Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Exension Faculty - Horticulture
University or Organization :
University of Idaho
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Application Deadline :
Mar 13, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator-Horticulture
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Location :
Caldwell, ID (Canyon County)
Area, Department or Unit :
UI Extension, Southern District
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$47,242 - $58,667 commensurate with experience
Start Date:
May 01, 2019
The Extension Educator will provide overall leadership and organization for multi-county horticulture programs (90%) and provide technical support for the 4-H Youth Development program in Canyon and surrounding counties (10%). The Educator will provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate.
Position Category:
Outreach & Extension
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Minimum education level :
Masters degree from an accredited institution in field of study related to Horticulture, Plant Science, or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).
Years of experience :
Preferred but not required: At least 3 years of experience in Extension education or demonstrated ability and skill in horticulture (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).
Travel Requirements:
Must be willing and able to travel and to participate in evening and weekend programs.
Other Requirements:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated ability to design innovative and effective educational programs in response to local needs; implement programs and evaluate their effectiveness. Demonstrated competency in people-related skills such as teaching, problem analysis, communication, conflict management, relationship building and leadership development. Demonstrated communication skills (oral, written, listening, public speaking/presentation skills). Must be able to recruit, teach, and manage volunteers. Computer literacy and effective written communication skills. Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications. Must meet the requirements for the rank of Assistant and/or Associate Professor at the time of hire. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to communicate in Spanish, both verbally and in writing. Experience in disseminating applied field study results through scholarly outlets. Demonstrated skills in organization and management. Demonstrated drive and initiative; proven ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels and backgrounds. Experience in fund raising, grantsmanship, and cost recovery efforts. Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations. Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs. Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead and mentor others. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with mass media (TV, Internet, radio, newspapers).


Application URL:
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Contact :
Diane Isaak
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Application Instructions :
In addition to the applicant documents requested in the online application, three (3) letters of recommendation that address the responsibilities of this position are also required. See online application for detailed instructions.