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Extension Agricultural Agent/Horticulture

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Department Contact Name Patrick Torres
Department Contact Title Northern District Department Head
Department Contact Phone (505) 983-4615
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700076F
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
General Information of Campus and Unit

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Position Number 718348
Position Job Title Extension Agricultural Agent/Horticulture
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

Successful candidate will:
-Provide leadership and guidance to Bernalillo County Extension Office efforts in horticulture; providing oversight to Master Gardener volunteer program; land and water use policy; and government relations especially as it related to agriculture, family and consumer sciences and 4-H. Programming may include working with 4-H youth and adult volunteers.
-Collaborate with other Extension Agents, with State Extension Specialist, the Northern District Department Head and other administrators as well as outside agencies and organizations in planning and implementing the total Extension program.
-Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and New Mexico State University among county citizens.
-Administratively responsible to the Northern District Department Head.
-Provide timely reports as required.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with at least one degree in Extension Education, Horticulture, Botany, Agriculture or related field.
-Ability to relate effectively to people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, income and education levels in order to develop informal educational programs that meet their needs.
-Must have the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing as well as teach.
-Ability to implement educational experiences for both youth and adults in furtherance of the mission of Extension required.
-Ability to provide the leadership role in management of volunteer organizations including recruitment, training and support of volunteers.
-Successful candidate must have basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

Satisfactory experience in Extension or related field demonstrating ability to work with adults and/or youth preferred.

Special Requirements of the Position

Position is for Bernalillo County, headquarters in Albuquerque, NM. Must live in county where employed and willing to work odd hours as needed. Personal auto required; reimbursed at IRS rates per mile. Valid driver’s license required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Campus/Work Site Albuquerque, NM
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Annual
Posting Date 07/31/2017
Closing Date 09/08/2017
Target Salary Rate Commensurate on education and experience
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)