Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Marion County Extension Agent
University or Organization :
K-State Research and Extension
State or Territory :
Kansas
Application Deadline :
Mar 27, 2017
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Marion County Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
Family and Consumer Sciences
Location :
Marion County, Marion, Kansas
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Negotiable
Start Date:
Apr 01, 2017
Description:
Responsibilities:Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.1.Develop and implement comprehensive, pro-active educational programming related to family and consumer sciences. Programming will include but is not limited to: family life, nutrition, food safety, parenting, communication, financial management, leadership, health and safety. 2.Share responsibility for the 4-H youth development program working with adult volunteers who provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership, potential, self-esteem, citizenship, responsibility and capacity. 3.Share responsibility for community vitality educational programming that addresses community functions of leadership, government, health, economy, ecosystems and social well-being. 4.Programming will include these steps: a)Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extensions five Grand Challenges (water, community vitality, health, developing tomorrows leaders and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals. b)Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele. These strategies might include delivering educational programming in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities, using innovative technologies, providing individual educational consultations and facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required.c)Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to under-served audiences and to make certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.d)Collect evidence of educational program impact. e)Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a member of a Program Focus Team. 5.Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery to supplement local tax revenue to support and expand educational programming. 6.May periodically be assigned to serve as the local unit director providing administrative oversight for the fiscal operations, coordination of personnel, development, delivery and reporting of program impact and other administrative functions assigned by the directors representative and the extension board.
Position Category:
Extension Agent
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Required: Bachelors degree with knowledge of family and consumer sciences as evidenced by academic courses, professional development and/or professional experience. Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.Leadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workers.Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid drivers license.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Some overnight travel
Other Requirements:
Preferred:Masters Degree.Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.Commitment to personal professional development.Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities.Self-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of supervision, balancing multiple projects.Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programs.Skills in group facilitation. Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes.Experience in seeking and administering external grant funding.

LINKS

Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Mary Reves
Email :
Phone Number with Area Code :
785-532-5790
Application Instructions :
Submit application using the Kansas State University job application site: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500766/marion-county-extension-agent For more information about the position, contact Stacey Warner, Leader, Ext Operations, 785-532-5790, or swarner@ksu.edu.To hear personal accounts from Extension Agents, preview videos at www.ksre.k-state.edu/jobs.For more information about K-State Research and Extension, visit: www.ksre.k-state.edu.