County Extension 4-H Agent
New Mexico State University - Las Cruces, NM

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Qualifications:
New Mexico State University is the state’s land-grant university, serving the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service. NMSU offers 67certificate, 59 associate, 86 bachelor’s, 53 master’s, 21 doctoral, and 4 specialist in education and 3 doctor of education degree programs. NMSU serves approximately 14,495 undergraduate and 3,529 graduate students on the main campus in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the only Honors College in New Mexico.
The Cooperative Extension Service provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS- •
Master’s degree (in hand by hire date) required. At least on degree must be in Agriculture.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS- •
Satisfactory experience in Extension or related field demonstrating ability to work with youth and/or adults preferred. Previous extension experience preferred. •
Ability to relate effectively to people of all ages, income, educational levels and ethnic background and develop informal educational programs to meet their needs. •
Ability to communicate orally and in writing and to teach effectively required. •
Ability to implement educational learning experiences for both youth and adults in furtherance of the missions of Extension required. •
Ability to provide leadership role in management of volunteer organization including recruitment, training and support of volunteers. •
Successful candidate must have basic computer skills.

Examples of Duties:
RESPONSIBILITIES- •
Provide leadership, guidance and training to adults in providing opportunities for youth to participate in various 4-H delivery modes throughout the county as required. •
Conduct youth programming in the areas of agriculture and natural resources. •
Collaborate with youth serving community organizations and agencies to help further Extension 4-H/Youth Development programs. •
Recruit, train and support volunteer adult and youth leaders. •
Team with other Extension Agents to plan and implement total Extension programs. •
Maintain a favorable public image and gain acceptance for self, Extension and New Mexico State University •
among the county citizens. •
Administratively responsible to the County Program Director and through him/her to the Eastern District Director, •
Provide timely reports as required.

Benefits Offered:
BENEFITS-
Competitive benefits are available, see http-//hr.nmsu.edu/benefits/ for complete description.

Special Conditions:
POSTION CONDITIONS-
Position is for Chaves County, headquarters in
Roswell, NM. Must live in county where employed
and be willing to work odd hours as needed.
Personal auto required; reimbursed at IRS rate per
mile. Valid driver’s license required.

Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.

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