Current Position Openings

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

University of Florida Extension - IFAS
Dean for Extension and Director

Location: Gainesville, Florida

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Brief Description: Duties and Responsibilities
The Dean and Director leads and administers statewide programs of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, a principle component of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

The roles and responsibilities of the Dean and Director are to:
• Provide vision and dynamic leadership appropriate to the mission of a comprehensive
land-grant institution to address the challenges and opportunities associated with Florida’s diverse food and agricultural systems, natural resources, and sensitive ecosystems; changing and expanding human population; ongoing urbanization; and globalization of markets for agriculture and other products.
• Promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) initiatives for the recruitment, retention and development of faculty and staff.
• Work in a multi-disciplinary capacity with UF administrators and faculty; state and local leaders in agriculture, food, life sciences, and natural resources; industry, private organizations, and government agencies; and other institutions of higher education.
• Maintain close working relationships with federal and state agency partners, and state and county governments, including oversight of MOUs with county governments.
• Work cooperatively and serve as the primary liaison with Florida Sea Grant and the 1890 Extension Program at Florida A & M University.
• Lead and manage all aspects of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, including fiscal responsibility, budget and salary management, and the hiring, placement, tenure, promotion, and permanent status of state and county faculty.
• Work closely with the UF/IFAS Dean for Research, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), and the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
• Work collaboratively with other UF Deans.
• Secure private endowments and increase extramural funding for Extension programs.
• Participate as an active member of the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) and the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED).

Qualifications and Requirements

• Must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in a field relevant to the position and be qualified for an appointment at the rank of professor in a UF/IFAS department; experience as a faculty member at a land-grant university is highly desired.
• Must be able to show evidence of a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access.
• Must be able to communicate the Extension mission to a variety of audiences and understand the changing nature of technology and digital communications and their role in delivering Extension programs.
• Must be able to support collaboration and recognize excellence across all UF/IFAS mission areas: teaching, research and Extension.
• Must be capable of leading Cooperative Extension with a strong vision and strategy for the future
as Extension respond to the needs of a diverse clientele in the context of changing environments, needs, demographics, and funding.
• Administrative experience as a Chair, Director, Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, or Dean is highly desired.

The University of Florida
The University of Florida, ranked No. 6 best public university (www.ufl.edu), is a Land-Grant, Sea Grant, and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of more than 56,000 students. UF is a member of the Association of American Universities. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (ifas.ufl.edu) includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (cals.ufl.edu), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station (research.ifas.ufl.edu), the Florida Cooperative Extension Service (extension.ifas. ufl.edu), the College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vetmed.ufl.edu), the Florida Sea Grant program (www.flseagrant.org/), and encompasses 16 on-campus academic departments and schools, 12 Research and Educational Centers (RECs) located throughout the state, 5 research sites/demonstration units administered by RECs or academic departments, 3 camps for Florida 4-H activities and Florida Cooperative Extension Service offices in all 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe. UF/IFAS employs nearly 4,000 people, which includes approximately 990 salaried faculty and 1,400 permanent support personnel located in Gainesville and throughout the state.

UF/IFAS, one of the nation’s largest agricultural and natural resources research and education organizations, is administered by a Vice President and four deans: the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Dean for Extension and Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, and the Dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine. UF/IFAS also engages in cooperative work with Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

The City of Gainesville
Gainesville (cityofgainesville.org) is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city is in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves and water-based activities.

Application Deadline: 06/05/2021


Utah State University Extension
Extension Assistant/Associate Professor- Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H Agriculture Programs

Location: Panguitch, UT

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Brief Description: Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a County Extension faculty, 12 month, tenure track position. Extension faculty develop, implement, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs to enhance quality of life for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This Extension position includes university responsibilities and is based in Garfield County with some crossover in providing assistance to the bordering county of Kane County in the area of Natural Resources and Livestock Production. Reciprocally Kane County faculty will provide Horticulture expertise in Garfield County. Additional responsibilities for this position include managing the USU Panguitch Research Farm https://uaes.usu.edu/farms/panguitch-research

An office will be provided at the USU Extension office in Panguitch, county seat of Garfield County.

The position requires knowledge of range management, livestock production (especially beef cattle), production agriculture (alfalfa and grass hay), and 4-H agriculture programs (Jr. Livestock). We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.

Rank:

Rank will commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track). A master's degree is required.

The estimated start date is July 1, 2021

Responsibilities
Provide leadership to Extension activities such as range management, livestock production, small acreage pasture management, and general agricultural production.
Develop, implement and evaluate agricultural programs for adults.

Develop, implement and evaluate 4-H agricultural programs for youth such as Jr. Livestock, 4-H Horse, 4-H Shooting Sports, and Youth Natural Resources Programs.

Manage the USU Panguitch Research Farm.

Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new

Work with on-campus specialists in developing applied research projects and program development and delivery to clientele.
Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.

Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.

Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers.

Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.

Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

An earned master's degree in the areas of range management/science, animal science, or other closely related agricultural fields.

Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.

Experience in teaching adult and youth audiences.

Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.

Must have access to reliable transportation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to range management.

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to beef production, pasture management, and hay production.

Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H Youth Agriculture programs.

Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities.

Skills and experience in writing scholarly publications.

Skills and experience with grant writing.

Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.

Skills and experience with low income and under-served audiences.

Skills and experience with social media.

Skills and experience in developing on-line courses.

Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.

Ability to converse and write in the Spanish language.

Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

3) Transcript(s)to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

4) Contact information for three professional references



**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
ADA
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

College/Department Highlights

Garfield County is located in southern Utah. It is a county with breath taking scenery and most of Bryce Canyon National Park lies in the southwestern part of the county and the northern half of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument occupies the middle of the county. A large portion of Capitol Reef National Park lies in the east-central part of the county. A very small part of Canyonlands National Park lies in the northeast corner of the county. In addition there are two national forests in Garfield County and part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The terrain of Garfield County is arid, rough, and carved with erosion. The county's highest point is Mount Ellen, in the Henry Mountains, near the county's north border, at 11,522 feet in elevation. Agriculture and tourism are the main industries for Garfield County.

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples.

County specific information is available at: http://ilovehistory.utah.gov/place/counties/garfield.html#interesting

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Application Deadline: 06/05/2021


Kent State University
Faculty Non-Tenure Track-12 Mo - Horticulture Technology

Location: Salem Campus - Salem, OH

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Brief Description: Opportunity Kent State University at Salem seeks a forward-thinking full-time, 12 month Non-Tenure Track faculty position in Horticulture.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a relevant field and experience in the Horticulture, Sustainable Systems, or Natural Resource Management industry. Appreciation for the broad categories of career options available to horticulture graduates and teaching or extension / outreach experience are essential. Qualifications include an understanding of workforce development; experience in curricular development; knowledge of sustainable management techniques; knowledge of Horticultural Technology; appreciation for hands-on learning; a commitment to student success; and supervisory, teaching, and/or outreach experience.

For a complete description of this position and to apply online,
visit our jobsite at https://jobs.kent.edu

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

Application Deadline: 06/05/2021


University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Small Farms Cooperative Extension Advisors (2 positions)

Location: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties & San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties or Riverside/San Bernardino Counties

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Brief Description: Position Overview
Location Headquarters
1. One position will be based at the Stanislaus County Office, and
2. One position will be based at either the San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, San Bernardino, or Riverside County Office, California

Purpose. The CE Small Farms Advisor will develop and conduct research and extension programs providing outreach, training, technical assistance, and research-based support for production and marketing of small-acreage specialty crops in the assigned counties, with a focus on supporting socially disadvantaged farmers and small-scale, diversified farms.

This position will address critical issues related to marketing, compliance with food safety, labor, pest management, and groundwater regulations that affect the economic viability of small-scale family farms in California. The CE Advisor will also provide expertise in soils, irrigation, crop nutrition, and integrated pest management through collaborations with other CE advisors, CE specialists, UC faculty and private industry representatives. The target clientele are producers of small-scale and diversified farms with a large variety of crops that can include vegetables, herbs, berries, subtropical fruits, and new specialty crops for California such as moringa, coffee, and tea.

The CE Advisor will support small-scale, diversified, and socially disadvantaged specialty crop growers with problem solving, field consultations, technical assistance, and applied research with the goals of addressing challenges for small-scale farms including production, marketing, and regulatory compliance. Research that addresses policy solutions to these challenges is encouraged.

This is an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in the communities of the assigned counties and throughout California. The CE Advisor will support small-scale, diversified, and socially disadvantaged growers by addressing current and emerging issues to benefit local growers and across the state. Opportunities abound


for research and extension partnerships that link consumers and resource professionals with relevant science- based information and promote effective problem solving. The advisor will also join a team of small farms advisors and community education specialists focused on small farms and will have opportunities to collaborate within the UCANR network of advisors and specialists who are dedicated to making a difference in the communities they serve.

Reporting Relationship: The CE Advisor serves under the administrative guidance of the University of the California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) County Director based in their assigned home county and will work closely with the Small Farms Network to accomplish collaborative goals.

Required Qualifications
Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in plant or crop science, plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, soil science, agricultural economics, agronomy, horticulture, or a related discipline in the agricultural sciences is required at the time of appointment. Relevant experience in vegetable, berry, and/or subtropical crops or diversified farming systems and a demonstrated understanding of soil science, irrigation and nutrient and pest management is required.

Desired Qualifications
• Demonstrated ability in applied agricultural research and extension.
• Familiarity with specialty crop distribution and marketing and state and federal agricultural regulatory programs.
• Ability to evaluate crop production and management problems, and plant disorders.
• Ability to work with ethnically diverse clientele.
• Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs and publish applied research.
• Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team and supervise community education specialist staff.

Skills Required
To be successful, the CE Advisor requires skills in the following area:

Technical Competence and Impact
The candidate should have a deep understanding of key concepts related to specialty crops, soil science, irrigation and pest management and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond.

