Experienced professionals to assist in identifying, exploring and analyzing feasible options when working through difficult issues.
Education, information and tools needed to improve and restore communication, management and business skills
Affordable financial, legal, and dispute resolution services provided in a neutral forum
A “clearing house” to connect callers and proven agricultural resources
PURPOSE: The Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) is a grant program administered by K-State Research and Extension and Kansas State University. The program has been grant funded annually since 1988 through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified State Agricultural Mediation Program. KAMS provides resources including mediation, farm financial counseling, and legal advice to assist farm families and lenders in navigating uncertain economic conditions, as well as mediations of USDA agency adverse decisions. Separate from the USDA grant, the program offers farm succession planning, facilitation services, and family mediations. This position will integrate into a team effort of introducing participants to KAMS proven services and assistance, managing cases under strict rules of confidentiality, coordinating services, providing outreach and assisting with grant administration.
Case management of Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS) clients
Educate program participants on the mediation process, services and resources
Work as part of a team with KAMS staff, support services, and key partners in developing and managing program services and projects
Help farmers navigate through time-critical situations
Collaborate with the KAMS team to provide leadership in developing, organizing and facilitating workshops and educational presentations
Assist in program outreach and promotions
Prepare and collect confidential case information
Manage program database
Coordinate social media and online tools for communication and education
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in general agriculture or related fields of study, or appropriate professional credentials
Understand the issues facing Kansas farm and ranch families/communities
Confidence in handling telephone calls with program participants
Experience in networking with organizations, stakeholders and partners to support program development and maintain relationships
Familiarity of mediation negotiations
Outreach experience i.e. farm/trade shows, public presentations
SALARY: Salary commensurate with training and experience
This is an unclassified position with K-State Research and Extension. The Kansas State University benefits package includes a retirement plan, group health and insurance plans, workers compensation, holiday, vacation, sick leave, and other benefits. For additional information go to www.ksu.edu/hr/benefits
Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, email address and phone numbers of three references via the PageUp system at the following link:
Upon offer of employment, the applicant will be requested to grant permission to Kansas State University Human Resources Department to do a background and driving record check as well as provide a transcript. Employment will be contingent upon the results of meeting the criteria.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons (including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era). EEO Coordinator: Stacey M. Warner, 121 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. EEO Counselor: Daryl D. Buchholz, 123 Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.