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Field Specialist in Community Development – Dent County, Missouri
Please apply at: 45883
LOCATION: Salem, Missouri and primarily serves Dent, Pulaski, Phelps, Maries, Crawford and Washington Counties in the East Central Region, with additional service across the state as needed.
The Community Development (CD) program works collaboratively with communities across Missouri to build civic capacity through fostering community belonging, civic contribution, collective leadership, and place-based vitality. The CD program is housed within the Business and Communities Extension program and partners closely with the Business Development, Regional Economic Development and Workforce Development teams.
CD Community Leadership Field Specialist will:
This position is a 12-month, ranked, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full Extension Professional. Rank will be determined at the time of appointment based on qualifications and experience in accordance with the MU Extension faculty standards. This position will hold a working title of Field Specialist in Community Development.
As a Field Specialist, your workload distribution at appointment will be 90% Extension Teaching and 10% Traditional Service.
This appointment is renewable annually at the discretion of the University and workload distribution may change at the discretion of Extension leadership. Circumstances affecting continued employment include, but are not limited to, work performance, fund availability, and educational priorities.
CORE DUTIES OF MU EXTENSION SPECIALISTS
MU Extension Specialists deliver the University of Missouri to all Missourians. They serve all Missourians by bringing research-based solutions to work on local problems. MU Extension Specialists teach new and foundational concepts, link people to resources, support partner organizations, participate in research, train volunteers, evaluate programs, foster innovation, and serve communities. MU Extension Specialists work as a team to expand educational attainment, foster economic development, and improve health outcomes. These core duties fall into three major areas:
Educate, Create, and Connect.
The Senior Program Director for Business & Community provides overall programmatic leadership. Programmatic supervision comes from the Education Director for the Community Development and administrative oversight from the Regional Director for East Central.
MU EXTENSION INFORMATION
The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address the needs of Missourians, including educational attainment, environmental concerns, community, economic, business, and workforce development, global food systems, and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit https://extension.missouri.edu/.
The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant University and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s comprehensive undergraduate programs and its graduate, professional, and research programs attract an annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.
An earned master’s degree or doctorate in community development, community social work, regional or applied economics, urban/rural planning, public administration at time of appointment. With appropriate coursework demonstrating knowledge of community processes, facilitation, and demonstrated cultural competency.
Candidates must demonstrate they are authorized to work in the United States at time of hire. Sponsorship of U.S. temporary employment visas will not be offered for this position.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:
• Cover Letter
• Copies of all academic transcripts, and
• a list of 3-5 references
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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