Southwest Missouri Research, Extension and Education Center
As part of a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) grant,
this position produces, coordinates and implements various
departmental training curriculum and may oversee specific
departmental education programs within the Agricultural Experiment
Station and specific to the Southwest Missouri Research Extension
and Education Center (SW-REEC). This would include but is not
limited to, planning and assessing educational needs as well as
evaluating and updating program materials and manuals on an ongoing
- In coordination with REEC Directors and other Outreach
Coordinators, develop, implement, and track a statewide outreach
plan each fiscal year which includes clearly defined messages,
target audiences. types and modes of communication techniques and
report results weekly to REEC Director or designee.
- Assists stakeholders and tailor outreach to meet the needs of
producers and how to clearly and concisely communicate. Serve as a
specialist for outreach to explain NRCS programs and policies for
- Prepare and analyze demographic data for the REEC to gain a
greater understanding of the different target audiences that could
be potentially reached throughout. Work to foster improved
relationships with audiences by identifying and nurturing key
liaisons to create a network of spokespersons throughout the REEC.
Translate technical NRCS language into text and instructions that
is understandable to a wide audience. This includes eligibility
requirements for program participation and application procedures.
Farm Bill program rules and requirements, etc.
- Collaborate and work with researchers at the University of
Missouri on drainage water management, water quality and soil
health as affected by climate smart agriculture practices. This may
involve travel to various research site locations, work in outdoor
conditions, and use of various farm or research equipment.
- Assist in the development of specialized publications, talking
points, presentations. and other communication materials to target
the needs and priorities of individualized audiences throughout the
REEC. Provide feedback, analysis. and poten1ial solutions to
identify and understand public concerns, misconceptions, barriers,
etc. which can lead to a greater awareness of Conservation practice
- Coordinate with University, and NRCS Staff to prepare
appropriate outreach materials and products, including but not
limited to fact sheets, flyers, PowerPoint presentations. exhibits,
brochures. video productions, talking points, etc.
- Assists University Communications and NRCS Public affairs staff
in publishing landowner success stories, feature articles, program
related news releases, and other written communication in a variety
of mediums, including but not limited to magazines, newspapers,
partner newsletters/websites, etc.
- Promote and maintain working relationship with organizations,
agencies, and representatives or the media to provide outreach
information, data, and program related information to their
constituents. Identify events, functions, meetings, and venues
where the REEC can promote services, programs, and assistance to
- Educates, coordinates, and communicates through products,
training, meetings, one-on-one consultation, and outreach tools to
targeted audiences in an effort to achieve understanding,
acceptance, and ultimately greater trust and support of
Conservation practices Coordinate. This may involve travel to
various research site locations, work in outdoor conditions, and
use of various farm or research equipment.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Some evenings and weekends
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Background in Agriculture is preferred. Experience with NRCS
conservation practices desired but not required.
Anticipated Hiring Range
Salary Range:$17.96-$25.57 hourly
University Title: Educational Program Coordinator II
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This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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