Extension Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Extension Associate
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201900176AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range Low $40's plus comphrehensive benefits package.
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/10/2019
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock industries. Research, teaching and extension outreach activities in the Department of Animal Sciences focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.

Position Summary

The Beef Extension Associate will serve as a member of a campus team and work under the supervision of a Beef Systems Management faculty member. The individual will provide leadership in the development and implementation of quality beef cattle educational programs and work collaboratively with other Extension agents, specialists, University faculty, researchers, and industry partners. The successful candidate will be expected to lead a nationally recognized Extension program in ranch business management. The program will focus on the economics of beef production systems through standard performance analysis. The primary clientele will be ranch managers, Extension agents, industry organizations and state and federal government agencies. Applied research that supports the Extension program is expected. A successful specialist will generate extramural funding to augment Extension programming.

Required Job Qualifications

• B.S. in Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or closely related field and demonstrated expertise in beef cattle production
• Academic background should also include training and/or experience in communications, farm management, and/or agribusiness
• Demonstrated interest in beef cattle production systems
• Demonstrated skill working with people as individuals, groups, and staff, and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with producers and other professionals and organizations to accomplish goals
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and essential information technology skills
• Demonstrated leadership ability with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• M.S. in Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or closely related field and demonstrated expertise in beef cattle production
• Evidence of effective Extension programming and/or applied research
• Experience in farm/ranch or agribusiness management or agricultural finance
• Demonstrated ability to secure and administer external funds
• Successful publication of Extension and/or research results
• Experience with web programming (content management) and database management

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Extension Program Management

• Assist with development and delivery of non-credit educational programming (i.e. workshops, ranch gatherings, and online courses) and information to the Colorado beef industry.
• Effectively communicate and coordinate resources with personnel/staff of Colorado State University and other colleges, agencies, universities and institutions.
• Use technology and media resources to extend information and educational opportunities.
• Use entrepreneurial skills to find or generate external funding sources (grants, contracts, gifts, sponsorships, etc.).
• Responsible for modifying and maintaining beef systems management website.

Percentage Of Time 50
Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Project Management

• Develop relationships with the benchmarking community including beef producers, agencies and organizations to continually assess conditions and identify needs.
• Assist with statewide collection and analysis of ranch production and financial data.
• Develop and conduct applied research in cooperation with beef industry partners to stimulate increased net profit while maintaining environmentally sound production practices.
• Responsible for developing and maintaining producer financial/production records database.

Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply online by April 10, 2019. Please submit the following materials: (1) Cover Letter addressing the required and desired qualifications; (2) Resume or CV; (3) Contact Information of three References. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcripts

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Ryan.Rhoades@colostate.edu
EEO Statement

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