Oregon State: Extension General Agriculture Educator

Posted on February 20, 2024
Oregon State: Extension General Agriculture Educator
Position description:
The Division of Extension and Engagement and the College of Agricultural Sciences are seeking an Extension General Agriculture Educator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This Agriculture Educator is affiliated with the Extension Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Program. Decisions regarding this appointment are at the discretion of the Regional Director and Program Leader.

This Ag Extension General Agriculture Educator position is located in Condon, Oregon, and will serve Gilliam County in addition to providing support services to Morrow and Wheeler Counties.

Gilliam County is one of the 10 frontier counties in Oregon. To find out more information about Gilliam County, please visit: https://www.co.gilliam.or.us/.

This Ag Extension General Agriculture Educator will develop and conduct educational programs and contribute to activities in topics relevant to crops, livestock, and general agriculture as well as economic development and community development in Gilliam County. This position will serve as an educational liaison to local agricultural organizations and state and federal agencies as well as work collaboratively with agricultural producers in the region, commodity organizations, and subject-matter specialists to provide Extension programs in the assigned counties.

As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement. OSU promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world.

This professional faculty member contributes to the missions of Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) and the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS). CAS faculty are committed to enhancing learner success by engaging them in quality academic, research, internship, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Engagement are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

This Extension General Agriculture Educator embeds the commitment of the university to inclusive excellence in all interactions and duties performed and contributes to a safe, welcoming and respectful learning and workplace environment. This individual ensures that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation. This individual creates opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and includes these activities in the annual plan of work, impact statements, and summary of accomplishments/achievements.

80% – Extension Teaching and Education

10% – Mormon Cricket Management Plan

5% – Organizational Accountability

5% – Service

minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources, Soils, Crops, Animal Science, or a field closely related to the duties of the position. The degree must be completed by start date.
  • Demonstrable commitment to collaborative and respectful learning and working environments that are safe, inclusive, and welcoming.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • General knowledge and ability to use computers, including proficiency with information technology, professional office software, and collaborative work platforms.
  • Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
  • Ability to incorporate use of web, social media, newsletter, and/or other digital technologies in program development and/or outreach activities to achieve goals.
  • Ability to gather, interpret, and communicate clearly and effectively broad-based scientific information with community and industry stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead groups, create partnerships, and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management and event coordination.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

preffered Qualifications:
  • Practical on-farm experience.
  • Teaching (classroom and field-based) and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated life experience, education, and/or training that broadens capacity to equalize the success of or impact on underserved audiences.
  • Ability to incorporate multiple teaching modalities in educational design and delivery.
  • Ability to secure external funding support for educational programs.
  • Ability to create equitable learning environments for both large and small farms and communities.

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