Current Position Openings

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Extension Educator – Cropping Systems (Bazile WQMA)

Location: Norfolk, Nebraska

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Brief Description: Do you have the drive to help us with critical water and nitrogen management issues facing crop producers? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning opportunities on topics such as rainfed and irrigated crop production systems to reduce nitrate contamination of groundwater, use of cover crops, and crop residues to build resiliency and protect soil and water resources?

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 permanent full-time faculty position located in Norfolk, Nebraska and serving northeast Nebraska. We value individuals who are self-directed and able to work in flexible environments. This individual will work in collaboration with four Natural Resources Districts, State and Federal Agencies, and Agribusiness professionals to develop and deliver educational programs for rainfed and irrigated cropping systems programs. The goal is to halt the rising trend of nitrate-nitrogen concentrations in groundwater through implementation of improved technologies and management practices.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree required; one degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, Agricultural Mechanization or Ag Engineering with emphasis on irrigated corn and soybean production systems, or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
• Successful experience teaching in a formal and/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.
• Working knowledge of irrigation and nitrogen management for corn and soybean production systems and the use of cover crops for improving soil health.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 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 effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
• Experience in the development and implementation of social media educational programs, including maintenance of a website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter and Pinterest accounts for a professional organization.
• Certified Crop Advisor credentials.
• Certification for NRD nitrogen management, chemigation, pesticide application, and manure management practices.
• Demonstrated ability to network with agricultural industry or public agencies.

Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu
, requisition F_180203. 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, attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. 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: 12/03/2018


Colorado State Universitiy Extension
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Location: Denver, CO

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Brief Description: Job Vacancy #42-18
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
City and County of Denver, Denver, CO

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

Consider joining Colorado State University’s Denver Extension office as a 4-H youth development Extension agent serving an
urban county. Denver Extension offers an inclusive and progressive work environment that embraces diversity. The office culture operates in alignment with CSU’s Principles of Community and under the tagline, “Denver Extension is urban, diverse,knowledgeable, and engaged with our community.”

Denver, Colorado’s capital is located just east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The City and County of Denver is an important regional center for transportation, industry, cultural activities, print and electronic news media, and federal and state government operations. Denver International Airport serves as a national and international hub for travel and commerce. Denver is home to approximately 700,000 residents, with adult and 4-H aged youth populations that are 42% and 72% racially and ethnically diverse, respectively. Over a quarter of Denver households speak a language other than English and the area has a growing refugee and immigrant population.

Denver youth participate in a variety of 4-H programs including afterschool and school enrichment activities at Denver recreation centers, schools, summer camps, and 4-H clubs; youth also have the opportunity to participate in Denver County Fair and the National Western Stock Show activities. Volunteers provide time and expertise in support of the program. Denver Extension staff consists of the Extension director; three Extension agents (two 4-H agents and one horticulture); two 4-H STEM AmeriCorps members; two nutrition educators; and program support/administrative staff. To learn more, visit the Denver Extension website at
http://denver.extension.colostate.edu or the Colorado State University Extension website at http://extension.colostate.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than11:59 PM Mountain Time on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:
 Resume
 Cover letter
 Transcripts of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number prior to submission. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert all transcript pages into one PDF File to upload.
 Please note, contact information for 4 professional references will be requested of applicants should you move forward in the interview process.
 Special Required Documentation:
o Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all the “Required” and “Preferred” criteria listed in the Vacancy Announcement.

Please respond to each bullet point separately. Only one document upload is allowed, no larger than 9 megabytes. Please convert your Statement pages into one PDF file.
For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact JoAnn Powell at (970) 491- 7887 or joann.powell@colostate.edu.
Candidates moving forward in the process should be contacted within 15 working days after the deadline. Next steps and interview dates will be shared at that time.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: This position develops, promotes, and delivers non-credit, 4-H youth development educational programming in response to community needs. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction, and educational program support for the 4-H youth development program in Denver. 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 City and County of Denver. This individual works under the supervision of the Denver Extension director, with guidance and input from the State 4-H office.

