Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Cornell Cooperative Extension-DAIRYMANAGEMENTSPECIALIST [#10981, WDR-00014141]
Position Title: Dairy Management Specialist (Cornell Cooperative Extension); Western New York
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Education
Dairy Science
Dairy Production
Dairy Management
Dairy Nutrition (more...)
Appl Deadline:2018/04/30* (posted 2018/03/19, listed until 2018/04/30)
Position Description:    

Dairy Management Specialist
Extension Associate
Cornell Cooperative Extension
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as New York State’s Land Grant University.  This mission is to put knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

The Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is one of the outstanding regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in New York, serving a 10-county region in the western part of the state. The team's specialists collaborate with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to provide cutting edge extension and applied research programs for the dairy, livestock, and field crops industry. The team also partners with Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' PRO Dairy Program. The program is a partnership supported, in part, by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates Counties.

The Dairy Specialist will provide commercial dairy producers, consultants and industry representatives with the knowledge and educational resources necessary to assess production and management practices that will enhance their profitability and sustain the growth of the dairy industry in the region. He/she will lead and facilitate the extension of research findings from Cornell University, other land grant universities and agribusinesses, and work with local stakeholders to test alternative dairy management practices at the farm level. He/she will collaborate in development and delivery of educational programs with other CCE educators, PRO Dairy statewide team, and Cornell faculty.

The job duties include:

  • Provide leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs that address producer identified needs and opportunities. 
  • Provide producers and agri-service industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and to maximize profit opportunities based on emerging best-management practices.
  • Plan and implement educational programs utilizing a variety of methods including direct teaching through group experiences, workshops, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology, and use of the internet. 
  • Analyze and evaluate major program efforts with the input of all program partners and make recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
  • Initiate and conduct farm-based demonstrations and in-depth applied research projects appropriate to the needs of commercial dairy production in Northwest New York.
  • Meet the evaluation and reporting requirements of funding partners.
  • Responsible for routine operations, reporting and accountability.
  • Individually and collaboratively explore and pursue new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities.
  • Foster strong collaboration among faculty, peers, and industry.

This position is full-time and will be located in Western New York. This is a three-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited institution with a major in Dairy Science, Dairy Management, Dairy Nutrition, or Education.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Dairy Management, Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields. 
  • Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied research.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet and Social Media).
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, objectives and operation of an informal education system such as Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings; working effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Proven organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
  • Successful experience obtaining new funding including grants and industry support.
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Appreciation of Agriculture as a business and as a lifestyle.
  • Creativity, energy, motivation and positive enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Dairy Management, Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields. 
  • Successful experience obtaining new funding including grants and industry support.
  • Knowledge and experience in current and emerging issues and production practices related to the dairy industry in Western New York.

To apply:

Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10981).

Qualified applications should submit a cover letter, résumé, names of at least three individuals who can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Mike Stanyard at mjs88@cornell.edu

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