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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Beef Systems (Webster County)

Location: Red Cloud, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help make a positive difference in beef cattle production in Nebraska? Can you develop, deliver, and determine the impact of comprehensive programming that includes integrating current technologies in ruminant nutrition, beef genetics, and reproduction? Do you have experience in planning resiliency to drought into grass and forage-based beef systems? The 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 Red Cloud, Nebraska. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis in Range, Pasture and Grazing Systems; Ruminant Nutrition; or Beef Cattle Reproduction. This position will be an active participant in the Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Team within a geographic area that includes Webster, Kearney, Adams, Franklin, Clay, Fillmore, Nuckolls, and Thayer counties located in southcentral Nebraska. We are seeking individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required in animal science or agronomy with an emphasis in Pasture, Range, Forage and Grazing Systems; Ruminant Nutrition; Beef Cattle Reproduction; or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching beef and grassland systems topics in a formal or non-formal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
• Experience in beef systems – integrating livestock with pasture/range, forages, crop residues.

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.

Review of applications will begin May 14, 2021. 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_210044. 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 must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please redact your social security number before sending or uploading 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: 05/14/2021


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (Burt County)

Location: Tekamah, NE

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Brief Description: Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Tekamah, NE in Burt County. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Cropping and Water Systems Team within a geographic area that includes Burt, Thurston, and Dakota Counties in northeast Nebraska. This educator is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies related to resistance management based on the goals and objectives of the Cropping and Water Systems Team. The focus of this position will be rainfed and irrigated crop production systems for corn and soybeans. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required and must be completed prior to the start date; Master’s degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, or Agricultural Mechanization with emphasis on cropping and water systems.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of and experience with the use of precision agriculture strategies to address resistance management issues in the control of weeds in corn, soybean, and other crops.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• 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 manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin on 5/14/2021. 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_200156). 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
- Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to black 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: 05/14/2021


Universitiy of Florida - IFAS
Extension Agent I, II, or III – Commercial Horticulture (Vegetable Crop Production)

Location: Palm Beach County - West Palm Beach, FL

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4216

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, or III – Commercial Horticulture (Vegetable Crop Production)

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 hire the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, innovate in a rapidly changing world, and believe in inclusion and diversity. 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.

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 Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Palm Beach County. As an extension educator, you will design, implement, and evaluate commercial horticulture educational programs to assist clientele in vegetable crop production (about 75% of your time) and fruit crop production (about 20% of your time). Your comprehensive commercial horticulture education program will be guided by an advisory committee that represents the needs of the county’s diverse population. You will devote 5% of your time contributing to our 4‐H Youth Development program. You will be located at the Palm Beach County Extension Office in West Palm Beach.

What you will do:
• Provide on‐site technical assistance and teaching to facilitate the implementation of Best Management Practices in vegetable and fruit production.

• Establish and maintain an effective advisory committee to assist with program development and implementation.
• Collaborate with local growers and UF/IFAS Research and Education Center faculty to help design, conduct, and evaluate studies (including demonstration trials) that assess vegetable variety performance, response to fertilizer and other crop nutrition inputs, and improved methods for weed/pest management both on sand‐land coastal ridge regions of eastern Palm Beach County and the organic soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area.
• Respond to clientele training needs regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and related Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for growers, harvesters, and packing house personnel. Securing additional food safety training certifications may be warranted.
• Respond to urban educational opportunities with practical presentations and/or demonstrations that support homeowner vegetable/herb gardening and tropical fruit tree production.
• Market the extension program through multi‐media platforms.
• Target programs to reflect the area’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.
• Strategize extension educational events that also offer continuing education units (CEUs) relevant to target clientele.
• Establish and maintain an effective system for accountability.
• Produce “extension‐friendly” creative works and publications.
• Actively participate in professional societies (committees, leadership roles).
• 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 and County Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in plant science, horticultural science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, you will be expected 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.
• Ability to establish solid partnerships and to find innovative ways to attract new audiences and volunteers.
• A commitment to customer service.
• A commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension.
• 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 or Doctor of Plant Medicine degree.
• Experience creating lesson plans, developing instructional materials, and applying teaching methods appropriate for the audience.
• A strong commitment to community.
• Practical experience in extension education, particularly in south Florida horticulture and vegetable/fruit production.
• 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 bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by May, 2021.

Employment is contingent on the results of a physical examination, a substance screening, and a national background screening.

Palm Beach County (https://worldpopulationreview.com/us‐counties/fl/palm‐beach‐county‐ population) has a population of about 1.5 million. The county stretches along Florida’s Atlantic coast and inward touching the southern portion of Lake Okeechobee and the northern edge of Everglades National Park. The main office is in West Palm Beach with a western office in Belle Glade (http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/palm‐beach/) about 5 miles from the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (https://erec.ifas.ufl.edu/). Palm Beach County Extension is part of the UF/IFAS 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. Apply to become a part of our growing team!

Application Deadline: 04/22/2021


University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Beef Systems (Cherry County)

Location: Valentine, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help make a positive difference in beef cattle production in Nebraska? Can you develop, deliver, and determine the impact of comprehensive programming that includes integrating current technologies in ruminant nutrition, beef genetics, and reproduction? Do you have experience in planning resiliency to drought into grass and forage-based beef systems? The 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 Valentine, Nebraska. The focus of this position will be Beef Systems with an emphasis in either Pasture, Range, Forage and Grazing Systems; Ruminant Nutrition; or Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics. This position will be an active participant in the Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Team within a geographic area that includes Cherry County located in northcentral Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required in animal science or agronomy with an emphasis in Pasture, Range, Forage and Grazing Systems; Ruminant Nutrition; Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics; or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching beef and grassland systems topics in a formal or non-formal setting.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
• Experience in beef systems – integrating livestock with pasture/range, forages, crop residues.
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.

