Position Summary

Descriptive Title

The position requires knowledge of small acreage farms, horticulture, water conservation, and 4-H Agriculture Programs related to the growing needs and changing demographics of the county. We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to these areas.

Salary and Other Benefits

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Remote Position

no

Position Description

Provide leadership to Extension activities focused in small acreage farming, horticulture, Master Gardener programs, water conservation, and 4-H Agriculture programs such as Jr.
Develop, implement, and evaluate small acreage and horticulture programs for adults.
Develop, implement, and evaluate 4-H Agriculture Programs such as 4-H livestock programs for youth including 4-H volunteer recruitment and development.
Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach existing clientele and new audiences, such as the creation of on-line and virtual courses and use of social media platforms.
Work with on-campus specialists in developing applied research projects and delivering programs to clientele.
Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.
Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers.
Partner with and serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

An earned master's degree in the area of horticulture, plant science, agronomy, Extension education, or another closely related field. Ability to plan, organize, and direct educational programs. Experience in teaching adult audiences. Excellent oral and written English communication skills. Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member. Must have access to reliable transportation. Be willing to travel throughout the county and state as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience and knowledge about the land grant university system. Experience with program development and/or delivery related to horticulture and small farm production. Experience with program development and/or delivery related to the Master Gardener program. Experience with program development and/or delivery related to 4-H livestock programs. Experience in volunteer recruitment and development. Skills and experience with implementing applied research activities. Skills and experience with grant writing. Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers. Knowledge of diagnostic skills, including disease, insect and weed management strategies. Skills and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion of underserved audiences. Skills and experience with social media. Skills and experience in developing online courses. Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders. Ability to converse and write in Spanish.

Travel Requirements

Travel within county and times throughout the state of Utah

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Application Instructions

Please apply online with the provided link

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Notice of Non-discrimination In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266 Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266. For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact: U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

About Utah State University Extension

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.