Working Title Open Rank Extension Educator - Soil Health Management
Department Cooperative Ext Division-0788
Requisition Number F210169
Posting Open Date 10/12/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all
application materials before review date) 11/19/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
As a member of the Water and Integrated Cropping Systems (WICS) team, the
incumbent develops and delivers extension programming focused on soil health
management practices that: a) improve
profitability and sustainability; b) reduce environmental risk; c) encourage
good stewardship; d) enhance resiliency; and e) expand awareness of
resilient soil management systems. The incumbent serves the state of Nebraska
and provides support to statewide WICS extension programming.
Collaborates closely with colleagues, state and federal agencies, industry
representatives, and crop producers delivering precision agriculture
strategies addressing the goals and objectives of the WICS team.
Develops, delivers, and measures impacts of programs and engagements
regarding rainfed and irrigated crop production systems in Nebraska.
Participates in collection and interpretation of data to develop
management strategies for clientele to enhance adoption of technology for
data driven agriculture, digital agriculture, and precision agriculture.
Uses innovative strategies and cutting-edge teaching and learning methods
to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for a robust extension
education program focused on water and integrated cropping production
systems as a member of the statewide WICS Team.
Engages in a collaborative-learning environment with crop producers and
encourages adoption of research-based information in decision making.
Participates in and supports the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.
Identifies needs and provides access to educational opportunities, working
with unit leaders, extension advisory committees, and local stakeholders
(e.g., Natural Resource Districts and local commodity associations).
Works in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension
professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest
Uses entrepreneurial practices to secure grants, contracts, program fees,
and partnerships to leverage the extension educational program's resource
base and reach.
Partners with research faculty members in action research that can be
applied to educational programming.
Conducts needs assessments, identifies priorities, measures program
impact, and reports results at professional meetings and in professional
Participates in professional development to enhance and maintain
professional expertise in cropping systems and extension pedagogy.
Supports youth development programs by teaching in areas related to water
and integrated cropping systems.
The incumbent accepts committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and
other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit,
college/division, institute, and/or university level.
Nebraska Extension Educators are committed to engaging with community
partners, organizations, and all audiences, as well as individuals in ways
that reflect an understanding and value for individual differences (e.g.,
race/ethnicity, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, religion). Nebraska
Extension strives to ensure that innovative programming, translational
research, and learning opportunities promote equity and inclusion.
Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy
and have a valid driver's license.
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
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
Master's degree required and must be completed prior to start date in
Agronomy, Crop Science, Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering, or related
discipline with emphasis in soil health management.
Field experience in production agriculture with emphasis in cropping
Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish
individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or
Experience using precision agricultural strategies to address soil health
practices in cropping and/or agricultural systems.
Successful experience in developing financial support for educational
programs including securing grants and contracts, as well as cost recovery
Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career,
and/or community activities.
Experience in the development and implementation of social media
communication and education, including managing website, blog, Facebook
page, and Twitter accounts for a professional organization.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
How to Apply
Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the
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
Jodi Mackin, 402-469-0273, email@example.com
Job Category Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 12 Month (Faculty Only)
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
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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 program that you have developed for teaching soil health systems.
(Open Ended Question)
Share examples of how you have collaborated with agriculture-focused organizations and/or agribusinesses.
(Open Ended Question)
Letter of Interest
List of References