Clayton County Extension Coordinator
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: UGA Extension was founded in 1914 to take research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. It reaches more than 2 million Georgians through its education programs annually. Millions more rely on our publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information. For over 100 years, it's been the trusted source of education, innovation and information for Georgia's agricultural industry. From the latest crop studies to the best land stewardship recommendations, we have the research-based information Georgia producers need. County Extension Agents throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness and life skills. They provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, provide publications and computer programs and teach consumers skills to improve Georgians quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety and parenting. This position will be responsible for coordinating efforts of the Clayton County Extension staff including organizing and allocating resources, preparing budgets, maintaining relationships, interpreting and communicating policy, evaluating, reporting, and teaching in her/her assigned program area. It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Clayton County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/clayton/). It is under the direction and leadership of the Northwest District Extension Director. Other Responsibilities: · Provides leadership in working with local leaders, advisory and planning groups, funding sources, and elected officials to develop understanding and support for all Extension programs. · Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan · Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs · Develops a Plan of Work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county * Target specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work. · Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with others based on critical issues · Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs · Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public's view of extension programming · Utilizes current research data on emerging issues in program development and teaching · Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver's license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Hiring rank and salary will be commensurate with candidate's experience, achievements and stature in the discipline. http://www.fcs.uga.edu/extension http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree (See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/.) * A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees * The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs * A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management
Preferred Qualifications: - A Master's degree in an Extension related area or Public Administration. - A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task - A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and with groups and committees - The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
Salary: Starting minimum: $46,000/year as well as an excellent benefits package. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.
Faculty Rank: Open Rank
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: NW District