Director of Agriculture

Sheridan, Wyoming
Commensurate with experience and educaton
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Summary:

The Director of Agriculture is expected to be the lead in efforts to grow and improve agriculture programs, supervise faculty and staff, cultivate community partnerships, engage students in experiential learning, and fortify educational and scholarly collaborations and articulations with the University of Wyoming and other national four-year institutions.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in Agriculture with a preferred emphasis in Natural Resources and Rangeland Management and other related areas as determined by qualifications.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:

  • Supervise faculty and staff in the Agriculture Department
  • Manage budgets
  • Address student issues and concerns

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:

  • Ability to teach agricultural related courses. 
    • Preferred teaching areas are in rangeland management and natural resources.
  • Ability to work with a broad spectrum of student abilities
  • Excellent skills in time management and task accomplishment
  • Working knowledge of natural resources management strategies
  • Knowledge of sustainable ranching, livestock production and other agriculture practices
  • Familiarity with team-building strategies
  • Commitment to an experiential learning educational philosophy
  • Commitment to the community college mission
  • Appreciation for scholarly and/or grant writing pursuits.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain collaborations.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Possible summer teaching and involvement in projects is expected
  • Travel with students, sometimes in inclement weather

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in an academic discipline of agriculture, PhD preferred
  • Experience working with online and other educational technologies
  • Experience working in an educational setting, preferably at the community college level.
  • Preference given to individuals with a research background.

Employee Benefits:

  • Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid; 25% employee paid)
  • Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
  • 18 days paid annual leave
  • 16 paid holidays per year
  • Four days per year paid personal leave
  • Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
  • Employee and family tuition waivers
  • Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
  • Free easy-access parking
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Onsite fitness center and walking track
  • Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
  • Professional development

About NWCCD:


Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.


Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.


NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.


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