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Extension Educator (Natural Resources), University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted Oct. 20, 2021
Title Extension Educator (Natural Resources), University of Nevada, Reno
University University of Nevada, Reno
Ely , NV, United States
Department Cooperative Extension
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Environmental Science & Ecology

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its White Pine County Nevada location. This position is located in Ely, NV. This is a soft funded one-year contract; annual renewal is contingent upon funding. The primary role of this position is to establish community-based education programming focused upon identified local needs with an emphasis in natural resources. The position would coordinate community education programming in natural resources, children, youth and families, health and nutrition, community development and horticulture to the county through collaboration with other Extension colleagues and programs. Since White Pine County is a hub of natural resource experts and natural tourism, the candidate will have natural resources expertise to build and collaborate in these areas. The preferred candidates will have a natural resources background focused on arid land ecology and management (e.g., range management, wildlife management, ecohydrology, fire ecology and management, etc.), with knowledge of public land management issues and policy. The successful candidate 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) as needed; 2) providing oversight and management of the White Pine County Extension Office and staff; and 3) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and develop and maintain solid working relationships.

Lecturer Statement
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.

Required Qualifications
Lecturer II – Master’s degree in natural resources or other related degree program.
Teaching Assistant Professor – Terminal degree in natural resources or other related degree program.

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.

Must have a valid Nevada Driver’s License within 30 days of employment

Schedule or travel requirements
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
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.

Preferred Qualifications
At least two years experience in community education programming
Experience in managing community-based projects, including budgets and volunteers

Experience in managing an office
Experience in collaboration with county government and community groups
Experience with fund development

  • The University of Nevada, Reno, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Maria Doucettperry, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia Street, Continuing Education Building, Room 206, m/s 158, Reno, Nevada 89557-0158, Telephone: (775) 784-1547; Email:; to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

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Contact Information

  • Leslie Lynn
    Cooperative Extension
    University of Nevada, Reno
    4955 Energy Way
    Reno, NV 89502


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