Extension Service Specialist Job Description Sample
Part-Time Kettle Coordinator - Service Extension
To manage the Red Kettle Campaign in their local community.
Organize and conduct communication with local businesses to seek approval for The Salvation Army to conduct the Red Kettle Campaign at their location.
Organize and conduct communication to recruit local volunteers to schedule bell ringing activities.
Organize and conduct communication to coordinate the collection of the donations and secure in a local banking institution. This includes recording amounts collected daily and submitting weekly these funds to Divisional Headquarters.
Maintain, inventory and store all Red Kettle Campaign equipment.
Maintain an active volunteer file system.
Reports directly to the local Service Extension Field Representative.
This position is directly supervised by the local Service Extension Field Representative. Position is monitored on a weekly basis. However the freedom to recruit, create and implement ideas do exist.
Supervision of Others:
Direct supervisor of volunteers who are helping with kettle. This may involve several hundred individuals.
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma. Must be a people orientated individual. The ability to work independently with initiative and have the ability to handle and perform in crisis situations. Able to adhere and uphold The Salvation Army mission statement.
Transcriptionist - Extension Service
The WVU Extension Service (WVUES) is accepting applications for an Office Assistant (Transcriptionist). This position, headquartered in Morgantown WV, will provide transcription services for 8-10 focus group recordings for the Families and Community Development Program Unit.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will be able to:
- Transcribe recordings of multiple focus groups
Pay Grade: 7
Length of Assignment: Approximately 3 months
The WVU Extension Service is a primary outreachdivision of West Virginia University, embracing the heart of the University'sland-grant mission. With offices in each of the state's 55counties, Extension helps West Virginians improve their quality of lifeand solve problems through the application of research and evidence-basedknowledge. Our educators and volunteers build and help sustain collaborationsand partnerships with people and organizations across the state to improvetheir lives and communities.
- High School Diploma or GED
- At least 6-12 months of experience with transcription.
Extension Communication Specialist – West Lafayette - College Of Agriculture Administration
Seeking creative communications professional to develop and manage internal communication strategies and initiatives for Purdue Extension. Will be responsible for:
Anticipating needs or opportunities regarding communications within Purdue Extension
Exploring new and effective communication strategies
Assessing the usefulness of those communication strategies
Building Extension professionals' capacity to implement communication strategies
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations or closely related field.
Three years' experience in communications, journalism, public relations, or customer-oriented media.
Strong writing and editing skills, as well as excellent oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize workload.
Ability to effectively solve problems and settle conflicts.
Ability to teach and consult on various communication topics.
Ability to think strategically about innovation and implementation of internal communication strategies.
Valid US or Canadian driver's license.
Attached resume document required.
Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
A background check will be required for employment.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Extension Specialist For Food And Nutrition
Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Extension Specialist for Food and Nutrition
Department of Human Ecology
College of Agriculture and Related Sciences
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filledTHIS IS A PARTIALLY GRANT FUNDED POSITION
Appointment: The College of Agriculture and Related Sciences at Delaware State University is seeking registered dietitians with a minimum of a M.S. in Foods and Nutrition for 12 months, non-tenured track position that carries 70% extension and 30% teaching in DSU-Cooperative Extension and the Department of Human Ecology, respectively.
DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will provide visionary leadership to Extension Agents, Extension Boards, local program development committees, and community leaders in analyzing situations, identifying needs, obtaining extramural funding and in developing education programs for children, youth, adults, families and communities.
The successful candidate must have the ability to build community partnerships and engage in outreach activities that address the health and nutrition needs of the Delaware's underserved populations. Additionally, the candidate will teach undergraduate classes for the Department of Human Ecology.
Qualification: Candidates must be a Registered Dietitian and preferably hold a Ph.D. degree in Foods and Nutrition; however, consideration will be given to Master's level Registered Dietitian in Foods and Nutrition with a minimum of 10-years of experience in health promotion and disease management.
The successful candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and have the ability to work with colleagues, community partners and stakeholders. Evidence of successful grantsmanship is desirable.
To Apply: Send a letter of application; statement of research and teaching philosophy; CV; official transcripts from all universities attended; and three letters of reference to:
College of Agriculture and Related Sciences
Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont HWY, Dover, DE 19904
Starting date: Fall 2018 semester
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.
