Current Position Openings

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

Location: Clay County Extension Office in Green Cove Springs

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐3988

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

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 and County Extension Director (CED), you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Clay County, a growing area in northeast Florida. We are looking for an individual that is a self‐starting, energetic, and team‐oriented leader. As the Agent (about 55% of your time), part of your extension programming will cover community resource development (CRD) topics and the other part will cover either family and consumer sciences, agriculture/horticulture, or 4‐H Youth Development (55%). As the CED (about 40% of your time), you will lead, manage, supervise, and coordinate the total Clay County extension program (seven Agents including yourself). About 5% of your time will be devoted to 4‐H Youth Development. You will demonstrate excellent customer service and you will respond to client needs in a timely and professional manner. Your office will be located at the Clay County Extension Office in Green Cove Springs.

What you will do:
• Maintain, foster, and build effective working relationships with county government, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, other government agencies, the general public, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff, and extension administration.
• Supervise and evaluate county faculty with assignments in agriculture/livestock, family and consumer sciences, horticulture, and 4‐H Youth Development.
• Work closely with the Clay County Manager to assist in office staff management.
• Maintain an overall advisory committee that reflects county demographics and effectively advocates for Cooperative Extension within the community.

• Plan, develop, teach, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive and diverse educational program for clientele in CRD plus one other specialty.
• Determine program responsibilities locally through needs assessments.
• Maintain an effective program advisory committee with appropriate community representation.
• Develop and sustain effective working relationships with producers, commodity groups, stakeholder groups, community agencies, media, and residents.
• Use computer technology and social media for communication, teaching, and program management.
• Seek and obtain financial resources to support your extension programs and the office as CED.
• Adhere to all Univ. of Florida and Clay County government policies and procedures and provide leadership for management of all program components.
• Write an annual plan of work and report of accomplishment.
• Occasionally assume other responsibilities that benefit the total county extension program as assigned by the District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a CRD field or in the field of your specialty.
• At least 5 years of professional extension experience or equivalent.
• 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 strong commitment to education and leadership in county‐level initiatives.
• Practical experience in extension education as well as working with diverse groups.
• Technological literacy necessary for communication and program management functions.
• Outstanding management skills (coach, mentor, motivator, etc.).
• Leadership and problem‐solving skills.
• Familiarity working in political settings.
• Experience creating a vision and getting buy‐in from others.
• Evidence of exceptional collaborations, partnerships, and marketing with community agencies and groups.

Further information:
Employment is contingent on the results of a national background screening.

Clay county is located in Northeast Florida, southwest of Jacksonville and on the west bank of the St. Johns River. This 644‐sq mile county has a population of 216,000 (2018) and its population is growing. People are attracted to Clay County because of its top‐rated school system, low crime rate, and great neighborhoods.

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.

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but 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: 02/06/2020


University of Florida Extension IFAS
Extension Agent I, II, or III – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Volusia County - DeLand, FL

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001-4131

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, or III – Agriculture and Natural Resources

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 Volusia County, a growing area in east central Florida. We are looking for an individual with skills in agriculture and natural resources to specialize in livestock and forage production. You will be responsible for developing, delivering, evaluating, and reporting on science-based education programs with an emphasis on livestock, pasture management, invasive species management, protecting water quality, and natural resource conservation. In addition, you will provide educational support for 4-H youth development in livestock and environmental education. Your office will be located at the County Extension Office in DeLand.

What you will do:
• Work with agricultural producers as a subject-matter expert, provide technical expertise, and specialize teaching on livestock and forage production, diagnostic services, agricultural best management practices, integrated pest management and precision agriculture.
• Teach Master Naturalist training programs that include a volunteer management component. (https://masternaturalist.ifas.ufl.edu/)
• Use traditional and innovative educational methods to teach target audiences new practices, procedures, techniques, and skills that will result in documentable positive behavioral and/or practice change.
• Provide excellent customer service for the agricultural and natural resources industries through communication modes including online, telephone, email, social media, and personal contact.
• Work with extension agents and specialists in the Central Florida Livestock Agents Group (CFLAG) to plan and develop extension education programs of mutual interest.
• Develop an advisory committee to identify community needs, plan and review programs, and promote programs and accomplishments.
• Develop and sustain partnerships with community agencies and leaders, businesses, county government, media, and the public.
• Collaborate and provide support to local agricultural and natural resources groups including Florida Farm Bureau, Cattlemen’s Association, Beekeeper’s Association, and Friends of the Master Naturalist Program chapter.
• Develop and deliver age-appropriate subject matter to support 4-H Youth Development.
• Attend and contribute to professional meetings, in-service trainings, and actively seek out professional development opportunities.
• Seek grants, contracts, or other funding and partnership opportunities to support extension programs.
• 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, animal science, or a closely related area.
• Working knowledge of livestock, forage production, and natural resources.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• A commitment to customer service.
• Ability to obtain a pesticide license within 6 months of hire.
• 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.
• Ability to comply with the Memorandum of Understanding between Volusia County Government and the Univ. of Florida.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s degree. 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.
• Practical experience in livestock production and Florida’s ecosystems.
• Experience providing environmental/conservation education to adults and/or youth.
• Experience working with and managing volunteers.
• Experience using a variety of educational methods including technology-enhanced and technology-based instruction to reach diverse audiences.
• Experience obtaining extramural funding.
• Excellent organizational skills and good record-keeping techniques.

