Field: Agricultural Economics
Department: Applied Economics & Management
Extension Associate (Cooperative and Agribusiness Enterprises)
CHARLES H. DYSON SCHOOL OF APPLIED ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES
START DATE: July 2012
LOCATION: Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY 14853-7801
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The appointee is expected to work under the supervision and direction of a DYSON professorial faculty member to help provide high quality educational programs and applied research to assist managers, directors, and future agricultural leaders in enhancing the overall performance of cooperatives and agriculturally related businesses. Under this supervision, the appointee will coordinate operations of the Cooperative Enterprise Program (CEP), an existing program within DYSON focused on enhancing the performance of existing cooperative businesses and facilitating the development of emerging cooperative enterprise. CEP works collaboratively with the Northeast Cooperative Council (NECC), a regional non-profit membership organization serving agricultural cooperatives in New York State and New England. Accordingly, the appointee will serve as Executive Secretary of the NECC and work with them under the supervision of a faculty member in administering educational activities and Council operations. Additional outreach and applied research activities are expected in related areas of agribusiness management in collaboration with DYSON faculty. The appointee is expected to actively engage in seeking out sponsored and college funding opportunities, through creation of sponsored proposals, to contribute up to 68% of his support annually.
Masters or other graduate degree in agricultural economics, economics, business, or education.
Ability to plan and implement educational programs that are responsive and accessible to targeted audience needs.
Demonstrated interest or experience in working with cooperative and agriculturally related business enterprises.
Strong group and educational facilitation skills.
Skillful in establishing and maintaining professional work relationships and networks.
Ability to develop applied research necessary for program improvement.
Demonstrated business planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programming for cooperative business and other agribusiness clientele.
Successful experience in adult education
Ability to incorporate revenue generation into appropriate educational program initiatives including, but not limited to, program fees, partnership development, grant writing, and experience in budget development and management.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin straightaway and continue until a suitable appointee is identified. A letter of application, resume (including evidence of extension programming and/or outreach experience), transcript, and names of three references may be sent to:
Dr. Loren Tauer
David J. Nolan Director
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
133 Warren Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7801
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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