Edition Topics

September 13, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Santa Cruz County Newsletter
  3. Nominate an ALVSCE Difference Maker
  4. How to get your message out: An online communication roadmap
  5. Superintendent Opening
  6. Arizona Experiment Station (AES) Outstanding Staff Award 
  7. Nominations are open for ALVSCE Administrator of the Year

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

This past year, I have been involved with a group working on developing an application for the University of Arizona to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Elective Classification for Community Engagement. This classification would formally recognize the UA as a leader in community engagement in Arizona, the nation, and the world. Part of the application requires examples of outstanding community engagement activities, and the team wants to be sure that Extension is appropriately represented in the application. In order to identify exceptional programs, Extension faculty in the counties and Extension Specialists are requested to make nominations. A memo with a more detailed explanation and a link to a webform will go out soon. The form takes about 5 minutes to fill out, and the Extension Administration Team will review the nominations and recommend those that will be sent forward to the University team. I am well aware of our many outstanding programs, and this will be an excellent opportunity for Extension to be part of the UA Community Engagement Team. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes and nominate an outstanding Extension Program.

Santa Cruz County Newsletter

Read about what is happening in Cooperative Extension in Santa Cruz County.

Nominate an ALVSCE Difference Maker

Do you know an ALVSCE colleague, or team, whose work deserves recognition for being innovative, exemplary, or inspiring? Be sure they are recognized as a Difference Maker. It's easy! Fill out this short form: https://compass.arizona.edu/difference-makers-nomination and we'll celebrate the person, or group, and their accomplishments with the division.

How to get your message out: An online communication roadmap

The Rangelands Partnership will be hosting a 3-part professional development webinar series with communications expert Kivi Leroux Miller to ensure that your information gets to your audience in a systematic and effective way. The webinars are designed to stand alone and provide a road map to creating a successful online communication plan. This series will outline strategies to help you better understand your target audience, aid in creating relevant and engaging messages, and share best practices for communication channels and writing styles. A successful communication plan ensures that you are getting your message into the right hands at the right time, all while saving you time and energy.

Imagine improving your online communication skills. Now, make it a reality. Register for the webinars today!

All are welcome to join.


September 22 - Who are you talking to?
October 20 - What are you saying to them and what should they do?
November 17 - How will you deliver your message to the right people?

Learn more about online communication, including registration.

Superintendent opening:  V-V Ranch and DK Ranch Experiment Stations

The University of Arizona V-V Ranch and the Crachiollo DK Ranch Experiment Stations seek a Superintendent to lead and administer the 70,000-acre and 500 cow grazing permit (V-V) and the 40-acre DK Ranch to support research, instruction and Extension activities performed by University, public and private partners. These ranches are near Camp Verde and Sedona, Arizona (https://experimentstation.arizona.edu/centers-and-locations/v-v-and-dk-crachiollo-ranches).

Responsibilities and duties are numerous; from Strategic Planning to ensure the relevance of ongoing and future research activities, coordination and cooperation with Coconino National Forest in the administration of the grazing permit, recruiting and supporting faculty users, contributing to educational, extension and research activities, overseeing support staff, engaging with industry and stakeholders, transitioning to self-sustainability, achieving entrepreneurial opportunities, and professionally representing the University. V-V and DK infrastructure includes Forest Service grazing permit, cattle handling facilities, fields, shops, equipment, personnel, and long-term cattle performance and genomic data. Included is a requirement to reside at the V-V to provide day-to-day and 24-hour emergency services as needed. The Superintendent is responsible for managing the $840K annual operating budget, as well as execution and delivery of contractual services and agreements generating ~$400K revenue annually. V-V and DK currently employ five staff members.

Responsibilities Include: 
• Support research and extension activities through effective facilities and operations
• Plan, lead and monitor the completion of infrastructure, maintenance and building
• Develop and implement entrepreneurial efforts to increase the use of the facilities.

The review of applications will begin on 10 October 2022.
The detailed position description and application procedure can be found at https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/11499?c=arizona

Arizona Experiment Station (AES) Outstanding Staff Award

Outstanding AES Staff Award was created to recognize and honor exceptional dedication and outstanding contributions by staff members in the Arizona Experiment Stations (AES). AES Staff are significant contributors to the overall mission, delivery, and success of AES units under CALS within the division. Recipients of the Outstanding AES Staff Awards represent individuals who, through their actions, go above and beyond their role. Awards in the amount of $500 each will be given semi-annually. Individual plaques will be presented to the recipients at the semi-annual awards ceremony.

Complete nomination packets must be sent to Amanda Stevens no later than 5:00 PM on September 19, 2022.

Nominations are open for ALVSCE Administrator of the Year!

The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) Administrator of the Year Award was created to recognize and honor outstanding achievements and contributions by an administrator in ALVSCE.  This annual award consists of a plaque for the recipient and a monetary award of $1,000 to be made to the winner’s administrative unit in honor of the recipient.

Nominations of candidates for this award may be made by faculty, staff, alumni, students or other administrators in ALVSCE. Nominations for administrators who are not selected will be retained for future consideration by the committee for a total of three years.

Deadline for nominations: October 17, 2022

For more information, including award criteria: https://compass.arizona.edu/awards/administrator

Please forward any questions regarding the nomination process to CALS Asst. Dean Jean McLain, mclainj@arizona.edu

TEN Submittal Process

Please submit your news by 4:00pm Monday to TMN [tmn@cals.arizona.edu].

Manage your preferences
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
Want to view this online? View online. UA Information Security & Privacy
Subscribe to our email list.