Cornell University, Animal Science

Position ID:Cornell-Animal Science-EA1 [#27561, WDR-00045024]
Position Title: Extension Associate – Dairy Animal Welfare
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Dairy Cattle Production / Dairy Cattle Production
Agriculture / Cooperative Extension
Agribusiness
Appl Deadline:2024/05/07 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2024/04/26, finished 2024/06/05, listed until 2024/10/26)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

Extension Associate – Dairy Animal Welfare 
PRO-DAIRY program 
Department of Animal Science 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, New York 

Position Function 

This individual will be an extension educator with the PRO-DAIRY program with primary focus on dairy animal welfare and management in the Department of Animal Science. The primary responsibility of this position is to deliver an integrated educational program on dairy animal welfare with emphasis on providing training and education for dairy producers, allied industry professionals, and extension educators. Collaboration in the development and delivery of educational programs will be required with other Cornell faculty, statewide specialists, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators.

This position is full-time and will be based in Ithaca, New York, with options for being housed elsewhere if appropriate. Travel and occasional overnights will be required throughout New York State. (approximately 20% of time)


Anticipated Division of Time 

Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation 50%

 • Provide leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs that address dairy industry identified needs for improved dairy animal welfare and management.

 • Plan and implement educational programs utilizing various methods, including direct teaching through in-person educational programs, online courses, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology, use of the internet, and distance learning. 

• One-on-one consultations with key producers and industry partners related to program development and problem solving. 

• Provide expertise and support to producers and industry partners related to animal care regulation programs and targets/requirements. 

• Analyze and evaluate major program efforts with the input of all program partners and make recommendations for enhancing these efforts.

• Communicate evaluation results, findings, and recommendations as appropriate. 

• Prepare quarterly reports, impact statements, and yearly success stories on program progress and accomplishments. 


Applied Research 20%

• Initiate and conduct appropriate applied research and field demonstrations focused on dairy animal welfare practices. 

• Participate in statewide, collaborative research projects with university and extension faculty and staff as well as other agencies and organizations. 

• Meet the evaluation and reporting requirements of funding partners.


Management 15% 

• Responsible for routine operations, reporting and accountability. 

• Support team efforts to communicate effectively with stakeholders and partners.

• Support team efforts in planning and implementing regional and statewide events. 

• Individually and collaboratively explore and pursue new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities. 

• Enhance and promote teamwork. 


Organizational Leadership 10%

• Support Cornell University, PRO-DAIRY, and Cooperative Extension system-wide initiatives through participation in program work teams, ad-hoc committees, and advisory groups. 

• Participate in regional, statewide and national work groups related dairy cattle welfare. 

• Foster strong collaboration among faculty, peers, and industry. 

• Establish and maintain positive relationships with the many individuals and groups that support the work of the organization


Professional Development 5% 

• Participate in professional development opportunities, conferences, and workshops appropriate to program and personal skill enhancement. 

• Maintain and build upon required administrative and technical skills.

• Participate in related regional, statewide, and national professional organizations. 


Required

• Master’s Degree in Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Animal Science, Animal Welfare or closely associated fields.

• 2+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Dairy Cattle Production, or Cooperative Extension 

• 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). 

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles, theory, and research in dairy cattle production systems.

• Proven organizational and time-management skills.

• Successful experience obtaining new funding, including grants and industry support. 

• Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.

• 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.

• Strong leadership and teamwork skills.

• Effective written and verbal communication skills. 

• Creativity, energy, motivation, and positive enthusiasm. 

• Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation or having and maintaining a valid New York State driver’s license. 

• Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require. 


Preferred 

• 5+ years of relevant work experience.   


To apply: Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27561

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of extension goals, contact information for three references, and a statement supporting diverse communities (this can be a stand-alone document (preferred) or the information can be embedded in other parts of the application materials) outlining how, through research, teaching, service, mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person … any study,” via the website. 

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

CALS hiring range for this position is $44,800 - $81,000.


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, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/
email address
 
Cornell University
Department of Animal Science
149 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853