University of Idaho
Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
$46,000 - $50,000
The Extension Educator will provide overall leadership and organization for multi-county horticulture programs (80%), and provide technical support for the 4-H/Youth Development program in Twin Falls and surrounding counties (20%).
Masters degree from an accredited institution in field of study related to Horticulture, Plant Science, or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).
Ability to organize and work with people, including recruiting, mentoring and supervising volunteers.
Computer literacy and effective written communication skills.
Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making.
Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team based communications.
Must be willing and able to travel and to participate in evening and weekend programs.
At least 3 years of experience in Extension education or demonstrated ability and skill in horticulture (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).
Ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.
Experience in disseminating applied field study results through scholarly outlets.
Demonstrated skills in organization and management.
Demonstrated drive and initiative; proven ability to work with people of all socioeconomic levels and backgrounds.
Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations.
Ability to work well in a team and provide effective instruction, support, marketing and promotion for Extension programs.
Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead and mentor others.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Open Until Filled:
Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified, but not earlier than February 26, 2018.
In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a resume/CV, letter of qualification and transcripts. Also, please have three (3) letters of recommendation that address the candidates qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will NOT be considered) sent to the following address or email address:
Lyle Hansen, District Director (Search Chair)
UI Extension Central District
PO Box 1827
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1827
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.