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.

University of Florida Extension - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV and County Extension Director; OR Program Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV and County Extension Director

Location: Highlands County - Sebring, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0002‐7831

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV and County Extension Director; OR Program Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV and County Extension Director

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

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such
an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352‐392‐2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800‐955‐8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.
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. 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.

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.

We are looking for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. As an Agriculture
Extension Agent and County Extension Director (CED), you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Highlands County. As the CED (about 35% of your time) you will lead the total
Highlands County extension program. As the Agriculture Extension Agent (about 60% of your time), you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of production agriculture education programs with particular emphasis on commercial citrus production. Your agriculture education program will be guided by an advisory committee that incorporates the needs of the county’s diverse population. About 5% of your time will be devoted to our 4‐H Youth Development program. 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
Highlands County Extension Office in Sebring.

What you will do as CED:
 Supervise and evaluate county faculty and staff.
 Foster an inclusive environment and build effective relationships with stakeholders, county government, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, government agencies, county residents, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff, and extension
administration.
 Assemble and regularly consult an overall advisory committee reflective of county demographics and stakeholders to ensure that all county extension programs are important and relevant, and to effectively advocate for extension within the
community.
 Assure that each county faculty member maintains an extension advisory committee in his/her respective subject matter and areas of responsibility.

What you will do as the Agriculture Agent:
 Develop, conduct, evaluate, and report on educational programs for commercial horticultural audiences.
 Teach horticulture best management practices and irrigation management to protect water resources.
 Teach pest management including insect, mite, disease, and weed management.
 Market the extension program through multi‐media platforms.
 Target programs to reflect the county’s population diversity and unique educational needs using a variety of program delivery methods.
 Develop community partnerships.
 Work as part of a team with local producers, organizations, agencies, and UF/IFAS colleagues to promote agriculture.
 Establish and maintain an effective system for accountability.
 Produce creative works and publications.
 Participate in professional societies.
 Write an annual plan of work and report of accomplishment.
 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 in agriculture, plant science, horticulture, soil science, agricultural engineering, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
 At least 5 years of professional extension experience or equivalent.
 Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
 Ability to establish solid partnerships and to find innovative ways to attract new audiences and volunteers.
 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):
 Experience creating lesson plans, developing instructional materials, and applying teaching methods appropriate for the audience.
 Practical experience in south Florida agriculture.
 Outstanding management skills (coach, mentor, motivator, etc.).
 Leadership and problem‐solving skills.
 A strong commitment to community.
 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.
 Experience working in multicultural settings; bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
 Technological literacy necessary for communication and program management.

Further information:
We will accept applicants without a master’s degree if the degree will be earned by December, 2020.

Employment is contingent on the results of a physical examination, a substance screening, and a national background screening.
Highlands County (https://worldpopulationreview.com/us‐counties/fl/highlands‐countypopulation) with a population of 108,000 is located in south‐central Florida (part of Florida
Heartland), adjacent to seven other counties. The office is located in Sebring (http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/highlands/). Highlands County Extension is part of the Southeast
Extension District made up of twelve counties and the Seminole Tribe.

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: 12/11/2020


University of Florida Extension - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)
Extension Agent I, II, or III – Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Lafayette County - Mayo, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4158

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, or III – Agriculture and Natural Resources
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such
an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352‐392‐2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800‐955‐8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.
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. 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.

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.

We are looking for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. As an Agriculture and
Natural Resources Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Lafayette County. You will develop, deliver, evaluate, and report on science‐based education programs with an emphasis on agriculture (55%; including pasture, livestock, crop production, small farms and alternative agricultural enterprises), and natural resource conservation (20%). In addition, you will provide educational support for 4‐H youth development in agriculture and natural
resources project areas (25%).

