Extension Educator

United States, North America
Mar 19, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 9225

Internal Posting Date: 03-18-2014

Internal Closing Date: 04-08-2014

External Closing Date: 04-08-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Extension Educator

Position Title/Rank: Extension Educator - Career Education/Work Force Preparation and Capacity Building

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: Michigan State University Extension

Primary Department: 10058941 EXTENSION CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours:

Varied Work Hours (if applicable):

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

If flex, dates of annual flex leave: Arenac County

Pay Grade Level:

Position Summary: As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children and Youth Institute, this position is located in Arenac County, Michigan and provides local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in alignment with the Career Education/Work Force Preparation and Capacity Building workgroups. This position works with staff and adult volunteers to design and implement programs in two key areas: youth employability skills and career awareness (career options and employment requirements); and volunteer development and management. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate across MSUE work groups and Institutes to help ensure programming is in alignment with current research and educational efforts in these key areas.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
- Develop, conduct and evaluate educational programs which focus on innovative leadership and program management of a comprehensive youth development program in the areas of youth employability skills and career awareness, that meet current and projected needs;

- Provide leadership and strategic planning to enhance volunteer development opportunities;

- Serve as a resource for volunteer policy, training and continuing education for volunteer programs;

- Communicate and interact with community groups, and local stakeholders to identify the needs of clientele;

- Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff;

- Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate child and youth development programming efforts;

- In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to complete needs assessment of the community and develop effective programming;

- Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension and the Children and Youth Institute;

- Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles;

- Utilize evaluative data to produce and publish articles and reports on volunteer contribution and impacts of ongoing programs;

- Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current and future activities;

- Actively participate in professional development opportunities;

- Undertake scholarly activities that contribute to the discipline;

- Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Children & Youth Institute and the work group(s) aligned with;

- Work to ensure that community needs assessments, program development and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan's diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences and to strengthen public understanding that MSUE programs are available for all citizens;

- Work with Children and Youth Institute colleagues, on a regular basis, to review and make needed changes/updates to curriculum and program offerings to meet the needs of diverse participants across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences or to address community specific needs;

- Seek external grants to support programing in responsibility areas;

- Understand and implement Civil Rights policies and procedures;

- Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
- Master's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to education, youth development, volunteerism, career education and/or community development;

- 3-years' experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation and volunteer development and management (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred) ;

- Ability to create and carry-out a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up;

- Ability to implement the experiential learning model, apply Extension evaluation models for youth programming, adapt and design program curriculum

- Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs;

- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;

- Experience and proven ability working productively with a team;

- Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, reporting, team-based communications and overall management;

- Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences;

- Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach;

- Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards;

- Travel in local and surrounding communities and occasional long distance travel and carrying of educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25lbs. are required as a regular part of this position.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Background and expertise related to, grant-writing, evaluation and partnership development experience.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references with the cover letter.

This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

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