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An earned Master’s Degree. 2.
Demonstrated success in project and extramural resource development. 3.
Demonstrated competence in local economic development and community development techniques, and project/program delivery processes.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using oral, written, and listening skills. 2.
Demonstrated ability to multitask, be self-motivated, and work with limited supervision. 3.
Demonstrated ability and flexibility in exercising both supervisory roles and team membership roles. 4.
Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents in education programs. Demonstrated cultural competency skills. 5.
Demonstrated understanding of local food systems and their development.
All new Extension employees working with youth must be screened. Employment as a 4-H youth educator is contingent upon a successful Washington State Patrol and national background check.
Ability to travel year-round using own reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed) is required. Evening and weekend work in communities is required. While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must obtain current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020, and RCW 46.09.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.
Extension faculty members are hired into the organization, not into a specific geographical location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.
Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and regulations.
Salary is commensurate with the candidate's academic and professional qualifications and available funding, including history of program management and successful extramural fund development. State of Washington benefits and enrollment in TIAA-CREF are included. For more information on benefits at WSU, go to: http://www.hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.
Kitsap County, with an estimated population of more than 250,000, is nestled against Puget Sound’s western shore and encompasses nearly 300 miles of salt water coastline. The biggest employer in this area is the Department of Defense. Other important industries include manufacturing, technology and health services. Efforts to diversify and improve the economy have been in place for several years. Kitsap County is represented on the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) – a regional planning organization that develops policies and makes decisions about transportation planning, economic development and growth management throughout the four-county metropolitan area (Kitsap, King, Snohomish, and Pierce) that surrounds Puget Sound. Additional background information about Kitsap County is available at the following: http://www.kitsapgov.com/county/about.htm.
THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL, HUMAN, AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES:
Recognizing its unique land-grant research and education mission to the people of Washington State and beyond, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources (CAHNRS) is proud to provide leadership in discovering, accessing, and sharing knowledge through high quality research, instruction and extension programs that contribute to a safe and abundant food and fiber supply, promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities, enhance sustainability of agricultural and economic systems, and promote stewardship of natural resources and the environment. CAHNRS is an academically diverse college and the largest college at WSU with 2,100 undergraduate and 530 graduate students, providing opportunities to engage, share, and support one another across 12 departments and 4 research and extension centers throughout the state. To learn more about CAHNRS visit: http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/