Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator 4-H - Pahrump

University of Nevada, Reno

United States

August 10, 2021


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    Job Description

    University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for a full- time, non-tenure track 12-month Lecturer II/Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Southern Nye County Nevada location in Pahrump. This position will reside in the Southern Nye County area, preferably the town of Pahrump, Nevada. The Extension Educator's primary role is to establish and build a community-wide 4-H Youth Development education program focused upon identified needs of children, youth and families. This would include recruitment, training, management and retainment of 4-H members and volunteers. The Educator would coordinate other program needs such as natural resources, health and nutrition, agriculture and horticulture programming in Southern Nye county through collaboration with Specialists and other Extension programs. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) serving as the local university liaison with county government 2) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 3) providing oversight and management of the Southern Nye County Extension Office; and 4) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and develop and maintain solid working relationships.

    Lecturer Statement

    The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire. If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.

    Required Qualifications

    Lecturer II - Master's Degree and related experience

    Teaching Assistant Professor - Terminal Degree and related experience

    Related Experience: Youth Development, Family Studies, Child Development, Community Development, or other related degree programs. Experience/Oversight of a 4-H Youth Development program.

    Certification and Licensure

    Valid Nevada State Driver's License or ability to obtain one within six months. Successful fingerprinting / background check

    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge of :

    Organizational development in a community education setting.

    Assessing and determining community needs.

    Ability to:

    Supervise and manage staff, budgets, and various administrative duties.

    Develop community relationships with advocacy, citizen and coalition groups, stakeholders, university faculty, and other community groups.

    Skills in:

    Program development, implementation and evaluation.

    Utilizing digital and social media related to community programming.

    Schedule and Travel Requirements

    Variable work schedule

    Frequent travel within assigned locations

    Compensation Grade

    Lecturer II

    Teaching Assistant Professor

    Salary Schedules

    Total Compensation

    The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: https: // www. unr.edu/hr/benefits

    Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

    The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual- career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

    Department Information

    Extension is an outreach arm of the University, funded by county, state and federal dollars, that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University of Nevada, Reno to residents of southern Nevada. For more information, please visit the following site: https: // extension.unr.edu/clark- main.aspx

    For questions, please contact:

    Eric Killian, Hiring Manager, killiane@unr.edu

    Damion Greaves, HR Representative, dgreaves@unr.edu

    Pahrump Nevada Profile

    Located in the southeast corner of Nye County. It is 60 miles west of Las Vegas Nevada, and 60 miles east of Death Valley. Pahrump is about 35 miles long and 8 to 15 miles wide, an area of approximately 364 square miles. Surrounding the Valley are the Spring Mountain range to the east and the Nopah Mountains to the west. Pahrump the perfect place to enjoy recreational activities including hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, off-roading, camping and car racing at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club. Pahrump, Nevada is easy to reach and hard to forget. Pahrump truly is the heart of the desert and the perfect place to enjoy the best of southern Nevada



    Full-Time Equivalent


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    2) Cover Letter

    3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

    4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

    5) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about your approach on working with youth and youth development.

    This posting is open until filled. The close date is required by the system.

    Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

    Posting Close Date


    Note to Applicant

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