Communication
Demonstrated excellence in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

Collaboration, Teamwork and Flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with others. Able to adapt as circumstances warranted. Promote diversity, equity and inclusion.



Lifelong Learning
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing self-improvement - both professionally and as a person.

Learn more about Skills and Areas of Programmatic Review at:
https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/319460.pdf


About UC ANR

The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across the California. We are committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.

Learn more about
• UC ANR at https://UCANR.edu
• UC ANR in Counties
○ Stanislaus http://cestanislaus.ucanr.edu/
○ San Luis Obispo http://cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu/ and Santa Barbara
http://cesantabarbara.ucanr.edu/
○ Riverside http://ceriverside.ucanr.edu/ and San Bernardino http://cesanbernardino.ucanr.edu/
• Our Strategic Initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/
• Our Public Value statements at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/2016- 2020_Strategic_Plan/Goal_5 Prioritize_programs_and_services/Public_values_statement/
• Affirmative Action: Further to the above, advisors are expected to share and exhibit UC ANR’s commitment to affirmative action. Learn more of UC ANR Affirmative Action policy: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Diversity/Affirmative_Action/

Salary & Benefits
Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Assistant CE Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding CE Advisor series salary scales, please refer to: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/307368.pdf.

Duration. This position is funded for a one year term and is not an academic career-track appointment. Based upon funding availability and satisfactory performance as evaluated by UC ANR, the term appointment may be renewed. The merit cycle for this position will be evaluated every two years, and/or dependent on rank and step.

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including vacation, sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year.

For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/.


How to Apply
If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-09)

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by May 24, 2021.

Questions?
Contact Tatiana Avoce; email: tavoce@ucanr.edu

Applicants requiring a work visa may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at https://siss.ucdavis.edu/ as a resource.

Application Deadline: 05/24/2021


Rutgers
County Agent III (Assistant Professor equivalent)

Location: Cape May County - New Jersey

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Brief Description: Recruitment/Posting Title
County Agent III (Assistant Professor equivalent) Cape May

Department
Agric & Natural Resources

Salary Commensurate With Experience

Posting Summary
Cape May County is the southernmost county in New Jersey. Much of the county is located on the Cape May Peninsula, bounded by the Delaware Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Adjacent to the Atlantic coastline are five barrier islands that have been built up as seaside resorts. A consistently popular summer destination with 30 miles of beaches, Cape May County attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 750,000. This is nearly 8 times that of the general residential population of 93,553 (2017 Census), making it the state’s second-least populous county. Tourism generates annual revenues of about $6.6 billion as of 2018, making it the county’s single largest industry. More detail on the agricultural industry can be found at www.nj.gov/agriculture/sadc/home/genpub/capemayplan.pdf. As of the 2017 Ag Census, there were 164 farms on 8,135 acres, averaging about 50 acres per farm. The full ag census summary for Cape May County can be found at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/AgCensus/2017/Online_Resources/County_Profiles/New_Jersey/cp34009.pdf.

Posting Number 21FA0449
Posting Open Date 04/14/2021
Posting Close Date
Minimum Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
• Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
• Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
• Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
• Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
• Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
• Computer proficiency is required.
• Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position

Certifications/Licenses
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor).
• Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred.
• Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required.
• Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred.
• Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact.
• Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
• Computer proficiency is required.
• Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
• A valid NJ driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position

Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/130582

Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus

Location Details
Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
355 Court House/So. Dennis Road (Route 657)
Cape May Court House, NJ

Application Deadline: 05/26/2021


University of California Cooperative Extension
ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 4

Location: Hopland, California

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Brief Description: Job Title: ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 4
Job ID: 17295
Location: HOPLAND

Takes leadership role in independently managing and developing a large, complex academic or research program of high visibility. Develops vision and establishes agenda to achieve position objectives. Oversees all elements of program administration. Collaborates across multiple research groups. Provides leadership in identifying outreach services. Formulates program strategies and goals, directs long-term planning, and develops practices and methods. Defines and implements communications effort in support of the overall program.

This career (renewable term), position’s focus is on recruitment of new research to the Sierra Foothill and Hopland Research and Extension Centers (REC) by increasing awareness of the RECs, assisting existing researchers in award success, and potentially conducting their own research as part of a larger team of researchers at SFREC and HREC.

Time commitment will be split equally between both locations. Physical location is flexible with the expectation that the successful applicant will spend time at both centers. Up to 60% travel may be required.

This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.
Salary - Min $79,200/year to Mid $116,800/year
Job Posting Close Date - This job posting will close on 05/06/2021.

Key Responsibilities:
60% Build Research Portfolios at SFREC and HREC
Promote opportunities throughout the UC system, to CSU colleagues, and other institutions
Networking with researchers to increase awareness about HREC and SFREC is a key function, with expectations of measurable increases in research facility utilization
Ensures the assessment and success of the program(s) effectiveness, and recommends changes to program's content, policies and strategic goals accordingly.
Develops and maintains liaisons with relevant external boards, and ensures representation of the program to outside agencies, and the public.

