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Title:
Junior or Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number:
0082363
Hiring Unit:
C of Trop Agr and Human Resources, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
Location:
Lihue, HI
Date Posted:
January 09, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins February 27, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:
Permanent

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately May 2017 or soon thereafter. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted by February 24, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provide leadership in extension education and outreach programing to assist existing and potential livestock producers of cattle, swine, small ruminants and poultry in Kauai County. Emphasis will be on beef cattle, small ruminants (sheep and goats), swine, range and pasture production and management.
  2. Develop multi-disciplinary, collaborative partnerships and programs with Kauai County and other CTAHR faculty, government/community agencies, livestock associations and stakeholder groups.
  3. Network with other agents, specialists, and researchers to develop relevant extension education and outreach programs and projects, and transfer research-based information and technology to stakeholders to foster and enhance the livestock industries.
  4. Develop Extension education programing that utilizes a variety of teaching methods and tools such as social media resources, distance education technology, as well as traditional workshop and field day programs.
  5. Advise and be responsible for 4-H/Youth livestock programs, clubs and projects, individually and in collaboration with other 4-H/Youth development faculty. Seek out and manage external funding and pursue, leverage and manage resources to support programming efforts including grants and contracts, and practice cost recovery.
  6. Contribute to scholarly and extension activities on the county, state and national levels.
  7. Participate in Department, College and University service/governance.
  8. Work with stakeholders involves meetings that occur after normal working hours and/or on weekends at off-site locations.
Junior Extension Agent Minimum Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing, with major work in animal science, range management, or a related field.
  2. Ability to apply extension teaching methods.
  3. Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement may be fulfilled by a valid Hawai‘i Driver’s License (class 3), comparable driver’s license, or other means of transportation that meet position needs.
Assistant Extension Agent Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing, with major work in animal science, range management, or a related field, or, in addition to the Bachelor’s degree, 30 credit hours of post-baccalaureate academic work in a field appropriate to the position.
  2. At least three years of successful experience in Cooperative Extension work, Sea Grant Extension work or equivalent in a closely-related field.
  3. Ability to exercise independent judgment and to assume responsibility for developing an Extension program.
  4. Ability to work harmoniously with other agents in an integrated extension system, and with related agencies.
  5. Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. Requirement may be fulfilled by a valid Hawai‘i Driver’s License (class 3), comparable driver’s license, or other means of transportation that meet position needs.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Skills and ability to work effectively with both adults and youth audiences and volunteers.
  2. Ability to work effectively with low income, limited resource and/or underserved populations.
  3. Experience with volunteer development.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional educational tools.
  5. Experience with grant-writing and obtaining additional sources of programmatic support.
  6. Ability to use electronic technology (e.g., database management, desktop publishing, web meetings, social networking platforms).

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
Address:
  1. Dr. Jinzeng Yang
  2. Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences
  3. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  4. 1955 East West Road, Room 216
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
Inquiries:
  1. Dr. Jinzeng Yang; 808-956-6073; jinzeng@hawaii.edu

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