Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Lander County Extension Educator
University or Organization :
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Lander County Extension Educator
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension Educator
Location :
Battle Mountain, NV
Area, Department or Unit :
Cooperative Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Extension Educator for its Lander County Nevada location. This position will reside in Battle Mountain, NV. The primary role of the Extension Educator is to establish a non-formal (non-credit) community-based education program focused upon identified needs Agriculture/Natural Resources (ranching), Community Development, Children, Youth and Families, Health and Nutrition, and Horticulture. Extension Educators use peer-reviewed research as the foundation of their educational programming. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) providing oversight and management of the Lander County Extension Office; and 6) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with county government. The typical role statement for Extension Educators is 70% teaching, 25% scholarship, research and creativity, and 5% service (community, college, university, and professional societies). This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.
Position Category:
Academic Faculty, tenure or non-tenure track
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Minimum education level :
For non-tenure track applicants, a Masters degree is required in one of the following broad fields: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Community Development, Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Economic Development or other related degree programs.For tenure track applicants, a Ph.D. degree is required in one of the following broad fields: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Community Development, Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Economic Development or other related degree programs.
Years of experience :
Preferred Qualifications: at least two years experience in organizational development in a community education setting, experience in collaboration with the county government in budgeting, program development, and evaluation, developing community collaborations and partnerships, youth development leadership relevant (similar) to oversight of a 4-H program, community education program development, program evaluation, community needs assessments, fund development and the ability to interpret and conduct statistical analysis.
Travel Requirements:
The successful candidate will be expected to periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise or attend area and state-wide Extension meetings
Other Requirements:
The successful candidate will be expected to: Work a flexible schedule with periodic evening and weekend work, perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, drive long distances and work in inclement weather, work alone for extended periods and interact collegially with small and large teams.


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Contact :
Amber Yoder
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Application Instructions :
Applications must be submitted through the University of Nevada's Workday system.Contact Information for this Position:Holly Gatzke, Northern Area Director and Search Chair: and Amber Yoder, Search Coordinator, application logistics: