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Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator – Tonopah

University of Nevada, Reno

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 8, 2021.

Location: Extension, Nye
– University of Nevada, Reno

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Northern Nye and Esmeralda County Nevada location in Tonopah.

This position will reside in the Northern Nye County area, preferably the town of Tonopah, Nevada.

The Extension Educator’s primary role is to establish and build a community-wide 4-H Youth Development education program focused upon identified needs of children, youth and families. This would include recruitment, training, management and retainment of 4-H members and volunteers.

The Educator would coordinate other program needs such as natural resources, health and nutrition, agriculture and horticulture programming in Northern Nye/Esmeralda county through collaboration with Specialists and other Extension programs.

This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts.  Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) serving as the local university liaison with county government 2) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 3) providing oversight and management of the Northern Nye County Extension Office; and 4) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication.

This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and develop and maintain solid working relationships.

Lecturer Statement

The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire.

If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.

Required Qualifications

Lecturer II
– Master’s degree in one of the following broad fields: Youth Development, Family Studies, Child Development, Community Development or other related degree programs and two years of experience/oversight of a 4-H youth Development program.

Teaching Assistant Professor
– Terminal degree in one of the following broad fields: Youth Development, Family Studies, Child Development, Community Development or other related degree programs and two years of experience/oversight of a 4-H youth Development program.

Schedule or travel requirements

Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
Perform manual labor, lift heavy objects greater than 20 pounds and work in inclement weather.
Work independently/alone and interact collegially with program teams, committees and community groups.
Periodically travel throughout the state to assist with multi-county or statewide efforts related to subject matter expertise and attend area and state-wide Extension meetings.

Preferred Qualifications
At least two years’ experience in organizational development in a community education setting.

Experience working with Children, Youth, and Families.

Experience in assessing/determining community needs.

Experience in Program development, implementation and evaluation

Experience in developing community relationships with advocacy, citizen and coalition groups, stakeholders, university faculty, and other community groups.

Experience supervising staff, managing staff, managing budgets and administrative duties.

Experience using digital and social media related to community programming.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Strong customer service skills.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Record keeping and records management skills.

Compensation Grade

Lecturer II

Teaching Assistant Professor

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits.

Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs.

We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

Dual Career Program

Department Information
Extension is a major unit of the University of Nevada, Reno, and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

Extension uses peer-reviewed research to find solutions to community-based issues and needs within six broad legislatively mandated areas: Agriculture; Children, Youth, and Families; Community Development; Health and Nutrition; Horticulture; and Natural Resources.

The mission is to discover, develop and disseminate, preserve, and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic, and environmental well-being of people and their communities.  Extension has offices in 15 of Nevada’s 17 counties with programs that span very large urban centers to isolated ranching and farming communities.

Tonopah Profile
Tonopah is a historic mining town located about halfway between Reno and Las Vegas at an elevation of 6,047 ft.

Tonopah is the perfect place to enjoy central Nevada’s recreational activities including rock hunting, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, off-roading &  hunting.

It features an extensive and diverse geological landscape to explore.

Because it’s so far from the bright lights of any major city, Tonopah’s night skies are considered among the best in the country for stargazing.

Home to an Historic Mining Park, the Central Nevada Museum and nearby ghost towns.

Tonopah is a friendly rural community.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Holly Gatzke, Northern Area Director and Search Chair:  (see application details)

Leslie Lynn, Search Coordinator, application logistics: (see application details)