Overview

Job Summary

This position will be filled as an Associate Extension Educator or as an Extension Educator. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

 

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Indiana residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, Educators collaborate with local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community.

The Community Development Extension Educator will be a member of a two-person Community Development team serving the residents of Marion County. Responsibilities include the delivery of educational programs, workshops, and technical services, building and sustaining local and regional partnerships, and leveraging resources for community-based initiatives. As an Extension Educator, the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be the creation, facilitation, and evaluation of high-impact educational programming that meets the needs of residents. Candidates must share a passion for the core areas of Extension’s Community Development program including Leadership & Civic Engagement, Community Organizing & Planning, Local Government, and Quality Places.  Candidates will represent Purdue Extension to the greater community and must have the ability to steward positive relationships within the office, the greater Indianapolis area, and statewide through effective communication. The successful candidate must share Purdue Extension Marion County’s commitment to value underappreciated communities and celebrate human differences by embracing and recognizing the need for diverse, equitable, and inclusive structural change.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with state and local advisory committees in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming
  • Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities
  • Identify, recruit and develop the volunteer leadership necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension
  • Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community
  • Quantify, communicate and promote the value of Extension education to key stakeholders, partners and decision-makers
  • Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming
  • Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming
  • Other responsibilities as required

Associate Extension Educator

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university or college required
  • 1 year of professional experience relevant to position responsibilities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of educational methods and the ability to effectively facilitate educational programming to small and large groups of adult learners
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills
  • Flexible, can-do attitude with a desire to work in a team-centered environment
  • Ability to travel
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license

Extension Educator

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university or college required
  • 3 years of professional experience relevant to position responsibilities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of educational methods and the ability to effectively facilitate educational programming to small and large groups of adult learners
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills
  • Flexible, can-do attitude with a desire to work in a team-centered environment
  • Ability to travel
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree
  • 3-5 years of professional experience relevant to position responsibilities

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A valid driver’s license is required for all Extension Educator positions
  • A background check and MVR check is required for employment in this position
  • Travel using personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided) and evening and weekend work is an integral part of this position
  • Please attach the names and email addresses of at least three (3) references. As the application review process moves forward, an e-Reference form may be sent to the references for completion
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Tagged as: EARLY CAREER, MID TO SENIOR LEVEL