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Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professional

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Job ID 26156
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Rolla



Job Description

HEADQUARTERED: Rolla, Missouri and primarily serves the following Missouri counties lying along or south of U.S. Hwy 50: Cole, Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Francois, and Washington counties in the East Central Region; Jefferson County in Urban region; Bollinger, Butler, Iron, Madison, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Oregon, Reynolds, Ripley, and Shannon counties in the Southeast Region; Barton, Christian, Dade, Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, Howell, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster, and Wright counties in the Southwest Region; Bates, Benton, Camden, Cass, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Laclede, Johnson, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Polk, Vernon counties in the West Central Region.

University of Missouri Extension field specialists provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs focused on improving lives, communities and economies. Field specialists provide educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life. Additionally, field specialists create partnerships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and determine how research-based education can best meet the needs of residents.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in Natural Resources.

Collaborate with State Forestry and Wildlife Extension specialists in the development, delivery, and assessment of curricula for the following named Extension programs: Missouri Woodland Steward, Missouri Master Wildlifer, and Missouri Master Naturalist. Collaborate with the State Forestry Extension Specialist, and State and Field 4-H Specialists to initiate and grow the following environmental education and earth science programs: Environmental Stewardship (Conserving Natural Resources); Forestry 1, 2 and 3; 4-H Million Tree Project; and Wildlife Conservation. Collaborate with the State Forestry Extension Specialist to provide forestry related educational materials to agricultural education instructors and their FFA Forestry Teams. Develop and provide natural resource educational materials to environmental science teachers and their Envirothon Teams.

This is a 12-month academic position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs. Work with constituents and colleagues to meet program goals. Develop and provide high-quality educational programs for the community. Foster diversity and inclusiveness. Participate in interdisciplinary teams, committees and task forces. Collect qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate impact of programs and services.
  • Assist with the instruction of the Missouri Forest Products Association's Logging School in Wappapello, Missouri.
  • Provide administrative and organizational leadership. Generate and manage revenue to sustain and grow essential programs. Develop and maintain partnerships. Market and promote educational offerings and the mission of MU Extension.
  • Fulfill professional expectations. Remain up-to-date on trends and subject-matter knowledge. Actively participate in professional development opportunities. Demonstrate mastery of core competencies. Regularly travel in and out of state, using own transportation. Work evenings and weekends is often required to meet the needs of learners and constituents.


Qualifications

B.S. in Forestry and M.S. in Forestry or closely allied field of study. Background in harvesting and wood products highly desired. Experience delivering Extension-based programs preferred, but not mandatory.

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies.

Effective listening, written and oral communication skills including public speaking and presentation abilities.

Organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and collaborative leadership experiences.

Flexibility, resiliency and the ability to operate with minimal guidance.

Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence and passion for the vision, mission and values of MU Extension.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:


Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:


MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

Application Materials

Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, a list of 3-5 references, and copies of all academic transcripts online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php or https://extension.missouri.edu/about/jobs.aspx. A CV must be submitted if interested in being considered for a ranked non-tenure track (NTT) appointment.

For questions regarding the online application process, call 573-882-7976. For questions regarding this position call 573-882-4721 or email [email protected].

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Posted: 4/13/2018
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