The Extension Agent, under general supervision, implements and plans educational programs and activities in assigned program areas. Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities. The areas of focus are small business development, business contracting, agribusiness development, community resources, business financing, home ownership, or community organization development. The work location for this position is 200 Taylor Street, Suite 500 Fort Worth, TX 76196 (Tarrant County).
Regularly delivers Community and Economic Development (CED) community-based educational programs through a wide variety of teaching methods at sites throughout the geographic area served.
Provides general assistance to entrepreneurs, small business owners, agri-businesses and land owners on financial resources, business planning, marketing, budgeting, efficient agri-business practices, and business development issues.
Plan and implement appropriate impact evaluations and reports to document program effectiveness.
Develops plans of work based on ongoing assessment of community needs.
Develops and follows a personal plan for professional development in the area of community resource development.
Works with county and regional economic development agencies to incorporate local county needs into economic development plans programs, and strategies.
Collaborates with non-profit community organizations, agencies, key stakeholders, civic groups, local governments, and other Extension staff in the region to provide a broad array of integrated and multicounty programs.
Collaborates with County Extension staff to present a unified and coordinated County Extension program effort.
Assist in the marketing and promotion of the Community and Economic Development Systems Unit by participating in internet radio blogs on various small business and community topics, mass media interviews (when appropriate), and participating in Extension publications on community and economic development topics.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
No prior experience required for positions that are not designated as an urban county. Positions for designated urban counties require three (3) years of related experience.
Job Post Closing Date:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Technical competence in appropriate subject matter and the ability to apply this knowledge to the solution of problems.
Understanding of the learning and development processes of youth and adults.
Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods to provide effective learning experiences.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Application Submission Guidelines:
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.
The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-035097
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Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.