Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Educator
University or Organization :
Purdue University
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator - Urban Agriculture
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension, Urban, Agriculture
Location :
Crown Point, Indiana
Area, Department or Unit :
Purdue University Field Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Indiana residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, Educators collaborate with local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community. As the agricultural industry responds to the growing demands for food, fiber and fuel, Extension outreach is becoming more dynamic as it incorporates agriculture and natural resource based strategies into economic development plans and programs. The Urban Agriculture Educator builds partnerships and strengthens linkages with county and regional agencies, agricultural organizations, decision makers, homeowners, and residents interested in the science of urban agriculture. The Urban Agriculture Educator serves as a key resource in consumer horticulture, local foods and sustainability related efforts in their county, and has responsibility for developing and implementing contemporary comprehensive programming, which may include gardening, horticulture, local foods, sustainability, conservation and environmental stewardship.Responsibilities: Work with state and local advisory committees in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues, Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming, Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities, Identify, recruit and develop the volunteer leadership necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension, Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues partners and decision-makers, Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming, Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming, Other responsibilities as required
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Minimum education level :
Master's degree
Years of experience :
Academic training and/or professional experience relevant to position responsibilities
Travel Requirements:
Occasional travel required
Other Requirements:
Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlinesKnowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applicationsKnowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific materialAbility to work with diverse audiences and stakeholdersStrong communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skillsFlexibility and creativity in the workplace


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Contact :
Ashlin Previs
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