The University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Lecturer, Extension Educator or Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Lyon County Nevada location in Yerington, NV. The primary role of the Extension Educator is to establish a non-formal (non-credit) community-based education program focused upon identified needs in community development, children, youth and families, horticulture/agriculture, natural resources, and, health and nutrition. This position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with county government. Duties of the position include assessing community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) facilitating collaboration within the community; 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) developing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 5) providing oversight and management of the Churchill County Extension Office and related resources; and 6) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication. The typical role statement for Extension Educators is 70% teaching, 25% scholarship, research and creativity, and 5% service (community, college, university, and professional societies). This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.
Lecturer, Extension Educator, non-tenure track - Compensation Grade 0(II):
Master’s degree in one of the following broad fields: Community Development, Youth and Family Studies, Child Development, Community Health, Rural Sociology, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management or other related degree programs.
Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, tenure-track - Compensation Grade II:
A Ph.D. degree in one of the following broad fields: Community Development, Youth and Family Studies, Child Development, Community Health, Rural Sociology, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management or other related degree programs.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work
Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds, drive long distances and work in inclement weather
Work alone for extended periods and interact collegially with small and large teams
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise or attend area and state-wide Extension meetings
At least two years’ experience in organizational development in a community education setting
Experience in Children, Youth, and Families programs
Experience in collaboration with the county government in budgeting, program development, and evaluation
Experience in developing community collaborations and partnerships
Experience in community education program development
Experience in program evaluation
Experience with community needs assessments
Experience with fund development