The Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) and Community Development (CD) will work collaboratively with a team of Extension professionals and volunteers to provide leadership for the development of educational programs and applied research in agriculture, natural resources, and community development to meet current and future needs in farm management, livestock and crop production, food security, home horticulture/Master Gardeners, farm land-use issues, innovative agricultural business opportunities, environmental quality and sustainability, renewable energy, bio-based products, economic development, leadership development, and organizational development; plan, teach, and evaluate educational programs on all issues affecting agriculture such as commercial horticulture, crop production, use of data and technology, livestock production, food safety, forestry, natural resources, water resources, land use, home horticulture/Master Gardeners, and marketing, including programs that support rural economic and business development with a focus on building/enhancing systems and creating new economic development opportunities; implement local and regional (in conjunction with the Adams and Brown county ANR/CD positions) economic development programming through coordination with local partners to create results for the county; coordinate and teach economic development programs such as entrepreneurship development, business retention and expansion, e-Commerce, retail market analysis, and economic impact analysis, where appropriate and applicable; plan, organize, and teach programs focused on home and farm energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy development, marketing, and other emerging issues; coordinate and teach leadership development programs; design new Emerging Leaders programs with young adults to involve them in the community; develop and work closely with local advisory committee(s), agriculture and natural resources agencies/groups, county commissioners, and community forums to assess needs and assist in the development and evaluation of Extension programs; effectively utilize various teaching methods to assist the community in implementing a balanced development approach; ensure diversity among potential clientele and learners, and equal access to programs and facilities; maintain a high level of visibility and facilitate communications with a wide range of clientele including traditional and non-traditional learners, elected officials, agricultural and non-agricultural stakeholders, and environmental and special interest groups to promote the understanding of agriculture, natural resource, and community development issues; work collaboratively with Extension Educators in other program areas (4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences), where local interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Position is located in Hillsboro, Ohio.
An earned Master's degree is required at the time of hire. Do you have an earned Master's degree with at least one degree in agriculture, natural resources, public administration, business administration, community planning, community development, applied economics or a related field?
Screening interviews for selected candidates will be held on December 6, 7, or 8, 2017 in Columbus, OH.
PLEASENOTE: If you will receive your graduate degree at the end of the present quarter or semester, we may consider you for this position. Please have your major advisor email firstname.lastname@example.org stating that all degree requirements have been met and your expected graduation date.
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