What you will do:
 Use your working knowledge of livestock, crops, and diagnostics combined with traditional and innovative teaching methods to educate your clientele about new practices, procedures, techniques, and skills related to agricultural Best Management Practices, pest identification, and pest management that will result in documentable positive behavioral and/or practice change with time.
 Apply knowledge to address educational needs pertaining to the use, management, and sustainability of natural resources such as forests, rangeland, wildlife, invasive species,
water, and soil.
 Develop an advisory committee to assist with identifying community needs, planning and reviewing programs, and promoting programs and accomplishments.
 Provide excellent client service for the agricultural industry through various communication modes including online, telephone, email, social media, and face‐to‐face contact.
 Develop and sustain partnerships with community agencies and leaders, businesses, county government, media, and the general public.
 Collaborate and provide support to local agricultural groups including Farm Bureau and the Soil & Water Conservation Board.
 Develop and deliver age‐appropriate subject matter in support of 4‐H Youth Development.
 Attend and contribute to professional meetings, in‐service trainings, and actively seek out professional development opportunities.
 Create and follow a professional development plan.
 Offer residential horticulture services to county residents.
 Acquire grants, contracts, gifts, monetary funds and in‐kind support.
 Participate in fee‐based programs for revenue enhancement.
 Lead interdisciplinary efforts with extension faculty colleagues.
 Develop creative works and write extension educational materials.
 Create an annual plan of work (POW) and a report of accomplishment (ROA).
 Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the County Extension Director or District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
 A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, agronomy, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, we want you to advance your career by making at least 50% progress towards obtaining your master’s degree within the first 6 years of employment.
 Strong written and verbal 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.
 Knowledge and experience in agriculture and natural resource management.
 A track record of successfully producing project deliverables.
 Strong relationship‐building and people skills.
 The ability to work effectively in teams and with volunteers.
 The ability to create and maintain resource networks.
 A responsive, creative, energetic and team‐oriented attitude that is used to solve local problems.
 Proficiency with social media, Microsoft Office applications, web research, and navigation.
 Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, webpage design software and online tools in educational technology.

Further information:
We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by December, 2020.
Established residency in Lafayette County is preferred as it is expected that you will become part of community life.
Employment is contingent on the results of a substance screening test and a national background check.

Lafayette County is a rural, agricultural county in North Florida with a population of approximately 8,000. The Extension office is located in the county seat of Mayo. The east border of the county is the famous Suwannee River. Lafayette School District has two schools, Lafayette High School and Lafayette Elementary, both located in Mayo. Geographically, Lafayette County is South of I‐10 and West of I‐75, in the Big Bend area of Florida. Mayo is 80 miles from Tallahassee, Florida’s capital, and 65 miles from the UF main campus in Gainesville.

The primary agricultural production in the county includes forage products, row crops, and beef cattle with some dairy and swine production.

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.

Application Deadline: 12/11/2020


Colorado State University
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock

Location: Larimer County - Fort Collins, CO

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Brief Description: Working Title - 20-20 Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/Livestock, Larimer County

Position Location - Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position - No

Posting Number - 02000891AP

Position Type - Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title - Project/Prgm Mngmt I

Number of Vacancies - 1

Work Hours/Week - 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range - The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $60,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Desired Start Date - 02/01/2021
Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/07/2020

Description of Work Unit
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 328,000 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 $72,227. 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. Larimer County has a vigorous housing market for purchases and rentals. To learn more, visit the Larimer County website at www.larimer.org.

The Larimer County 4-H program has the largest 4-H club program in Colorado, with 1100 members. An additional 5,000 members participate in 4-H outreach programs. Three hundred and seventy-five adult volunteers support the club program. The Larimer County Extension office includes fourteen staff members [a director; eight agents including this position (agriculture/natural resources, horticulture, family and consumer science, 4-H youth development; and food safety); and several coordinators, community educators, and support staff. Members of the 4-H team, along with this position, include a 4-H youth development agent – leadership; a 4-H youth development agent – STEM & AmeriCorps; a 4-H program coordinator; a part time youth development intern; two 4-H STEM AmeriCorps members; and a 4-H administrative assistant. To learn more, visit the Larimer County Extension website at http://larimer.extension.colostate.edu. To learn more about CSU Extension, visit http://extension.colostate.edu.

