To provide the best quality student and community services within the scope of ANC philosophy and goals. This position is managerial, full-time, supervisory, and salaried. The Extension Program Director is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs.
- Plan, maintain, and operate the garden and greenhouse;
- Offer garden and greenhouse tours, workshops, and training programs, as well as one-on-one consultations, on topics related to gardening, landscaping, horticulture, greenhouse operations, plant propagation techniques, nutrition, and diet, health, and wellness, food preparation, and preservation, and soil and water conservation;
- Collaboration with local partner agencies in the fields of extension, health, nutrition, education, agriculture, and social services on joint projects that promote healthy lifestyles, sustainability, lifelong learning, and/or self-sufficiency;
- Coordinate the distribution of free produce to elders and appropriate local agencies and service providers;
- Collaborate with ANC science faculty to provide hands-on learning opportunities for ANC students in classes such as botany, general biology, and/or soils;
- Supervise student interns;
- Provide support and assistance for agricultural research projects being conducted at the garden or greenhouse;
- Maintain program equipment to ensure that it remains in good operating condition;
- Facilitate discussions among college personnel, community members and elders regarding the appropriateness of growing traditional plants in the garden and/or greenhouse;
- Cultivate native plant materials for use in campus landscaping and xeriscaping projects;
- Manage program funds with assistance from the ANC Business Office staff;
- Gather program evaluation data; and,
- Prepare renewal applications and progress reports with assistance from ANC’s Director of Sponsored Programs.
- Required Bachelors’ Degree in Plant & Soil Sciences, Agriculture, Agribusiness Education, or closely related field;
- Excellent physical health and ability to work long hours under difficult conditions;
- Mechanical aptitude and experience working with farm and garden equipment;
- Knowledge of local community programs and ability to collaborate effectively as part of a reservation-wide network of outreach program providers;
- Knowledge of greenhouse techniques and operations;
- Extensive gardening experience;
- Minimum of five years of experience working in agriculture education and/or community outreach programs;
- Knowledge of the Fort Belknap Indian Community and the cultures, histories, and traditions o the Aaniiih and Nakoda Tribes.
Commensurate on education, experience, and qualifications.
How to Apply
Complete and submit the ANC Employment Application and 3 current letters of recommendations. Please have letters of recommendation correlate with the job you are applying for. Please send application to Aaniiih Nakoda College, Assistant to the President, PO Box 159, Harlem, MT 59526. For more information call 406-353-2607 x 222 or visit the website www.ancollege.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled. An incomplete application will not be considered.
Aaniiih Nakoda College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference or membership or non-membership in an employee organization except as allowed by the Indian preference provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.