Assistant Professor And Extension Specialist
The Prestage Department of Poultry Science is searching for a faculty member who will be a part of enhancing the reputation of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) and NC State University in North Carolina, the US, and abroad by stimulating, developing, and leading relevant research and education programs and by engaging a broad range of interest groups. This faculty’s program would also be expected to implement the initiatives of the NC State University Feed Milling Program, the Animal Food and Nutrition Consortium, and the Animal Academy, which together complete the nutrient and food production integration cycle.
The successful candidate will develop a strong Extension program and conduct applied research in animal food manufacturing and extrusion technologies, including the conversion of agricultural and food industry co-products and residuals into value-added animal food/feed products. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in academic programs as needed. This faculty would be expected to collaborate with other faculty associated with the CALS Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center (APWMC), the NC State University Feed Milling Program, and other educational units.
The global objective of the APWMC is to provide solutions to animal and agricultural production waste problems and create value for people and businesses including enhancement of the environment and conservation of resources. Further, this position is expected to strengthen the existing programs in Nutrition and Feed Milling by providing the necessary expertise to design and conduct extension and research programs utilizing extrusion technology for product and ingredient evaluations in other animal foods (i.e. companion animals, exotic animals, and specialty feed products), as well as in the area of manufacturing value-added products for agricultural residues. This faculty member would also be expected to work closely with other Extension Specialists, Extension Area Specialized Agents, and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop extrusion processing protocols and procedures, to evaluate, validate, and/or demonstrate technologies that improve the nutritional value of extruded or heatprocessed products, improve animal food manufacturing efficiency and quality control, and educate industry and consumer interest groups about aquaculture and pet food manufacturing.
This faculty member will interact with a variety of industry and research and education groups related to livestock and pet-food manufacturing, research stations that accommodate aquaculture research and extension demonstrations (Tidewater Research Station and Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center), the government agencies (NCDA, USDA, NIFA, and FDA), industry associations (American Feed Industry Association, National Feed and Grain Association, NC Aquaculture Association, National Aquaculture Association, and the Pet Food Institute), other land-grant-universities and international institutions. This faculty would also contribute to prominent Extension programs that position NC State University as a global source for research-based information and related educational programs. The successful candidate will teach or co-teach 1 or 2 courses per year at the undergraduate or graduate level, depending on the interests of the candidate.
A cross-listed course that addresses issues related to the manufacture of extruded food products would be well received in several departments. Other teaching or guest lecturing opportunities may be related to animal food manufacturing quality control, facility operations and management, manufacturing technology, animal food formulation, and poultry and aquaculture feeds and nutrition. Recognizing that environmental, social, and political issues surrounding topics related to an Must have a Ph.D. in Feed Science, Poultry Science, Animal Science, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Food/Feed Bioprocessing and Nutritional Sciences or related field.
Seven or more years of industry/academic experience in Feed Science, Poultry Science, Animal Science, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Food/Feed Bioprocessing and Nutritional Sciences or related field with an emphasis on discovery and innovation in the design, management and operation of animal food, extrusion, and/or value-added processing facilities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Extension Specialist - Fish Health
The School of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (SFAAS) at Auburn University invites applications for a position at our Alabama Fish Farming Center (AFFC) in Greensboro. It is a non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position with the title Extension Specialist; however, responsibilities are 50% extension and 50% research. The position is supported by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES). The incumbent will be a member of the ACES Aquatic Resources Program Priority Team and must maintain a current AAES Hatch project.
The primary extension responsibility will be disease diagnostic services for catfish farmers. The primary research responsibilities will be fish health questions of importance to the Alabama catfish industry. The successful candidate will interact with AFFC staff, members of the Southeastern Cooperative Fish Parasite and Disease Project (located in SFAAS), and other fish health and aquaculture specialists to develop a vibrant diagnostic program and relevant, extramurally funded, research program.
Extension Specialist - Animal Science
Provides educational leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of research based, integrative statewide Extension programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences. Delivers training and educational support materials for field staff and their clientele/customers in animal science, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program.
