Extension Agricultural Agent

New Mexico State University

United States

June 30, 2021

Description

Department Contact Department Contact Name Leigh Ann Marez

Department Contact Title Eastern District Department Head Department Contact Phone 575-762-1052 Department Contact Email lemarez@nmsu.edu

Posting Details Requisition Number 2100035F

Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants General Information of Campus and Unit

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico's land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city's landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Position Number 718271 Position Job Title Extension Agricultural Agent Rank Instructor, Assistant Professor Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Summary

THIS IS A NON TENURE TRACK POSITION. Position is for Lea County, headquarters in Lovington, NM. Successful candidate will: -Provide leadership and guidance to Extension educational programs in agriculture (both major area crop and livestock, including both beef and dairy), urban horticulture, community and economic development, and natural resources management throughout the county. Extension program delivery will focus mainly on adult audiences, but may be expanded to include youth in coordination and collaboration with County Extension 4-H Agent. -Collaborate with other Extension Agents, with State Extension Specialists, the Eastern District Department Head and other administrators as well as outside agencies and organizations in planning and implementing the total Extension program. -Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and New Mexico State University among county citizens. -Administratively responsible to the County Program Director and through him/her to the Eastern District Department Head. -Actively participate and play an important role in the recruitment of students to New Mexico State University and to participate in student activities. -Support annual county fair efforts. -Provide timely reports as required. -

Required Qualifications

Master's degree (in hand by hire date) required. At least one degree must be in Agriculture. Or may be under-filled as a College Instructor rank with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher required. Must complete a master's degree within 5 years of hire date to continue employment. Promotion to assistant professor rank will be based on performance and Dean's approval. -Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing as well as teach. -Ability to relate effectively to people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, income and education levels in order to develop informal educational programs that meet their needs. -Successful candidate must have basic computer skills. -Ability to implement educational experiences for both youth and adults in furtherance of the mission of Extension required. -Ability to provide the leadership role in management of volunteer organizations including recruitment, training and support of volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

Satisfactory experience in Extension or related field demonstrating ability to work with youth and/or adults preferred. Previous extension experience preferred.

Special Requirements of the Position

Must live in county where employed and be willing to work odd hours as needed. Personal auto required; reimbursed at IRS rate per mile. Valid driver's license required.

Special Instructions to Applicants Campus/Work Site Lovington, NM Appointment Status Regular, Full-time Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0 Appointment Base Annual Posting Date 04/14/2021 Closing Date 06/30/2021 Target Salary Rate Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Where did you become aware of this position opening?
  • NMSU Website
  • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
  • Albuquerque Journal
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • New Mexico Department of Labor
  • Other (If other please answer next question)
  • If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?
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