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Prairie View A&M University
Cooperative Extension Program
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Posted: 08/1/2018
Extension Agent (Willacy County)

Prairie View A&M University and the Cooperative Extension Program invite applications for the position of Extension Agent (Willacy County). This position is responsible for assisting the Cooperative Extension Program in carrying out its mission and objectives according to the mandates and requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This includes small business development, agribusiness development, farmer’s market/Cooperative development, community resources, business financing, home ownership, and community organization development.

The work location for this position is Willacy County (Raymondville, TX). Primary duties of this position includes, but not limited to, delivering and assisting in the delivery of
programs on small business lending, government contracting, understanding credit, debt management, youth entrepreneurship and asset building; teaching and delivering Community and Economic Development (CED) community-based educational programs through a wide variety of teaching methods at sites throughout the geographic area served regularly; using appropriate means to critically review and disseminate related research; planning, implementing and evaluating culturally competent educational programs that reach, and are accessible to a wide range of audiences; planning and implementing appropriate impact evaluations and reporting to document program effectiveness; developing plans of work based on ongoing assessment of community needs; developing and following a personal plan for professional development in the area of community resource development and outreaching education methodology consistent with personal and organizational goals; providing general assistance to entrepreneurs, small business owners, agribusinesses and land owners on financial resources, business planning, marketing, budgeting, efficient agribusiness practices, and business development issues; providing general information on grant writing procedures and funding agencies available to nonprofit organizations; conducting regular community workshop on CED related topics; assisting 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 contributing to Extension publications developed on community and economic development topics.

Prairie View A&M University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, is a public land grant university located 45 miles northwest of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city. It has an enrollment of more than 8,000 students and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. The University’s target service area for undergraduate, graduate and outreach programs includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region; the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor; and urban Texas centers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Interested applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field. No prior experience is required for this position considering it is not designated as an
urban county.


The application deadline for this position is August 27, 2018. To apply for this position, please visit our website at: if you are an external applicant or if you are an internal applicant. Interested applicants will be required to submit a cover letter and resume via the online application to be fully considered. For assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 936-261-1730 or