This position is responsible for continuing efforts in accomplishing the Community and Economic Development Department objectives outlines in our Cooperative Extension Program Plan of Work. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, deliver and assist in the delivery of workshops and programs on small business lending, government contracting opportunities, business and personal credit, debt management, youth entrepreneurship, asset building, etc. Regularly teach and deliver Community and Economic Development (CED) community-based educational programs through a wide variety of teaching methods at sites throughout the geographic area served. Provide one-on-one technical assistance to entrepreneurs, small business owners, agri-businesses and land owners on financial resources, business planning, marketing, budgeting, efficient agri-business practices, and business development issues. Ability to secure and maintain confidentiality in the execution and protection of information gathered from clients regarding finances, credit, social security numbers, etc. Provide information on grant writing procedures and funding agencies available to non-profit organizations. Knowledgeable of grant opportunities and ability to establish partnerships that pool and/or leverage public and private funds in support of Extension?s mission. Work evenings on a regular basis and occasionally on weekends, as needed to meet local needs.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Implements the planned educational programs and activities in assigned program areas which address critical issues and/or emerging needs in Dallas County; Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities; Identifies, recruits, and trains local volunteer leaders to enable them to effectively perform their duties while serving on committees, clubs, and/or organizations; Utilizes a variety of teaching methods, strategies/techniques, activities, and materials in conducting educational programs; Complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Affirmative Action Plan of Prairie View A&M University in conducting Extension educational programs; Works with and supports Extension-sponsored groups such as 4-H clubs, community-based organizations, and master volunteer groups toward the achievement of increased participation and strengthening programs.
Plans with committees, task forces, groups, and organizations to conduct educational programs and activities; Develops comprehensive outcome and output program plans which address base programs, critical issues, and clientele needs; Plans evaluation strategies for outcome directed programs and significant program activities; Plans regularly with the total staff to coordinate programming efforts; Coordinates and collaborates with other agencies, groups, and organizations to plan educational programs.
Utilizes appropriate evaluation strategies/techniques to determine the progress of outcome programs and other program activities in reaching the objectives of the county program by providing training, consulting and technical assistance to youth, adults, entrepreneurs, homeowners, farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and/or community organizations; Utilizes evaluation results to make program revisions and modifications; Utilizes evaluation data and program outcomes to interpret program impacts to elected officials, key leaders, and stakeholders.
Maintains appropriate communications with county, district, and administrative staff at PVAMU to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the county program; Prepares monthly, annual and special reports and outcome program summaries to demonstrate results of planning, program accomplishments, and changes in behavior resulting from the educational programs; Conducts multiple interpretation events for county and state elected officials to report on program accomplishments and outcomes.
Develops a long-range professional improvement plan with the appropriate PVAMU-CEP Regional Program Leader and District Extension Administrator and appropriate input from Regional Program Leaders; Develops annual individual development plan which addresses short-term professional improvement needs and career goals; Participates in formal and informal training opportunities to increase knowledge and skills and maintain technical competencies; Participates in regularly scheduled county staff conferences to coordinate plans, activities, and joint work to promote staff teamwork and to make the best use of each agent?s time; Assists in the maintenance of files, mailing lists, membership rolls of Extension-related organizations, and inventories; Keeps informed on and complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program of Cooperative Extension Program; Cooperates with the county coordinator and other staff members in the development and implementation of an EEO Action Plan for the county office unit; Conducts annual performance review with each support staff member the agent is assigned to supervise or coordinates with other staff members with joint supervision responsibilities for the review.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor?s degree in an applicable field
Positions for designated urban counties require three (3) years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master?s degree in Business, Accounting, Economic Development, Community Development or related field.
One to three years' demonstrated experience in program delivery for under-served and under-represented audiences; Demonstrated experience in volunteer management and development of educational presentations.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Technical competence in appropriate subject matter and the ability to apply this knowledge to the solution of problems.
Understanding of the learning and development processes of youth and adults.
Knowledge of a variety of teaching methods to provide effective learning experiences.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Strong written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of the 1890 Land-grant system and philosophy; Proficient/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications.
This position is located in Dallas County at the Dallas County Extension Office.
Dallas county is an urban county.
Job Posting Close Date
Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box at the bottom of the “My Experience” page of the application before continuing through the application. Though the attachment box is labeled as “CV/Resume”, more than one attachment may be uploaded.
All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site.
The required documents listed on the job posting are required to be attached to the application.
No further applicant documents will be accepted once the job posting has closed. References will need to be indicated on the application and a resume may not be substituted. All previously mentioned actions must be taken for full consideration of your application. To be considered, even if you are a current or former employee, or current or former student of PVAMU, all required documents must be attached at the time your online application is submitted.
Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need assistance with the online application process.
Background Check Requirements:
Internal Number: R-003593
About Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute.