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Research Communications Specialist
Fort Valley State University

Reporting to the Assistant Extension Administrator for Agricultural Communications, Conferencing and Technology, this is a professional, full-time staff position primarily responsible for providing communicating the impacts of research conducted by the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology to federal and state partners and stakeholders.

Click here for a complete job description and to apply. Closing date May 5, 2017.

Communications Professional
University of Vermont

University of Vermont Extension seeks a full-time communications professional for the USDA Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. This position manages outreach to farmers, researchers, educators, service providers, non-profits and other agricultural professionals in the 12 Northeast states. The goal of this position is to provide clear and useful information about SARE grant opportunities and funded projects, thereby encouraging participation in grant programs and the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices.

Click here for more information and to apply. Job posting #S1013PO, open until filled.

Publishing Director
University of Idaho, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

The Publishing Director reports to the Assistant Dean of Development and Communications and is responsible for the development and execution of peer-reviewed publishing programs of the University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. The director exercises judgment and has decision-making authority of her/his functions to support established publishing goals and performance targets. In addition to producing and editing her/his own written work along with others, the director plans, organizes and assigns work to staff. Furthermore, the director identifies and maintains relationships with interns and contractors who can support the writing, editing and publishing functions of the unit.

The director is a critical member of the CALS Advancement leadership team and advises the Assistant Dean on initiatives and policies that further the publishing goals of the college. She/he coordinates closely with the other functional managers and directors to ensure work is performed efficiently and effectively.

Click here for more information and to apply. Posting #SP001287P. Closing Date 03/15/2017.

Public Outreach Coordinator
Colorado State University

Position will work in the Warner College Communications Office which is responsible for advancing the brand of Warner College through a variety of techniques and engagements. Office coordinates closely with Division of External Relations on campus to ensure Warner College brand and CSU brand enhance one another and efforts are strategically coordinated. Position will coordinate events, activities, and projects that enhance the College’s external engagement in order to advance the Warner College brand.

Click here for more information and to apply. Posting #201700125AP. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on 03/10/2017.

Director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension/Associate Dean for Engagement, University of Nevada, Reno

The Director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (Extension) and Associate Dean for Engagement leads and administers statewide Extension programs as part of the land-grant mission of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Extension is administratively consolidated with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR), and collaborates closely with the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES), other units within the Nevada System of Higher Education and Nevada’s counties.

The roles and responsibilities of the Director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Associate Dean for Engagement include:

• Using visionary leadership to provide for continued educational, research, outreach and service programs pertaining to agriculture, community development, health and nutrition, horticulture, personal development (including but not limited to children, youth, and families), and natural resources in Nevada’s rural and urban communities.
• Working collaboratively with faculty, staff and stakeholders, including state and local leaders, industry, private organizations, non-profit organizations, school districts, government agencies, and other institutions as appropriate.
• Maintaining close relationships with federal, state and county government partners and engaging regularly with Nevada counties. 
• Leading and managing all aspects of Extension, including supervision of the administrative team; budget and salary management; and the hiring, placement, tenure, annual evaluation and promotion of faculty. 
• Working as a part of the administrative team reporting to the Dean of CABNR. 
• Collaborating closely with Associate Deans in CABNR and leaders of other colleges with disciplines relevant to Extension’s mission to ensure effective integration of the statewide teaching, research and engagement missions of both on- and off-campus faculty of the land-grant university.
• Overseeing annual plans of work and reporting to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in coordination with the NAES Director.
• Ensuring that Extension policies are NIFA-compliant.
• Furthering the engagement mission of UNR in collaboration with other colleges and units.
• Securing endowments and increasing extramural funding for Extension programs. 
• Participating in the National Extension Directors and Administrators Association (NEDA) and the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA). 
• This position requires travel and a variable work schedule.

For more information and to apply, click here. Job Open Date: 01/18/2017; Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Search Number 72387

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