Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $47,470.00, commensurate with experience and market
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The Extension Educator will provide overall leadership and organization for multi-county Extension Agriculture (50%), Food Systems (30%), provide technical support for the 4-H Youth Development (10%) program in Blaine and surrounding counties (10%) and serve as County Chair for the UI Blaine County Extension Office. The Educator will provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate.
As County Chair for the Blaine County Extension office a $2,000 stipend will be provided to compensate for administrative work this involves.
Masters degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Production Agriculture, Agronomy, Food Systems, Agricultural and Extension Education, or closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire). Ability to organize and work with people. Computer literacy and good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making. Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications. Ability to provide organizational structure and support for a variety of individuals and groups. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and able to travel and participate in evening and weekend programs.
Three years of relevant experience working with Extension Education or demonstrated ability and skill in plant science, farm management, soil science or food systems (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred). Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs. Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations. Experience in disseminating results through scholarly outlets. Demonstrated skills in organization and management. Previous experience working with underserved, un-served and minority audiences. Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead and mentor others. Knowledge of Hispanic culture and ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Given the requirements of this position there will be a variety of indoor and outdoor environments and working conditions. Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move up to 25-50 pounds Must provide own transportation and have the ability to travel to multiple work sites.
Posting Number: F000793P
Posting Date: 06/21/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: First consideration will be given to those who apply by July 21, 2019. The position will remain open until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.Applicants must submit a completed letter of qualification that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications; a CV; the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are allowed)In addition to the applicant documents requested with this application, please have three (3) letters of recommendation that address the candidates qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered) emailed or sent to the following: Lyle Hansen, District Director UI Extension, Central District 315 Falls Avenue East Evergreen Bldg. Twin Falls, ID 83301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.