Extension Associate – Beef Production and Management Specialist

Extension Associate – Beef Production and Management Specialist


Position Function

This individual will be an extension livestock educator with the PRO-LIVESTOCK program with primary focus on beef cattle production and management in the Department of Animal Science. The primary responsibility of this position is to deliver an integrated

educational program on beef cattle production along with business analysis for beef producers, beginning farmers, and other industry clientele. Provide diverse commercial producers, associated industry and beginning farmers with the knowledge and educational resources in beef cattle production and management as well as business planning to help meet their business goals. Collaboration in the development and delivery of educational programs will be required with other Cornell faculty, statewide specialists, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators. This position if full-time and will be based in Ithaca, New York, with options for being housed elsewhere if appropriate. Travel and overnights will be required throughout New York State.
(approximately 20% of time)

• Master’s Degree in Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Animal Science or closely associated fields.
• 2+ years of relevant work experience in Agribusiness, Livestock and/or Field Crops Production, Cooperative Extension, or closely related fields.
• Experience in conducting, interpreting, evaluating, and communicating the results of applied research.
• Fundamental competence utilizing current technology as a management and program delivery tool (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, internet, and social media).
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles, theory, and research in commercial livestock production and business management.
• Proven organizational and time-management skills.
• Successful experience obtaining new funding, including grants and industry support.
• Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research and demonstration projects.
• Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings, working effectively with advisory boards and committees, community, and funding partners.
• Strong leadership and teamwork skills.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Creativity, energy, motivation, and positive enthusiasm.
• Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, including having reliable transportation or having and maintaining a valid New York State driver’s license.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require

• Ph.D. in Agriculture from an accredited institution with a major in Animal Science or closely associated fields.
• 5+ years of relevant work experience.
• 2+ years of beef production experience

To apply:

Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25383).

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of extension goals, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website. 

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified.

CALS hiring range for this title is (University minimum to “Justification Approved Rate”


Pay Range:

$46,500.00 - $85,500.00

Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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