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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) seeks an Educator to work collaboratively with county, area and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers. The Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Wayne County will be responsible for a broad range of duties that could include but are not limited to: providing guidance and/or leadership to the creation of a proactive applied research and education program in agriculture and natural resources to meet current and future needs in farm management, livestock (dairy emphasis) and crop production, with emphasis on forages, pesticide & fertilizer training and recertification, farmland use issues, food security, and environmental quality and sustainability. The current program is very strong with educational opportunities focused on livestock production, forages, pesticide use, nutrient management, and farm financial management.
The Educator will plan, teach, deliver, disseminate, and evaluate educational programs and applied research on relevant local issues through pro-active educational programs using innovative educational methods; maintain a high level of visibility and facilitate communications with a wide range of clientele to promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resource issues; maintain a program of individual professional improvement in selected subject areas; ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners and equal access to programs and facilities; work closely with local advisory committees, commodity groups and volunteers to conduct needs assessment and priority setting to determine emphasis of educational programs; serve as an educational advisor and liaison for the Ohio State University Extension and the University to appropriate public issue and program related organizations; and represent OSU Extension and the University with federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions at the local community level.
This position is located in Wayne County, Ohio.
QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Bachelor's or Master’s degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in agriculture or natural resources or other educationally-related area (examples are: food science, biology, science education). The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations. Demonstrated success in working as part of a team and initiating collaborative partnerships is sought. Leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in at least one area of agriculture is necessary. DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Training and work experience related to soil science, agronomy, livestock production, farm management, and natural resources. Experience relating to community engagement. Experience working with volunteers, advisory committees and related boards. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours with a minimum of supervision. Internal and external applicants for positions are also required to accurately self-disclose all criminal convictions when they apply. Background checks will be conducted on internal and external final candidates. Final candidate offer is contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices based upon the criminal background check.
TO APPLY: Complete application instructions at http://jobs.osu.edu/ PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH THE OSU ONLINE APPLICATION FOR JR# 461722:
Application materials must be submitted on or before the deadline date listed.