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As the Regional Dairy Specialist, you will provide leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs that address producer-identified needs and opportunities, emphasizing dairy management for commercial dairy producers. Other responsibilities include:
Providing producers and industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and to maximize profit opportunities.
Analyzing and evaluating major program efforts with the input of all program partners and making recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
Participating in regional, statewide, and national workgroups.
Initiating and conducting farm-based demonstrations and in-depth applied research projects appropriate to the needs of commercial dairy production.
Individually and collaboratively exploring and pursuing new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities.
Planning and implementing educational programs utilizing a variety of methods, including direct teaching through group experiences, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology, use of the internet and distance learning.
Preparing quarterly reports and yearly impact statements on program progress and accomplishments.
This position is full-time and will be located in Bath, New York. This is a three-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
We are looking for a dynamic individual that excels at building relationships with multiple stakeholders to identify and address industry needs. We need someone who appreciates the dairy industry in New York State and realizes the importance of building relationships with producers and processors. In this role, you will work with producers across several counties in the Southwest region of New York and contribute to multiple teams while developing a unique and impactful extension and applied research program. Additionally, we need someone who has:
Master’s Degree in Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Dairy Science, Dairy Management, Dairy Nutrition or closely associated fields.
2+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Dairy Management, Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields.
Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied research.
Knowledge of the philosophy, objectives and operation of an informal education system such as Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles, theory, and research in the economics of commercial production and business management.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings, working effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Proven organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
Successful experience obtaining new funding, including grants and industry support.
Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet and Social Media).
Appreciation of Agriculture as a business and as a lifestyle.
Creativity, energy, motivation, and positive enthusiasm.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.
Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.
Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18316).
Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 15, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled.
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