Extension Information Technology Transfer Coordinator for Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 130470
Work Location: Other
Summary of Duties: The Extension ITT Coordinator works with postharvest and tree fruit extension team to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative postharvest outreach programs for tree fruit industry stakeholders. This position will outreach to producers, packers, employees, and other supply chain professionals involved in the production, packing and shipping of tree fruit crops in Washington State. The position is responsible for developing and contributing to technical publications, and outreach materials that advise stakeholders on the application of Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems research and other program information. As a member of the WSU Tree Fruit postharvest systems program she/he will work with the Tree Fruit Extension team, ARS postharvest programs, industry collaborators and others as appropriate. Primary tasks will include the development of outreach materials (field guides, factsheets, webpages, web articles) and execution of research activities, including the production of technical reports
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a relevant extension program discipline and three (3) years of related experience in the program specialty. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Prefer a Masters Degree with three (3) years related experience. Demonstrated teaching experience and evaluating community projects and experience in preparing educational materials for low literacy and diverse populations.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.