The Extension Program Specialist I position will develop, implement and manage a workforce development and job placement program with a focus of working with trainers to provide high demand job training to rural and low-income communities.
This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant funding
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Â Provides programs and training in job placement, money management, soft skills, dress code etiquette, interview training, resume building, and on the job training; interviews and evaluates participants to assess interest/qualifications for job placement and internship opportunities.
Maintains accurate job placement and tracking records. Performs a variety of other clerical and record-keeping functions and tasks.
Â Initiates and maintains ongoing personal contacts with a variety of businesses, local chambers, workforce partners, and other industry representatives to promote the value of training.
Develops, grows, and maintains new and ongoing workforce partnerships using a variety of communication strategies (including direct cold calls) to gain industry knowledge and familiarity with organizational structures, business areas, technologies used, and/or any other special needs required on the job.
Generates cutting-edge job leads and market intelligence that align with labor market trends. Analyzes and interpret current and emerging labor market research to proactively seek and connect with business leaders and potential workforce partners to promote the high-quality, industry-ready workforce.
Other duties as assigned.
RequiredÂ Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in applicable field.
Five years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Community Development, Business, Accounting, Public Policy or related field.
Five or more years of professional experience in program/curriculum development and grant writing.
Demonstrated experience providing technical information and subject matter training to under-represented and under-served audiences.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, database, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge of the 1890 Land-grant system and philosophy.
Ability to partner with internal and external agencies.
Proficient/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications.
Job Closing Date:
Please attach all required documents listed belowÂ in the attachment box labeled as either âœResume/CV or Resume/Cover Letterâ on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the âœResume/CVâ or Resume/Cover Letterâ attachment box. Â 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 theÂ PVAMUÂ 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-039861
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.