The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Livestock Marketing Specialist (Extension Program Specialist II/III) in the Department of Economics.
The Livestock Marketing Specialist will provide support in assembling, analyzing, reporting, and publishing economic outlook and marketing/management information related to the livestock and feed-stuff industries. Specific responsibilities include conducting applied economic analysis and data evaluation, writing articles and working closely with faculty and staff to publish newsletters and special reports, supporting members in educational program development and by making presentations to diverse audiences.
In addition to the duties above, the Livestock Marketing Specialist (Extension Program Specialist III level) will be expected to create and deliver more comprehensive and complex communications and outreach materials; identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients' needs; take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary curriculum; and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to determine program priorities through evaluation and outcomes assessment; possess a strong interest in developing expertise in one or more of these sections/commodities: hogs/pork, cattle/beef, feed grains; ability to communicate economic issues, both orally and written, to individuals and groups in a public audience; strong technical writing skills to develop economic analysis reports and fact sheets for producer audiences; and ability to establish partnerships with leaders in Iowa agriculture. Strong organizational skills are required as this position will work on multiple projects and reports simultaneously.
All staff members are expected to interact collegially and in a professional manner and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Animal Science, or related field.
Experience with USDA data and information sources.
Experience with price risk management tools.
Experience that demonstratives knowledge of management, marketing, and policy issues in the U.S. livestock industry.
Experience or training in livestock economics.
Experience communicating with a wide range of audiences, including agricultural clientele and popular press.
All accrued vacation must be taken during the term of this appointment. Unused vacation will be forfeited.
One year term with eligibility for renewal.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 05/10/2019
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: One year from start date
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.