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Extension Educator (CED) Northeast Region

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Classification Title
Extension Educator (CED) Northeast Region

Working Title

1890 Land Grant Extension

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Current target counties in the Northeast Region includes the following: Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas.
Target counties identified based on community needs and may change as needs in the region change.

Job Summary:

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Ohio residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, Educators collaborate with local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community. A critical aspect of this position is to strengthen the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders, with special efforts to reach those historically underserved by Extension. Given the demographic and economic diversity of communities and neighborhoods in the assigned region the Extension educator is expected to take a proactive role connecting and engaging with diverse audiences and stakeholders.

The Community and Economic Development ( CED ) Extension Educator will be assigned to work within the northeast region, although they may have to travel to other regions on an as­ needed basis; the day-to-day workstation will be as a teleworker. The CED Educator builds partnerships with county and regional agencies, area community economic development authorities, city governments, etc., to design, implement and evaluate programs related to entrepreneurial training, small business/agribusiness development, local/food marketing, neighborhood development and other community development related activities. The CED Educator reports to the Program Leader, CED, to establish program goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming to adults and youth.

• Identify, interpret, and integrate information to develop and deliver high impact educational programs to adult and youth diverse audiences.

• Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community.

• Provide latest research based information in customer friendly manner to the Community and Economic Development community.
• Establish professional relationships with faculty on campus to enhance extension programming.

• Provide entrepreneurship services and small business consulting to local businesses. Provide guidance on business plans, seeking financing and other business assistance to entrepreneurs as needed.

• Represent CSU Extension with groups and organizations within assigned region.

• Provide technical assistance on Community and Economic Development topics and issues.

• Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming.

• Submit daily programmatic activities and success stories into E- DAL (Extension’s Daily Activity Log).

• Facilitate and partner with key stakeholders on educational opportunities that enable individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life.

• Establish professional relationships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and strategically address needs with research-based education.

• Other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree, in Public Administration, Community Development, Business Management, Sociology, Agribusiness/Agriculture/Food Marketing, or closely related field.

• Knowledge in community and economic development that includes a specialization in one or more of the following, participatory planning, entrepreneurship, workforce/small farm/agribusiness/rural development, and leadership development.

• Strong oral and written communication, leadership mentoring, and group process skills,

• Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.
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

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree preferred.

• Experience within specialty field highly desired.

• Teaching experience in informal and formal settings.

• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain diverse networks.

• Demonstrated experience working with urban, rural, and/or Appalachian communities, coalition and partnership building, community and organizational facilitation, agribusiness/agricultural marketing, non-profit management, community economic development, local government, community and economic data analysis, and neighborhood development.

• Knowledge of extension programming.

• Ability to lift 25lbs.

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Category
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)

Budgeted Annual Salary
$ 60,000

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents

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