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[Met-jobs] NEWA Coordinator at New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:45:57 +0000

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Position Announcement: NEWA Coordinator, Extension Associate

The New York State Integrated Pest Management program (NYSIPM) is a
nationally recognized leader in the development and promotion of IPM
practices. The NEWA Coordinator will facilitate and guide the Network
for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA), its operation and
development across agricultural commodity areas, and collaborate with
NYSIPM staff, the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), and other
Cornell University faculty and Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists
to maintain, expand, and improve NEWA. S/he will facilitate and lead
statewide and regional demonstration, implementation, and research
activities of the NEWA and promote is use in IPM decision making.

  Responsibilities include:
- Coordinate the development of NEWA tools with Cornell faculty and
other researchers
  - Coordinate implementation of tools and applications that use weather
data for IPM and crop management.
- Develop and coordinate state NEWA expansion networks and individual
partners in non-member states.
- Interact with NRCC programmers to create NEWA tools.
- Provide leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating  NEWA
educational programs that address producer and IPM
practitioner-identified needs and opportunities.
- Lead and cooperate on NEWA grant and funding proposals with
agencies, organizations, faculty and extension personnel, that will
address IPM applied research needs and generate program support to
enhance and extend program opportunities.
- Plan and execute NEWA demonstrations, workshops and webinars.
- Develop educational materials in support of NEWA, such as manuals,
fact sheets, videos, websites, decision support tools, mobile
applications, etc.
- Facilitate adoption of NEWA tools.
- Provide technical guidance and educational support on NEWA for
extension off-campus staff, especially Area IPM Extension Educators
whose audiences may benefit from NEWA tools.
- Work cooperatively with Agricultural IPM program staff in the
development of applications.
- Work cooperatively with Community IPM program staff in the
development of applications, particularly as needs may overlap in the
landscape and turf management arenas.
  Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required to Perform the Work of
This Position
- Knowledge of the philosophy and practice of IPM
- Knowledge of the philosophy, objectives and operation of an
informal education system such as Cornell Cooperative Extension.
- Ability to initiate, plan, conduct and evaluate informal
adult education programs
- Ability to define, conduct and interpret applied research
and demonstration projects.
- Ability to communicate effectively: verbally, written, and
- Ability to communicate effectively with programmers
- Ability to lead and participate in teams

MS (required) or PhD (preferred) degree in Entomology, Plant Pathology,
Weed Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science or Atmospheric Science.

Minimum of 2 years professional experience in Extension education and/or
research in IPM. Graduate student experience may be applicable.
Application, Submit by August 31, 2016: Curriculum vitae, letter of
interest, names and contact information for three references, and a one
page statement about your philosophy of IPM and effective ways of
promoting and evaluating IPM implementation. Apply at
<>. Start Date: October
1, 2016, or when a suitable candidate is identified.

Location:  New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, New
York. Overnight travel will be required.

Further information
See the NYSIPM website,<>, or contact Juliet
Carroll, Fruit Coordinator and NEWA Leader, NYS IPM Program,
<>; +1-315-787-2430.

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