Location: PROSSER, IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Extension Coordinator is responsible for providing oversight and leadership for Little Cherry Disease (LCD) Extension and Outreach program, including originating and/or developing formal education programs related to LCD. This position will function as an integral member of the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and the LCD Task Force and will work with a network of research and Extension faculty, tree fruit producers, allied industry and industry partners to deliver educational programs and resources on LCD. Duties include developing curriculum, coordinating, conducting and/or evaluating the program. This position collaborates with other extension program staff, community partners, and other program constituents to ensure the program and activities meet guidelines/expectations/objectives/policies & procedures of WSU Extension and LCD programming under the direction of WSU faculty.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Relevant knowledge in agriculture and experience working with commercial producers. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with industry stakeholders. This position requires the ability to travel and work a flexible schedule during the week including nights and weekends occasionally requiring overnight travel. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid driver's license at time of hire. Must have, or be able to obtain, a pesticide license within 6 months of hire.
Master's degree in plant science, phytopathology, virology, entomology discipline with a background in perennial tree fruit earned by the time of hire. Demonstrated skills in developing educational content and resources across platforms. Demonstrated experience organizing and delivering outreach to industry stakeholders through workshops, talks and/or trainings. Ability to collaborate with diverse people, researchers, extensions, staff and students. Evidence of ability to develop an effective extension outreach program. Bilingual (Spanish).
Temporary End Date: This is a 2 year temporary position, renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by May 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are required to include contact information for three (3) professional references within the application. The cover letter and resume may be uploaded as attachments. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements.
Required Documents: Cover Letter | Resume | References
Time Type: Full time
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