Department Contact Name Leigh Ann Marez
Department Contact Title Eastern District Department Head
Department Contact Phone 575-762-1052
Department Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
– 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.
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
- 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)
Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
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New Mexico Department of Labor
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