The Extension Agent, under general supervision, implements, plans, and evaluates 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. Rusk County location at 113 E Fordall St, Henderson, TX 75652 and Nacogdoches County location at 203 W. Main St. TX, 75961
This is position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.
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.
Implements the planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas which address critical issues and/or emerging needs in Nacogdoches 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 strengthening programs.
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 the responsibilities of the Extension Agent 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
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.
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.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor?s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two years of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
Maintains attention to detail and utilizes sound judgment.
Job Posting Close 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
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-036683
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.