Prepare progress and accomplishment reports including research activity and opportunity at the RECs.
Grant writing assistance, convening researcher teams may make up a component of the work
15% Collaborate with existing researchers and directors at both facilities.
Address research opportunities and obstacles, prioritizing research integrity, sound methodology and results, and strong research support service from the REC system
Strategic planning for investments
Serve as Chair for the Research Advisory Committee for both RECs
15% Identify and develop novel research and extension partnership opportunities for HREC and SFREC
Agency and industry
Educational institutions
10% Explore and identify opportunities to engage locals on relevant ongoing research and outreach
In coordination with the REC Directors and CES, partner with UC ANR programs and the local communities to engage the communities on research and outreach relevant to their needs
Facilitate citizen science opportunities at the RECs

Special Conditions of Employment:
Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required.

Employment is contingent upon successfully clearing the FBI/DOJ background check both from the Department of Justice and the FBI, prior to the first day of UC Employment.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

Requirements:
• M.S. in agriculture, ecology, or natural resources field with strong research experience
• Self-motivated, able to convene academics and make research connections.
• Leadership experience in academic and / or government agencies.
• Expert ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
• Demonstrated expertise building collaborations between academia, industry and / or governmental agencies.
• Expert interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results.
• Expert negotiation skills.
• Strong funds development or grant experience.
Preferred Skills:
• PhD highly preferred
• Experience within UC system


Affirmative Action
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department.

About Us
Since 1914 UC Cooperative Extension has been the bridge between local issues and innovative answers through the power of UC research.

Our advisors, specialists, faculty, and staff are committed to these principles:
• Connecting Californians to their University
• Being a leader to bring science-based solutions
• Providing information that is trustworthy and not biased
• Providing research that is practical to use
• Addressing the local concerns of communities
• Inviting the participation of all concerned stakeholders
• Serving where private industry cannot or will not
UC ANR's work makes a difference in the lives of all Californians.

How to Apply
Employment applications must be submitted online through our careers site. Please note, we do not accept resumes or applications by email or on paper. To apply, please go here: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucanr/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=17&JobOpeningId=17295&PostingSeq=1

Application Deadline: 05/06/2021


University of California Cooperative Extension
Director - Kearney and West Side Research and Extension Centers Academic Administrator Series

Location: Parlier, CA and West Side Research and Extension Center, Five Points, CA

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Brief Description: Director
Kearney and West Side Research and Extension Centers
Academic Administrator Series

Position Overview
Location Headquarters: Kearney Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA and West Side Research and Extension Center, Five Points, CA

Office Location: Kearney Research and Extension Center

Purpose: The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a Director for our two Research and Extension Centers (KREC in Parlier and WSREC in Five Points, CA).

The successful Director will promote and support long-term success of these two centers by 1) providing leadership for planning, administrative supervision, and setting priorities for the centers; 2) establishing working relationships with research and extension personnel to support existing work at the centers; 3) developing new research partnerships to expand the number and scope of research and extension projects; and 4) acting as a liaison between the University of California and the San Joaquin Valley agricultural community. The Director will support both centers equally, to ensure joint success.

Major Responsibilities: Supporting both Centers equally, the Director will provide administrative leadership for the Centers, including development of plans and priorities for staff, facilities and budgets. As Director, the incumbent will oversee the budget, personnel, and facilities of the Centers, as well as support research and extension activities by the various scientists that utilize the Centers. The Director will strive to maximize the number of research and extension projects, expand funding and facilities, develop policies, increase the visibility of KREC and WSREC to commodity organizations; university, state and federal agencies; and the general public, and develop long-range plans for KREC and WSREC.

Specific Aspects of Duties

The Director
Research Resourcing and Planning
• Manages the Centers project proposal, review, and the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) process for approval of center research and outreach use; ernsuring the appropriateness of proposed projects within the Centers’ mission and the Centers’ capacity (land, labor, and facilities) to accomplish the work requested.
• Works with researchers at the Centers to determine needs and equitably allocates staff and resources for conducting applied research to test new technologies and practices..
• Administers and manages facility operations, and works closely with individual researchers who utilize the center for their research and education programs; resolving issues.
• Successfully secures resources and outside sources of support.
Facilities and Team
• Has overall supervisory responsibility for all 35+ career staff employees.
• Supervises and ensure the efficient and sustainable operation and maintenance of KREC and WSREC facilities to support research and outreach.
This includes oversight of buildings, grounds, agricultural land, equipment, and infrastructure along with construction projects, environmental health and safety, and toxic waste management matters.
• Ensures facilities are equipped and administered in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, University, and UC ANR policies.
• Implements environmental health and safety programs as required by University policies and procedures, and federal, state, regional, and local laws and regulations to ensure a safe working environment.