Specifically, the Extension Specialist in Animal Science leads a collaborative team of researchers, Extension associates, Extension agents, technicians, and key stakeholders to determine the educational needs of small, part-time, and limited resource livestock producers and develop curricula in response to those needs. This position 1) provides innovative leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating statewide educational programs that address needs of small, part-time, and limited resource farm audience related to pasture swine and/or small ruminant production; 2) provides leadership in identifying and conducting staff development opportunities, training and technical assistance (for Extension professionals, paraprofessionals and non-extension persons) in pasture swine and/or small ruminant production and related areas; 3) serves as the coordinator for the Swine Unit at the Center for Environmental Farming System (CEFS) at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro; 4) prepares program accomplishment reports to share with internal and external audiences and assist with marketing the organization and its impacts; 5) collaborates with Animal Science faculty, other Extension specialists and research scientists to develop relevant research-based animal science program initiatives; and 6) actively promotes diversity within extension programs and audience. The Animal Science Specialist reports to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader of the Cooperative Extension Program.
-* Ph.D. from an accredited university in Animal Science or a closely related field, applicants with a doctorate degree in process will also be considered. Degree must be completed by date of hire..
-* Broad knowledge of animal agriculture, including swine and/or small ruminant animal production.
-* Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office) -* Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
-* Ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities.
-* Valid Driver's license and personal transportation.
-* Ability to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed.
-* Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds safely to conduct livestock demonstrations and training.
Enology Extension Specialist
This position is a 100% Extension, full-time (12 month) non-tenure track appointment in the Department of Food Science and Technology, within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The successful candidate will support the continued success and growth of Virginia's $1 billion/year wine industry by providing educational resources and training opportunities to Virginia grape and wine producers, and communicating the practical applications of cutting edge research to producers.
Primary responsibilities include design and delivery of effective applied educational programming through Virginia Cooperative Extension to the Virginia Wine Industry, and collaborative participation in applied research related to wine quality. The successful candidate will work with colleagues in Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Department of Food Science & Technology, the Virginia wine industry, and the fermented food and beverage industry to identify educational and applied research needs and develop effective, collaborative approaches by which to address these needs.
Extension Farm Management Specialist
The successful candidate will be expected to lead a nationally recognized Extension program in farm management. The program will focus on the economics of crop and livestock production systems, enterprise analysis to include publishing crop and livestock budgets, analysis of federal farm programs and crop insurance, evaluating the economics of new/emerging agricultural technologies and responding to farm management questions.
Responsibilities include developing and delivering innovative Extension programs that enhance the knowledge and decision making of farm/ranch managers, agricultural lenders and agribusiness leaders regarding farm management issues. The successful candidate is also expected to lead farm bill education and analysis.
The primary clientele will be farm/ranch managers, Extension agents, agricultural lenders, agribusinesses, industry organizations, and state and federal government agencies. Collaboration with Extension agents, other Agribusiness and Applied Economics faculty, colleagues in other related disciplines and professional colleagues at regional and national levels is necessary.
Applied research that supports the Extension program is expected. A successful specialist will generate extramural funding to augment Extension programming.
The successful candidate reports to the Department Chair for evaluations.
Extension Program Specialist II - Ag Engineering
The Department of Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Extension Program Specialist II - Ag Engineering.
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension program specialists provide educational leadership in the application of knowledge, grounded in research-based science, to help Iowans and agricultural industry prosper.
This position will will focus on the development, delivery, and support for: livestock facilities, specifically dairy systems, including housing, manure and odor management, ventilation systems, and animal handling and feeding systems; farm power and machinery operation and management; grain drying, handling and storage; and soil conservation and water management. Program leadership responsibilities also will focus on helping Iowans work together, create a vision, and make a difference through initiatives that address the complex issues and opportunities vital to Iowa’s agricultural future.
In addition, this position will be part of the core ag engineering team and assist with statewide programming and area interdisciplinary team efforts. Client groups will include: crop and livestock producers, landowners, agribusiness, educational institutions, governmental agencies, farm organizations, cooperatives, commodity groups, community colleges, youth, and mass media.
This position will participate in grant and contract opportunities and be active in revenue generation. Responsibilities of this position will also include entrepreneurial, collaborative, service and administrative functions with ISU. Subject matter leadership is provided through the ISU Department of Ag & Biosystems Engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The Extension Program Specialist II will be expected to create and deliver comprehensive and complex communications and outreach materials; identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients’ needs; take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary curriculum; and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to develop a plan of work based on client needs identification; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups; and ability to establish partnerships with leaders in Iowa agriculture. In order to be successful in the position, the candidate will possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
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