Colorado State University Extension and Denver Extension are seeking a 4-H youth development professional with the experience and skills to lead a diverse and inclusive youth development program in an urban area. This person will have a proven track record of engaging community, delivering programs, building program capacity, supporting and developing staff and volunteers, and using a variety of program delivery methods to engage youth and adults. We are looking for someone who will create innovative programming opportunities and foster collaboration and teamwork with both internal and external partners. The agent will be an effective communicator with competencies and skills that engage youth, adults, and
groups from diverse backgrounds. Under this agent’s guidance, 4-H will continue to be a program of choice creating opportunities for personal development, engagement, community building, and fun.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting: 50%
 As part of the Denver 4-H team, plan, develop, deliver, and evaluate an effective, results-oriented 4-H youth development program that supports the growth and development of life skills in both youth and adult audiences in an urban environment. Use a variety of 4-H delivery methods to connect with and engage diverse urban audiences.
 Actively engage with other 4-H and Extension teams across counties and the state to plan, deliver, and evaluate youth development programs; actively participate in and report to the 4-H Program Reporting Unit.
 Provide leadership and support to engage stakeholders through various youth development-related advisory councils, community boards or committees, after-school initiatives, and others as needed, to assist with identifying priority youth development needs and addressing them through effective and innovative plans of work.
 Work with partners, planning committees, volunteers, and youth to ensure an appropriate 4-H presence and participation at the Denver County Fair, the National Western Stock Show, the Colorado State Fair, and other state and local 4-H events. This may require overnight stays and weekend or after-hour engagement.
 Promote programming for diverse audiences and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
 Travel to and participate in professional development, evening and weekend events, and periodic activities requiring overnight stays.
 Report all program activities into the Colorado Planning and Reporting System (CPRS); submit the annual ES237 report on behalf of Denver 4-H; and provide reporting numbers for the City of Denver’s Quarterly Work Plan report.
 Provide leadership and assistance with other activities, as assigned.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Initiate and Develop Relationships and Partnerships: 20%
 Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with key Denver Parks & Recreation Department stakeholders and recreation center operators.
 Develop strong working relationships with local Extension staff, the State 4-H office and specialists, university staff, local schools, city and county departments, community leaders, agencies, and institutions to enhance local youth development programming.
 Develop and manage external partnerships and funding sources to support program efforts in compliance with CSU and 4-H standards.
 Develop financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund raising, contracting, or cost recovery efforts.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.
Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management: 20%
 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.

Administration and Supervision: 10%
 Manage the CSU 4-H STEM AmeriCorps program for Denver Extension in cooperation with the CSUE AmeriCorps program manager. This agent will be responsible for AmeriCorps member selection and supervision, local orientation, program delivery, measurement, reporting, and day-to-day management.
 Manage a 4-H annual budget of up to $10,000 in partnership with the Denver Extension director.
Note: % of job assigned to this duty may be changed as the program develops.

SALARY: Minimum starting salary is $44,000. Starting salary is commensurate with education and experience to a maximum of $60,000.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
 Completed master’s degree required. Degrees may have been awarded in a number of different areas but must include significant course work in youth development or education.
 Three years of professional youth development experience.
 Personal or professional commitment to diversity, as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes, that provides effective, innovative, and culturally appropriate educational experiences for diverse youth
and adult audiences in the community.
 Professional experience managing and growing a volunteer program that includes volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, supervision, training, assignment, evaluation, recognition, and development of volunteers into progressively more responsible roles in the organization.
 Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation, writing, and through technology, as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
 Demonstrated competency in people-related skills such as problem solving, conflict management, relationship building, and leadership development.
 Experience identifying audience needs, developing and delivering programs, and evaluating results.
 Experience working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
 Evidence of drive and initiative; demonstrated leadership ability.
 Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering educational programs.
 Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
 Ability to speak Spanish.
 Demonstrated effectiveness in supporting a team approach to youth programming.
 Experience in fund raising, grantsmanship, and cost recovery efforts.
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with mass and social media.

