Extension Service Specialist Job Description Sample
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.
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 Nutrition & Health Specialist
The University of Idaho Department of Family and Consumer Sciences seeks an Extension Specialist to join the Family and Consumer Sciences team. The position is a 12-month tenure track position; 70% Outreach and Extension, 25% Scholarship and Creative Activities; 5% University Service & Leadership. Salary commensurate with qualifications/experience.
This is an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor position with responsibilities focused on providing research based educational programs that meet the needs of the department as well a leadership and coordination on a statewide basis.
The successful candidate will develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research and extension program focusing on Health and Nutrition.
This position will require presentation of research seminars, participation in professional meetings, and publishing in refereed journals. Research-based information will be delivered to clientele groups at appropriate meetings and through extension publications and appropriate media outlets. Funding for extension and research programming will be obtained from external competitive grants.
Location of the position will be determined by final applicants’ preference to be located in Moscow, Idaho or Boise, Idaho.
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 Education & Training Specialist 1 - Temporary Solutions
Description of Work
NOTE: If you are a current NC State Government employee, you will not be considered for a temporary assignment. Temporary Solutions cannot accommodate dual employment.
Individuals hired into a temporary State job must be fully qualified for the job. OSHR supports the Governor's Job Ready initiative and seeks to expand a temporary's skill set to enhance their qualifications for State government and private sector jobs. Exposure to an agency's culture, process, procedures and potential learning opportunities can provide valuable experience to those who may ultimately seek permanent employment with the state.
This temporary position is located in Raleigh/Wake County. There are no leave or retirement benefits offered. Visit www.nctemporarysolutions.com for employment information.
Hourly Rate of Pay: $7.25 - $24.00 (Based on education and/or years of relevant work experience reflected on the application)
This temporary position will be assigned to DHHS Public Health W&C Nutritional Services. This position conducts reviews of day care programs and evaluates new applications for eligibility in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in accordance with state and federal regulations. In addition, the individual in this position is expected to work with the training team to provide training and technical assistance for child and adult day care and after school programs participating in the CACFP.
This position requires periodic overnight travel within North Carolina.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
[NOTE: Qualified applicants must meet and reflect on their application training and experience and all knowledge, skills, abilities and any experience or competencies specified in the supplemental question(s) to be considered.]
General knowledge of basic education and training methods and techniques.
General knowledge of administrative techniques and pertinent laws, rules, and regulations governing an education and training program.
Ability to plan and coordinate statewide extension education and training courses and programs.
Ability to evaluate educational programs and submit accurate reports.
Ability to understand and apply federal and state regulations to educational programs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, committee members, college administrators, and the general public
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in the occupational area assigned; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Management Preference: Familiarity with nutrition and/or federal grant programs and training experience is desired.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Office of State Human Resources
2321 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27604
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 Program Specialist II Or III - Beef Production
The Iowa Beef Center under Agriculture and Natural Resources with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Extension Program Specialist II or III – Beef Production. 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 provide support for the Iowa Beef Center field and state staff in the area of beef production and management including but not limited to reproduction, nutrition, forage, or systems. Duties of the Extension Program Specialist would include subject matter presentations, as well as development of fact sheets and educational materials and videos.
The Extension Program Specialist will provide project leadership on educational programming efforts. This position will also coordinate team educational efforts as appropriate to support the Iowa Beef Center’s program priorities, including evaluation and outcomes assessment.
This position is expected to participate in grant and contract opportunities and be active in revenue generation. Programmatic leadership is provided through the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach. Subject matter leadership is provided through the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Department of Animal Science.
In addition to the duties above, an Extension Program Specialist III will be expected to create and deliver more 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 determine program priorities through evaluation and outcomes assessment; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals and groups; and ability to establish partnerships with leaders in Iowa agriculture. Strong organizational skills are also a necessity as this position will work on multiple projects and reports.
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
This is a 12-month tenure track position in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at North Carolina State University. This position carries a 65% effort in Teaching and 35% effort in Extension. Essential job duties include:
Develop new and teach current graduate level courses in Extension Education and Community Engagement.
Advise students in departmental degree programs.
Work with county extension agents, state extension staff, and stakeholders on extension education and community programming efforts.
Collaborate with extension education programs at the college and university level.
Conduct research related to Extension Education and Community Engagement.
Secure external funding for research and development activities.
Serve on departmental, College, and University committees, as appropriate.
Service to appropriate professional organizations. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.
Earned doctorate degree in Extension Education, or a closely related field. ABD candidates who are very close to completion of their PhD will be considered at the Instructor rank consistent with appointment terms as specified in the Academic Tenure Policy.
Effective oral and written communication skills for graduate students and lay and professional audiences.
Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, team building, problem-solving ability, networking skills, and ability to work with diverse groups.
Senior Extension Specialist - Clean Power And Energy Efficiency
The Clean Power and Energy Efficiency Technical Specialist will assist in the performance of NCCETC’s activities under the US DOE-funded Combined Heat and Power Southeast Technical Assistance Project as well as to help develop and implement projects, and contribute to delivery of other services, offered by the Center. The individual in this position will work with the program team to complete site assessments for combined heat & power (CHP) and other clean energy technologies for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities.
The work also includes identifying and disseminating best practices of CHP project development and operation, as well as policies or programs supporting this investment. The position requires the candidate to be organized and entrepreneurial with a technical familiarity of distributed generation and efficiency technologies. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to: •* Conducting outreach to potential end-use clients and providing technical services to evaluate feasibility of investment in distributed generation or efficiency technologies at their site; •* Supporting responses to consumers, industry representatives, nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and other stakeholders involved in regulatory proceedings or other relevant policy forums; •* Preparing technical reports and papers on issues affecting distributed generation and energy efficiency; •* Seeking new project opportunities, and assisting on developing funding proposals that are in line with the mission of the NCCETC; •* Supporting administrative functions for assigned projects, including preparation of regular progress reports, quarterly project reports, and budgets as needed and required by funding agencies; and •* Updating program technical resources and publications. •* Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field; and •* Minimum two years of significant work experience in distributed generation project development, including combined heat and power, solar PV, fuel cells, district energy, energy storage and microgrids or other related fields; or relevant advanced degree. •* Ability to work as a team player, along with capability to work independently with significant initiative on defined tasks and projects; •* Experience and initiative to manage projects; •* Excellent analytical and organizational skills; and •* Excellent written and oral communication skills between co-workers and relative to clients.
Senior Extension Specialist - Clean Power And Energy Efficiency
The Clean Power and Energy Efficiency Technical Specialist will assist in the performance of NCCETC’s activities under the US DOE-funded Combined Heat and Power Southeast Technical Assistance Project as well as to help develop and implement projects, and contribute to delivery of other services, offered by the Center.
The individual in this position will work with the program team to complete site assessments for combined heat & power (CHP) and other clean energy technologies for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. The work also includes identifying and disseminating best practices of CHP project development and operation, as well as policies or programs supporting this investment. The position requires the candidate to be organized and entrepreneurial with a technical familiarity of distributed generation and efficiency technologies.
Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:
Conducting outreach to potential end-use clients and providing technical services to evaluate feasibility of investment in distributed generation or efficiency technologies at their site;
Supporting responses to consumers, industry representatives, nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and other stakeholders involved in regulatory proceedings or other relevant policy forums;
Preparing technical reports and papers on issues affecting distributed generation and energy efficiency;
Seeking new project opportunities, and assisting on developing funding proposals that are in line with the mission of the NCCETC;
Supporting administrative functions for assigned projects, including preparation of regular progress reports, quarterly project reports, and budgets as needed and required by funding agencies; and
Updating program technical resources and publications.
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