agricultural production, industry, logistics, and tourism, including agritourism. While industrial and residential development are projected to continue, the county’s agricultural industry continues to expand and diversify.

Major agricultural products include citrus, blueberry, beef cattle, plant nursery, bees, and aquaculture. Polk is expected to continue as a major economic force in the state’s agricultural production, ranking fifth of 67 counties in total agricultural products sold with $297.7 million in market value of products sold.

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.

Review of applications will begin in early April and will continue until the position is filled.
Please be aware that interviews might not be scheduled until 4 to 6 weeks after the position closing date. Are you a good match? Apply today!

Application Deadline: 04/03/2020


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Engagement Zone Coordinator

Location:

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Brief Description: The Cooperative Extension Division at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to recruit candidates for two Coordinator positions to lead multi-county Engagement Zones in west central and northeast Nebraska (https://extension.unl.edu/engagement-zones/). We are seeking candidates who will foster employee success in Extension programming, build strong stakeholder engagement and connect local people to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Successful candidates will establish an inclusive culture in their Engagement Zone to attract, hire, coach and retain talented Extension professionals. The Coordinator is expected to coach employees to Excellence in Extension (https://extension.unl.edu/excellence-in-extension-for-educators/) and to support professional development in subject matter expertise as well as Extension best practices. The Coordinator will foster strong partnerships with elected officials, Extension Boards and advisory groups including the local Extension Board. In addition, the Coordinator will build collaborative relationships with local leaders that produce beneficial university-community initiatives.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree in a field normally considered a qualification for Extension work. A minimum of 3 years of experience in Extension or closely related field. Experience in working with individuals, coworkers and/or teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in a) engaging diverse and/or underserved clients/partners; b) the development and delivery of effective educational programs; c) building relationships with stakeholders, elected officials and/or community leaders; and d) resource development (external funding, donations and/or public private partnerships).

To view details of the positions and make application, go to employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200047 (west central Nebraska) or F_200048 (northeast Nebraska). Applicants will be required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins April 30, 2020 and continues until the positions are filled or the search is closed.

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

Application Deadline: 04/30/2020


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.