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Extension Associate

Apply now Department: 3670010210 NW Research Ext Center Colby
Job no: 516743
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Colby, Kansas, Garden City, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Custodial, Extension Agent / Educator, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

This position will conceptualize, create, execute, and oversee innovative extension and applied research initiatives focused on sustainable water management, including the Testing Ag Performance Solutions (TAPS) and Master Irrigator programs, for crops grown in western Kansas. The position will be in Colby, Kansas or Garden City, Kansas. Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to, engaging with producers, consultants, agency representatives, and private industry stakeholders, developing and coordinating extension and outreach activities, assisting with data collection and field activities, assessing and recording the effectiveness and influence of programs, and securing external resource support. Lastly, the candidate will provide leadership to other team members.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior extension and outreach programming experience.
  • Prior experience with acquiring external funding.
  • Familiarity with precision agricultural equipment, technologies, and software.
  • Experience in irrigated agriculture.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Two Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$65,000-$95,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

 

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