Review of applications will begin May 7, 2021. 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_210041. Click “Apply for this job” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact 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: 05/07/2021


University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (Lancaster County)

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Lincoln, NE in Lancaster County. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team within a geographic area that includes Lancaster, Cass, and Otoe Counties in Nebraska. This educator is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies related to agronomic and management issues in cover crop or forage management based on the goals and objectives of the Water and Integrated Cropping Systems Team. The focus of this position will contribute to the goals and objectives of the WICS Team.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural Engineering, or closely related field.
• Field experience in production agriculture with emphasis in cropping systems.
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address diverse cropping systems; additional experience with cover crop or forage management and working with absentee landowners.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including securing grants and contracts, as well as cost recovery efforts.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin May 7, 2021. 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_210042. 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 must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please redact 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: 05/07/2021


Oregon State University
Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service

Location: Corvallis, OR

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Brief Description: Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s land-grant research university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service (VPEE).

The Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement provides strategic and operational direction of the OSU Extension Service and university-wide leadership for community-engaged research and teaching. The Vice Provost engages statewide advisory groups and collaborates with deans and other relevant university leaders to identify issues to which university resources may be directed. As Director of the Extension Service, the Vice Provost works closely with OSU’s Office of Government Relations to build legislative relationships and advocacy for Extension’s biennial state budget and serves as the federally designated director of Smith-Lever capacity fund appropriations (see https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant).

The Vice Provost reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President, serves as a member of the Provost's Senior Leadership Team and the University Cabinet, and is an active participant in all aspects of institution-wide planning and policy development. The Vice Provost collaborates closely with the deans of Agricultural Science, Forestry, and Public Health and Human Sciences, while making use of an internal shared governance group to advise on matters of strategy, priorities, and budget.

The next Vice Provost will join a Division on an upward trajectory. Working collaboratively, the Vice Provost will build on the Division’s success, continuing to raise the profile and influence of the Division which will, in turn, result in an even greater impact on the region, state, and nation. To fulfill this goal, the Division seeks a creative thinker who is comfortable operating beyond functional silos and who is excited by boundary-spanning opportunities within and outside of the university. Additionally, OSU seeks a collaborative and inspiring Vice Provost who will hold fast to the university’s core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility, while strategically leading the Division.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Oregon State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood, Partner
Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant
E-mail: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
E-mail: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Application Deadline: 06/08/2021


Purdue University
Extension Organic Agriculture Specialist - Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Location: West Lafayette, IN

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Brief Description: The primary purpose for this position is to help coordinate Purdue University’s Extension efforts through the diversification of Indiana agriculture. The position will work closely with the Assistant Program Leader for Diversified Farming and Food Systems, Faculty leaders, Extension specialists and educators. They will connect with farmers and governmental and non-governmental organizations across the state to provide support for their operations.
Additional duties will include but are not limited to:

• Coordinate strategic planning efforts surrounding certified or non-certified organic agriculture Extension programs. Guide the development of program objectives and foster grant proposals including salary support to build a Purdue agriculture Extension and applied research program around organic practices. Collaborate with Extension specialists and educators and research faculty to encourage and/or develop research and demonstration at Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACs) and with collaborating organic farmers (on-farm research). Coordinate the organic certification paperwork at the different PAC locations.

• Identify key professional development opportunities to build Extension’s capacity to deliver local programming on organic certification, production, and marketing and related aspects of diversified agriculture. Coordinate and lead development of professional development programs for Extension educators and specialists and partner agency personnel in these areas.

• Support signature program development for stakeholders interested in diversified farming systems and delivery to enhance capacity in organic and diversified agriculture. Mentor and assist county educators with client consultations on organic and diversified agriculture. Visits to stakeholders across the state to develop relationships. Coordinate annual Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting.

• Professional development in the areas of organic certification, organic production, organic marketing, farm diversification and other areas pertaining to stakeholder needs.

Required:
• Master’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to position responsibilities.
• Four years of experience required.
• Minimum of 2 years of direct experience in organic agriculture and 2 years of experience in Extension, teaching or coordination of educational or grant programs. Experience providing services directly to farmers is strongly preferred.

• Knowledge of basic educational methods. Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations to a variety of audiences, data analysis, storage and retrieval, email and internet applications. Strong and creative communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines, and preparing and accurately interpreting and summarizing reports. Ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material to a diversity of audiences. Ability to seek, secure and administer funding to support the work of the diversified agriculture programs that will provide funding continuity to meet the ongoing identified needs of the program.

Preferred:
• Enthusiasm for supporting entry into farming.
• Have an appreciation for the diversity of agricultural pursuits/enterprises and combinations thereof and appreciate opportunities for all regardless of crop, production system, species, geography, urban or rural or scale.

Additional Information:
• Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
• A background check is required for employment in this position.
• Travel using personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided) and evening and weekend work is an integral part of this position.
• FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
• Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately
• Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Submission:

• Qualified candidates currently employed by Purdue University should apply at: https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sf/jobreq?jobId=13520&company=purdueuniv

• Qualified candidates not employed by Purdue University should apply at: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=13520&company=purdueuniv


Please contact Petrus Langenhoven, Chair, Extension Organic Agriculture Specialist Search Committee, at plangenh@purdue.edu with questions about this position.

