The University of Nevada, Reno Extension is recruiting for a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its White Pine County Nevada location. This position is located in Ely, NV. The primary role of this position is to establish community-based education programming focused upon identified local needs with an emphasis in natural resources. The position would coordinate community education programming in natural resources, children, youth and families, health and nutrition, community development and horticulture to the county through collaboration with other Extension programs. Since White Pine County is a hub of natural resource experts and natural tourism, the candidate will have natural resources expertise to build and collaborate in these areas. This position assesses community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts. Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) securing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 2) providing oversight and management of the White Pine County Extension Office and staff; 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.
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.
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 youth or community 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 program and two years of experience/oversight of a youth or community development program.
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.
Schedule or travel requirements
Work a flexible schedule, with periodic evening and weekend work.
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.
At least two years experience in community education programming
Experience in managing community-based projects, including budgets and volunteers
Experience in managing an office
Experience in collaboration with county government and community groups
Experience with fund development
Teaching Assistant Professor
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, 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 Assistance Program
Extension is a major unit of the University of Nevada, Reno and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & 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.