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

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.

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but 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: 02/06/2020


University of Florida Extension IFAS
Extension Agent I or II, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Location: Seminole County - Sanford, FL

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001-4093

Classification Title: Extension Agent I or II, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

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 Seminole County, a growing area in central Florida. We are looking for an individual with skills in agricultural production and food systems. “Food systems” in the context of this position includes sustainable production, harvesting, processing, packaging, marketing, and consumption of local foods. Food systems encompasses community food initiatives, community-supported agriculture, farm to consumer efforts, consumer education of agricultural operations, farmers markets, and agri-tourism. Your office will be located at the County Extension Office in Sanford.

You will be responsible for a program that provides public education to local agricultural producers and associated business to promote sustainable agricultural practices. These include hydroponic crop, ornamental nursery, vegetable crop, turfgrass, and alternative crop production, emphasizing Integrated Crop Management (ICM) practices and precision agriculture.

What you will do:
• Work with community leaders to facilitate and coordinate partnerships with local and state agencies, elected officials, communities, land owners, citizens, and industry in developing urban/rural and community economic opportunities to create local and regional food systems.
• Assist in community food initiatives, community supported agriculture, farm to consumer efforts, farmers markets, agri-tourism opportunities, and marketing efforts.
• Collaborate with Master Gardener/Florida Friendly Landscaping, 4-H Youth Development, and Family and Consumer Science programs and volunteers on educational efforts that will facilitate positive management practices with significant and locally relevant impact.
• Teach latest integrated crop and pest management options including new biorational products.
• Become a certified and active instructor in Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMPs).
• Improve pesticide applicator knowledge of pesticide use and environmental impact and provide license training, testing, and continuing education units for pesticide license renewal.
• Closely monitor agricultural crop market conditions at both the national and regional level to identify a product mix that fills market gaps and provides the greatest return possible for producers.
• Develop an advisory committee to assist with program design, identification of client needs and priority issues, analysis of county situations, and development of program budgets.
• Use traditional and innovative (e.g., web-based) educational methods to teach target audiences new practices, procedures, techniques, and skills that will result in positive behavioral or practice change with time.
• Seek grants, contracts, or other funding and partnership opportunities to support extension programs.
• Work with UF/IFAS and Seminole County teams to identify needs, issues, and opportunities.
• Carry out other duties as outlined by the County Extension Director and the District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, plant sciences, or a closely related area.
• A working knowledge of horticultural production including plant pest diagnostic skills, best management practices, soils, irrigation, fertilizers, and pest management.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• A commitment to customer service.
• Ability to obtain a pesticide license within 6 months of hire.
• 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.
• Ability to comply with the Memorandum of Understanding between Seminole County Government and the University of Florida.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s degree. 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.
• Practical experience in horticultural production and marketing.
• Experience working with and managing volunteers.
• Experience utilizing a variety of educational methods including technology-enhanced and technology-based instruction to reach diverse audiences.
• Experience obtaining extramural funding.
• Excellent organizational skills and good record-keeping techniques.

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

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.

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but 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: 01/30/2020


University of Minnesota Extension
Extension Educator – Horticulture (Turf)

Location: Twin Cities

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Brief Description: Qualifications
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Master’s degree is required in horticulture, plant science or a related discipline.
Experience:

Experience and/or educational specialization in turf/grass production and management.
Skills/Abilities:

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Technology skills to facilitate technology-enhanced teaching and create online content
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships/collaborations with colleagues, partners or stakeholders, (e.g., legislators, program participants and industry groups)
Ability to use computers and software for word processing, data management and analysis, publications and electronic communications
Appointment also requires:

Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle to provide own means of transportation throughout the state, and appropriate vehicle insurance
Reliable cell phone to be used for work related communications