BENEFITS: Based on full-time employment. Twenty-four working days vacation each year, 15 days sick leave. Enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, various retirement plans, work injury benefits, and disability insurance are all available. Available personal transportation required, travel allowance provided. A full description of benefits is available at http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national
origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in
any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Application process and additional information may be obtained at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/61737.

Application Deadline: 12/04/2018


Michigan State University Extension
Extension Specialist

Location: Berrien County, MI

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Brief Description: Position Title:
Extension Specialist

Salary:
Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:
Comprehensive benefits package:
https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Location:
Berrien County, MI

To Apply:
External Applicants:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500181/extension-specialistfixed

Posting Number:
541048

Application Deadline:
12/17/2018

Contact for Questions:
msue.hr@campusad.msu.edu

Viticulture Production Specialist
Position Overview
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position provides local and statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in viticulture production. The position is located in Berrien County at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, Benton Harbor. The position will conduct research and extension programming relevant to address the challenges germane to the grape industry in the region and work across southwest Michigan with grape growers. The successful applicant will collaborate across work teams and Institutes including working with faculty, specialists and educators to achieve efficient, profitable and sustainable viticulture production and overall advancement for the Michigan viticulture industry.

Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• M.S. degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or crop science, must be earned by date of hire.

Desired Qualifications
• Persons with a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, or crop science with a background in viticulture are encouraged to apply.

• Three or more years of horticulture practices related to viticulture research and education

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500181/extension-specialistfixed.

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references including email addresses.

This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.

Application Deadline: December 17, 2018

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Application Deadline: 12/17/2018


NC State University/NC Cooperative Extension
Area Specialized Extension Grain Agent

Location: South Central North Carolina (flexible)

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Brief Description: Position: Area Specialized Extension Grain Agent
Institution: NC State University/NC Cooperative Extension
Location South Central North Carolina (flexible)
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Type: Full Time- Permanent
Specialization: Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science
Categories: Extension, Research
Preferred Education: Masters + 3 years of experience or Bachelors + 7 years of experience in Crop Science, Agronomy, or a closely related field

Are you interested in working collaboratively in the area of grain crop Extension and research? Do you want to work closely with farmers to help them address production issues? Is conducting applied research a good fit for you? Do you have exceptional communication skills?
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension at NC State University is seeking applications for the position of Area Specialized Agent, Grain Crops (ASA) to serve the South Central Extension District in North Carolina.

The ASA position will work collaboratively with NC State Specialists and County Extension Agents to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate a comprehensive educational program in the area of grain crop production (predominantly corn, soybeans, sorghum, and small grains) in South Central North Carolina.

More specific job responsibilities include:
• Plan, develop, deliver and evaluate organized educational events (in-person/online workshops, conferences, seminars, short courses etc.) and materials (fact sheets, publications, etc.) as needed for grain producers in the South Central North Carolina District;
• Collaborate with specialists, other agencies, businesses and organizations to enhance the content and delivery of advanced field crop programming and technical service to commercial growers;
• Establish a programmatic advisory council and solicit input from clientele;
• Establish themselves as an expert resource and point-of-contact for advanced clientele, area Extension Centers, industry-related businesses and governmental or non-profit agencies;
• Work cooperatively to facilitate area Extension programs for Extension agents and clientele to enhance research and knowledge transfer within the area;
• Collaborate with Extension/research faculty and specialists to conduct research and demonstrations and to facilitate research information transfer to the industry and interested citizens; and
• Report and evaluate area-wide programs and impacts.

Salary is competitive based on experience.

Application: Applicants can find more information and must apply for the position by visiting the link: http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/108313

Only complete applications and materials will be considered.
The search will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the position, please contact Clinton McRae, NC Cooperative Extension South Central District Direction, at camcrae@ncsu.edu.


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.