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Educator, Area Agriculture Extension (Pike, Walthall, Lincoln and Amite)

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Job Title
Educator, Area Agriculture Extension (Pike, Walthall, Lincoln and Amite)

FLSA Status

Posted Salary Range
Commensurate With Experience

Employment Status
Full Time

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Educator is to identify and form working partnerships with relevant farmers, local organizations, agencies, and institutions to deliver research-based agricultural educational programs, events and activities to program participants and other members of the agricultural community within the assigned area. The individual will work with producers, schools, and agricultural-related associations to explore strategies for improving production and profitability of their farming operations.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of latest farming techniques
  • Ability to work in rural settings and interact with farmers daily.
  • Good communication skills, verbal, written, and interpersonal.
  • Strong leadership Skills
  • Ability to work Independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours and travel frequently.
  • Ability to hold the interest of an audience.
  • Ability to provide oral and written presentations to groups, individuals and through mass media.
  • Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county.
  • Ability to plan and teach educational programs.
Essential Job Functions
  • Work closely with producers, agri-business, community leaders, Extension Leadership Councils and appropriate agents and specialists to identify and prioritize issues, problems, and opportunities.
  • Use farm and business visits to remain knowledgeable of specific local needs and problems related to agricultural production, marketing, and environmental protection.
  • Assist state coordinator in establishing farm trials that address state and local needs at off campus centers and model farms.
  • Maintain a high level of proficiency in the subject matter field by participating in in-service training and professional activities.
  • Develop and implement evaluation plans, report impacts, outcomes, and results of programs to clientele, public, and administration.
  • Collaborate with other staff for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs.
  • Assist with the collection of data, evaluation, and reports.
  • Assist with grant writing, budgeting, and provide input in the development of educational programs.
  • Provide communication and seek additional contacts with stakeholders.
  • Prepare extension outreach materials like fact sheets, brochures for disseminating information to the limited resources farmers.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • M. S. in Plant Science/ Horticulture/Agronomy, or a closely related field
  • 1 year experience in Sustainable Agriculture practices.
  • 1 Yr. Experience in outreach and extension activities.
  • 1 year experience in applied field research.
Licensing and Certifications


Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds
Not Required

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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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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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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