Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Horticulture)
University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jeffersion, Marion, and Washington counties
Extension Educators will be expected to deliver research-based educational programs and to work within team settings that may consist of other Extension Educators, community professionals, and faculty within and outside of the College of ACES. The establishment of professional networks as well as the development of relationships with key stakeholder groups is vital to the success of Extension Educators. Extension Educators will be expected to deliver educational programs not only within their assigned multi-county unit, but as requested, to clientele within other units.
The Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Horticulture) is expected to concentrate programmatically in Horticulture. This programmatic concentration includes the development and delivery of high impact and relevant educational programs and materials, and is required in the following areas: 1)production and protection of plants in urban and suburban ornamental landscapes, 2) fruit and vegetable production and protection, including organic and IPM plant protection systems. Strong leadership and delivery of programs will be provided to volunteers within the Master Gardener Program. One full time position is available.
Required: Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis from an accredited institution of higher education. Examples of relevant majors could include, but are not limited to, horticulture, ornamental horticulture, urban agriculture, entomology, plant pathology, or weed science. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date. Knowledge and experience in program planning, promotion, and resource development.
Preferred: Previous work experiences with urban agriculture. Informal and formal teaching experiences.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Evidence of success in working with diverse cultural groups. Strong written and oral communication skills. Understanding of urban issues and populations. Ability to organize, manage, and conduct educational activities for adult audiences. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain diverse networks.
Location: Unit 23 – Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, and Washington Counties
(Position will be housed in Marion County - Salem, IL)
Additional positions may become available in other locations
Find the full description and posting at https://go.illinois.edu/143032 this posting closes April 2, 2021.
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