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

Two (2) years’ post-degree professional experience in an emphasis area related to the position
Experience designing, delivering and evaluating educational programs
Experience in applied research
Skills in media relations
Experience facilitating technology-enhanced teaching and creating online content
Experience conducting applied experiments
Skills/Abilities:

Professional working relationships with agricultural and horticultural groups including turf/grass professionals, farmers, entrepreneurs, processors, non-profits, and government agencies
Demonstrated ability to work with limited resource audiences and culturally diverse communities
Commitment to ongoing professional development
Demonstrated ability to articulate public value of educational programs
Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local, regional, and statewide activities and programs


About the Job
Title: Extension Educator – Horticulture (Turf)

Appointment: Full-time, Assistant Extension Professor, Job Code 9623

Extension Center: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)

Location: Regional Extension Office (To Be Determined)

Application Review: January 30, 2020; Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

This Extension Educator (EE) position will provide statewide technical assistance and educational programming leadership for professional turfgrass personnel as well as homeowners in urban areas. Turf systems comprise a significant area of Minnesota and have a strong impact on water usage as well as fertilizer use, which can impact Minnesota’s water quality concerns. Turf serves as a common buffer between agricultural land and water systems. Turf is a vital part of the urban garden/farming landscape, and education about turf’s role in greenspace management is important for all Minnesotans. The EE will design, develop, implement and evaluate research-based educational programming via online and technology tools, seminars, workshops, field days, or non-credit courses with an emphasis on online tools.

The EE will collaborate closely with Extension and research state faculty, regional and local EEs, industry representatives and other stakeholders from both horticulture and agronomy to extend research into the community. This position will report to the Program Leader in Horticulture for program direction, performance evaluation and personnel actions.

LOCATION OF POSITION

This position will be based in one of the Regional Extension offices in central Minnesota (Farmington, Andover, etc.) that will be determined at the time of hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

In the context of the scope of the position and the intended audiences, both outlined in the previous section, the following expectations are:

Develop collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to include but not be limited to faculty, agricultural and horticultural businesses, consumers, advisory committees, research centers, non-profits, and related agencies to assess conditions, needs, and strategies that will lead to impactful programming in turfgrass and greenspace management with an emphasis in turfgrass selection and production with desired outcomes and impacts;
Develop education programming using audience appropriate delivery methods and associated existing (when possible) communication channels to maximize efficiency in reaching intended audiences;
Develop and use program evaluations to measure program outcomes, impact and overall effectiveness that can also inform future programs;
Provide up-to-date research-based education and information on turfgrass production to horticulture professionals in the commercial and non-profit arenas, and home gardeners through Extension Master Gardener volunteer activities, Arboretum education classes, the Extension website, and others. Align with existing horticulture team communication channels including blogs, online classes, in person workshops or presentations, field days, presentations at professional conferences, online and written publications, fact sheets, bulletins, newsletters, social media, and other related educational materials;
Plan and conduct scholarly programming and creative activities to meet the needs of professional growers and users of turfgrass. Communicate results through reports, articles, and educational materials for Extension and peer-reviewed publications;
Use current and appropriate technology for program design, delivery, reporting, communication and trend monitoring;
Identify, secure and manage external and internal funding sources to support programming efforts in collaboration with industry partners, staff, and appropriate faculty such as the U of M turfgrass science faculty team;
Continue professional development in scholarship, program development and delivery via conferences, self-directed study and/or other appropriate means of maintaining a high level of expertise;
Participate and advance in professional performance through annual performance reviews, professional plan of work and promotion;
Make significant annual contributions to the six promotion criteria in Extension academic rank: program leadership, extension teaching, scholarship, engagement, program management and service.


BENEFITS/APPOINTMENT

This is a full-time, annual Academic Professional appointment at the level of Assistant Extension Professor (9623). Renewal is reviewed annually and dependent on performance, results, availability of funds, and program needs.
This position carries Extension academic rank. Rank is assigned at hire contingent on education and professional experience and accomplishments. Successful promotion is expected within six years as governed by Extension’s promotion system policies and procedures.
University of Minnesota appointment and benefits, including health and life insurance, https://humanresources.umn.edu/new-employees/benefits-summaries.
Reimbursement for travel and subsistence is available in accordance with University policy.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.


About the Department
ABOUT EXTENSION

University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of University of Minnesota Extension is: “Making a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota.” More information about Extension can be found at, https://extension.umn.edu/.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:

Cover letter
Resume or Vitae
Three professional references complete contact information. These can be added to your cover letter or resume, or uploaded as an additional document.
Transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.

Additional documents may be attached after the application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email employ@umn.edu or call 612-624-UOHR (8647).



