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Extension Educator

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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Santa Fe, New Mexico

Skills And Qualifications:


  • 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.


Required Education:

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:


·         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. 

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