Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Agent Conservation Curriculum
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Oct 04, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Agent
Keywords separated by commas :
Conservation Curriculum
Location :
Institute, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The half-time (50%) Extension Agent, Conservation Curriculum is responsible for organizing an Advisory Panel and assist in planning, developing and assessment of curricula and non-traditional educational programming of particular interest to Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) opportunities and alternative agriculture. This position is funded by the NRCS Conservation Training and Certificate Program. Working with the assistant Program Director and/or the Principal Investigator, the agent will be responsible for managing the development of a certificate training program pertinent to NRCS programming and small, disadvantaged, military and veteran farmers. The Agent will assist in the recruitment of an Advisory Panel, organize meetings and assist the Program Director with setting agendas and benchmarks. The agent will be required to research educational requirements set forth by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the West Virginia Higher Learning Commission requirements in order to work towards curricula that are credit worthy. As an Extension employee, the Agent must be willing to continue professional development applicable to the program efforts. The agent is expected to perform other tasks that may be assigned by supervisor(s) and work cooperatively with stakeholders and other Extension faculty at the county, regional, and state levels.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Program Development, Reporting and Fiscal ManagementEducational Program Development/Delivery Program Participant RecruitmentAdministrationTechnical Assistance and Other Duties as RequiredProgram Development, Reporting and Fiscal Management Work with PI(s) and Agents to develop branded curricula and workshops specifically identifiable as part of the NRCS program agreement. Create monthly and annual reports for the Grant PI, Assistant Program Director ANR and administrators of WVSU and the WVSU Research and Development Corporation.Educational Program Development and Delivery Coordinate educational programming and work with Agents on delivery methods.Assist in the development of on-line and hybrid learning opportunities.Develop community-based events, workshops and training experiences.Collaborate with local, state, and national educational outreach programs to enhance educational workshops and outreach activities.Create curricula appropriate for WVSUES/NRCS programmingAdministrationAssist to recruit and manage the Advisory Board for NRCS curriculum developmentAssist the PI in management of Advisory Board meeting and tasksAttend Monthly ANR Team Meetings and Bi-Monthly NRCS Team MeetingsTechnical Assistance Provide training for Agents on the use and management of on-line educational media.Other Duties as Assigned Conduct activities to foster a positive public image of West Virginia State University Extension and West Virginia State University, an 1890 Land-Grant InstitutionRepresent West Virginia State University Extension with appropriate individuals, agencies, and organizations on a state, regional, national, and international basisWork collaboratively with other Extension Agents and staff to create and deliver interdisciplinary programs with West Virginia University Extension Service and other university partners as well as external agency and organizational partnersCreate and deliver professional presentations that highlight ANR work at WVSU and assist with delivery at conferencesOther duties may be assigned.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities of the position include: management of project team partners to achieve designated benchmarks; recruit, interview, and retain community volunteers; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining volunteers; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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Minimum education level :
A Bachelor's degree is required, Masters preferred in one of the following fields: agriculture and natural resources, nutrition, family and consumer sciences, biological or social sciences and education. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations. Experience in curriculum development and delivery.
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Travel Requirements:
Travel state-wide but may also include various portions of the United States based on attendance requirements for training and/or reporting for grant purposes.
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Contact :
Annette Ericksen
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 Conservation Curriculum West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation POB 1000, 201 ACEOP Administration Building,Institute, WV 25112.PREFERRED: Information accepted as e-mailed in Word or PDF format