Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
County Engagement Specialist- Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professional
University or Organization :
University of Missouri Extension
State or Territory :
Missouri
Application Deadline :
None Stated
 
Descriptive Job Title :
County Engagement Specialist- Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professional
Keywords separated by commas :
Nutrition & Health Education, Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, Community Economic Development, Business Development, Horticulture Field Specialist, Livestock Field Specialist
Location :
Multiple Locations across the State of Missouri
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
CORE DUTIES OF EXTENSION FACULTY: The core duties of MU Extension faculty are to Educate, Create, and Connect. The emphasis among these duties and specific deliverables will vary for different appointments and evolve from year to year, direction for which is developed in an annual plan of work for the program area and for the individual. Educate. Extension Faculty deliver onsite Extension teaching and programming, online courses, continuing education, technical assistance, consultation, and other educational methods and interventions. The primary role of all Specialists around the state is to disseminate the knowledge generated by the University through educational programs and services to support the individual, organizational, and community goals of Missouri learners and clients. Create. Extension Faculty develop innovative and research-informed educational products, services, and materials and scholarly products, including curricula, publications, presentations, and other resources. Extension Faculty contribute to the scholarship of extension and engagement and to applied research, to evaluate and improve how programs and services result in learning and behavior changes that positively impact individuals and communities. Connect. Extension Faculty engage with learners, communities, and stakeholders including Extension Councils, government officials and agencies, partners, and with university and professional organizations. Strong connections help generate revenue to sustain and grow valued programming through grants, contracts, fees, gifts, and partnerships. Extension faculty intentionally foster diversity and inclusiveness by providing educational programs that connect to the varied needs of Missourians and their communities, through the cycle of market relations including needs assessment, promotion, and feedback utilizing a variety of media and venues.Specialist Emphasis County engagement and local operations: In addition, the County Engagement Specialist (CES) serves as the primary representative of and connection to the University of Missouri in the home county and provides administrative and strategic leadership for the county office, representing approximately half of the specialists effort.The CES will lead partnership collaborations within the county, cultivating positive relationships between the University and the community toward the development and delivery of educational programs and services that result in individual well-being and community betterment. County Engagement Specialists work with local and campus colleagues to assess needs and progress toward goals within their area of specialization, collaboratively producing a data-informed understanding of the conditions and opportunities within the counties served in Extensions impact areas of agriculture and the environment, youth and families, businesses and communities, and health and safety.The CES is responsible for the collaborative leadership of the home county office, coordination of county program plans, assisting the county council with financial and non-financial resources, and daily coordination of office personnel. The CES will ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of MU Extension programs by involving county faculty and staff, clientele, extension councils, advisory committees, community agencies, organizations and other citizens. They represent the University of Missouri to county extension councils, county governments and other agencies in determining fiscal needs and in securing resources. The CES will help facilitate county council elections and enhance leadership skills and commitment to supporting the MU Extension mission.
Position Category:
Collaborative leadership
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
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ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
An earned masters degree in respective program area
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Specialists travel throughout Missouri regularly, using own transportation, with occasional travel out of state. Extension Faculty must work effectively, flexibly, and independently, often with little guidance. Working evenings and weekends is often required to meet the needs of learners, clients, and stakeholders. Other duties and responsibilities will be expected to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.
Other Requirements:
Successful administrative and leadership experience, particularly in managing fiscal, human, and data resources, is preferred. Demonstrated ability to translate research into educational programs in nutrition, health, food science, and physical activity promotion for audiences of all age groups is critical.Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others, including strong listening, written, and oral communication skills. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies. Experience in designing, conducting and evaluating educational programs, and applying research-based knowledge in subject matter areas related to community cooperation and collaboration, capacity assessment and action planning, needs assessment, citizen participation, leadership, resource management, and volunteerism is desired.

LINKS

Application URL:
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Billie Wilson
Phone Number with Area Code :
573-882-4721
Application Instructions :
Please visit our website for a full vacancy list and access to our brief online application at: http://extension.missouri.edu/careersSubmit the following for considerationCover letterResume/CVCopies of all academic transcripts, anda list of 3-5 referencesFor questions regarding the online application process contact MUHRS@missouri.edu or call 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the online application process contact Helpdesk@missouri.edu or call 573.882.5000.