ALBANY CO., N.Y. — Since 1916, Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools, and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input and based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.
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 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
- 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 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
- 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 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 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.
For a complete job listing and link to apply for this position: https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/e/1628/files/2017/04/RegionalEducatorLivestock_Ad_2022.pdf
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County