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 program for school-aged youth using a variety of delivery modes. Programs will be conducted with state and regional faculty, adult volunteers, and professionals in other youth-serving organizations who share the goal of providing opportunities for youth to develop leadership potential, self-esteem, citizenship, responsibility and capacity.
Bachelor’s degree in education, youth development, sociology, or other related fields, with major course work, professional development, and experience appropriate to the needs to the position.
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.
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 managing/supervising volunteers to achieve educational goals.