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Associate, Area 4-H Extension

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Job Title
Associate, Area 4-H Extension

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate With Experience

Employment Status
Full Time

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Job Summary

The incumbent identifies, assesses, and prioritizes needs identified through programmatic outreach efforts designed to target at-risk youth in urban and suburban communities in the central and southwest region of the state

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of agricultural education.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Emotional maturity.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with co-workers and partners.
  • Competency in the use of computers and electronic outreach methods.
  • Ability to develop public-private community partnerships.
Essential Job Functions
  • Develops and implements an individual plan of work based on locally identified needs that will lead to improved quality of life for youth.
  • Develops and directs an urban based program for youth which teaches life skills with a variety of methods, including projects, special interests, and project groups.
  • Uses proven, research-based teaching methods to instruct and educate youth.
  • Develops and implements innovative strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to underserved youth, particularly in the inner city.
  • Markets and represents Extension’s interest to external partners and stakeholders.
  • Seeks external funding such as grants, gifts, and cost recovery to support and expand educational programming.
  • Utilizes appropriate evaluation methods to document impact and publicize accomplishments.
  • Implements programs in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Federal Civil Rights policies and procedures.
  • Networks and communicates with civic leaders, community volunteers and other organizations to develop strategies to implement programs in urban communities.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in education, youth development or other closely related field
Master’s degree preferred.
Three (3) years’ related experience

Licensing and Certifications

Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds
Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds
Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds
Not Required


Extended Work Hours

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Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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 Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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