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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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Vacancies in District 5

Monday, July 02, 2007

-Vacancies in District 5 - SIUC-College of Ag and Pinckneyville High School

POSITION: Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention - College of Agricultural Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2007, or until suitable candidate is identified.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in one of the majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences (COAS). Two years experience with students in some area of education, teaching, advising, recruitment, retention and placement. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Advising, recruiting, and/or teaching experience required. Computer, word processing and data base management expertise required. Knowledge of undergraduate policies and procedures in agricultural sciences is preferred.

SALARY AND Salary is commensurate with professional experience.
APPOINTMENT: Position is a twelve month, continuing appointment.

The incumbent will report to the Dean and be responsible for providing coordination and implementation of the COAS recruitment, retention, and placement program and related activities including: directing the activities of the COAS Agbassadors® and Council of Student Organizations; coordinating workshops and collaborating with departments to provide students with academic survival skills; developing and implementing a COAS At Risk Student Alert System"; assisting with the COAS Heritage Scholarship Program HSP); and coordinating recruitment and placement opportunities for COAS students in collaboration with SIUC Enrollment Management, Admissions, and Placement Services. Extensive travel to community colleges, high schools, and other recruitment activities and events will be required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE July 15, 2007, or until suitable candidate is hired. Nominations are encouraged and should be received prior to July 1, 2007, for full consideration. Provide phone or email addresses for nominees to facilitate contact by Search Committee Chair.

APPLICATION: Interested individuals should submit (electronic copies not accepted) a resume, official college transcript, letter of interest, and full contact information for three references to:

Dr. Gary L. Minish, Dean
College of Agricultural Sciences
Mail Code 4416
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: 618/453.2469
Fax: 618/453.1708
[email protected] 

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcome and encouraged and will receive consideration.


School     Pinckneyville High School
Position     Co-Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
Description     Pinckneyville is located in Perry County of Section 24 south of Nashville and North of Murphysboro on Highway 127. New teacher will be working with Carrie Koester. Great opportunity to work in a two-teacher department with classes in agriscience, horticulture, ag. mechanics, agribusiness, and natural resources. Very supportive administration, FFA Alumni, and community. Newly built greenhouse with very good facilities. Nearly 200 students taking ag. classes out of 535 students in the high school.
For more information - (618) 357-5013 or
    Prior to July 20th, please send letter of interest, resume, transcripts, references, and copy of certification to :

Mr. Brent Kreid, Superintendent, Pinckneyville Community High School District No. 101, 600 E. Water St., Pinckneyville, IL 62274

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