Outreach and Public Relations

• Builds support locally and regionally for the Centers by increasing awareness of Center public value and engagement with local communities.
• Develops and maintains liaisons and ensures representation of the program to influencers, partners, stakeholders, outside agencies, and the public.
• Encourages collaborations among personnel from UC ANR, public sectors, private industry, and California State Universities.
• Develops and coordinate Center staff to support field days, tours, meetings, and other Center-based education and extension activities in cooperation with both on-site and visiting academics.
Leadership
• Provides leadership to ensure implementation of the UC ANR Strategic Vision that seeks to optimize opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.
• Provides vision and set a high standard for excellence by example; innovate and foster positive change; model and support a good team-working environment by following UC ANR Principles of Community; encourage new ideas and innovative changes; and provide active, ongoing advocacy and support for UC ANR programs.
• Plans, directs and controls program budget(s) and manages financial, HR, technical and other supporting resources.
• Provides leadership to maximize opportunities to bring together campus and county academics in research and extension teams. These teams will effectively compete for large, multidisciplinary, integrated grants that fully take advantage of the unique Kearney and West Side facilities.
• Represents UC ANR in various University-wide administrative groups and organizations; assessing changes that may be beneficial in meeting researcher needs including expansion of projects and activities.
• Provides leadership through a team approach engaging the Superintendents of Agriculture and Physical Plant, Office Manager, and Administrative Manager.
• Understands and uniformly apply UC administrative policies; provide useful and timely feedback; if necessary take timely disciplinary action within UC procedures; and work with staff in advance of deadlines for required records and reports.
Strategic Planning
• Provides leadership and long-range planning and development at KREC/WSREC.
Qualifications and Expectations
Required Qualifications
Education and Experience: A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in an agricultural discipline (horticulture, crop production, agronomy, water/soil science, entomology, plant pathology, engineering) is required.
• Extensive agricultural research experience is required
• Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
• Strong experience with fundraising or building partnerships (between academia, industry and / or governmental agencies)
• Evidence of political astuteness through work with state agencies and government processes
• Demonstrated ability to work closely with faculty (including Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension personnel), public agencies, industry representatives, grower cooperators, and the public in general is essential
• Supervisory skills to motivate, mentor, and develop staff. Ability to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and team building and working cooperatively. Proven conflict management experience
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate with diverse clientele covering a range of agricultural commodity groups
• Experience and proven track record as an effective leader in the areas of budget and financial management, facilities planning and administration, and technology management
• Strategic planning, analytical, and program evaluation skills to effectively provide sound recommendations, continually examine systems

(Preferred)
• Experience in working on and/or managing a research and extension center or agricultural industry experience is highly desirable
• Cultural humility and skills to communicate effectively in a second language are desirable


Additional Requirements: A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.
Additional Expectations: In addition to the expectations listed above, all UC ANR Academic Administrators appointees are also responsible for performance in the area of 1) professional competence and activity and 2) University and public service.

Professional Competence: All UC ANR CE academic administrators are required to demonstrate professional competence in their administrative areas. Professional competence includes participation in training activities to enhance professional development, such as administrative trainings, professional conferences, or workshops. Professional competence also includes activities that reflect professional standing within the administrative area, such as presenting at conferences or workshops or holding offices in peer groups.

University and Public Service: All UC ANR academic administrators are required to actively serve the University, as well as the public. University service may occur at the organization, regional, state, national, or international level. Examples of potential University service activities include serving on UC ANR or university committees, serving on Western Region or National Cooperative Extension committees, or advocacy efforts. Public service involves activities and events in which the incumbent uses their professional expertise to benefit groups or efforts outside the University. Examples may include serving on external boards or councils, participating in community events, and leadership of non-University collaborative groups.

Affirmative Action: An understanding of and commitment to UC ANR’s affirmative action goals and commitments is expected of all Directors. Further, UC ANR is committed to a culture of inclusion within the organization and across all programs.
Relationships: The KREC and West Side REC Director will be supervised by the UC ANR Vice Provost for Research and Extension.

About UC ANR
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) consists of a network of scientists and educators working in partnership across the California. We are committed to developing and supporting healthy food systems, healthy environments, healthy communities, and healthy Californians. UC ANR administers UC Cooperative Extension UCCE), which is responsible for program development and delivery in the counties throughout the state of California.

Learn more about
• UC ANR at ucanr.edu
• UC ANR Research and Extension System http://recs.ucanr.edu
• Our Strategic Initiatives ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives
• Our Public Value statements at ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/2016-2020_Strategic_Plan/Goal_5__Prioritize_programs_and_services/Public_values_statement

Salary & Benefits
Salary: The beginning salary will be in the University of California Academic Administrator series and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding UC Academic Administrator series scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/1920/1920-adj-scales/t34.pdf

If the successful candidate is currently a UCCE academic with indefinite status, the candidate will be offered the position commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications with eligibility to retain a 0% appointment in the current CE academic title and the associated indefinite status within UC policy.

BENEFITS: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year. For more information, refer to the UCnet website at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits
For more information, refer to the UC Benefits website at: ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.

How to Apply
If interested in this position, please visit: recruit.ucanr.edu and choose “applicants” (refer to position #21-06). Closing Date: To ensure full consideration, submit materials by May 22, 2021. Those received after May 22, 2021 may be considered if the position has not yet been filled. (Open until filled).