Application Deadline: 05/17/2021


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

Location: (Red Willow County) - McCook, NE

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Brief Description: Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in McCook, NE in Red Willow County. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team within a geographic area that includes Red Willow, Frontier, Hayes, and Hitchcock Counties in Nebraska. This educator is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in irrigated and rainfed cropping systems based on the goals and objectives of the WICS Team. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or closely related field.
• Field experience in irrigated production agriculture.
• Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in irrigated and dryland crop production.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs, including securing grants and contracts as well as cost recovery efforts.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2021. 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_210038. 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 must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact 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: 05/06/2021


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

Location: (Perkins County) - Grant, NE

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Brief Description: Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Grant, NE in Perkins County. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team within a geographic area that includes Perkins, Chase, and Dundy Counties in Nebraska. This educator will be stationed at the Stumpf International Wheat Center and is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to deliver precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in wheat and other dryland and irrigated crops based on the goals and objectives of the WICS Team. The focus of this position will contribute to the goals and objectives of the WICS Team. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering or closely related field.
• Field experience in production agriculture with emphasis in cropping systems.
• Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address agronomic and management issues in wheat and other dryland and irrigated crops.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2021. 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_210039. 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 must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact 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: 05/06/2021


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Open Rank Extension Educator – Water and Integrated Cropping Systems

Location: (Saunders County) - Mead, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Nebraska Extension has an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Mead, NE, in Saunders County. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in the Nebraska Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) Team within a geographic area that includes Saunders, Douglas, and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska. This educator will be stationed at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension, and Education Center and expected to collaborate closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry representatives, and crop producers to address opportunities in diverse cropping systems, including crop diagnostics and soil health, using precision agricultural strategies. The focus of this position will contribute to the goals and objectives of the WICS team. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization, Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, or closely related field.
• Field experience in production agriculture with emphasis in water and cropping systems.
• Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience using precision agriculture strategies to address diverse cropping systems, crop diagnostics, and soil health.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs, including securing grants and contracts as well as cost recovery efforts.
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.

Review of applications will begin May 3, 2021. 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_210037. 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 must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact 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: 05/03/2021


Clemson University
Pee Dee Region Agribusiness County Agent

Location: Darlington, South Carolina

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Brief Description: Job ID:105561

Location:Darlington

Full/Part Time:Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:Regular

JOB SUMMARY:

The Pee Dee Region Agribusiness County Agent is a member of the Extension staff of Clemson University. The agent is responsible for working cooperatively with other county and state staff to plan, implement, maintain and evaluate Extension education program for the county, state and region adult and/or youth clientele. Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

60% - Essential - Primary Program Management and Development - Develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programming within the Agribusiness Program Area to adult and youth audiences in the entire Pee Dee Region of the state. Educate through direct methods such as individual consultation, training classes, group meetings, tours, demonstrations, and volunteer training and/or management, including online/virtual tactics. Communicate knowledge through indirect methods such as written, audio, visual, and/or social content. Document programming impacts for targeted stakeholders.

10% - Essential - Resource Sustainability - Responsible for resource development, management, and sustainability to support Extension educational programming to include grants, contracts, legal agreements, gifts, in-kind support, sponsorships, revenue generated, local and state appropriated funds and/or other types of funding.

10% - Essential - Extension Advocacy and External Partnerships - Partner and collaborate with the Extension Advisory Council and Advocacy Committees, Program and/or Action Committees, local and state elected officials, and Extension stakeholders in planning those educational phases of the county program relevant to areas of responsibility and consistent with the total Extension program.

10% - Essential - Internal Partnerships and Contributions beyond primary team - Collaborate across Program Teams to develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programming outside the Agent's primary Program Area using direct and indirect methods. Support day-to-day functions of the county offices, as needed, by being present in the office, available to the staff and public, and willing to assist with general Extension inquiries.

10% - Essential - Self-Improvement - Identify and participate in opportunities for self-improvement and professional development such as professional and in-service trainings. Obtain supervisory approval prior to registration and participation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Bachelor's Degree (Ag Economics or a related field)

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Master's Degree
Work Exp 1+ year(s)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Fundamental Job Knowledge - Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education - Master's Degree
Work Exp 1+ year(s)

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to heat or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet or humid
Noise
Vibration
Overnight Travel

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Expected Salary Range: ($ 40,000.00 - $ 50,000.00)

JOB LOCATION:

300 Russell St., Darlington, SC 29532

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

April 21, 2021

CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/BX5xadF2nDXgIymLS7grb

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Application Deadline: 04/21/2021


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

Location: Bradford County, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4100

Classification Title: Extension Agent I or II – 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.

As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Bradford County. You will spend about 30% of your time providing educational programs in commercial agriculture (emphasizing livestock production) and another 30% of your time leading pasture, forage management, and natural resources programs. Your livestock program will include cattle, small ruminants, and equine. You will devote the remaining 40% of your time to active participation in the 4‐H Youth Development program in your area of expertise (40%). As an educator, you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of extension programs that meet the needs of Bradford County’s cattlemen and farmers. This position provides the opportunity for you to make a positive impact in the Bradford County community.

