urban ag position- Baltimore
- Subject: [cg] urban ag position- Baltimore
- From: "Jon H. Traunfeld" email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 10:25:09 -0400
Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in this exciting
new position with Maryland Cooperative Extension. Thanks,
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
MARYLAND COOPERATIVE EXTENSIN
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Area Extension Educator, Urban Agriculture
Agent, Senior Agent - tenure-track
Baltimore City Extension Office - Baltimore, MD (home office)
Baltimore City - 70%; Baltimore County - 30%
* Develop, promote, implement and evaluate non-formal educational
programs in the area of urban agriculture to include but not
limited to backyard and community food production, while
incorporating sustainable agricultural practices, improved
environmental quality and using research-based information to meet
* Serve as coordinator for an urban/ metro area Master Gardener
program with responsibilities that include organizing and
implementing Master Gardner volunteer trainings and advanced
training sessions. Additionally educator will facilitate projects
and volunteer opportunities that actively engage communities in
building and sustaining community gardens.
* Collaborate with agencies and organizations to assess needs and to
develop outreach programs that promote urban greening, urban
forestry and the use of environmentally friendly
agriculture/horticulture practices. Develop leadership and
expertise within communities for maintenance, enhancement and
expansion of community gardens.
* Coordinate urban horticulture educational programs with State
Specialists and other MCE faculty, in an effort to teach intensive
food production and sustainable agriculture practices to youth and
adults. Methods to be used include but are not limited to short
courses, workshops, demonstration gardens and youth
* Work with EAB/EAC's and other extension faculty to identify
community and programmatic needs in horticulture in an urban area.
* Develop and conduct creative, intellectual activities that are
validated by peers and communicated, such as educational materials
published and adopted by others, extension publications, articles
in referred publications, participation in extension or university
research, conference posters, professional presentations, etc.
* Serve on local, regional, state, college and university
committees; non-university community committees; provide
leadership for committees, professional organizations and special
Master's Degree required. Major areas of study in fields such as urban
agriculture, horticulture, plant science, education, or related area.
Demonstrated leadership and management abilities with evidence of being
able to work well with volunteers, community leaders and families.
Extension or similar work experience preferred; experience working in an
agriculture field and with volunteers desirable. Knowledge and use of
computer technology for educational programming and management is
required. Personal transportation and valid driver's license required.
Must be willing to travel within the assigned counties and the state.
Flexible working hours required; must be available for evening and
weekend program and meetings. Preference will be given to individuals
with experience working with diverse audiences and all socioeconomic
levels. Evidence of excellent teaching and communication skills
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland
offers an extensive benefits package.
A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a
current resume or Curriculum Vitae, transcripts (copy acceptable for
application process), and three (3) references, including name, mailing
address, telephone number, and E-mail address. This information should
be sent to Ms. Barbara V. Duncan, Director Human Resource Management,
1119 Symons Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5551.
Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2005 or until a suitable
candidate is selected.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Regional Specialist / State Master Gardener Coordinator
University of Maryland
12005 Homewood Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
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