The Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Lorain County, will provide overall leadership to developing and conducting a proactive applied research and education program in agriculture and natural resources to meet current and future needs in home horticulture/Master Gardeners, commercial horticulture, farmland use issues, farm management, livestock and crop production, food security, innovative agricultural business opportunities, environmental quality and sustainability, renewable energy, and bio-based products; work collaboratively with the team of Extension professionals to provide agriculture and natural resources programming within the Western Reserve Extension Education and Research Area (EERA); plan, teach, deliver, disseminate, and evaluate educational programs and applied research on relevant local issues; give leadership to the development of pro-active educational programs using innovative educational methods; maintain a high level of visibility and facilitate communications with a wide range of clientele to promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resource issues; maintain a program of individual professional improvement in selected subject areas; ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners, and equal access to programs and facilities; work closely with local advisory committees, commodity groups, and volunteers to conduct needs assessment and priority setting to determine emphasis of educational programs; serve as an educational advisor and liaison for OSU Extension and the University to appropriate public issue and program-related organizations; represent OSU Extension and the University with federal, state, and local agencies and educational institutions at the local community level; identify, recruit, and develop the volunteer leadership necessary to carry out relevant parts of their programming; provide volunteer management, educational training, and program development to the Lorain County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Position is located in Elyria, Ohio.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Position is located in Elyria, Ohio.
An earned Master's degree at the time of hire is required with at least one degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or related field.
Selected candidates will be invited to an interview in Columbus, Ohio on September 6, 2017.
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Education and experience in horticulture.
Target Salary: $43,500.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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