For questions about this position, contact:

Julie Weisenhorn, Extension Educator – Horticulture, and Search Committee Chair, weise019@umn.edu.



For questions about applying online, contact:

Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, tiffmcm@umn.edu.



APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application review will commence on January 30, 2020. Position is open until filled.



Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.



About the U of M


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Application Deadline: 01/30/2020


University of Minnesota Extension
Extension Educator – Water Resources

Location: To be determined (within Minnesota)

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Brief Description: Title: Extension Educator – Water Resources

Classification: Assistant Extension Professor, Job Code 9623

Appointment: Full-time, Academic Professional, annually renewable

Program Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
Office Location: Regional Extension Office (To Be Determined)
Application Deadline: February 3, 2020 initial review; open until filled

ABOUT THIS POSITION
This Extension Educator will bring in-depth expertise to address complex water management and water quality issues, specifically through the connection between Minnesota agriculture and our lakes, rivers, and streams. The educator will collaborate with diverse organizations to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs that will have a measurable impact on water resources by engaging with water professionals, policy-makers, farmers, land managers, and others across the state.
The position will require working with a range of public, private, and non-profit stakeholders including:
• Soil and water conservation districts;
• Watershed districts and watershed management organizations;
• City and county governments;
• Agriculture and natural resource organizations; and
• State agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Pollution Control Agency, and Department of Health.

In the job, the successful candidate will:
• Assess and identify needs;
• Develop curriculum;
• Train and teach;
• Research and evaluate;
• Collaborate; and
• Travel within Minnesota and beyond.

Responsibilities:
• Lead Extension programs related to water challenges at the intersection of agriculture and natural resources, including identifying needs and developing, teaching, and evaluating research-based curriculum. Extension programs led by this educator could include:
o Watershed-based programs to improve stream, river, and lake water quality;
o Citizen science activities to monitor water quality (e.g., for harmful algal blooms);
o Training for water resource professionals (e.g., lake managers);
o Education initiatives to improve private shoreland management; and others.
• Collaborate with departmental faculty and other research professionals to conduct that supports Extension education related to water resource issues.
• Use technology for program design, delivery, reporting, communication, trend monitoring, and locating information.
• Adapt Extension programs for audiences with a range of knowledge, background, and cultures.
• Be an active member of the Water Resources Extension Team and broader University of Minnesota community through engagement, teamwork, and promotion of diversity and inclusion principles.

LOCATION OF POSITION
This position will be based in one of the Regional Extension Offices outside of the Twin Cities metro area. The location is negotiable and will be determined at the time of hire.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Qualifications:
• A master’s degree in natural or water resources sciences, hydrology, lakes management, limnology, watershed science and management, or closely related field.
• Experience and education in watershed management, lakes and aquatic ecosystems systems, hydrology, limnology, natural resources management, or related disciplines.
• A proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborations with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders, including those that may have diverse missions, goals, cultures, and backgrounds (e.g., regional water managers, community officials, legislators, program participants, and industry groups).
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• A demonstrated ability using technology to enhance learning.
• A valid driver’s license and own means of transportation, and applicable vehicle insurance.
• Use of personal cell phone.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two (2) years of post-degree professional experience related to the position;
• Experience designing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs;
• Experience in applied research and project management.

BENEFITS/APPOINTMENT
● This is a full-time, Extension Educator position with an annual University Academic Professional appointment at the level of Assistant Extension Professor, Job Code 9623.
● The appointment will be annually renewable with continuation dependent on performance, results, availability of funds, and program needs.
● The position carries Extension academic rank. Rank is assigned at hire contingent on education and professional experience and accomplishments. Successful advancement in rank is expected and contingent on accomplishments as an Extension Educator as governed by Extension's promotion system policies and procedures.
● University of Minnesota appointment and benefits, including health and life insurance, https://humanresources.umn.edu/new-employees/benefits-summaries
● Reimbursement for travel and subsistence is available in accordance with University policy.
● Salary commensurate with education and experience.

ABOUT EXTENSION
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota, a land-grant institution with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. The mission of Extension is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Learn more at www.extension.umn.edu.


TO APPLY
Please apply online at, https://extension.umn.edu/about-extension/careers Job Opening ID: 334924

To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:

● Resume which includes your qualifications based upon the job requirements
● Cover letter

Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during interview process.

Additional documents may be attached after the application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, email employ@umn.edu or call 612-624-UOHR (8647).

For questions about this position, contact:
Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension Educator – Water Resources, dejon003@umn.edu.

For questions about applying online, contact:
Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, tiffmcm@umn.edu.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

The University of Minnesota Extension shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Application Deadline: 02/03/2020


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