Extension Assistant

Apr 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

Serve as the co-coordinator of the Kansas PRIDE Program and work collaboratively with the other Community Vitality Specialists in identifying community based needs related to the K-State Research and Extension's 5 Grand Challenges of:  Water; Health; Global Food Systems; Growing Tomorrow's Leaders; and Community Vitality.  

Job Description:

  • Provide the leadership in developing and delivering educational programs related to issues effecting local community organizations such as the Kansas PRIDE Program.
  • Work closely with new and transitioning Kansas PRIDE communities to develop the infrastructure to implement sound community development processes such as assessment, issue identification, goals, strategies, project implementation, and evaluation.
  • Support strong communication initiatives with Kansas PRIDE communities
  • Strive to increase the number of Kansas PRIDE communities currently enrolled.
  • Provide the support to measure and market the K-State Research and Extension Community Vitality program area and the Kansas PRIDE program impact on Kansas communities.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners involved in community development initiatives such as PRIDE at the local, regional, and state level
  • Participate in local, state, and national program activities
  • Seek additional funding to support strong community vitality initiatives such as the Kansas PRIDE program
  • Integrate with the other KSRE Community Vitality professionals to meet the current needs of Kansas communities

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or B.A in an area where the skills and knowledge apply to community vitality educational programming
  • Demonstrated competence in building relationships and working effectively with individuals, groups, colleagues and the ability to develop and lead partnerships and collaborations
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to interpret community development research and communicate to public audiences
  • Understanding of community based planning and ability to apply it to all sizes of communities
  • Experience in educational program development for non-formal settings
  • Demonstrated use of technology in managing and/or delivering education programs, training, and communication
  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce and clientele
  • Ability to function as a team member
  • Ability and willingness to travel and a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in an area where the skills and knowledge apply to community vitality educational programming
  • Experience with or knowledge of Cooperative Extension
  • Experience obtaining and managing grants
  • Experience working with community based volunteers

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For more information, please contact Trudy Rice, Search Chair, at trice@ksu.edu or 785-766-3996.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin on April 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

Salary to be determined at time of appointment, commensurate with training and experience.
Minimum salary of $48,000.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.




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