Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Salary and Other Benefits

Commensurate with experience Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities

Position Description

·         This tenure-track faculty position will provide leadership and support for the commercial agricultural industries in Cape May County and throughout the southern region of NJ.

·         Specific expertise is sought in agribusiness planning, including agritourism and retail marketing; wineries and craft beverages; assisting beginning farmers; niche crop and livestock production; and risk and financial management.

·         The position will:

o    coordinate implementation of programmatic efforts with fellow RCE faculty and staff to develop outreach/education methods and materials;

o    be expected to garner external resources through grants and contracts, and alternative funding streams for support of the program;

o    contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Cape May Cooperative Extension office; and,

o    participate in appropriate Departmental, Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), School of Environmental and Biological Science, Rutgers University and county administrative functions.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from an accredited institution in agriculture, plant science, agriculture economics, agriculture business management, business administration, or combination of these or related fields of study, with three years minimum professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor). • Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis is preferred. • Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communications to clientele are required. • Supervisory or managerial experience is preferred. • Evidence of successfully training, mentoring, and evaluating staff, ensuring the requirements and objectives of program outreach and impact. • Have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele. • Computer proficiency is required. • Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.

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Contact Name

Nicholas Polanin

Contact Email


Application Instructions

Please apply directly through the link above.

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