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Extension Associate Educator - Ag & Natural Resources / Economic & Community Development

Position Deleted on 4/29/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
New Albany, IN
  • Admin - Extension and Outreach
  • Faculty - Agriculture - Extension
02/25/2013 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 08/07/2012)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

This position is located in Floyd County, New Albany, IN

Extension Associate Educators provides leadership and overall coordination to the Purdue Extension county educational program. These responsibilities include program planning, program development, program accountability, volunteer leadership development, interagency collaboration, public citizenship, and professional improvement.

The successful candidate will assist local farmers and agricultural industries in the production, management, and marketing of their agricultural enterprises; effectively use agricultural and natural resources to contribute to the overall social and economic development within the county; serve on the county planning and zoning and park board in those counties that have such boards; provide expanded educational opportunities (skills and knowledge) for those engaged in agriculture, utilization of natural resources, and public policy issues, as well as the general public; cooperate in economic, value added agricultural and natural resource efforts; provide assistance to local constituents in the area of consumer horticulture; work within a Plan of Work that is based upon program priorities expressed by the clientele needs and in accordance with established policies and procedures of the county and Purdue Cooperative Extension.

Additional responsibility is assigned with regards to Economic & Community Development. The Educator will provide leadership in the creation and implementation of a vibrant and sustainable educational and engagement program that is customized to the local area. Programming will typically emphasize one or more of the following themes: entrepreneurship; planning and visioning; workforce development; leadership and civic engagement; and/or community and public policy engagement. Responsibilities include the delivery of educational programs, workshops and technical services; the brokering of resources for community-based initiatives; building and sustaining local and regional partnerships; acquiring grants and leveraging resources; serving as the primary local contact for Purdue's university-wide engagement effort; working with the media; and facilitating teamwork.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Academic training and/or professional experience must be relevant to responsibilities noted.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates well developed personal/interpersonal skills/works effectively with people.
  • Ability to identify needs and develop educational programs related to the position's responsibility.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret reports.
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making presentations, data analysis and retrieval, word processing, email and internet applications.
  • Possess strong communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork, and group process skills.
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods.
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences and stakeholders.
  • Critical thinker.
  • Possess problem solving skills.
  • Dedicated to the concepts of empowerment and building local capacity.
  • Flexible and creative in the workplace setting.
  • Willing to grow and change as new needs and opportunities arise.
  • Valid driver's license.
Additional Information:
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contribution Waiting period.
  • Please attach college transcripts and a minimum of three references (name and email address) in Taleo for this position.

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
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