Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent/Educator, Workforce Development
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Jan 03, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extention Agent, Educator
Keywords separated by commas :
Agent, Educator
Location :
Charleston, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
Community Economic Development
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The Extension Agent/Educator for Workforce Development is a professional educator who coordinate employment/re-employment services for individuals seeking substance abuse disorder treatment. This work includes, but is not limited to, facilitating collaborations between employers and substance abuse treatment facilities/organizations, providing literacy and relevant job training workshops, and monitoring progress of individuals seeking treatment in finding gainful employment.The Extension Agent/Educator will work collaboratively with a team of Extension and research professionals and workforce development leaders to provide dynamic program leadership for their local program. The Extension Agent/Educator must maintain professional competence through study, participation in professional development activities, and the application of knowledge and skills on the job. Additionally, Extension Agents/Educators are expected to always adhere to high ethical and professional standards.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Program Educational Delivery (75%)Program Administration, Reporting and Fiscal Management (20%)Other Responsibilities as Assigned (5%)Description of Essential Duties:Educational Program Design and Delivery (75%)Facilitate and/or directly deliver training on relevant topics such as life skills development, time, stress, and money management, professional communication, appearance and grooming, etc.Facilitate stakeholder meetings/discussions in order to strategically develop workforce entry/re-entry plans for targeted individuals Provide referrals to other sources of information and services as appropriateFacilitate connections between substance abuse treatment centers and local employersConsistently evaluate progress of clientele Program Administration, Reporting and Fiscal Management (20%)Supervise paraprofessionals, volunteers, contracted service providers, etc, Oversee usage of equipment, vehicles, supplies, etc.Oversee development of financial support for projects assigned by the advisory committee including writing and administering grantsOversee all project related budgets and contracts to ensure compliance with purchasing protocols and provide ongoing budget status reports Utilize Excel Spreadsheets to collect, summarize, evaluate and report Civil Rights data for each participant in each programProvide monthly status reports to any funding agencies and to the CED Program LeaderLiaison regularly with strategic partners providing regular reports and progress updates.Other Responsibilities as Assigned (5%)Attend and participate in university mandated and topical meetings related to designated projects Provide representation on state, national and regional committees for topical areasConduct activities to foster a positive public image of West Virginia State University Extension Service, The West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, and West Virginia State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution. Share leadership in Extension's commitment to employ from and program for the diversity represented in West Virginia's population. Other duties as assigned Supervisory ResponsibilitiesWhile there are no supervisory responsibilities at this time, at some point in the future, the agent may supervise the work of paraprofessionals, volunteers, and contracted service providers.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations with appropriate documentation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Minimum education level :
Education and/or ExperienceA minimum of a Bachelors degree in Public Administration, Social Science, Business, Education, or a closely related field and 2 years of relevant work experience. Masters degree preferred. Knowledge of local, state, and federal guidelines and policies governing workforce development programs required. Basic knowledge of counseling, psychology and/or social work is a plus.
Years of experience :
2 years.
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary for committee meetings and other work-related events and activities and travel to attend state, regional and national meetings as appropriate.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.


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


Contact :
Search Committee Chair Extension Agent/Educator, Workforce Development
Phone Number with Area Code :
(304) 204-4306
Application Instructions :
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information to:Search Committee Chair, Extension Agent/Educator, Workforce Development West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, POB 1000, 204 ACEOP Administration Building,Institute, WV 25112.