Questions? Contact Tatiana Avoce - email: tavoce@ucanr.edu
Applicants may wish to explore the UC Davis Services for International Students and Scholars web page at siss.ucdavis.edu as a resource.

University of California Cooperative Extension
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

Application Deadline: 05/22/2021


University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
ACAD PRG MGR 1 Kearney (KREC, in Parlier, CA

Location: Five Points, CA

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Brief Description: Job Title: ACAD PRG MGR 1
Job Code: 006083
Job Family: Research Administration
Job Function: Academic Program Management
Salary Grade: 26
Personnel Program: MSP

Custom Scope
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has an opening for the Director of the West Side (WSREC, in Five Points, CA) and Kearney (KREC, in Parlier, CA) Research and Extension Centers. The successful Director will promote and support long-term success of these two centers by 1) providing leadership for planning, administrative supervision, and setting priorities for the centers; 2) recruiting and retaining industry leaders to partner with research program in achievement of center goals; 3) developing new research partnerships to expand the number and scope of research and extension projects; and 4) acting as a liaison between the University of California and the San Joaquin Valley agricultural community. The Director will support both centers equally, to ensure joint success.

Duties:
Research Resourcing and Planning (25%)
• Manages the Centers project proposal, review, and the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) process for approval of center research and outreach use; ernsuring the appropriateness of proposed projects within the Centers’ mission and the Centers’ capacity (land, labor, and facilities) to accomplish the work requested.
• Works with researchers at the Centers to determine needs and equitably allocates staff and resources for conducting applied research to test new technologies and practices..
• Administers and manages facility operations, and works closely with individual researchers who utilize the center for their research and education programs; resolving issues.
• Successfully secures resources and outside sources of support.
Facilities and Team (20%)
• Has overall supervisory responsibility for all 35+ career staff employees.
• Supervises and ensure the efficient and sustainable operation and maintenance of KREC and WSREC facilities to support research and outreach.
This includes oversight of buildings, grounds, agricultural land, equipment, and infrastructure along with construction projects, environmental health and safety, and toxic waste management matters.
• Ensures facilities are equipped and administered in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, University, and UC ANR policies.
• Implements environmental health and safety programs as required by University policies and procedures, and federal, state, regional, and local laws and regulations to ensure a safe working environment.

Outreach and Public Relations (10%)

• Builds support locally and regionally for the Centers by increasing awareness of Center public value and engagement with local communities.
• Develops and maintains liaisons and ensures representation of the program to influencers, partners, stakeholders, outside agencies, and the public.
• Encourages collaborations among personnel from UC ANR, public sectors, private industry, and California State Universities.
• Develops and coordinate Center staff to support field days, tours, meetings, and other Center-based education and extension activities in cooperation with both on-site and visiting academics.
Leadership (25%)
• Provides leadership to ensure implementation of the UC ANR Strategic Vision that seeks to optimize opportunities for conducting outstanding research and extension programs that meet the needs of Californians.
• Provides vision and set a high standard for excellence by example; innovate and foster positive change; model and support a good team-working environment by following UC ANR Principles of Community; encourage new ideas and innovative changes; and provide active, ongoing advocacy and support for UC ANR programs.
• Plans, directs and controls program budget(s) and manages financial, HR, technical and other supporting resources.
• Provides leadership to maximize opportunities to bring together campus and county academics in research and extension teams. These teams will effectively compete for large, multidisciplinary, integrated grants that fully take advantage of the unique Kearney and West Side facilities.
• Represents UC ANR in various University-wide administrative groups and organizations; assessing changes that may be beneficial in meeting researcher needs including expansion of projects and activities.
• Provides leadership through a team approach engaging the Superintendents of Agriculture and Physical Plant, Office Manager, and Administrative Manager.
• Understands and uniformly apply UC administrative policies; provide useful and timely feedback; if necessary take timely disciplinary action within UC procedures; and work with staff in advance of deadlines for required records and reports.
Strategic Planning (20%)
• Provides leadership and long-range planning and development at KREC/WSREC.

Education Requirements
• Master's degree in an agricultural discipline (horticulture, crop production, agronomy, water/soil science, entomology, plant pathology, engineering);
• Ph.D. preferred

Required Qualifications
• Extensive agricultural research experience is required
• Expert ability to work with dynamic and diverse group of faculty, staff and students.
• Strong experience with fundraising or building partnerships (between academia, industry and / or governmental agencies)
• Evidence of political astuteness through work with state agencies and government processes
• Demonstrated ability to work closely with faculty (including Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension personnel), public agencies, industry representatives, grower cooperators, and the public in general is essential
• Supervisory skills to motivate, mentor, and develop staff. Ability to achieve goals through promoting collaboration and team building and working cooperatively. Proven conflict management experience
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to communicate with diverse clientele covering a range of agricultural commodity groups
• Experience and proven track record as an effective leader in the areas of budget and financial management, facilities planning and administration, and technology management
• Strategic planning, analytical, and program evaluation skills to effectively provide sound recommendations, continually examine systems

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in working on and/or managing a research and extension center or agricultural industry experience is highly desirable
• Cultural humility and skills to communicate effectively in a second language are desirable

Application Deadline: 05/22/2021


University of Arizona
Associate Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Location: Phoenix – Maricopa County, Arizona

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Brief Description: Brief Description: The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension seeks an exceptional individual to join our Maricopa County team to lead our 4-H Youth Development program. This position is part of a dynamic team of professionals developing and delivering community outreach programs that provide research-based objective informal education. The incumbent will be required to create and implement positive youth development programming and is 100% responsible for 4-H program management. This position will provide leadership to grow a large, multi-layer, and complex volunteer organization that delivers high-quality youth development programming through a wide variety of content-areas. This is a non-continuing Associate Agent position.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Development or a related area and eight years of experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.

The successful candidate must submit for a fingerprint background check due to the sensitivity of the position. In addition, the candidate must be in possession of a driver’s license, able to travel year-round, providing own reliable transportation when necessary (mileage reimbursed), and able to travel statewide and nationwide using a variety of modes of transportation.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Application Deadline: 05/19/2021


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

Location: Marion County

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Brief Description: 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 experiences 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. We desire an Agent who will use a variety of marketing techniques to reach diverse populations to ensure diversity, inclusion, and equity; someone who will implement procedures to make sure strategies are used to allow diverse populations to be successful in his/her programmatic efforts. 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 Marion County. We seek an individual with skills in animal manure management to provide educational programs for more than 900 equine farms and other large and small operations. Programs will cover manure handling, storage, treatment (where possible and applicable), and use on or off the farm and will include nutrient management from animal manure and water quality protection.

What you will do:
• Visit livestock farms and ranches in Marion County to teach farm owners and managers how to implement best manure management practices in their operations.
• Build and implement a Master Naturalist program.

• Collaborate with the Marion County Livestock Agent on related areas.
• Work as part of an extension team that teaches how to protect water quality and water supply.
• Address issues affecting the agriculture industry including food systems and the environment, to include coverage of invasive species, wildlife, natural spaces, farm aquatics, and farm ponds.
• Teach the public, particularly youth audiences, about the importance of agriculture and natural resources in Marion County.
• Recruit, maintain, and use input and support from an active Extension Advisory Committee for subject matter program development, marketing and networking.
• Collaborate with other extension personnel, media, other county departments, community, local and state agencies, and local partners to enhance educational outreach and program marketing.
• Develop an annual plan of work and a report of accomplishment and other required reports on a regular and timely basis.
• Seek, obtain, and manage grants, in‐kind funding, and other funds to enhance programmatic efforts.
• Work with diverse audiences following all Affirmative Action guidelines.
• Effectively work as a member of the extension team and contribute to statewide extension programming in support of the Extension long‐range plan (the “Roadmap”).
• Maintain a favorable image of UF/IFAS Extension in the community and be actively involved in Marion County community life.
• Follow all UF, IFAS, and Marion County policies and procedures.
• Participate in professional organizations appropriate for this position.
• Contribute at least 5% of effort towards work with the local 4‐H Youth Development Agent, youth, and volunteers in planning, teaching, evaluating and reporting on youth development programming in subject matter areas of expertise.
• Work closely with the County Extension Director, the Central District Extension Director and Marion County government and assume other duties assigned by them.
What you will bring (minimum required):
• An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in animal science, soil and water science, agricultural engineering, or a related discipline.
• Strong oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize, multi‐task, and balance diverse responsibilities.
• A strong commitment to customer service and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension.
• Ability to possess or to be able to obtain and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license
• Ability to pass a national background check.
• Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel, as well as travel with a County or University assigned vehicle, or a personal vehicle.

• Ability to comply with the Memorandum of Understanding between Marion County Government and the University of Florida.

What you will bring (preferred):
• A master’s degree. If hired solely with a bachelor’s degree, we want you to continue to grow in your career. As such, we expect you to make at least 50% progress towards obtaining your master’s degree within the first 6 years of employment.
• Professional experience and leadership in areas related to this position.
• Practical experience in extension, teamwork, leadership skills, and problem solving.
• 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:
We will accept applicants without a bachelor’s degree if the degree will be earned by May 2021.

In the event of an emergency, all employees considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties at county or district level.

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

Candidates will be reviewed as applications are received, but please be aware that interviews might not be scheduled until 4 to 6 weeks after the position closing date. Are you a good match? Apply today!

Application Deadline: 05/14/2021


Penn State University
Extension Educator Vegetable and Tree Fruit Crops (level 3 or 4)

Location: Columbia County - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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Brief Description: The College of Agricultural Sciences seeks an exceptional individual trained in Plant Science, Entomology, or Plant Pathology with commercial horticultural crop production experience to join our dynamic and successful Extension Horticulture Unit. The Extension Educator will provide leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs and serve as a technical resource for vegetable, small fruit, and tree fruit growers in production practices, nutrition and water management, and the identification and management of major pests and diseases.

