POSITION: Extension Educator. This is a grant-funded, full time position
with University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension serving as On-farm
Research Coordinator for the Integrated Farming Systems project
headquartered in Hartington, NE.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Represent Cooperative Extension staff on the Nebraska
IMPACT Project, a cooperative program between Cooperative Extension,
Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society and Center for Rural Affairs.
Engage staff and research faculty in providing organizational support and
responding to research needs identified by IMPACT group participants.
Establish linkages with groups or organizations that may enhance the scope
of IMPACT. Write summary reports, publicize project, and group
achievements. Provide direct assistance to IMPACT groups in on-farm
research and demonstration, interpreting and publishing results, organizing
tours and field days, and planning activities.
Pursue grant funding to continue the IMPACT project beyond two years.
Evaluate IMPACT project programs.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree required. One degree must be in
agriculture. Direct experience working with agricultural producers and
on-farm research desirable. Demonstrated interest in Integrated Farming
systems and Sustainable Agriculture, and the ability to use statistical
analysis techniques in research. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to
work with diverse clientele, willingness to travel throughout Nebraska,
writing proficiency and good oral communications are essential. Grant
writing ability necessary to acquire funds to continue program.
SALARY: This is a grant-funded position with funding for approximately two
years. Continuation of the position is dependent upon success in securing
additional grant funds. Salary will be commensurate with experience and
training expected for entry level, generally $27,000.
BENEFITS: Life insurance in the amount of $10,000 is provided at no cost to
the employee with additional life insurance, health insurance options,
long-term disability and family coverage available at reasonable group
rates. Retirement plans are TIAA/CREF and/or Fidelity Investment Fund.
Excellent vacation and sick leave plans.
APPLICATIONS: Letter of application with resume, names, addresses and
telephone numbers of three references and college transcripts should be
postmarked by March 28, 1997 (or until a suitable candidate is found
thereafter) and sent to:
Keith Niemann, Director of Extension Human Resources, University of
Nebraska, 211 Agricultural Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0703, Telephone:
402/472-1576, FAX: 402/472-5557
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln not to discriminate
based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status,
veteran's status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. AA/EEO
details may be secured by contacting 127 Administration Building, PO Box
880437, UNL, Lincoln, NE 68588-437, or by telephoning 402/472-3417.
Employment eligibility verification is required for all new hires pursuant
to the Immigration and Control Act of 1986.
See our Web Site at http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/coopext/coopext.htm
Nebraska Cooperative Extension
211 Agricultural Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0703
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