What you will do:
• Lead, manage, supervise, coordinate and report on your county extension programs.
• Maintain, foster, and build effective working relationships with stakeholders, county government, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, government agencies, county residents, and UF/IFAS faculty, staff and extension administration.
• Establish and work with a program advisory committee for program direction, feedback and support.
• Use resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation to strengthen current educational programs.
• Review and implement new policies, maintain records, assess risks, communicate, and market effectively across social media platforms.
• Manage financial resources.
• Create educational materials and opportunities.
• Collaborate with other Northeast District agents on multi‐county projects.
• Serve as a role model to the community.
• Assume other assignments and responsibilities as needed to support the total county extension program as assigned by the County Extension Director or District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in agronomy, animal science, or a closely related field. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, we want you to grow in your career. Therefore, you will be expected to progress at least halfway towards obtaining a master's degree within 6 years of employment.
• A commitment to positive and proactive customer service, shown by timely and efficient response to clients.
• Ability to work with cattlemen, hay producers, and farmers individually and in groups.
• Strong oral and written interpersonal, communication, leadership, and social media skills.
• Ability to use social media for communicating and teaching.
• Ability to prioritize, multi‐task, and balance diverse responsibilities.
• Good organizational skills.
• A commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension and Bradford County.
• 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.
• Experience creating lesson plans, developing instructional materials, and applying teaching methods appropriate for the audience.
• Expertise in getting groups to work together for a higher goal, managing competing priorities, and adaptability to handle unexpected situations.
• Ability to establish solid partnerships.
• Experience attracting extramural funding.

Further information:
We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by May 2021.

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

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. Apply to become a part of our growing team!

Application Deadline: 04/15/2021


University of Florida IFAS Extension
Extension Agent I or II – Commercial Crop Production and Food Systems (Multicounty)

Location: Lake and Orange County, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4069

Classification Title: Extension Agent I or II – Commercial Crop Production and Food Systems (Multicounty)

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 hire the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, innovate in a rapidly changing world, and believe in inclusion and diversity. 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 Lake County, a growing county in central Florida. Additionally, you will serve as the Commercial Fruit Crop Production Agent for Orange County. We are looking for an individual with skills in fruit and vegetable 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.

You will be responsible for a program that provides public education to local agricultural producers and associated businesses to promote sustainable agricultural practices. Clientele include producers of citrus, peach, blueberry, vegetable, and alternative crops. You will

emphasize Integrated Crop Management (ICM) practices and precision agriculture. Your primary location will be the Lake County Extension Office in Tavares.

What you will do:
• Develop and implement a plan of work based on locally identified needs that will lead to improved agricultural practices.
• Teach and evaluate high‐quality educational programs that focus on agricultural best management practices and integrated pest management including insect, disease, and weed management.
• Work with community leaders to facilitate and coordinate partnerships with local and state agencies, elected officials, communities, landowners, 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.
• 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 levels 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 Lake County teams to identify needs, issues, and opportunities.
• Develop and deliver age‐appropriate subject matter education in support of 4‐H Youth Development.
• Follow all county, UF, and IFAS Extension policies regarding Affirmative Action, program development, and parity.
• Carry out other duties as outlined by the County Extension Directors and the District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in agriculture, horticulture, plant sciences, or a closely related field. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, we want you to advance in your career by making at least 50% progress towards obtaining your master’s degree within the first 6 years of employment.
• A working knowledge of horticultural science including plant and pest identification and diagnostic skills, best management practices, soils, irrigation, fertilizers, and integrated pest management.
• Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
• A commitment to customer service.
• A commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension.
• 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, as well as travel with a personal vehicle.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s or Doctor of Plant Medicine degree.
• Practical experience in agricultural production.
• 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, all Lake County employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

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

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. Apply to become a part of our growing team!

Application Deadline: 04/22/2021


University of Florida IFAS Extension
Extension Agent I or II – Agriculture and Natural Resources (Small Farms/Alternative Enterprises)

Location: Duval County, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0002‐2706

Classification Title: Extension Agent I or II – Agriculture and Natural Resources (Small Farms/Alternative Enterprises)

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.

As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Duval County in leading a science‐based education program covering agriculture, small farms, and alternative enterprises. This position provides the opportunity for you to make a positive impact in the Duval County community.

What you will do:
• Plan, develop, implement, teach, evaluate, and report on educational programs for traditional agricultural operations including animal and plant production systems (about 50% of your time).
• Develop, deliver, and evaluate innovative programs to support small farms and alternative enterprises in Duval county (about 45% of your time).
• Contribute to the Duval 4‐H Youth Development in your area of expertise (about 5% of your time).
• Lead the county agricultural response efforts for SART (State Agricultural Response Team, https://flsartt.ifas.ufl.edu/) according to the Agriculture Liaison Plan of the City of Jacksonville.
• Maintain an effective program advisory committee with appropriate community representation.

• Develop and sustain effective working relationships with producers, commodity groups, community agencies, county government, media, and residents.
• Use computer technology for communications, teaching, and program management.
• Use a variety of delivery methods to meet program objectives.
• Seek and obtain financial resources to support your extension programs.
• Adhere to all Univ. of Florida and county government policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership for management of all program components.
• Assume other assignments and responsibilities as needed to support the total county extension program as assigned by the County Extension Director or District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, animal science, or a closely related field. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, we want you to grow in your career. Therefore, you will be expected to progress at least halfway towards obtaining a master's degree within 6 years of employment.
• A commitment to positive and proactive customer service, shown by timely and efficient response to clients.
• Strong oral and written interpersonal, communication, leadership, and social media skills.
• Ability to prioritize, multi‐task, and balance diverse responsibilities.
• Good organizational skills.
• A commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension and Duval County.
• 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.
• Experience with agriculture and small farms.
• Experience in teaching, writing, and developing educational programs.

