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New!  Extension Educator - Urban Unit Leader (Douglas-Sarpy County)


Omaha Metro skylineThis is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator’s home base will be Douglas-Sarpy  County. The major responsibility of this position is to provide regional leadership for Nebraska Extension’s Urban Extension Program in Douglas-Sarpy Counties. The primary program assignment is to be the team leader for approximately 35 faculty and staff in programming relevant to urban audiences. The educator is also expected to be an active participant in one or more of Nebraska Extension’s statewide issue teams.

In this position the Extension Educator as Urban Unit Leader will lead, train, coach and appraise faculty and staff in the urban office in the following areas (approximately 50%).

1. Use innovative strategies and cutting-edge technologies to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for a robust urban extension education program.
2. Strategies to engage in collaborative-learning environments with professionals and with targeted individuals to encourage the adoption of research-based information in decision-making.
3. Strategies to reach a significant portion of the regional targeted audience using a variety of appropriate and effective technologies.
4. Opportunities to work in an urban team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research based information.
5. Ways to use entrepreneurial practices to secure grants, program fees and partnerships to leverage the extension program’s resource base and reach.
6. Opportunity to partner with research faculty to engage in action research.
7. Encourage the practice of effective extension scholarship by conducting needs assessments, identifying priorities, measuring program impact and reporting results at professional meetings and in professional publications.
8. Development of professional development plans to enhance and maintain professional expertise.

In this position the Extension Educator as Urban Unit Leader (approximately 50%).

1. Facilitate appropriate Extension advisory groups and engage with county commissioners to identify critical issues. Ensure the broad-based membership of the extension board as indicated in the Inter-local agreement.
2. Hire, supervise and provide professional development for staff. Conduct annual performance reviews of staff. Provide appraisal input to the Research and Extension Director for faculty evaluations. Annually assist in goal setting during performance reviews.
3. Manage the budget and financial operations. Responsible for the annual tax budget and accountability of financial operations, and IT audit/inventory to conform to county, university and state regulations following best management practices.
4. Responsible for the facilities, communications/IT connections and professional image of the office.
5. Implement strategies to market urban programs. Build and foster community relationships and a positive professional image of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Network with elected officials, advisory groups and community stakeholders. Disseminate Extension programming impacts and outcomes.
6. Support “all-hands” local Extension events.
7. Ensure equity, access and diversity that supports an inclusive office and learning environment.



New!
  Extension Educator - Domestic Water & Wastewater (Lancaster County)


Domestic Water Wastewater ImageThis is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator’s home base will be Lancaster County. The major responsibility of this position is to provide statewide leadership for Nebraska Extension’s domestic water and wastewater educational programs. The goal of this focused extension educational program is to create, market, deliver and assess educational programs and resources (including certification programs) for domestic water and wastewater professionals and service providers. In addition, work closely with the Nebraska On-Site Waste Water Association, Nebraska Well Drillers Association, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Natural Resources Districts and others to identify key issues and deliver educational programming. Consult with municipalities, businesses, educational organizations and homeowners on water quantity and quality. Generate financial resources through fee revenue, grants and donations to support this work. This work will be closely coordinated with the Nebraska Onsite Waste Water Association under a Memorandum of Understanding between the parties.


New!  Extension Educator - Urban Agriculture (Douglas County-Omaha)


Urban Ag ImageThis is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator’s home base will be Douglas County. The major responsibility of this position is to provide direction for the Collaborative Agricultural Education Program between Omaha Home for Boys’ (OHB) Cooper Memorial Farm, Nebraska Extension, and University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. The subject matter focus for this educator is Urban Agriculture and Local Foods. This educator’s primary geographic region includes Douglas-Sarpy Counties. This educator is expected to interact closely with learners, advisory committees and stakeholders to determine needs and provide access to educational opportunities in his/her geographic area as well as statewide based on the intentions of statewide issue teams and NCTA guidance.

Extension Educator - Community Vitality (Butler County)

Community Vitality ImageThis is a full-time, year-round, non-tenured position. This educator's home base will be David City, NE (Butler Couunty) The subject matter focus for this educator is Community Vitality with an emphasis on developing and/or growing rural Nebraska businesses. This position will specialize in Leadership Development and Community Engagement.


Extension Educator - Beef Systems (Saunders County)

    Beef Systems Educator Saunders CountyThis is a 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator’s home base will be Saunders County located at Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center. The subject matter focus for this educator is Integrated Crop and Beef Production Systems. The program emphasis is nutrition/reproductive management, beef herd improvement, and adoption of contemporary technologies that will lead to development of new profit centers and expanding Nebraska’s cow herd. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources as an active participant in one or more of Nebraska Extension’s statewide issue teams. This educator’s geographic region includes Saunders, Dodge, Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson, Gage, Lancaster, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Butler and Colfax counties. This educator is expected to interact closely with beef producers and deliver programs in their geographic area as well as statewide based on the plans of the issue teams. The outcome of this focused extension educational program for Integrated Crop and Beef Production Systems includes: a) improved profitability and sustainability; b) animal care to improve health, wellbeing, and product quality; c) enhanced resiliency of beef businesses; and d) expanded consumer and youth awareness of livestock systems and animal products.

    *Please note, the position review date has been extended to August 17, 2016*


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