Extension Educator, Ag. and Natural Resources – Southern
1890 Land Grant Extension
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Job Summary/Basic Function
Current target counties in the Southern Region include the
following: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Highland,
Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, and Scioto. Target counties are
identified based on community needs and may change as needs in the
Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University
research and Ohio residents by creating innovative learning
opportunities that address local issues. Educators collaborate with
local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses
and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee
sustainable research-based educational programs, and provide
resources and expertise to the local community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct needs assessments to identify critically important issues
and educational needs of clientele in the assigned region. This
includes networking and collaborating with community organizations
and other stakeholder groups, and reaching out to underserved
• Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver
and evaluate programming.
• Conducts demonstrations, programs and meetings to educate adults
and youth in new technology and practices related to agriculture to
improve food production for rural, farm and urban families to
improve economic wellbeing.
• Identify, interpret, and integrate information to develop and
deliver high impact educational programs to adult and youth diverse
• Develop regular and effective communications and working
relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the
• Establish professional relationships with faculty on campus to
enhance extension programming.
• Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach
of Extension programming.
• Assist local, city and community organizations and businesses in
the development and promotion of related activities and
• Represent CSU Extension with groups and organizations within
• Work with producers on identifying disease and insect control and
• Provide technical assistance on agriculture and natural resource
topics and issues.
• Ensure that programs and activities are available to all
interested persons in accordance with applicable equal
opportunity/civil rights laws and best practices.
• Participate in civil rights and diversity training at the onset
of employment, and periodic civil rights and diversity training
during their association with the Extension.
• Uphold a respectful, professional communication style both oral
and in written
• Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance
• Submit daily programmatic activities and success stories into E-
DAL (Extension’s Daily Activity Log).
• Attend professional development opportunities.
• Work collaboratively with regional team and OSU county offices on
• Participate in statewide teams.
• Work with state coordinators on regional county fair
• Provide expertise to develop and deliver statewide initiatives
• Work collaboratively with Universities, state and local agencies
within assigned region.
• Other responsibilities as required.
• Bachelor’s degree, in agricultural sciences, agricultural
education, animal sciences, plant sciences, soil sciences,
direct/food marketing, or closely related field.
• Knowledge in agriculture practices that includes a specialization
in one or more of the following: fruit and vegetable production,
greenhouse/high tunnel systems, cropping systems, organic
production, soil health, niche/direct marketing, on-farm food
safety, farm business/farm management, forage and pasture systems,
livestock systems, horticulture, integrated pest management ( IPM
), agricultural economics, nutrient management, natural resource
conservation and environmental stewardship.
• Strong oral and written communication, leadership mentoring, and
group process skills.
• Evidence of ability to work independently and within a team
• Exceptional, proven competency in interpersonal relationship
skills, including the ability to effectively relate to and
communicate with staff, faculty, elected officials, colleagues, and
program participants from diverse cultural backgrounds, including
individuals with limited English skills.
• Ability to interpret and enforce University policy and best
practices in a variety of areas, including discrimination
allegations, conflict of interest, volunteer management, and
• Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing
reports, presentations, data analysis and internet
• Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to
effectively teach program specific material.
• Ability to work as a teleworker with minimal supervision,
including prioritizing workloads and meeting deadlines.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Extension organization,
operation, philosophy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and
intentional outreach to underrepresented community members.
• Ability to plan and maintain a flexible work schedule, including
evening and weekend work to meet time demands and/or special needs
of program management.
• Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with required liability
insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel.
• Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)
Budgeted Annual Salary
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * What is the highest degree you hold?
- Completed all Doctorate coursework, but has not completed
- Master's Degree
- Bachelor's Degree
- Assoicate's Degree
- High School Diploma or GED
- Cover Letter
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