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Extension Educator - Horticulture
University of Idaho

Date Posted Apr. 19, 2018
Title Extension Educator - Horticulture
University University of Idaho
Department Eastern District
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately

  • Apr. 19, 2018
  • Extension Educator - Horticulture
  • Eastern District
  • University of Idaho
    Preston, ID
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Horticulture
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University of Idaho

Extension Educator - Horticulture

Location: Off Campus Location - Franklin County/Preston

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $46,000 or commensurate with experience and market

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Extension Educator will provide overall leadership and organization for multi-county horticulture programs (50%), crops and forage programs (30%), and 4-H Youth Development (20%).

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree from an accredited institution in field of study related to Horticulture, Plant Science, or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).

Ability to organize and work with people, including recruiting, mentoring and supervising volunteers.

Computer literacy and effective written communication skills.

Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making.

Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team based communications.

Must be willing and able to travel and to participate in evening and weekend program

Preferred Qualifications:

At least 3 years of experience in Extension education or demonstrated ability and skill in horticulture (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).

Ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.

Experience in disseminating applied field study results through scholarly outlets.

Demonstrated skills in organization and management.

Demonstrated drive and initiative; proven ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels and backgrounds.

Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations.

Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs.

Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead and mentor others.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000678P

Posting Date: 04/17/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by May 18, 2018. The position will remain open until a suitable applicant pool has been identified.

Along with your online application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet each of the minimum and preferred qualifications listed. In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and transcripts.

Please have each reference write a letter of recommendation that addresses the candidates qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered).

Email the recommendation letters to:

Marnie Spencer
District Director Eastern District
University of Idaho Extension
Questions can be directed to Marnie Spencer.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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