Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. This position will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming to build healthy, sustainable communities, families and individuals. Programming will be conducted with volunteers, other community development and family and consumer sciences professionals and state and area extension faculty. Programming may include strengthening families and individuals, community goal setting, family and community health and wellness, the PRIDE Program, and local volunteer development.
Bachelor’s degree with knowledge of family and consumer sciences as evidenced by academic courses, professional development and/or professional experience.
Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.
Leadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workers.
Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s license.
Reside in Grant County
Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Commitment to personal professional development.
Ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilities.
Self-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of supervision, balancing multiple projects.
Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programs.
Skills in group facilitation.
Knowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processes.
Experience in seeking and administering external grant funding.