TITLE: Extension Agent, Community Resource Development (West
DEPARTMENT: Cooperative Extension Program
REPORTS TO: Regional Extension Director—West Region
LOCATION: Bowling Green, KY
EFFECTIVE DATE: Position will Remain Open until Filled
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
INTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
Extension Agents are community based professionals of Kentucky
State University who make a difference by connecting community
needs with university resources. The Extension Agent for Community
Resource Development will develop, conduct and deliver educational
programs based on locally identified needs in community, economic,
and leadership development, as well as marketing, business
retention and expansion, and assisting with general community
needs, while prioritizing the needs of underserved and minority
audiences. This position will be tasked with building community
capacity and fostering a better quality of life for community
residents. The Extension Agent for Community Resource Development
is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating effective
and comprehensive educational programs to assist community/civic
organizations and small businesses with achieving their
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Extension Agent for Community Resource Development is a
professional educator who provides education and leadership among
community and civic groups, as well as small businesses. This agent
will work closely with the KSU Community Resource Development
Program Leader for all programmatic efforts. This agent will be a
member of the off-campus Extension staff of Kentucky State
University as part of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System,
which is composed of individuals and programs from both Kentucky
State University and the University of Kentucky. This position will
serve all clientele and give them an equal opportunity to
participate in programs regardless of race, gender, age, color,
sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develop and implement research-based virtual and face-to-face
educational programs tailored to meeting the needs of local
organizations and small businesses in regards to community,
economic, and leadership development, as well as marketing,
business retention and expansion, and general community
Develop, implement, and evaluate a county plan of work based on
locally identified needs.
Develop collaborative partnerships among elected officials,
community leaders, and businesses and organizations.
Collect, enter, and analyze statistical data, and report in
Kentucky Extension Reporting System.
Develop newsletters to communicate efforts with
Design, implement, and evaluate educational programs in the
areas of small business development, strategic planning,
communications, and marketing.
Serve as a resource to the community and conduit to additional
programming and information available at Kentucky State
Assist organizations and small businesses with identifying
funding sources, writing grants, and supplying documentation
associated with gifts, grants, and contracts.
Understand the needs of small, limited-resource groups and
underserved audiences and demonstrate a willingness to work to
improve the quality of life in communities and increase
profitability for small businesses.
Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as
OTHER DUTIES: The position will conduct other duties as
Bachelor’s degree in Community and Leadership Development,
Communications, Marketing, Business, or a related field. One to
three years of experience and Master’s Degree in related area are
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting, and
evaluating participatory Extension or non-formal education
Extensive knowledge of community, economic, and leadership
Extensive knowledge of marketing and business retention and
Experience working with diverse populations.
Excellent team building skills.
Excellent conflict resolution skills.
Understanding and ability to conduct community needs assessment
to determine program priorities.
Knowledge of child and human development.
Knowledge and willingness of adult involvement and working
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Basic knowledge in educational technologies and their
appropriate use in the development and delivery of educational
Program marketing skills.
Knowledge and willingness to involve and manage participants in
Maintain a personal commitment to working with diverse
clientele and colleagues, and a willingness to further the civil
rights goals of KSU Cooperative Extension.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Must be able to lift large boxes up to 40 lbs.
Must be able to travel.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Work could involve some exposure to unusual elements, such as
extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors,
and/or loud noises.
Requires some standing or walking.
A valid driver license and a personal vehicle for official duty
travel are required. Mileage will be reimbursed at a rate
established by the university.
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity
The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical
requirements listed in this job description represent the essential
duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform
either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions
listed do not necessarily include all activities that the
individual may perform.The College of Agriculture,
Community, and the Sciences strives for inclusive excellence and is
interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to this
effort through their research, teaching, and/or Extension