Further information:
We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by May, 2021.

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

Duval County is located in northeast Florida with a land area of 918 square miles and a population of 957,755. With a consolidated form of government, the City of Jacksonville covers the entire county land mass with the exception of the beach communities of Jacksonville: Neptune, Atlantic Beach and the Town of Baldwin. Duval County has approximately 366 small farms on 29,990 acres with an average of 82 acres. Fifty six percent of the farms in Duval County have less than $2,500 in sales with 5% having sales of greater than $100,000. There are also approximately 40 small, diversified farms producing mostly pecans, blueberries, and grapes.

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

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

Application Deadline: 04/08/2021


University of Florida IFAS Extension
Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV – Community Resource Development

Location: Clay County, Florida

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Brief Description: Job Number: 0001‐4189

Classification Title: Extension Agent I, II, III, or IV – Community Resource Development

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.

As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Clay County in leading a science‐based education program in community resource development (CRD). Academically, CRD is a process that helps individuals of a community act collectively, enhancing the capacity of community members to improve their local situation. Practically, CRD is an outcome that improves the physical, social, economic, and environmental conditions in a community. The end result is collective action where local decision‐makers and residents work together to improve the condition of their community. As the Agent, you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming that meets the needs of the county’s diverse population. This position provides the opportunity for you to make a positive impact in the Clay County community.

What you will do:
• Plan, organize, produce, and distribute educational materials and programming for individuals, entrepreneurs, community groups, local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
• Target your programs to both adult (95%) and 4‐H Youth Development (5%) audiences.
• Conduct community data analysis to increase the local knowledge base necessary for informed individual and community‐based decision‐making.
• Engage extension faculty, policymakers, and stakeholders to become involved in community resource development issues.

• Provide citizens with tools to make informed choices to balance a strong economy, a clean environment, and a healthy population.
• Maintain an effective program advisory committee with appropriate community representation.
• Use computer technology for communications, teaching, and program management.
• Use a variety of delivery methods to meet program objectives.
• Seek and obtain financial resources to support your extension programs.
• Adhere to all Univ. of Florida and county government policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership for management of all program components.
• Assume other assignments and responsibilities as needed to support the total county extension program as assigned by the County Extension Director or District Extension Director.

What you will bring (required):
• A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, community development, or a related field of study from an accredited college or university with an emphasis on leadership, financial management, and/or community development. 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.
• A commitment to positive and proactive customer service, shown by timely and efficient response to clients.
• Strong oral and written interpersonal, communication, leadership, and social media skills.
• Ability to prioritize, multi‐task, and balance diverse responsibilities.
• Good organizational skills.
• A commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension and Clay County.
• Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a Florida driver’s license.
• Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s degree in a relevant field.
• Experience in creating lesson plans, developing instructional materials, and applying teaching methods appropriate for the audience.
• Expertise in getting groups to work together for a higher goal, managing competing priorities, and adaptability to handle unexpected situations.
• Demonstrated ability to establish solid partnerships and find innovative ways to attract new audiences.

Further information:

We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by May, 2021.

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

Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. As such, all partners are involved in the supervision of the office and contribute to the salary and support resources. The primary goal of Extension is to disseminate the latest knowledge and applicable technologies in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences in order to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The UF/IFAS mission is accomplished through Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers working cohesively throughout Florida’s 67 counties.

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

Application Deadline: 04/08/2021


Colorado State University Extension
Area Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences

Location: Southeast Area, Bent County, Las Animas, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #10-21
Area Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences
Southeast Area, Bent County, Las Animas, CO

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

The Southeast Area is composed of seven counties in southeastern Colorado (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers). The seven counties have a combined population of over 49,000, with Bent having a population of 5,800 residents. The 4-H program is made up of 2 clubs with 108 youth members and 11 adult leaders. The Bent County seat, Las Animas, hosts the oldest student council-sponsored event in the United States, Santa Fe Trail Days. This event is sponsored by the Las Animas High School Student Council each spring, with assistance from the Bent County Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations. Bent County has a rich history that includes various historical sites.

Agriculture is the economic base, primarily consisting of dryland and irrigation farming and livestock enterprises. Other employers in the counties include government, education, private correctional facility and local medical facilities. For more information about Southeast Area Extension, go to http://sea.extension.colostate.edu/. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to https://extension.colostate.edu/.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, April 5, 2021. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number.
• Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable “Required” and “Preferred” Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately.

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

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Lacey Taylor at (719) 767-5716 or Lacey.Taylor@colostate.edu.

PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to 4-H Youth Development, nutrition, food safety, financial management, health and wellness (family and consumer science), programs for both adult and youth audiences in Bent County and the Southeast Area. The individual in this position works as a member of a team of nine professionals in the seven-county area and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This position is located in Bent County, Las Animas, Colorado. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Extension Regional Director.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50%
• Assume responsibility for overall planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of Bent County’s 4-H program involving youth and leaders to ensure an active and growing program.
• Assume responsibility for overall planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of family and consumer science research based educational programming and information to the public using a variety of educational venues. These venues include but not limited to: workshops, newsletters, blogs, website, news releases, radio programs, and volunteers.
• Develop, implement, evaluate and report impacts of county-wide non-credit educational 4-H youth development programming and family and consumer science programming in Bent County.
• Travel to and participate in professional development, evening and weekend events and periodic activities requiring overnight stays.
• Work closely with other Extension staff in the area to assess needs, develop plans and identify resources for developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the total 4-H program and family and consumer science program.
• Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and local, state, and federal agencies and organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 25%
• Work collaboratively with the area agents in agriculture, livestock, horticulture, agronomy, family and consumer sciences and youth development to coordinate and deliver balanced and effective educational programming to sustain the people, agriculture, and the environment of the area communities.
• Build K-12 partnerships between CSU Extension and public schools throughout Bent County.
• Work closely with citizens, advisory and other groups, and local, state, and federal agencies in determining program needs and direction.
• Work closely with the Bent County Fair Board and Superintendents preparing for the county fair, Bent County 4-H Council and Harvest Show committee.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
• Provide leadership and program assistance with other activities as assigned.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 15%
• Recruit and provide leadership opportunities and training for 4-H volunteer leaders that will enable their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment over sustained periods of time.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Administration and Supervision: 10%
• Use entrepreneurial skills to find and/or generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, user fees, etc.) to help support county and programming efforts.
• Provide supervision of the office administrative assistant and help assure communication within the office and with county commissioners and other appropriate stakeholders.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $56,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed bachelor’s degree.
• One degree must be conferred in human nutrition, food safety, health and/or family resource and financial management or closely related field.
• A successful candidate without a completed master’s degree will be required to complete a master’s degree within five years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President of Engagement and Extension.
• Course work or prior experience conducting effective educational programs for both youth and adult audiences.
• Demonstrated use of facilitation skills in public settings, experience working in community engagement and/or community capacity building.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
• Demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse audiences; this includes but is not limited to persistent effort, intentional programming, community engagement, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
• Evidence of drive, initiative and leadership skills.
• 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:
• Completed master’s degree.
• Experience in audience needs identification and evaluating results of programs and projects, including development of appropriate evaluation instruments.
• Experience in the management of educational programs.
• Experience in effectively translating and communicating technical information to people.
• Professional experience with/knowledge of Extension and the Land-Grant University System.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, and/or cost recovery efforts.
• Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

BENEFITS: Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

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

Application process and additional information may be obtained at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/84905

Application Deadline: 04/05/2021


Colorado State University Extension
Area Extension Agent - Agronomy and Cropping Systems

Location: Southeast Area, Prowers County, Lamar, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #09-21
Area Extension Agent
Agronomy and Cropping Systems
Southeast Area, Prowers County, Lamar, CO

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

The Southeast Area is composed of seven counties in southeastern Colorado (Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers). These counties have a combined population of over 49,000, with Lamar, the county seat of Prowers County, having a population of 12,122. These seven Counties have a combined land mass of 6.6 million acres, 2.76 million acres used for crop production. Primary crops include dry land wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers, irrigated corn and alfalfa hay. Much of the land is used for range, livestock grazing; however cropping-livestock interactions are very popular and important to the economy. There is an increasing interest in oilseed crops. Southeast Colorado is the home of one of the larger wind energy projects in the country. For more information about Southeast Area Extension, go to http://sea.extension.colostate.edu/. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to https://extension.colostate.edu/.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, April 12, 2021. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number.
• Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable “Required” and “Preferred” Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately.

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

For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Abby Weber at (719) 254-7608 or SA.Weber@colostate.edu.

PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Area Extension Agent in Agronomy and Cropping Systems will deliver research based and objective, informal education to solve problems, develop leadership, and assist producers in South Eastern Colorado in agricultural profitability and sustainability. The position primarily addresses farmers and ranchers in the seven counties, but will not exclude work in other counties, with a major emphasis on wheat, sorghum, and oil seeds. This employee will work cooperatively with other Extension Agents and Specialists, University Faculty and researchers (including the Plainsman Research Center in Walsh and Baca County and the Arkansas Valley Research Center in Rocky Ford and Otero County), and the agribusiness industry and community partners to develop and deliver quality plant science and agronomic educational programming. This position will be housed in Prowers County, Lamar, Colorado.

The individual in this position works as a member of a team of professionals, is a local representative of Colorado State University, and works under the supervision and guidance of the Southeast Regional Extension Director. The individual will be expected to participate on one or more Extension work teams in their area of expertise. There is also potential for an affiliate appointment (Administrative Professional position) in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and/or Department of Bio agricultural Sciences and Pest Management, College of Agricultural Sciences upon the review and approval of the department’s faculty.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 60%
• Develop, market, deliver, and evaluate non-credit educational programs for crop producers and agribusiness to enhance producer’s profitability and sustainability. On-going and developing educational needs include but, are not limited to, no-till or reduced tillage systems, multiple crops rotational systems, limited irrigation cropping systems, integrated pest management, pest resistance management, wise use of crop inputs, and soil, water, and natural resource conservation.
• Develop and conduct applied research/demonstration trials and programs.
• Conduct pesticide applicator trainings for license renewal in the Southeast Area.
• Actively participate in one or more Extension work teams to provide cropping systems expertise for program and information development, delivery and evaluation efforts statewide.
• Provide program and information delivery support to colleagues in area(s) of specified expertise as appropriate.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 25%
• Work with advisory committees, community leaders, area agencies and non-profits to continually assess conditions and develop effective plans of work providing measurable program outcomes.
• Actively participate on Extension work teams to help focus and develop regional and statewide program efforts.
• Effectively communicate and participate in research and programming with personnel of Colorado State University, other colleges, agencies and institutions to enhance overall programming.
• Promote engagement with diverse audiences and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Fiscal Management: 15%
• Seek out and manage external funding sources to support programming efforts, practice cost recovery.
• Manage program and operating funds in compliance with University fiscal policies and reporting requirements.
• Build and innovate an environment of teamwork and collaboration within the office, in the Southeast Area as well as with external partners.
• Provide leadership and assistance with other activities as assigned.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $72,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed master’s degree.
• One degree must have been conferred in agronomy, crop and soil science, crop protection, biological or agricultural sciences or a closely related field.
• Course work includes an emphasis in crop production systems and some crop protection course work.
• Experience working with irrigated and/or dryland crop management systems.
• Demonstrated experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
• 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:
• Experience with on-farm research or demonstration projects.
• Experience with identification and management of insect pests & beneficial insects, field crop diseases, weeds of cropped and uncropped areas, and plant nutrient deficiencies and abiotic stress systems of field crops.
• Experience or coursework in agricultural business management as related to crop production systems and crop marketing.
• Experience in identifying audience needs, developing programs and evaluating impacts of programs.
• Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
• Professional experience with, or knowledge of, Extension and the land-grant university system.
• Ability to speak Spanish.


