Position: Coordinator for Community/Economic Innovation and Development Location: College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences/TUCEP
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an "Outcomes-Oriented University," the ideal Coordinator for Community/Economic Innovation and Development will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
This position seeks a highly-qualified candidate for the position of Coordinator for Community/Economic Innovation and Development. The Coordinator will oversee all of the duties of providing direct assistance to County Agents in all of the counties within the specified service area of TUCEP for programming in Community and Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Small Business Support. Additionally, this position will provide service with faculty, agents, resource specialists, and interns to plan, implement, and report activities for TUCEP. This position is essential to the alignment of all programs delivered in all 20 plus counties served are aligned with accepted USDA outputs and outcomes, as well as other USDA designated regulations.
The successful candidate will:
Participate in meetings and conferences at the local, state, national and international levels as requested/approved by the Associate Dean for Extension and Dean CAENS
Provide leadership in planning, monitoring and evaluation of Extension and related programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Provide information and support to faculty, resource specialists and agents as relates to Agriculture and Natural Resources program development, implementation and assessment
Develop Tuskegee University and State partnerships to provide more impact in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Provide facilitative leadership in evaluation of Extension program areas and related academic departments
Provide technical assistance to CAENS and Cooperative Extension colleagues in program design, curriculum development; Extension publication/fact sheet generation; evaluation planning and design; and, data collection and analysis methods.
Conducts evaluations for multiple purposes and audiences on an ongoing basis.
Assist in developing and providing various professional development experiences (i.e., New Extension professional orientation, core training, and in-service training) in Community and Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Small Business Support
Cooperate with CAENS/Extension and other Tuskegee University personnel to develop strong, integrated Extension programs.
Serve as a productive, member of the TUCE Program and Staff Development Team
Develop and submit grant proposals consistent with and in support of Extension’s mission
Other duties as assigned by the Extension Administrator or Associate Dean for Extension
MS degree in related Economics, Public Policy and Development, Business Adminsitration, or a closely related area
Demonstrated ability to organize interdisciplinary and integrative programs
Demonstrated success in delivering community-based and/or science-based non-formal educational programs that reach diverse (racial, ethnic, limited resource, etc.) audiences and communities.
Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a team setting
Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
Demonstrated leadership in assisting and organizing Extension and Outreach staff.
Commensurate with education, training, and experience: Contingent upon outside funding
Additional Position Information:
This position require weekend and after work hours’ job responsibilities, sometimes depending on assignments
This position require you to travel local (mainly) and out-of-state (sometimes)
This position funded through restricted outside funding
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information), and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.