The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Churchill County location. This position will be located in Fallon, Nevada. The primary role of this position is to establish community-based education programs focused upon identified local needs in agriculture and youth. The employee will offer other Extension programs in community development, health and nutrition, natural resources and horticulture to the county through collaboration with other Extension programs. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements); 2) providing oversight and management of the Churchill County Extension Office; and 4) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position serves as the local university liaison with county government. The job requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.
The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire. If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.
Lecturer II – Master’s degree in one of the following broad fields: Agriculture, Youth Development, or other related degree program and two years of experience/oversight of a community development program.
Teaching Assistant Professor – Terminal degree in one of the following broad fields: Agriculture, Youth Development, or other related degree program and two years of experience/oversight of a community development program.
Schedule or travel requirements
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds and work in inclement weather.
Work independently/alone and interact collegially with program teams, committees and community groups.
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise and attend area and state-wide Extension meetings.
At least two years’ experience in organizational development in a community education setting.
Experience in Program development, implementation and evaluation
Experience in developing community relationships with advocacy, citizen and coalition groups, stakeholders, university faculty, and other community groups.
Experience supervising staff, managing staff, managing budgets and administrative duties.
Experience using digital and social media related to community programming.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Record keeping and records management skills.
Teaching Assistant Professor
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
Extension is a major unit of the University of Nevada, Reno and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. Extension uses peer-reviewed research to find solutions to community-based issues and needs within six broad legislatively mandated areas: Agriculture; Children, Youth and Families; Community Development; Health and Nutrition; Horticulture; and Natural Resources. The mission is to discover, develop and disseminate, preserve, and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic, and environmental well-being of people and their communities. Extension has offices in 15 of Nevada’s 17 counties with programs that span very large urban centers to isolated ranching and farming communities.
Churchill County Profile
Churchill County is located in west-central Nevada. Fallon, the county seat, is located at the junction of Highways 50 and 95. Churchill County features Sand Mountain, Lahontan State Recreation Area and Lake, Naval Air Station, Fallon National Wildlife Refuge, Churchill Vineyards, Frey Ranch Distillery, and the Fallon Paiute and Shoshone Tribes. Fallon, is one of the primary agricultural regions in Nevada. Mountainous areas are present to the east, northwest, and southwest.
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