Position Posting Date: December 5, 2013 Position End Date: Open Until Filled
Position: County Agent/Cooperative Extension
(This is a Full-time position)
Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension (TUCE) carries out a comprehensive statewide Extension Plan of Work in partnership with the Evans Allen Research Program, Carver Integrative Sustainability Center [United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1890 Center of Excellence] and other research, teaching and outreach units.
This position is responsible for local program implementation with access to target audiences, ensuring that educational, technical assistance and other experiential learning activities take place in designated county areas and/or communities, and reporting documented Extension outputs as well as evidence-based impacts. This position will receive program direction and administrative leadership from the Extension Administrator and/or his/her designees. Supervision will be under the Director/Coordinator of County Operations.
The position will incorporate input from all stakeholders and pro-actively work with County Advisory Councils, Extension and Outreach personnel on campus and in the field, community partners and organizations, Tuskegee University faculty and staff, and provide leadership and initiative to implement selected team projects, activities or programs that address community and individual needs.
Program evaluation and accountability reporting are integral responsibilities of the position. This position is responsible for carrying out other professional responsibilities as assigned. This position will ensure that the educational and other related activities reflect the expectations in the USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture approved plan of work and other related CAENS strategic directions.
- Lead in the implementation of designated Extension Team Projects or Initiatives which will be a part of the State and County Extension efforts
- Develop functional partnerships at the county, state, and campus levels for the implementation of regularly scheduled educational and other experiential learning activities
- Evaluate and prepare timely reports as required by Extension Administrator and designees, and use reports as a tool to improve program development and expansion of related activities
- Utilize all available technologies such as online, multi-media approaches to inform clients about program area efforts as well as more traditional methods such as newsletters, new articles, timely information sheets, workshops, group meetings, demonstrations, and on-site visits
- Distribute information to appropriate parties to ensure that the public is informed, especially advisory board councils and other local partners
- Generate resources at the County level to support new and ongoing programs
- Work closely with other Extension personnel and researchers at Tuskegee University and at other Research and Extension systems in the State who are similarly involved in viable programs that are relevant for the Black Belt region, persistent poverty counties and Alabama in general
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the Extension Administrator
(1) An earned BS or MS degree in designated program areas and effective experience and impacts manifested via previous employment
(2) Demonstrated ability to communicate well with co-workers and diverse constituents; ability to be an excellent team player, as well as work independently, based on program need
(3) Understanding of Extension and ability to report program impacts
(4) Ability to speak well and be understood by varied audiences
(5) Ability to write well, including reports, articles, journal papers and use modern day multi-media forms of communications
Commensurate with training, experience, and University Compensation Plan
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application, and submit (3) letters of references and a copy of the appropriate transcript for the educational requirements with the submission.
Human Resources Department
Attn: W. Hill
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address: email@example.com Fax: 334-724-4319
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