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.
This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.
Implements the planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas which address critical issues and//or emerging needs in Maverick County; Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities; Identifies, recruits, and trains local volunteer leaders to enable them to effectively perform their duties while serving on committees, clubs, and/or organizations; Utilizes a variety of teaching methods, strategies/techniques, activities, and materials in conducting educational programs; Complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Affirmative Action Plan of Prairie View A&M University in conducting Extension educational programs. Works with and supports Extension-sponsored groups such as 4-H clubs, community based organizations, and master volunteer groups toward the achievement of increased participation and strengthened programs.
Develops a long-range professional improvement plan with the appropriate PVAMU-CEP Regional Program Leader and District Extension Administrator and appropriate input from Regional Program Leaders; Develops annual individual development plan which addresses short-term professional improvement needs and career goals; Participates in formal and informal training opportunities to increase knowledge and skills and maintain technical competencies; Participates in regularly scheduled county staff conferences to coordinate plans, activities, and joint work to promote staff teamwork and to make the best use of each agent's time; Assists in the maintenance of files, mailing lists, membership rolls of Extension-related organizations, and inventories; Keeps informed on and complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Cooperative Extension Program; Cooperates with the county coordinator and other staff members in the development and implementation of an EEO Action Plan for the county office unit; Conducts annual performance review with each support staff member the agent is assigned to supervise or coordinates with other staff members with joint supervision responsibilities for the review; Performs duties in a professional manner through coordination and cooperation with other county staff members under the supervision of the Regional Program Leader; Understands job duties and responsibilities of an Extension Agent and accepts the responsibilities associated with the position; Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
Plans with committees, task forces, groups, and organizations to conduct educational programs and activities; Develops comprehensive outcome and output program plans which address base programs, critical issues and clientele needs; Plans evaluation strategies for outcome directed programs and significant program activities; Plans regularly with the total staff to coordinate programming efforts; Coordinates and collaborates with other agencies, groups and organizations to plan educational programs.
Utilizes appropriate evaluation strategies/techniques to determine the progress of outcome programs and other program activities in reaching the objectives of the county program by providing training, consulting and technical assistance to youth, adults, entrepreneurs, homeowners, farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and/or community organizations; Utilizes evaluation results to make program revisions and modifications; Utilizes evaluation data and program outcomes to interpret program impacts to elected officials, key leaders, and stakeholders.
Maintains appropriate communications with county, district, and administrative staff at PVAMU to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the county program; Prepares monthly, annual and special reports and outcome program summaries to demonstrate results of planning, program accomplishments, and changes in behavior resulting from the educational programs; Conducts multiple interpretation events for county and state elected officials to report on program accomplishments and outcomes.
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.
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.
Job Closing Date:
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
Cover Letter (Optional)
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 email@example.com should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-033787
About Prairie View A&M University
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.