LOCATION:Centerfor Profitable Agriculture, Institute of Agriculture, The University ofTennessee, 850 Lion Parkway, Columbia, TN
EFFECTIVEDATE: Screening of applicants'credentials will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position isfilled.
Salary is commensurate with trainingand experience. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance,State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave;numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberaltime off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service;reimbursement for official travel.
The Center forProfitable Agriculture is a department within the University of TennesseeExtension and a partnership with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. TheCenter staff work to help farmers analyze and develop value-added agricultureenterprises. To achieve this mission, the Marketing Specialist will:
·Develop astatewide Extension educational program based on marketing fundamentals insupport of value-added agriculture enterprise development.
·Plan, develop,implement, evaluate and report value-added educational programs with a focus onthe marketing needs of clientele.
·Provideleadership for market analysis and development in various value-addedagriculture program and project areas.
·Provideleadership in the development of Extension educational programs and participatein educational programs in various functions such as planning team member,coordinator, speaker, moderator, etc.
·Provide trainingin value-added enterprise development for Extension agents and ExtensionSpecialists.
·Secure externalfunding for programs through grants, contracts, gifts and/or fees.
·Evaluate andreport inputs, outcomes, impacts and accomplishments.
·Provideleadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligibleclientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability,religion or veteran status.
Assumeother duties as assigned.
·Develop effective teaching tools suchas publications, fact sheets, presentations, worksheets, web-based tools andother creative tools to enhance the delivery and understanding of informationon value-added marketing and market development.
·Conduct market analysis, developmarketing plans, assist in development of marketing materials and evaluatemarketing strategies for value-added agriculture product ideas and enterprisessubmitted to the Center by farmers and agri-entrepreneurs.
·Work closely with other members of theCenter as well as program partners in the Tennessee Department of Agricultureand the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.
·Contribute to and build partnershipsinside and outside the department and organization.
·Support, strengthen and participate incounty-based Extension programs.
·Participate in professionaldevelopment opportunities.
Internal Number: 160846
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.