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Agriculture Agent (100%) – Jefferson County with University of Wisconsin- Extension in Jefferson, WI

Type of position This is a probationary tenure-track faculty appointment within the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This probationary appointment may be renewed annually for six years, depending on performance during the probationary period. A tenured appointment must be obtained by your tenure date at the end of the sixth year of full-time employment to retain the position, in accordance with UW-Extension faculty policies and procedures.
Employer University of Wisconsin- Extension
Location Jefferson, WI
Salary $42,000-50,000
Closing date of competition 05/28/13
Date position available 4/26/13
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Design, deliver and teach culturally relevant community-based educational programs through a variety of methods
  • Conduct and collect ongoing assessments of community educational needs
  • Create a plan of work that integrates research and community needs
  • Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services
  • Conduct and report on program evaluations to improve program effectiveness and demonstrate value to programmatic and funding partners
  • Identify, recruit and develop volunteer leadership necessary to carry out the position’s plan of work
  • Write, publish and share articles, curricula and program designs
  • Build, strengthen and sustain trust-based relationships to promote cooperative and respectful work environments
  • Develop and maintain relationships with programmatic and funding partners in ways that effectively communicate Extension’s value
  • Collaborate with program-related community coalitions and partnerships
  • Regularly consult with and report to Extension partners at the county and state levels to ensure accountability
  • Develop and follow a professional development plan to ensure proficiency in priority content, current research and relevant competencies
  • Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested
  • Contribute leadership, as needed, to ensure effective Extension office operations

  • Master’s or other graduate degree, with at least one degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as: agronomy/plant sciences, dairy/animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural business management, agricultural education, agricultural studies
  • Current content knowledge in fields related to the purpose of this position such as: crop production management, dairy/livestock production management, farm business management, nutrient management, agricultural economics and on-farm research
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, implementing or teaching educational programs
  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in working at a community level and partnering with others to address educational needs
  • Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
Contact for additional
Cooperative Extension Human Resources at ces.jobs@uwex.edu
Application procedure
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  • COVER LETTER (up to two pages) that summarizes how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position. Please prepare a paragraph for each of the minimum qualifications and include formal education, training, professional work history, volunteer work, research, and any related life experiences in your response. Please note that your response will be evaluated for content and written communication skills.
  • PROFESSIONAL RESUME, including related education, professional work history and volunteer experience.
  • CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THREE (3) PROFESSIONAL WORK REFERENCES, including at least one person who has been your immediate supervisor. For each reference, please indicate the nature of your professional relationship and include the person’s title, e-mail address and telephone number.
  • FINAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS for each of your degrees. Unofficial copies of final college transcripts are acceptable when applying for this position. Official final college transcripts are required upon hire.
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