Current Position Openings

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

Location: Professor - Agriculture/Horticulture/4-H Nephi, UT

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Brief Description: Requisition: F1700321
Open Date: 12/08/2017
Review Date: 01/07/2018
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Southern Region
College/Unit: Cooperative Extension
Location: Extension Site
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:
Utah State University Extension invites applications for an Agriculture/Horticulture/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available February 15, 2018. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This position will have Juab county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the USU Extension office located within the Juab County Center in Nephi, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to agriculture, horticulture, range, livestock, etc. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, healthy living, citizenship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (tenure track), or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). A Master’s degree is required for Extension Assistant/Associate ranks. A Bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor.

Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership to Extension activities, including 4-H.
• Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth.
• Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
• Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.
• Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
• Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers.
• Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
• Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.

Dept/College 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.

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

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

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

Consideration will be given to those candidates nearing completion of their Master’s.
• Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.
• Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences.
• Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
• Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Must adhere to the University Travel and Driving policies.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with:
o Program development and/or delivery related to Agriculture and/or Horticulture.
o Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H or other youth development activities.
o Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions

• Skills and experience with:
o Implementing applied research activities.
o Grant writing.
o Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
o Low income and under-served audiences.
o Social media.
o Related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.

• Prior experience with the Land Grand University System.
• Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.

Application Deadline: 01/07/2018


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator –Cropping Systems

Location: Clay Center, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Extension Educator –Cropping Systems (Clay, Nuckolls, Thayer & Fillmore Counties)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Do you have the drive to help feed the world by teaching emerging on-farm research discovery and agricultural science to top crop producers and agribusiness professionals? Can you be a strong regional leader and develop focused, comprehensive educational programs in Irrigated and Rainfed Cropping Systems? We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Clay Center, Nebraska that serves Clay, Nuckolls, Thayer and Fillmore counties.
Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who are self-directed, excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others and are excellent communicators. As a member of the Nebraska Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree with one degree in Agronomy, Weed Science, Crop Science, Soil Science, Biological Systems Engineering, Doctor of Plant Health, Mechanized Agriculture Systems or other closely related field required. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web media, presentations).
• Minimum of 2 years experience with agricultural production similar to Nebraska systems.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Successful experience in teaching Cropping Systems education in a formal or informal setting, experience teaching crop producers or their advisors, and a demonstrated ability to network with agricultural industry or public agencies.

Review of applications will begin on 1/3/2018. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu (Requisition number: F_170053). Click on the “Apply for this position” button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other”), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

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

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Application Deadline: 01/03/2018


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Community Environment

Location: Fremont, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Extension Educator – Community Environment (Dodge County)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Do you have the drive to help us improve the ecology of our community and home landscapes? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs for creating sustainable landscapes, improving stewardship of water and other natural resources, or expanding consumer awareness of locally produced foods? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Fremont, Nebraska and serving a 10 county region in Eastern Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be community environment with an emphasis on interacting with homeowners and green industry professionals to deliver programs in their geographic area as well as statewide based on the intentions of the Issue Team(s). This person will teach and coordinate community environment programs regionally in a) sustainably designed and managed landscapes; b) reducing environmental risk and encouraging resource stewardship; c) protection of private water resources and onsite wastewater treatment; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness for locally produced foods.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree with one degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design/Management/Sustainability, Environmental Science, Horticulture Entomology, Plant Health Care or other closely related field required. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).


Preferred Qualifications:
• Successful experience teaching community environment topics in a formal or informal setting, experience teaching or networking with homeowners, managers or public or commercial urban landscapes or horticultural industry.
• Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.

Review of applications will begin on 01/04/2018. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_170163. Click “Apply for this Job” or sign on and complete or review existing information form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Resume
- List of three professional references
- Transcripts (official or unofficial), or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts/Grade Report must be attached to the online application, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

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

Application Deadline: 01/04/2018


COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Location: Jefferson County, Golden, CO

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Brief Description: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
Job Vacancy #03-18
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Jefferson County, Golden, CO


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

The 4-H youth development agent will work within a team consisting of another 4-H youth development agent, 4-H mentoring program coordinator, 4-H camp coordinator, 4-H assistant, and county Extension director. This dynamic team will work collaboratively to determine areas of expertise and local responsibilities. The areas of focus within the Jefferson County 4-H program are: equine, livestock, small animals, shooting sports, Cloverbuds, general projects, school enrichment, after-school, outreach, and volunteer development. Jefferson County 4-H is a very innovative and family centered environment focusing on teaching our members and leaders well beyond their involvement in our program.

