Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County
Serve as a team member on the Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program (CAAHP) team, serving Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Washington Counties. Provide highly technical programming to the production of common livestock species.
Plan, design, implement and evaluate educational and applied research programs for livestock producers, including but not limited to beef, sheep, and swine production. Identify emerging areas in the livestock industry and address high priority emerging areas (examples of emerging areas could include alternative fiber production such as llama and alpaca farming).
Conduct Extension education programs utilizing a variety of informal education methodologies. Make connections between Cornell and other land grant/research institutions and livestock producers in the six-county region.
The educator holding this position will also assist with designing and implementing the advisory structure for the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program. Develop alternate areas of expertise based on program needs in the region, interests, and abilities.
This position will require the use of multiple delivery methods, and the individual employed must have the ability to manage various projects.
- Master’s Degree in a field appropriate to the position, including Animal Science, and a minimum of four years related experience. A Ph.D. may substitute for two years of experience.
- Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver’s license with the ability to drive and a driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage is required.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Commitment to helping ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs.
- Program Skills – Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, theory, and application of current research and practice in livestock production. Ability to effectively assess, develop, deliver and evaluate regional programs. Ability to serve as a subject matter expert for constituents, the public, and governmental offices to develop and influence programs and policy. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts and work with and support volunteer leadership and advisory committees.
- Administrative & Management Skills – Ability to provide direction and oversight to regional agriculture programs specific to livestock production. Ability to exercise frequent discretion and independent judgment in managing programs. Ability to oversee budgets, identify and secure funding that supports programs including sponsorships, grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
- Communication & Marketing Skills – Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively with the public, governmental offices, program participants, employees, and others. Ability to generate a credible media presence in the community. Ability to effectively market program through social, print, and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
- Technology Skills – Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software, including the internet, program-related software, and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies to conduct effective educational activities.
- Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions, the work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position frequently lifts, moves, or transports program-related materials and equipment. The position regularly works in agricultural and outdoor conditions, including extreme heat, precipitation, and cold.
- Five years of progressively responsible experience in livestock production.
- Coursework in research methodology, education, and management experience is highly preferred.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation is paid at the rate of $58,000 annually. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
- Paid time off: 21 Vacation days, 14 Holidays, 3 Personal days, and 12 Sick days annually – plenty of time for work/life balance!
- NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
- NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Voluntary Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan
- Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
- Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
- Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
- Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
- Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
- Voluntary Pet Insurance
- Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program
- ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
NYS CAPITAL REGION – A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE & WORK
Albany County is located in the upper Hudson Valley/Capital District of New York State within a few hours’ drive of New York City, Boston and Montreal. On the southern edge of the Adirondacks and not far from the Berkshires in Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley, living in the Capital Region has something for everyone. Farming, hiking, fishing, skiing, arts, dining, nightlife, and music festivals abound in the region. And, you’re never far from a fun weekend day trip to the mountains or a few hours’ drive to the coast for some sunny New England beaches.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON-LINE BY MARCH 18, 2022.
Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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