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16 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Description

Under general guidance of the NH SARE Coordinator, the program assistant will work to manage the NH SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) State Program. The program assistant, in collaboration with the coordinator, will execute and manage a SARE professional development grant project to benefit commercial beekeepers and agricultural educators. The program assistant will coordinate agricultural educational events under the SARE state plan; collaborate with partner agencies and organizations; support evaluation and reporting, and will aid in promotion of the Northeast SARE grant programs.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position located in Carroll County.

Educational Programming
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of and commitment to the mission of SARE and Cooperative Extension.
• Provide information and assistance to clientele, volunteers, and groups as directed or requested.
• Develop educational materials in conjunction with the NH SARE State Coordinator.
• Develop an online, web-based classroom using the Canvas platform to execute the goals of the NH SARE Professional Development Program.
• Assist in the development and implementation of marketing materials including social media.
• Coordinate arrangements for meetings, programs, and activities.
• Design and conduct programs and recruit volunteers in accordance with the spirit and policies of Civil Rights, Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.
• Perform routine office tasks such as preparing materials, coordinating publications and maintaining records and files.
Information Technology and Distance Education/Communications and Marketing
• Model and promote the use of technology, including social media, video conferencing, web-based and other emerging technologies in educational program delivery.
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal verbal and written skills.
• Demonstrate effective problem solving skills.
• Maintain ongoing communication with supervisors and program team leaders and keep them fully apprised of issues, programs and accomplishments.
• Conduct effective meetings, presentations and group decision-making processes for clientele within the program.
Marketing and Promotion
• Implement statewide marketing strategies to promote Northeast SARE, UNH Cooperative Extension and related programs in accordance with the organization’s marketing policies.
• Build and maintain partnerships with supporting agencies and other groups and organizations as appropriate.

Location UNH, Durham, NH
Required Qualifications

1. Bachelors’ Degree in agriculture, horticulture, or a related field.
2. Familiarity with honeybee management and IPM.
3. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and social media.
4. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
5. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required, as staff person must be able to meet travel demands of the position.
6. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with Salesforce, Adobe or Publisher preferred.
2. Experience with Canvas or other online classroom programs preferred.
3. The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and experience that includes agriculture, beekeeping, and adult education.
4. Experience with IPM or advanced beekeeping skills.

Physical Demands
FTE .40
Salary Information

$18/hour. Non-benefited position.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ASP0125FY18
Open Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

16 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. (3) Professional References Contact Info
Optional Documents