Completed master’s degree required. For full vacancy announcement and consideration, all application materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Thursday January 11, 2018. Please apply at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/52019.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Deadline: 01/11/2018


University of Minnesota
Soil Health Specialist - Assistant Extension Professor

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota

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Brief Description: Department of Soil, Water, & Climate/Water Resources Center
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Soil Health Specialist
Assistant Extension Professor

The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate (SWAC) and Water Resources Center (WRC) seek to hire a soil health specialist who can provide expertise and educational programming on soil health issues for conservation and agricultural professionals in Minnesota. This is a full-time position within the University of Minnesota Extension system.

Background
The foundation for clean surface water and groundwater is the ability of soil to absorb, hold, and filter water. “Soil Health” is the capacity of soil to perform these and other functions that protect water, soil, and other resources, and that support agricultural productivity and long term profitability. Despite the importance of soil health, many Minnesota farmers and their advisors are not familiar with the economic and environmental value of improving soil health. Fewer still have successfully adopted cover crops, reduced tillage, and other practices that build soil health. Many professionals that work with farmers, such as Extension Educators, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) staff, and Certified Crop Advisors (CCA), lack the advanced knowledge, training, or tools to adequately assist these farmers. Furthermore, these same professionals lack opportunities to network and collaborate to develop solutions, promote soil health practices, and support growers.

This position is the centerpiece of the newly formed Minnesota Office for Soil Health (MOSH), with funding from the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station through the WRC. MOSH will be coordinated by the WRC and is designed to enhance alignment between the University’s research, outreach, and innovation with BWSR’s mission to develop and maintain a trained and skilled conservation delivery system. The objective of MOSH is to protect and improve soil and water resources by developing the knowledge, skills and abilities of local conservationists to more effectively partner with stakeholders and promote sustainable soil and land management.
Appointment and Location

This is an “A” term, 12-month non-tenure track, full-time appointment with Extension and research responsibilities and accountability. The person in this position will be physically housed in the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate on the St. Paul Campus. Frequent travel around the state is expected.

Qualifications
Minimum:
• A Ph.D. degree at the time of hire in soil science, crop science, agronomy, or related field;
• Research or practical experience working with one or more of the following: nutrient cycling, soil or crop management, soil genesis, soil microbiology, soil chemistry, soil fertility, and soil physics;
• Demonstrated achievement in written communication.

Desired:
• Experience working effectively in interdisciplinary research and extension teams and with diverse clientele groups including farmers, agricultural advisors, agency staff, and researchers;
• Track record of publications and grants in areas related to soil health;
• Experience with cover crops, perennial crops, tillage practices, and other sustainable cropping systems;
• Experience in outreach and educational programming, and documented effectiveness in conducting and disseminating applied research;
• Excellent oral communication skills.

Responsibilities:
● (70% time) Provide leadership and effective Extension programming on issues and initiatives related to soil health, targeting BWSR, partner agencies, SWCDs and other farmer advisors in the private and public sector. Outreach is expected through in-person events, written publications, and electronic communication.
● (30% time) Develop a collaborative, applied research program on the impact of soil health on sustaining agricultural production and protecting water resources. Peer reviewed publications and pursuit of extramural funding are expected.
● As part of those two roles:
o Work with the MOSH leadership team to identify research and outreach priorities;
o Engage and provide leadership in Minnesota’s soil health advisory council and other state and regional soil health networks;
o Collaborate with nutrient management specialists, hydrologists, and extension educators within the department and college, at Research and Outreach Centers, and with BWSR and other state and local agencies.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include University retirement; group life, medical, and dental insurance plans. The position is available immediately. Detailed benefits information is available at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html.

How to Apply: Apply online via the Employment System at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and select option for External Faculty and Staff Applicants and search for Job ID#: 321004

See the full position description and learn more at www.swac.umn.edu/about-us/employment.
Applications must include a cover letter with a summary of extension and research interests especially related to soil health management, a detailed resume, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses of three persons who would serve as references. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries to:
Administrative contact – Stacy Nordstrom, nordstro@umn.edu
Dr. Paulo Pagilari
Search Committee Chair
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone number: 507-752-5065
Email address: pagli005@umn.edu

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Application Deadline: 01/02/2018


North Carolina Cooperative Extension
County Extension Director

Location: Elizabethtown, NC

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Brief Description: Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives residents of North Carolina easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative
Extension field faculty deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens.

The County Extension Director will be responsible for the supervision, staff development,evaluations, and alignment of work responsibilities for all agents and staff in the county office.

