Position Postings

University of Minnesota, Irrigation/Water Quality Specialist, Assistant Extension Professor. Provide leadership and effective Extension programming on issues related to irrigation, conduct applied research on irrigation technology to improve water use efficiency, sustain agricultural production, and enhance protection of water resources, expand and update evapotranspiration (ET) weather stations and irrigation scheduling tools to meet currentl needs and technology and develop and update a series of irrigation best management practices (BMPs) related to water scheduling techniques such as soil moisture monitoring, plant moisture stress monitoring, and tools needed to determine real-time deficits.Complete position description and to apply. Review of applications will begin October 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan State University Extension, Children & Youth Institute Director: The CYI Director will be responsible for a staff of 150+ full time employees and an annual budget of $7M+. This position provides day-to-day leadership for Institute administrative operations, educational programs, and the translation of the Institute’s vision into action. Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. For complete details and to apply: Position #443434 http://careers.msu.edu

Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, Ag and Food Policy:
This faculty member will be expected to develop a nationally recognized extension and research program in agricultural policy, with a concentration on general farm commodity policy. Additional areas that could be pursued include food policy, energy policy, rural economic development, trade, labor and immigration, transportation, livestock and waste management policy, land use, and conservation policy. Complete position details and to apply.  application end date: October 13, 2017.

Oklahoma State University, Associate Vice Presient, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
The OCES Associate Vice President will provide transformative statewide, regional, and national leadership in fostering high-quality and effective Cooperative Extension Service programs relevant to Oklahoma needs in the 21st Century. For complete positon details and to apply.  Application deadline: October 20, 2017.

Purdue University, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Assistant Director position:
The primary responsibility of this position will be managing the day-to-day operations of IISG. This includes fiscal oversight, personnel management, and reporting. This individual will work with the IISG Director and staff to coordinate all aspects of the IISG program, including extension, research communication, and education activities.  Duties will include assisting with planning, management and administration of the program, as well as providing strategic leadership, contributing to programmatic development, and providing programmatic enhancements based on expertise and interests. Position posting and application instructions For full consideration, apply by October 9, 2017.

Purdue University, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Communications Specialist position:
Seeking creative, strategic Communications profession. Will produce and manage a diverse communication program to deliver environment-related content to a broad audience. Position posting and application instructions

University of Illinois Extension, Director, Program Planning and Assessment. Full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for providing leadership and coordination for University of Illinois Extension’s reports to stakeholders groups, including local, state and federal plans of work and annual reports, working with extension staff to plan for and collect qualitative and quantitative impact reports, and designing statewide and local assessment procedures.  For complete details and to apply - Posting # A1700473 (To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of September 14, 2017.)

University of Wisconsin Environmental Resources Center, Marketing and Communications Specialist. 
Identifies, develops, and evaluates marketing opportunities, leading the planning, development and maintenance of promotional materials to reach conservation audiences and increase participation in educational programs that address natural resource management. Responsibilities also include profiling and pinpointing target audiences for programs and marketing materials, direct outreach to target organizations and members, tracking and calculating promotion response rates, and other duties as assigned.  A strong understanding of underlying marketing strategy should guide all efforts, along with the ability to clearly defined success metrics. This position does not require previous experience/knowledge of agricultural conservation programs, though knowledge of natural resource-related disciplines is a plus. For complete description and to apply. Applications will be accepted until August 17, 2017.

Social Science Post Doctoral Fellow, NCRCRD: Actively engage with the NCRCRD advisory board and land-grant university administrators to develop/disseminate curriculum and programming, develop grant writing teams, and prepare refereed journal articles related to one or more of the following broad areas (1) Building a 21st century economy (2) Sustainable communities (3) Leadership development and civic engagement and (4) Community health and wellness.  The position will be located at North Dakota State University.  The primary service areas for the post-doc will be Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017 and will conclude when a successful candidate has been identified. To apply: http://careers.msu.edu posting #451591.

Ohio University, Athens campus: Economic Development Specialist position. Conduct applied research on community and economic development projects in conjunction with the supervisor, professional staff, and students. Position duties include using common economic development analytical techniques to compile and analyze publicly-available economic, demographic, industry, and occupational data; conduct industry cluster analysis; and conduct economic impact analyses and other research using common economics-based statistical techniques. Strong academic and professional writing skills are required to contribute to research reports. The position will assist the supervisor and other faculty and staff with writing grant proposals and managing projects. Experience with research and practice grounded in economic concepts and their application in a rural area is preferred. For complete position description and to apply: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/23269.  Apply by July 31, 2017.

National 4-H Council, Culture of Health Project Director
. A Culture of Health Project Director to serve in a dynamic role leading the ramp up of the Culture of Health Initiative for the Cooperative Extension System (CES). This position will ensure deliverables are achieved as outlined in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grant. The Project Director will serve as key strategist and communicator with CES to develop, implement and drive sustainability of the Culture of Health Initiative. The Director will work closely with CES, the National 4-H Council, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Extension Committee on Policy’s Health Action Team, and other partners to meet Initiative objectives. A buy out of an individual from their university responsibilities will be considered.If interested in this opportunity, please apply with an updated resume through https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=nat4hcounc&jobId=181850&lang=en_US&source=CC2

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and Merrimack County invite qualified individuals to apply for the Merrimack County Economic Development Field Specialist position based in Boscawen, New Hampshire. The Field Specialist will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, community planning, and project implementation support that builds community and regional leaders’ capacity to implement effective strategies grow and sustain the economy and strengthen communities. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, economic development, Main Street/downtown development, business retention and expansion, regional collaboration, and stakeholder engagement to enhance implementation of community plans and projects. The position is a full-time, benefited position. For position description and to how to apply go to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/26165