This position requires a master's degree or higher in addition to two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Coursework in plant science, plant pathology, entomology, soils, and plant nutrition is preferred.

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.
Apply online at https://tinyurl.com/ExtensionEducator

To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Location:

Columbia County
702 Sawmill Road, Suite 102
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 17815-7727

Application Deadline: 05/16/2021


New Mexico State University
Extension Family Consumer Science Agent/4H

Location: Chaves County, Roswell, New Mexico

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Brief Description: New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service announces the opening of an Extension Family Consumer Science Agent/4H. This is a 12 month, non-tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor, located in Chaves County, Roswell, New Mexico. Applicants must have a Master’s degree with a degree in Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Health Education, Family and Child Development or a related field area that also includes an emphasis in education of youth; basic health and/or community health, community wellness, science and biology. Or may be under-filled as a College Instructor rank with a bachelor’s degree as listed above and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Must complete a master’s degree within 5 years of hire date to remain employed. The Family Consumer Science provides Family & Consumer Science programming in both adult and youth audiences in the areas of nutrition, family and health throughout the county as job requires. This position requires employee to live in the county where employed and be willing to travel and work odd hours as needed to support the program. A valid driver’s license and insured personal vehicle, which will be reimbursed at IRS rates per mile, are also required. Please submit application online by: 5/23/2021. For complete job description, qualifications, and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. CES link, posting #2100036F.

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is central to carrying out the NMSU land-grant mission of delivering research-based information and practices to the diverse population of New Mexico. CES provides the people of New Mexico with practical, sound, science and programs to improve their quality of life.

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: 05/23/2021


New Mexico State University
Extension Agricultural Agent

Location: Eddy County, Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Brief Description: New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service announces the opening of an Extension Agricultural Agent. This is a 12 month, non-tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor, located in Eddy County, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Applicants must have a Master’s degree with at least one degree in Agriculture or related field. Or may be under-filled as a College Instructor rank with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Must complete a master’s degree within 5 years of hire date to remain employed. The Agricultural Agent provides leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs in agriculture, urban horticulture, community and economic development, and natural resources throughout the county as job requires. This position requires employee to live in the county where employed and be willing to travel and work odd hours as needed to support the program. A valid driver’s license and insured personal vehicle, which will be reimbursed at IRS rates per mile, are also required. Please submit application online by: 4/30/2021. For complete job description, qualifications, and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. CES link, posting #2100028F.

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is central to carrying out the NMSU land-grant mission of delivering research-based information and practices to the diverse population of New Mexico. CES provides the people of New Mexico with practical, sound, science and programs to improve their quality of life.

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: 04/30/2021


New Mexico State University
Extension Family Consumer Science Agent

Location: Eddy County, Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Brief Description: New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service announces the opening of an Extension Family Consumer Science Agent. This is a 12 month, non-tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor, located in Eddy County, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Applicants must have a Master’s degree with a degree in Home Economics, Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition, Health Education, Family and Child Development or a related field area that also includes an emphasis in education of youth; basic health and/or community health, community wellness, science and biology. Or may be under-filled as a College Instructor rank with a bachelor’s degree as listed above and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Must complete a master’s degree within 5 years of hire date to remain employed. The Family Consumer Science provides Family & Consumer Science programming in both adult and youth audiences in the areas of nutrition, family and health throughout the county as job requires. This position requires employee to live in the county where employed and be willing to travel and work odd hours as needed to support the program. A valid driver’s license and insured personal vehicle, which will be reimbursed at IRS rates per mile, are also required. Please submit application online by: 4/30/2021. For complete job description, qualifications, and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. CES link, posting #2100025F.

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is central to carrying out the NMSU land-grant mission of delivering research-based information and practices to the diverse population of New Mexico. CES provides the people of New Mexico with practical, sound, science and programs to improve their quality of life.

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: 04/30/2021


New Mexico State University
Extension Agricultural Agent

Location: Lea County, Lovington, New Mexico

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Brief Description: New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service announces the opening of an Extension Agricultural Agent. This is a 12 month, non-tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor, located in Lea County, Lovington, New Mexico. Applicants must have a Master’s degree with at least one degree in Agriculture or related field. Or may be under-filled as a College Instructor rank with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field and a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Must complete a master’s degree within 5 years of hire date to remain employed. The Agricultural Agent provides leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs in agriculture, urban horticulture, community and economic development, and natural resources throughout the county as job requires. This position requires employee to live in the county where employed and be willing to travel and work odd hours as needed to support the program. A valid driver’s license and insured personal vehicle, which will be reimbursed at IRS rates per mile, are also required. Please submit application online by: 5/23/2021. For complete job description, qualifications, and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. CES link, posting #2100035F.

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is central to carrying out the NMSU land-grant mission of delivering research-based information and practices to the diverse population of New Mexico. CES provides the people of New Mexico with practical, sound, science and programs to improve their quality of life.

NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: 05/23/2021


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


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.