Assistant Extension Educator - Source Water Protection

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

United States

January 7, 2022

Description

Position Information Working Title Assistant Extension Educator - Source Water Protection

Department School of Natural Resources-0844 Requisition Number F210213 Posting Open Date 11/23/2021 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 01/07/2022 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

The Source Water Protection Extension Educator will contribute to the integrated extension land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

The incumbent will contribute to Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska Medical Center – Water, Climate, and Health Program, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) programming, the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) – Source Water Protection Program, the NDEE – Nonpoint Source Management Program, and the NDEE Drinking Water Program. They will facilitate partnerships and collaborate with local Extension partners, community leaders, NRDs, agencies, public health leaders, and other partners to identify needs and resources for communities to address water pollution, climate, and public health issues related to drinking water. They will develop and deliver a research-based education program about Water, Climate, and Public Health related to drinking water. They will use innovative strategies and cutting-edge teaching and learning methods to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for a robust extension education program focused on community strategies to protect the source of their drinking water and public health. They will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research- based information; and partner with research faculty members in applied research that can enhance educational programming. They will evaluate program activities and report to project partners, at public meetings, at professional meetings, and in professional publications.

In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver's license. Criminal history background check will be conducted.

Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https:// www. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Masters Degree required (completed prior to the start date) in Public Health, Natural Resources, Communications, Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Human Dimensions, or closely related field.
  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in public health communication related to natural resource issues.
  • Experience in developing and delivering educational programs and products.
  • Experience in facilitating interactive processes.
  • Experience in community, water or natural resources planning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of nitrate contamination, groundwater contamination, or other water quality issues.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of social media communication and education, including managing website, video, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.
  • Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Criminal History Background Check Required Yes Posted Salary How to Apply

    Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  • A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically about the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (see https: // ianr.unl.edu/tips- writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement).

    For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

    Rachel Szelag rszelag2@unl.edu

    Job Category Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only) Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date Appointment End Date

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Provide a statement of the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Share an example of how you have worked as a team member to accomplish a common goal.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Share an example of an innovative educational program that you have developed for a natural resources or public health issue.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Share an example of how you have collaborated with agriculture-focused organizations, community leaders, environmental regulators, water-based organizations, and/or health organizations.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Required Documents

    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

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