Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Skills And Qualifications:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES)
- Experience in developing working relationships with agriculture, health, and community organizations.
- Experience in teaching and delivering programming to individuals of all age-ranges.
- Demonstrated knowledge of agriculture education and Land-Grant initiatives.
- Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of sustainable agricultural practices, gardening and farming methods.
- Demonstrated knowledge of values, cultures, customs and tribal protocols.
- Proven ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and at all levels, professionally and effectively.
- Ability to complete assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervision.
- Previous work experience in community agriculture and/or nutrition education.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least three (3) years’ experience in project management, coordination of sustainable agriculture projects, cooperative extension services, or tribal outreach. PREFERRED: A degree in the Life Sciences such as Agricultural Biology, Horticulture, etc., and prior experience with USDA grants and/or comparable grants. Teaching experience at the secondary and/or post-secondary levels is desirable. Must also have experience working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native cultures.
Duties And Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS
· Develop and deliver educational outreach programs, including USDA Extension outreach programs, that support the IAIA Mission, Vision, and Core Values. The Extension Educator will:
o Educate Native American communities in the immediate Santa Fe area and across the country in agricultural practices using curriculum such as the Junior Master Gardener program.
o Train IAIA students in delivering programs (e.g. the Junior Master Gardener program) in other communities as summer interns
o Teach Continuing Education courses/workshops at IAIA (online and/or in person) in topics such as gardening, health and wellness, cooking, food preservation, etc.
· Provide program leadership, interpret and integrate information, maintain the competencies to deliver educational programming.
· Ensure that any curriculum that is used incorporates the distinctions of the region. Incorporate appropriate public Traditional Native American agricultural practices of the region.
· Develop curriculum so that it may be delivered as an online course.
· Work with Agriculture experts and Extension Agents to develop new programs and curriculum.
· Supervise any IAIA student Interns that will be working under the program.
· Assist in writing all reports for grant programs and activities.
· Must have experience working with Tribal communities.
Salary And Benefits:
Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits.