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Job ID: 27520
LOCATION: Alton, Missouri and primarily serves Oregon County and Ripley, Shannon Counties in the Southeast Region, with additional service across the state as needed.
University of Missouri Extension and Engagement faculty and staff develop, deliver, and improve educational programs and services that fulfill the University’s land-grant mission to extend the reach and impact of teaching and research to improve the lives and communities of Missourians and beyond.
Extension faculty are 12-month, non-tenure track appointments to the promotable ranks of assistant, associate, or full Extension Professional. The rank at time of appointment or promotion is consistent with the standards of achievement and experience established by the faculty.
This position serves as the primary representative of the University of Missouri in the headquarter county, and as the administrative leader of the county extension office.
The MU Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension program is strategically focused on the goal of improving Missourian’s quality of life enhance the economic viability of Missouri enterprises, while protecting the environment and the state’s natural resources. MU Extension research-based programs promote, enhances, and develops efficient and viable production, management and sustainable systems As part of this effort assistance with disaster recovery efforts as needed and service on one or more Soil and Water Conservation District Boards as established by state statute is expected.
CORE DUTIES OF EXTENSION FACULTY
The core duties of MU Extension faculty are to Educate, Create, and Connect. The emphasis among these duties and specific deliverables will vary for different appointments and evolve from year to year, direction for which is developed in an annual plan of work for the program area and for the individual.
The CES will lead partnership collaborations within the county, cultivating positive relationships between the University and the community toward the development and delivery of educational programs and services that result in individual well-being and community betterment. County Engagement Specialists work with local and campus colleagues to assess needs and progress toward goals within their area of specialization, collaboratively producing a data-informed understanding of the conditions and opportunities within the counties served in Extension’s impact areas of agriculture and the environment, youth and families, businesses and communities, and health and safety.
The CES is responsible for the collaborative leadership of the home county office, coordination of county program plans, assisting the county council with financial and non-financial resources, and daily coordination of office personnel. The CES will ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of MU Extension programs by involving county faculty and staff, clientele, extension councils, advisory committees, community agencies, organizations and other citizens. They represent the University of Missouri to county extension councils, county governments and other agencies in determining fiscal needs and in securing resources. The CES will help facilitate county council elections and enhance leadership skills and commitment to supporting the MU Extension mission.
Administrative supervision is from the Southeast Regional Director. Program leadership is from the statewide Agriculture/Business Development Program Director.
An earned master’s degree in agriculture marketing, agriculture business, agriculture economics, business administration, business management or related field. Successful candidates will have graduate level courses agribusiness management, microeconomics, marketing, agricultural finance, agricultural law and graduate or undergraduate accounting.
Production agriculture experience and/or college level coursework related to livestock, crop and forage production, entomology and horticulture is helpful.
Ideal candidate will also have experience in the identification of regional, national and international markets for agriculture products produced or manufactured in the region; economic feasibility analysis; marketing strategies through direct, indirect and Internet markets; financial management and financial risk assessment; agribusiness operating arrangements including producer owned cooperatives; personnel management; and agricultural legal issues.
Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others, including strong listening, written, and oral communication skills. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies. Experience in designing, conducting and evaluating educational programs, and applying research-based knowledge in subject matter areas related to community cooperation and collaboration, capacity assessment and action planning, needs assessment, citizen participation, leadership, resource management, and volunteerism is desired.
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer
Job Type: Full-time