POSITION X2277 Extension Assistant, Value-Added Agriculture Marketing
LOCATION University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, Extension, Center for Profitable Agriculture. The Center for Profitable Agriculture is headquartered at the Ridley 4-H Center in Columbia, Tennessee.
EFFECTIVE DATE Screening of applicants' credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant funded position funded through grants and other special funds for a period of four years. Continued employment is contingent upon performance and available funding. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel. Flexible work is allowable according to UT guidelines.
The Center for Profitable Agriculture is a center within UT Extension and a partnership with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. The Center staff work to help farmers analyze and develop value-added agriculture enterprises across the state. The Extension Assistant - Value-Added Agriculture Marketing is a full-time, limited-duration, non-tenure track, 100% Extension position. Success in this position necessitates individual initiative and in-person collaboration, teaching and consultation prompting overnight travel and work beyond the normal work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
The Extension Assistant is responsible to the director of the Center for Profitable Agriculture and works under the programmatic direction of the Extension Specialist III. This position is responsible for providing support to the Southeast Dairy Business Innovation Initiative program and other value-added agriculture programming.
To achieve the mission of the Center, the Extension Assistant - Value-Added Marketing will:
Assist in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting of educational programs focusing on the marketing needs of value-added dairy and other agricultural enterprises including general business and enterprise-specific regulations.
Contribute to the development of Extension educational programs in various functions such as planning team member, coordinator, speaker, moderator, etc.
Provide training in value-added enterprise development for Extension agents and Extension specialists.
Evaluate and report inputs, outcomes, impacts and accomplishments.
Develop and expand knowledge of current information and trends in the area of marketing value-added dairy products through professional development activities.
Develop a program of activities that meets the needs of eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal law.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.