Along with managing and leading a team of agents and other staff to produce and conduct educational programs, the County Extension Director is required to have an active Extension Advisory Council that meets on a regular basis. This is a group of volunteers who represent Extension program areas while performing as both advisers and advocates for Extension programs.

Bladen County has a rich agricultural heritage and over 40 existing industries including food processing, manufacturing and assembly, textiles, chemicals and agri-business. It is a relatively small community of only approximately 35,000 citizens and is located in the southeastern region of the state. For more information about Bladen County, visit the
county website at: http://www.bladennc.govoffice3.com/
Essential Job Duties The County Extension Director is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. The major responsibility of this position is to provide leadership for and coordinate the efforts of the County Extension staff in developing an effective total County Extension educational program.

The County Extension Director must be able to both lead and manage an interdisciplinary team, including coordination and alignment of educational programs to meet the needs of their clientele and of county government. This is a county department head level position. Close communications with both the County Administration and University Extension Administration is required.

Other Work/Responsibilities The County Extension Director will be responsible for the supervision, staff development,
evaluations, and alignment of work responsibilities for all agents and staff in the county office.

Along with managing and leading a team of agents and other staff to produce and conduct educational programs, the County Extension Director is required to have an active Extension Advisory Council that meets on a regular basis. This is a group of volunteers who represent Extension program areas while performing as both advisers and advocates for Extension programs.

All Bladen County department managers are required to be permanent residents of Bladen County for the duration of employment. Newly hired department managers not residing in Bladen County must relocate within the county limits within a specified period of time in order to continue employment with the county.

The position requires travel within the county to oversee programs, and other occasional travel within the district. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, organizing and allocating resources, marketing Extension programs, preparing budgets, maintaining administrative relationships, interpreting and communicating policies,
teaching, evaluating, and reporting for the assigned county.
The position requires travel within the county to oversee programs, and other occasional travel within the district.

Minimum Experience/Education
The major responsibility of the job is to provide leadership for and coordinate the efforts of the county Extension staff in developing an effective total county Extension education
program. Other responsibilities include organizing and allocating resources, marketing the Extension program, preparing budgets, maintaining administrative relationships,
interpreting and communicating policy, teaching, evaluating, and reporting in the assigned county.

The minimum requirements for the County Extension Director is a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field related to Extension/educational programming and/or
administration. Administrative and supervisory experience including experience with human resource development, fiscal resource management, and external relations is strongly preferred. In addition to the education requirement, candidates must have a minimum of three years of service with Cooperative Extension or similar work experience in a university or community outreach organization or program.

Internal candidates must hold or be eligible to hold an appointment at the level of Associate Extension Agent or higher. External candidates must be eligible to hold an appointment at the level of Associate Extension Agent.
Candidates must possess educational leadership, strong work ethic, a sense of responsibility, a high degree of objectivity, excellent and effective oral and written
communication skills, and the ability to work successfully with staff, volunteers, community leaders, and county officials.

Departmental Required Skills
This position requires someone to have exceptional communication, managerial, and leadership skills. The candidate will provide leadership and oversight to a large
professional staff in a rural setting. Excellent public relations skills and the ability to connect the local needs with the mission of the universities through strong programs
while considering the future of urban growth are required.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Prefer education/experience in community and economic development, administration,
Training/Education or appropriate Extension related subject matter.

Required License or Certification N/A

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 10/24/2017
Must Be Open Until 11/06/2017
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?
No

AA/EOE
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
NCSU Website
NCSU Executive Search Services
Monster.com
CareerBuilder.com
InsideHigherEd.com
HigherEdJobs.com
Other Online Job Board
Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
Job / Career Fair
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Professional Journal
Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
Professional Organization
Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
NCSU Employee Referral
Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
Other

2. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
(Open Ended Question)

3. * All County Extension Director positions require a Master's degree. Do you meet this minimum education requirement?
Yes, I meet this minimum requirement.
No, I do not meet this requirement.

4. * All County Extension Director positions require the minimum experience entry level for a County Extension Director is an Associate Extension Agent. Do you meet this minimum experience qualification?
Yes, I meet this requirement.
No, I do not meet this requirement.

5. * Do you have a minimum of three years of service with Cooperative Extension or an equivalent organization?
Yes
No
6. * Please describe your experience with the following administrative functions human resource development, fiscal
resource management and external relations. Include the number of years of experience you have with each of these functions in your response.
(Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required
Required Documents
1. Resume
2. Contact Information for References
3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
None

Apply at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/92423

Application Deadline: 01/15/2018


Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email exec-dir@nacaa.com . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.