Position Summary
This position provides leadership, guidance, direction, and educational programming to support the 4-H youth development program in Larimer County. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Larimer County Extension director; they also work as a member of the Larimer County Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University.

As part of the 4-H team, this individual will lead and direct a diverse and inclusive 4-H youth development program in Larimer County. In addition to providing leadership for the program, the agent will have programmatic responsibility for several areas, including 4-H, livestock, animal science, general projects, and shooting sports. Once this position is filled, members of the 4-H team will work collaboratively to identify expertise and determine program and project responsibility areas. 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 success. This individual will regularly work with other Extension agents across program and county lines, program teams, and the State 4-H office.

Required Job Qualifications
Completed master’s degree.
Degree must be completed in education, youth development, non-profit management, animal sciences, or a closely related field.
Degree, significant coursework, professional experience, or background working with animal science-related programs and livestock handling.
Minimum two years professional positive youth development experience.
Commitment to include diverse voices in program prioritization and planning, and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations; and demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team across program areas as needed.
Minimum one-year professional volunteer program management experience utilizing methods of effective conflict resolution, mediation, and group facilitation.
Ability to communicate (speaking and writing skills) as demonstrated through application materials and demonstrated use of technology in communicating, managing, and delivering educational programs in person and remotely.
Experience in audience needs identification, and program development, delivery, and evaluation.
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.
Demonstrated use of video, social and mass media (Internet, Facebook, YouTube, radio, newspapers) to promote, market, and create public awareness of programs and opportunities.
Experience with shooting sports programming for youth and/or adult audiences.
Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

Diversity Statement
Personal or professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes.

Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting
Duty/Responsibility
• Develop and enhance the delivery of an effective, educational, results-oriented 4-H youth development program that supports the development and growth of life skills among youth and adult audiences.
• Promote inclusive programming for diverse audiences and ensure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies, including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
• Actively participate in Extension program teams to provide positive youth development expertise for program development, delivery, and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Provide leadership for 4-H livestock including meat quality assurance, equine, small animal, general projects, and shooting sports. Support and deliver appropriate educational opportunities to 4-H youth and adult leaders to ensure integration of current best practices and legal requirements.
• Support 4-H youth at county fair by planning and implementing educational opportunities and events.
• Participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and events requiring the occasional overnight stay.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time - 40%
Job Duty Category - Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management
Duty/Responsibility
• Provide leadership for active, ongoing adult volunteer development and engagement through recruitment, selection, orientation, education, training, motivation, evaluation, recognition, and support.
• Prepare volunteers to assume increasing leadership, management, and a variety of educational/informational roles; enhance the level of volunteers to conduct 4-H programming through Larimer County.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time - 25%
Job Duty Category - Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships
Duty/Responsibility
• Provide leadership and support to engage internal and external stakeholders to identify priority 4-H youth development needs.
• Seek internal and external partnerships, funding, and resources to support programming efforts.
• Develop strong working relationships and effective communications with local Extension staff, university staff, local schools, county departments, community leaders, agencies, and other youth-serving organizations and institutions to enhance funding and implementation of local 4-H youth development programming.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time - 20%
Job Duty Category - Administration and Supervision
Duty/Responsibility
• As part of the 4-H team, provide leadership and direction for the Larimer County 4-H program.
• Supervise and guide programming efforts of the 4-H program coordinator and part-time interns.
• Manage program and operating funds in compliance with university and/or Larimer County fiscal policies and reporting requirements as appropriate.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Percentage Of Time - 15%

Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, December 7, 2020. Please submit the following 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 Sam Lowry at (970) 491-6225 or sam.lowry@colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment - Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Travel
Search Contact Sam Lowry, (970) 491-6225 or sam.lowry@colostate.edu

EEO Statement
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 Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested
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Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Resume
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcripts
Special Required Documentation
Optional Documents
Official Transcripts

Application Deadline: 12/07/2020


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.