Position Summary

Descriptive Title

The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and fosters a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in Goshen County.

Salary and Other Benefits

For specific position information, contact: Mandy Marney, Associate Director University of Wyoming Extension Phone: (307)766-5124 Fax: (307)766-3998 Email: amarney@uwyo.edu

Position Description

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

 

JOB TITLE:

Assistant University Extension Educator

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Provide innovative, community-based education and applied research programming.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and fosters a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in Goshen County. Primary duties include but are not limited to:

Implement an appropriate strategy to assess the educational needs of clientele in the program area of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).
Design, deliver and evaluate comprehensive educational programs addressing ANR needs in Goshen County.
Foster collaborative research projects and integrated educational programs with UW and Eastern Wyoming College colleagues to address the needs of Goshen County and southeastern Wyoming.
Work closely with agricultural producers, agri-business, community leaders, and appropriate specialists to develop responsive, relevant, and impactful educational programs.
Contribute to the 4-H Youth Development program in Goshen County.
Support the general Extension operations in Goshen County which may include community horticulture, Master Gardener programs, student recruiting, and cooperation with other UW programs serving Goshen County.
Ability to participate in some overnight travel, evening and weekend work.
Primary Clientele Served by this Position

Individuals, organizations and business enterprises engaged in agricultural and natural resource issues in Wyoming. This includes owners/operators of farms, ranches,  rural non-farm residents, and small acreage agriculture producers.
State agriculture, wildlife, natural resource and environmental regulatory agencies.
Federal agriculture, natural resource and wildlife management agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and others.
Youth and adults engaged in 4-H programs.
Homeowners and other community members with horticulture interests.
Approximate Time Distribution

Educational programming in ANR                                 85%

Support of 4-H Youth Development programs                15%

 

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position provides vital support to UW Extension clientele and requires the successful candidate be available to work in the local Goshen County Extension Office.

Required Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Consideration will be given to applicants that are currently pursuing their Master’s degree and will complete their degree within 6 months of hire. One degree must have been awarded in crop science, agronomy, soil science, natural resources, or cognate field related to the management of agriculture and natural resources. Experience: Demonstrated expertise in agricultural production and/or the management of natural resources. Experience in developing and implementing community-based educational programs in ANR. Demonstrated knowledge of the natural resources and agricultural enterprises in this area of Wyoming. Other requirements: Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior Extension experience. Demonstrated ability to develop impactful educational outputs in subjects such as row crops, forages, rangeland beef/sheep production, weed management, horticulture, and grazing management. Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience. Training and/or experience teaching youth and adult audiences. Experience in audience needs identification and program results evaluation. Experience in working with diverse audiences. Experience in developing partnerships with other organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders. A commitment to travel and work in remote areas and rural counties in Wyoming. Demonstrated knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system. Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities. Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision. Demonstrated teamwork. Experience in planning and implementing applied research activities.

Other Requirements

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: A detailed letter of intent that specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position including developing a comprehensive educational program on ANR to serve the communities in Goshen County, Wyoming. Current resume or curriculum vitae. Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring. Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.

Travel Requirements

Yes, 20%

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Ann Roberson

Contact Email

mrober38@uwyo.edu

Contact Phone

307-766-3566

Application Instructions

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: A detailed letter of intent that specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position including developing a comprehensive educational program on ANR to serve the communities in Goshen County, Wyoming. Current resume or curriculum vitae. Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring. Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. HIRING STATEMENT: UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

About University of Wyoming Extension

ABOUT GOSHEN COUNTY:

This position is located in Torrington, Wyoming.  The Educator will primarily serve communities in Goshen County, but will also contribute to regional and statewide educational programs.  Goshen County is located in southeastern Wyoming. Bordering Nebraska to the east, 13,249 residents live in the county which is known for having rich soil and abundant water. Torrington is the county seat with a population of 6,501. Farming and ranching are the predominant industries in the county, in addition to education, health, and social services.

 

For more information on Goshen County, visit the county’s website at www.goshencounty.org. Click on “Community” for information regarding local resources.