Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Position ID:Cornell-Cornell Cooperative Extension-BUSINESSMANAGEMENT [#18631, WDR-000TBD]
Position Title: Farm Business Management Specialist (Cornell Cooperative Extension); Central New York
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Business Management
Education
Agriculture
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Labor and Employment (more...)
Appl Deadline:2021/05/28 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2021/05/14, finished 2021/06/08, listed until 2021/05/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Farm Business Management Specialist
Extension Associate
Cornell Cooperative Extension
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Central New York

 

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply. 

CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University’s role as New York State’s Land Grant University. The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team was formed to provide high-quality educational programs and applied research efforts that address the needs of dairy, livestock, and field crop producers within this region.

What You Will Do

As the Farm Business Management Specialist, you will provide leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs that address producer identified needs and opportunities with an emphasis on business analysis for commercial dairy and livestock producers. These focus areas of these programs will include business management and financial analysis, such as record-keeping and business analysis, economic of production, financial management, risk management, and business planning. You will work with farms to analyze management strategies to expand production and profitability.


Additionally, you will be responsible for the day-to-day program operations and fiscal accountability for the Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program. You will provide supervision, oversight, and guidance to staff. Participate with the Assistant Director in the development and management of the program budget. Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing producers and industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and maximize profit opportunities based on emerging best-management practices.
  • Planning and implementing educational programs utilizing various methods, including direct teaching through group experiences, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology, use of the internet, and distance learning.
  • Analyzing and evaluating major program efforts with the input of all program partners and making recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
  • Initiating and conducting applied research and field demonstrations on the economics of commercial production and livestock production as an educational outreach strategy.
  • Preparing quarterly reports, impact statements, and yearly success stories on program progress and accomplishments.

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

What We Need

We are looking for a dynamic individual that can lead a team while excelling at building relationships with multiple stakeholders to identify and address industry needs. We need someone who appreciates the agricultural industry in New York State and understands the importance of farm business management. In this role, you will work with producers across several counties in Central New York and contribute to multiple teams while developing a unique and impactful extension and applied research program. Additionally, we need someone who has:

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Animal Science, Agricultural Economics or closely associated fields.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Livestock, Dairy and/or Field Crops Production, Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields.
  • Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied research.
  • Knowledge of the philosophy, objectives and operation of an informal education system such as Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, theory, and research in the economics of commercial production and business management.
  • 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.
  • Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Internet and Social Media).
  • 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.

If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you!  There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:

Rewards and Benefits

 

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.

To apply:

Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/TBD).

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website. 

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.



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