Employment Opportunities at UMass Center for Agriculture, UMass Extension
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University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Agriculture
Equine Farm Staff (Technical Assistant II)
General Statement of Duties
Coordinate and participate in the daily operations of the equine facility, including participation in the care and feeding of horses and maintenance of the equine facility. Oversee all research animals and maintain research records. Serve as a support for the teaching, research, and outreach equine programs.
- Three years equine management experience, including handling foals, untrained horses, and stallions.
- Solid understanding of horse behavior.
- Strong business and organizational skills, including word processor and spreadsheet capability.
- Knowledge of equine first aid and evidence-based equine management best management practices.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to operate farm equipment necessary to run a horse farm.
- Ability to organize, set priorities, and follow through on tasks.
- Must be able to maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the general public, and to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and members of the equine industry.
- Ability to handle difficult situations in an appropriate manner.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Hiring Salary: $35,101
CLASSIFIED STAFF POSITION GRADE 13
The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts—2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City. Social, cultural and recreational amenities abound in this beautiful area of New England.
The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Applicants should send 1) A resume 2) A letter of application and 3) Names and addresses of three to five references (including telephone number and e-mail address) by October 4, 2013. Send application materials to Search R325693, Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-8170.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Agriculture
Community Marketing Specialist, 80% FTE
The UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, an outreach and research unit of the College of Natural Sciences, is looking for a Community Marketing Specialist to facilitate development and promotion of the Center’s projects, programs, events and products. The Community Marketing Specialist conducts formal and informal market research with external constituents and collaborates with faculty and staff to meet constituent needs. This position includes: acting as a spokesperson and liaison, developing written material including promotional and web resources, event coordination and development and maintenance of external relationships.
Qualified applicants must possess Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Community Development, Public Health or related field plus 3 years experience in leadership and/or marketing of issue-oriented organizations or agencies or Associate’s degree in related field plus 5 years experience in leadership and/or marketing of issue-oriented organizations or agencies; demonstrated track record of accomplishment in managing development of public outreach and educational organizations, projects, programs or marketing campaigns required; proficiency with Internet and MS Office products required; excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and well-developed presentation and teamwork abilities required; ability to work collaboratively with a variety of populations including faculty and staff both within and outside the University community required. Experience acting as organizational liaison and/or spokesperson highly preferred; familiarity with Massachusetts agricultural industries, public health or environmental issues preferred; experience in leadership of higher education preferred; and willingness to travel statewide in support of responsibilities required.
Hiring salary range is $32,880-$41,200
Normal starting salary range is $32,880-$37,040
Priority application deadline is September 12, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and full contact information of three professional references to:
Employment Office, 167 Whitmore Administration Building
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-8170
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The committee encourages the nomination and application of women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other under-represented populations.