Financial Resource Management & Workforce Development Regional
Job Description Summary
This position is located in East Central Alabama covering
Program Priority Team: Financial Resource Management &
Geographic Area: East Central Alabama- Calhoun, Chambers, Clay,
Cleburne, Coosa, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, Talladega and
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System ( ACES ), Family and
Consumer Sciences program, is seeking qualified applicants to fill
a Regional Extension Agent ( REA ) – Financial Resource Management
and Workforce Development position. The REA is a regional-based
professional of ACES who represents the research-based programs and
resources available through Auburn University and Alabama A&M
University. REAs work collaboratively with County Extension
Coordinators, other regional agents, state specialists, and
clientele to assess needs and develop and deliver programs within
the mission of ACES . The REA will be expected to provide high
impact research- and evidence-based educational programming and
resources to families across the life span, in support of efforts
to strengthen the quality of family life. The designated areas of
expertise are in the disciplines of workforce development
(employability, economic and job stability, family- and
self-sufficiency), and family economic stability (individual and
family resource management, financial literacy, consumer decision
making, work and family). Each county within the geographic service
area has an Extension office; REA office location will depend on
availability of space in county offices within the service
Duties and responsibilities include:
•Serve as a contributing member on the Extension Financial Resource
Management and Workforce Development TEAM . Assist in developing
and implementing priority programs in response to identified county
and state needs and in developing an annual TEAM program
•Function as an effective educator and credible resource using
innovative and creative approaches, including social media and both
in-person as well as virtual education. Develop and write quality
educational materials to support programming.
•Offer comprehensive and complex programming to support long-term
change and participate in interdisciplinary programming.
•Establish, organize, facilitate, and maintain networks and
coalitions at the local and regional levels to multiply efforts and
to bring added value to ACES clients.
•Identify innovative ways to serve under-served and
•Cooperate and communicate with County Extension Coordinators,
County Commissions, regional agents, state specialists, and the
Assistant Director for Programs regarding county and regional
projects. Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and
•In cooperation with County Extension Coordinators, follow
appropriate fiscal management for programmatic needs.
•Appropriately administer the materials and financial resources of
•Evaluate priority programs and complete system reports when due.
Inform and educate the public and key stakeholders about program
•Secure resources (volunteers, contracts, grants, fees, and
donations) to support identified needs at county and regional
•Work with minimal supervision in an unstructured setting. Self
motivated to achieve goals and deadlines.
•Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in the area of consumer education, financial
management, workforce development and education, economics, school
counseling, human development and family studies, adult education,
or some other closely related field and at least three years of
related work experience.
The successful incumbent will be required to obtain a master’s
degree within five years after successfully completing a
The successful candidate must demonstrate educational leadership in
the application of knowledge through planning for, implementing,
and teaching educational programs. They must have excellent and
effective interpersonal and written communication skills,
exceptional organizational skills and the ability to deliver
educational programming and resources to a diverse clientele. This
position requires regular travel to carry out Extension
responsibilities, and the successful incumbent must have access to
Successful applicants must possess strong leadership and
organizational skills, and the ability to respectfully
self-motivate their daily priorities.
A Master’s degree and three years of relevant work experience.
Previous extension experience. Demonstrated ability to recruit and
manage volunteers. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and
evaluate educational programs. Experience in small business
development, entrepreneurship, homeownership education, or
Special Instructions to Applicants
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EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment
opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,
religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or any other classification protected by applicable
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