Agriculture Program Coordinator/Instructor – Cowley Co (Wellington)


Job Title: Agriculture Program Coordinator/Instructor
Job Location: Wellington

Full position description can be found on

Closing Date:  March 11, 2018

Job Summary:

The Agriculture Program Coordinator-Instructor is a full-time, 10-month position for Cowley College’s Career and Technical Education department.  This position is responsible for effectively managing the Agriculture program, recruit-manage Ag judging teams, and successfully teaching students within the program.

Position Duties:

  • Recruit students for the Agriculture program, clubs, and judging teams.
  • Assist in recruitment, hiring, and retaining talented and entrepreneurial full-time and adjunct faculty members, serving as Lead Instructor for Agriculture program.
  • Plan and supervise Agriculture programs relevant to the Cowley College mission, manage departmental budgetary and financial matters.
  • Creation of curriculum, instructional materials, and oversight of agriculture labs and equipment.
  • Serve as the advisor for department students.
  • Instruct students in competency-based program curriculum using current instructional strategies appropriate to the subject matter to assure highest quality classroom instruction.
  • Effectively manage the classroom to create an optimal learning environment, maintaining an appropriate balance of classroom discipline.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of student attendance, academic progress and grades as required by College policy and certification/regulatory agencies.
  • Work in partnership with high school and higher education institutions for the purpose of articulation and transfer of program courses, certificates, and degrees.
  • Develop and coordinate with program advisory boards, business, community, industry, and government partners.
  • Keep posted office hours and serve on college and relevant industry committees.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the A.V.P. of Business and Industry Advancement by performing other related duties as assigned.

Required Education Background:

  • Master’s degree Agriculture, Agriculture science, Education with a specialization in Agriculture or other agricultural area in a discipline relevant to this position (e.g.: Animal Science, Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil Science, or other agriculture science)

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience teaching agriculture related courses in higher education.
  • Experience coaching agriculture related judging teams
  • Experienceworking with high school and higher education institutions for the purpose of articulation and transfer of program courses, certificates, and degrees.
  • High School, CEP, Adult Education teaching experience
  • Program Advisor experience
  • Agriculture industry experience other than education
  • Strong knowledge of professional clubs and organizations pertaining to agriculture (eg.: FFA, 4-H, NACTA, National Coaches Association)
  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
  • Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including co-enrolled high school students.

Supervisory Requirements: Indirectly lead all program faculty and adjunct faculty.

Job Start Date: June-1-2018
Applications Due By: May-1-2018

Job Contact Information

Jenette Hanna,, 620-441-5214