The Program Director/Lead Instructor will provide direction, instruction and content knowledge for the Farmer Apprentice Program. This includes working with program developers, faculty, farmers, students, and other stakeholders to effectively advance the program planning process, establish and manage budgets, identify and facilitate marketing strategy and tactics, process applications and admissions, and deliver the curriculum. Specific responsibilities include curriculum oversight and ongoing development, recruitment of students, student advising, program marketing, coordination of Farmer Mentor Program, proposal and grant writing for additional funding, and actively serving on the Program Steering Team. This is a part-time, seasonal position, requiring 20 hours per week with a full day every Wednesday from March 1-November 15, 2011.
The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of farming experience; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in related field; teaching experience; experience working collaboratively with farmers, buyers, students; and effective communication, project and resource planning skills. Basic word processing, spreadsheet, email and internet computer skills required. Experience in animal/meat/fiber/dairy/egg production desirable.
As temporary, seasonal positions UVM employee benefits are not available.
To apply, email, fax or mail cover letter, resume and list of at least three references to:
University of Vermont
460 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Application deadline is January 7, 2011.
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