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The Center for Sustainability of Farms and Families Manager is a professional staff position in the Land Grant Program at Kentucky State University. The position will be 100% federally funded in the College of Agriculture, Food Science
and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop an administrative structure for the Center for Sustainability of Farms and Families (Center).
- Coordinate efforts related to demonstration projects related to organic agriculture, development of value-added products from KY produced crops, and certain aquaculture initiatives.
- Develop approved guidelines for a producer mini-grants program. Administer the call for proposals, receipt and processing of proposals, transfer of funds, and accountability procedures for funds awarded.
- Secure external funding (competitive and non-competitive) for continued operations of the Center long-term.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
- M.S. degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, or Agricultural Economics.
- Significant experience working with producers and producer groups as well governmental agencies such as committee of the KY General Assembly, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the Governor’s Office of Agricultural
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQIRED:
- Candidates must demonstrate significant experience in administration, personnel management, and positive interaction with organizations, both public and private.
- Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in both working with stakeholder groups, public organizations, and NGO’s.
- The successful candidate will also have knowledge and experience in the concepts of farm and environmental sustainability and organic agriculture.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
- Occasionally may need to move light equipment and carry supplies, publications, and needed equipment for demonstration and training programs.
- Must be able to work outdoors in a wide range of weather conditions, including heat or rain.
- Must be able to travel in-state (20%).
- A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Mileage will be reimbursed at a rate established by the University.