University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves nearly 22,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

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University of Nevada, Reno Yerington, NV, USA
Jun 05, 2019
Full time
University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Extension Educator for its Lyon County Nevada location. The selected candidate for this position will reside in Yerington, NV . Lyon County comprises several communities near Reno and Carson where the chaos of city life is left behind, diverse farming and neighbors a high-tech city that houses cutting-edge companies like Tesla, Google, Switch and Blockchains. The County also features state parks, wildlife areas and mountain range vistas for outdoor enthusiasts. The primary role of the Extension Educator is to establish a non-formal (non-credit) community-based education program focused upon identified needs in economic and community development, agriculture, children, youth and families, horticulture, natural resources, and, health and nutrition.  Extension Educators use peer-reviewed research as the foundation of their educational programming.  This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts.  Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) developing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) providing oversight and management of the Lyon County Extension Office and related resources; and 6) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. Furthermore, this position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with county government.  The typical role statement for Extension Educators is 70% teaching, 25% scholarship, research and creativity, and 5% service (community, college, university and professional societies).  This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community. Required Qualification Lecturer, Extension Educator, non-tenure track - Compensation Grade 0(II): Master’s degree in one of the following broad fields: Economics, Agriculture, Community Development, Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Natural Resource Management or other related degree programs. Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, tenure-track - Compensation Grade II: A Ph.D. degree in one of the following broad fields: Economics, Agriculture, Community Development, Youth and Family Development, Rural Sociology, Natural Resource Management or other related degree programs. The successful candidate will be expected to: Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, drive long distances and work in inclement weather Work alone for extended periods and interact collegially with small and large teams Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise or attend area and state-wide Extension meetings Preferred Qualifications At least two years’ experience in organizational development in a community education setting Experience in collaboration with the county government in budgeting, program development, and evaluation Experience in developing community collaborations and partnerships Experience in youth development leadership relevant (similar) to oversight of a 4-H program Experience in community education program development Experience in program evaluation Experience with community needs assessments Experience with fund development Ability to interpret and conduct statistical analysis