Job Opening: Temporary University Specialist – Poultry Extension

rooster at UConn facility
White leghorn roosters with chickens at the Poultry Uniton Jan. 27, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Temporary University SpecialistDepartment of ExtensionTolland County Office

UConn Extension at the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is looking to hire a Temporary University Specialist. The position would report to Dr. Indu Upadhyaya whom manages the coordination of a USDA-SAS grant. The candidate will assist with carrying out Poultry Extension Programs with respect to the grant in the state.


  • Prepare outreach material including educational exhibits, fact sheets, web sites, videos, podcasts, phone apps.
  • Collect data from on-farm demonstrations and workshops and analyze using statistical software such as SAS.
  • Collaborates with community agencies to establish partnerships.
  • Administers evaluation tools and conducts needs assessments.
  • Writes reports as directed.
  • Serves as contact with the community and provides for informational needs such as publications, project program materials and educational opportunities.
  • May serve as project liaison for the Poultry Extension Program at UConn.
  • Assist with managing the UConn-SAS project website.
  • Participates in staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related fields.
  • Strong background in poultry sciences, with knowledge of statistics, programming, and basic graphic design.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.


The initial term is a six-month appointment with the opportunity to continue for the duration of the grant. The position is based at the UConn Extension office at Tolland County Agricultural Center in Vernon, CT. Due to the special nature of this appointment, there is no guarantee of continuing your service beyond the specified end date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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