Provide coordination and technical assistance for implementation of a Beef Center of Excellence. The objective of the Center is to assimilate, develop, and deliver research-based information to improve the profitability of Virginia’s beef industry. Primary responsibilities will include compilation, organization, and publication of existing resources in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine by working closely with faculty and staff to create websites, educational materials, and a social media presence. The candidate will also work closely with faculty to translate research information into educational materials beneficial to the industry.
Coordinate the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs and collaborate with faculty and industry partners to provide educational leadership related to beef cattle production. Participate fully in the policies and programs of Virginia Cooperative Extension. This is a full-time, restricted appointment with continuation based on availability of funding and needs.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an agriculture related field.
Educational background and related experience in livestock production and marketing
Strong organizational, time management, communication and writing skills
Ability to work as part of a team with faculty, Extension Specialists, Extension Agents, and industry
Computer applications and software aptitude including design and management of websites and social media platforms.
Candidates must have ability and willingness to travel, along with willingness to work independently.
Experience and expertise in beef production
Extension programming experience and expertise
Salaried; Pay Band 3; (anticipation around the $35K mark with fringe added)
23 February 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact John Currin at firstname.lastname@example.org during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer
Thank you for sharing this job
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Virginia uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes. To check your current eligibility visit Self Check.