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Title: Extension Educator, Youth Development, Animal Science (NE)
Appointment: Full-time, Assistant Extension Professor (9623), P & A
Office Location: NE Region; Extension Regional Office options of Cloquet, Brainerd, Grand Rapids. Hybrid work options may be available
Program Area: Extension Center for Youth Development
Apply By: April 28, 2023
ABOUT THIS POSITION
This regional youth development Extension educator position (regional educator) works with a team of Extension educators in a multi-county region and across the state to provide educational leadership to the full range of 4-H Youth Development and adult learning programs. Regional educators lead programmatic efforts that result in high quality, culturally responsive learning environments where youth thrive. They use research-based methods to design, lead and manage programs; teach and facilitate learning; and contribute to the field through scholarship. Regional educators are on an academic promotion track.
This position leads animal science programs in the region and serves on the statewide function team to deliver educational programs. This position designs and delivers local, regional and state animal science experiences that: 1) builds leadership and animal science content skills/knowledge; 2) reinforces scientific and engineering processes related to animal science; 3) guides post-secondary education and career exploration; and 4) reaches existing and new audiences.
This Extension educator position reports to an Extension Program Leader who reports to the Associate Dean of Youth Development and State 4-H Program Director.
ABOUT EXTENSION AND THE CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension strives to attract and retain high-quality, passionate employees, and weave diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of Extension’s programming and employee engagement. Find further information at www.extension.umn.edu.
Extension’s Center for Youth Development fosters vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities by building a force of engaged young people who are able to learn and lead in a global society and a receptive social environment that challenges and supports youth in communities across Minnesota. We do this by studying issues, training youth workers, and delivering the 4-H Youth Development program. For more information about Youth Development: https://extension.umn.edu/families-and-youth
Please apply at: https://extension.umn.edu/home/careers, Job Opening ID: 354899
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:
a. Personalized views and experiences
b. Topics through the lens of your own knowledge or experience
c. If you do not have personal experience on a topic, reflect on why
d. Demonstrated learning and growth
Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.
Additional documents may be attached after the application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. See full instructions, https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Applicant-Center/Help-Job-Applications/Using-Job-Application-System.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-624-UOHR (8647).
For questions about this position, contact:
Jan Derdowski, Program Leader, Youth Development, email@example.com.
For questions about applying online, contact:
Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax
The University of Minnesota and Extension recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
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