Extension Agricultural Agent

New Mexico State University

United States

October 31, 2021


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 2100140F

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

Fort Sumner is a U.S. village in De Baca County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 867. It is the county seat of De Baca County.4 Fort Sumner is the spring and fall home of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, and is home to the burial site of famed outlaw of the American West, Billy the Kid, who was shot and killed here in 1881.

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.

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.

Position Number 719591 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 De Baca County, headquarters in Fort Sumner, NM. Successful candidate will: Provide leadership and guidance to Extension education programs for adults and youth in the areas of: 4-H and Youth Development; special interest audiences in Agriculture, family and consumer sciences: community/economic development; other adult and youth leaders and the public throughout the county, as the job requires. – Collaborate with youth serving community organizations and agencies to help further Extension 4-H/Youth Development programs. - Support annual County Fair efforts. - Recruit, train and support volunteer adult and youth leaders. - Team with other Extension Agents in the county and district and with State Specialists, District Department Head and Administrators in planning and implementing total Extension programs. - Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and New Mexico State University among the county citizens. - Administratively responsible to the County Program Director and through him/her to the Northern District Department Head. - 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 related field. Or may be under-filled as an Extension Associate I. Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or related field with 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 tenure rank will be based on performance and Dean's approval. - 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. - Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing as well as teach. - 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. - Successful candidate must have basic computer skills. - Successful candidate must be able to drive and serve as youth chaperon at state 4-H events. - Ability to work odd hours and weekends as necessary. - Ability to travel within county, state, and nationally to Extension and all 4-H related functions as necessary including occasional transporting and chaperoning of youth.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

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

Special Requirements of the Position

Position is for De BacaCounty, headquarters in Fort Sumner, NM. Must live in county where employed and be willing to travel and work odd hours as needed to support the program. Personal auto required; reimbursed at IRS rate per mile. Valid driver's license required.

Special Instructions to Applicants Campus/Work Site Fort Sumner, NM Appointment Status Regular, Full-time Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0 Appointment Base Annual Posting Date 09/29/2021 Closing Date 10/31/2021 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

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  • Where did you become aware of this position opening?
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  • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
  • Albuquerque Journal
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • New Mexico Department of Labor
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