BENEFITS: Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

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

Application process and additional information may be obtained at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/84842

Application Deadline: 04/12/2021


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

Location: San Luis Valley Area, Monte Vista, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #08-21
Area Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
San Luis Valley Area, Monte Vista, CO

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

The San Luis Valley Area (SLV) is composed of six counties in south central Colorado (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache). The six counties have a combined population of about 47,185 people, with Alamosa and Rio Grande counties having populations of approximately 16,233 and 11,216 respectively. The six counties encompass 8,204 square miles. Approximately thirty-five percent of the population in the SLV is in poverty. The SLV is located between two scenic mountain ranges (Sangre de Cristo to the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west). The area is considered to be a high mountain valley, with the valley floor at 7,000 ft. elevation. San Luis Valley is rich with outdoor opportunities that include hiking, mountain bicycling, mountain sports, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, off road trails, snowmobiling, hot springs, historic mining district with trails, vintage steam excursion train, and the Sandhill Crane Festival. The region is abundant with campgrounds including federal, state, and local sites. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, two wildlife refuges, and multiple wetlands all reside in the SLV. Adams State University and Trinidad Junior College both have campuses in the valley.

The SLV is heavily agricultural, producing both crops (potatoes, small grains, and alfalfa) and livestock (cattle, sheep, yaks, elk, goats, llamas, bees, fish, and an alligator farm). The counties comprising the San Luis Valley have 550,000 acres which are cultivated, with approximately 300,000 acres under center pivot. Irrigated acreage includes 57,000 acres of potatoes, 82,000 acres of grain, and 257,000 acres of alfalfa and grass hay. Primary crops include potatoes, spring barley and wheat, alfalfa and grass hay, and varying acreage of spinach, lettuce, carrots, quinoa, and canola. There is much land used for rangeland livestock grazing, however, cropping-livestock interactions are becoming more popular. There is an increasing interest in oilseed crops.

The 4-H club program has 14 clubs, with an enrollment of about 284 youth and 46 adult leaders in the six counties. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to https://extension.colostate.edu/.

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

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, April 12, 2021. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
• Resume
• Cover letter
• Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number.
• Special Required Documentation - Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable “Required” and “Preferred” Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately.

All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview dates will be shared to those moving forward. Four professional references will be requested of applicants that advance in the interview process. For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Robin Young at (970) 264-5931 or Robin.Young@colostate.edu.

PURPOSE OF POSITION
Colorado State University Extension and the San Luis Valley are seeking a 4-H Youth Development professional with the experience and skills to lead a diverse and inclusive youth development program. The person will have a proven record of accomplishment of developing and managing volunteers, building program capacity, creating innovative programming opportunities, and fostering both internal and external collaboration and teamwork. Duties include providing leadership, guidance, direction and assistance in the implementation of the overall 4-H / youth development program. The individual in this position works as a member of the local Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University and the San Luis Valley. This individual works under the supervision of the SLV Area Extension Director, with guidance and input from the State 4-H office.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50%
• 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 actively 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 a broad area 4-H effort to include livestock, meat quality assurance, equine, small animal, youth family & consumer science projects, natural resources, 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. Work related travel may include the role of providing oversight and being responsible for youth who are participating in a 4-H event.
• Assume responsibility for overall planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation of San Luis Valley 4-H program involving youth and leaders to ensure an active and growing program.
• Seek to offer new opportunities for 4-H youth, leaders, and parents through new and innovative opportunities, with the goal of expanding the involvement, reach, and effectiveness of the 4-H program.
• Actively engage with other 4-H Extension teams across counties and the state to plan, deliver, and evaluate programs; actively participate in and report to the 4-H Program Reporting Units.
• Collaborate with committees and councils to develop and maintain policies and procedures related to local programming.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 30%
• 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, the State 4-H staff, university staff, local schools, county departments, Boards of County Commissioners, community leaders, fair committees, agencies, and other youth-serving organizations and institutions to enhance funding and implementation of local 4-H youth development programming.
• Work with other youth serving organizations and agencies to help provide a comprehensive youth development program.
• Use entrepreneurial skills to find or generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, user fees, etc.) and practice cost recovery.
• Maintain appropriate connections, communications, and information sharing with the SLV Extension Advisory and the SLV County Commissioners.
• Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 20%
• Maintain effective communication with Colorado State University personnel, community leaders, and other agencies/organizations to enhance strong program development, delivery and evaluation.
• Provide leadership for adult and youth volunteer programs including volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, education and training, motivation, evaluation, recognition, and support.
• Prepare volunteers to take on mid-manager, leadership, education, and information delivery roles in support of 4-H youth development programs.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: The starting salary will be in the range of $42,000 – $70,000 and will be commensurate with education and experience.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Completed bachelor’s degree.
• One degree must have been completed in agriculture, animal science, horticulture, education, recreation, youth development, non-profit management, behavioral sciences or a closely related field.
• A successful candidate without a completed master’s degree will be required to complete a master’s degree within five years from the start of employment. Failure to do so will result in termination unless a compelling reason is accepted by the Vice President of Engagement and Extension.
• Demonstrated experience 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 to affect change or obtain desired outcomes across program areas.
• Commitment to include diverse voices in program prioritization and planning, and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
• Demonstrated use of technology in communicating, managing, and delivering educational programs in person and remotely.
• Experience in audience needs identification, 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:
• Completed master’s degree.
• Degree, significant coursework, professional experience, or background working with animal science-related programs and livestock handling.
• Minimum two years’ professional positive youth development experience.
• Demonstrated record of generating extramural funds (grants, contracts, and cost recovery efforts).
• Experience or coursework in conducting effective educational programs for both youth and adult audiences.
• Minimum one-year professional volunteer program management experience utilizing methods of effective conflict resolution, mediation, and group facilitation.
• 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.

