South Dakota State University Extension is looking to fill an opening for a sheep extension field specialist at the Regional Extension Center in Rapid City, S.D. The position is open until filled, but the first consideration date will be Jan. 21.
This position requires strong knowledge and ability to conduct impactful programming based on needs assessments; commitment to development of emerging technology materials for program development and delivery; commitment to developing or leading learning communities; ability to collaborate on emerging issues; and developing relationships with pertinent stakeholders. This position also has a responsibility to secure programmatic funding, conduct evaluation, and successfully engage with the public by bridging research to practice. This position is accountable to the Animal Science Department head and serves under the programmatic direction of the Agriculture and Natural Resources program director and will work collaboratively with other livestock field specialists, state specialists and other faculty members in their respective department.
Required qualifications include: a master’s degree in animal science or other closely related field; experience with sheep production systems; ability to communicate with diverse audiences; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated use of technology in managing educational systems; demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate educational materials and direct effective programs; effective written and verbal communication skills; and a valid driver’s license.
American Sheep Industry