BENEFITS: Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas. https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf.

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

Application process and additional information may be obtained at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/84912

Application Deadline: 04/12/2021


Auburn University / Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs

Location: Auburn, AL

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Brief Description: Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs

The College of Agriculture (COA) at Auburn University (www.agriculture.auburn.edu/) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) (www.aces.edu) are seeking applications for the position of Associate Dean for Extension and Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs. This 12-month administrative position will be located within the COA at Auburn University and fits within the organizational structures of COA and ACES. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director position reports jointly to the COA Dean and the ACES Associate Director. The position is classified as a tenure-track Extension Specialist with a COA and ACES administrative appointment. This position is a five-year appointment, subject to review. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director will be a member of the COA administrative team and a member of the ACES System Program Team to bring into alignment the programmatic visions and directions of the COA and ACES.

Responsibilities: The Associate Dean/Assistant Director provides vision and leadership in how Extension, research, academic programs, and other allied programs develop synergy to enhance collaborative research and evidence-based outcomes. The position provides coordination and leadership for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs carried out by ACES in collaboration with the COA, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS), and Alabama A&M University. The position is responsible for the coordination and integration of Extension programs that address timely issues in areas such as improving the productivity, sustainability and profitability of the state’s diverse agriculture and horticulture industries, promoting a safe and secure food supply, increasing environmental stewardship, and developing informed consumers.. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director will:

• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Department Heads in the College, the SFWS Dean, ACES program units, and County Extension Offices;
• Serve as a liaison between COA and ACES;
• Foster entrepreneurial approaches to engage faculty in the pursuit and procurement of revenue through grants, contracts, gifts and fees to expand programming;
• Mentor new Extension Specialists in COA and SFWS for agriculture, forestry, and natural resource programming;
• Provide input to Department Heads and SFWS Dean for the evaluation of Extension Specialists and professional staff with ACES appointments;
• Recommend changes to ensure constant improvement of Extension programming.
• Lead program needs assessment activities, priority program team plan-of‐work development, delivery of transformational Extension programs, outcome evaluation and Impact reporting;
• Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision, mentoring and performance assessment of Regional Extension Agents;
• Provide leadership to assure program alignment with the annual plan‐of‐work and direction set by ACES, COA, and SFWS;
• Serve as the ACES representative to the Southern Region Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Program Leaders Network;
• Provide leadership and guidance to priority program team coordinators and other team leaders;
• Foster the use of emerging pedagogy and communication technologies, including the appropriate media and social media, to engage new and diverse constituent audiences;
• Build teamwork through communication with ACES and departmental Extension Specialists, Regional Extension Agents, and others as appropriate.

Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field within agricultural sciences, forestry, natural resources or related field;
• Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, as well as development, delivery, and evaluation of Extension programs that meet the needs of a target audience and create measurable impacts; prior experience as a department head or chair is desired.
• Strong working knowledge of current agricultural, forestry, and natural resource management issues in the world, United States and Alabama;
• A proactive vision of the future of Extension and the ability to effectively communicate with information users on these matters;
• An outstanding performance record in previous employment and a demonstrated commitment to the Extension philosophy and mission;
• Proven record in generation of revenue streams to support applied-research and/or Extension programming;
• Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and a proven ability to interact extremely effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders;
• Proven record of Extension leadership and scholarship to be eligible for tenure at the full professor rank in his/her appropriate academic unit in the College of Agriculture or School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
• Commitment to Auburn University’s core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit the following in a pdf file format: 1) letter of application; 2) a statement of leadership vision for impactful 21st century Extension programs; 3) a complete curriculum vita; 4) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of five professional references; and 5) copy of all transcripts showing degree(s) conferred. Apply online at: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21725 .

Only complete applications will be considered. The search will continue until the position is filled, but to ensure consideration for the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 8, 2021. Please email questions to Dr. Eve Brantley, search committee chair, at brantef@auburn.edu .

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea and space grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and is about 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery). Visit www.auburn.edu for more information.
ACES and Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Application Deadline: 05/08/2021


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.