Fort Valley State University
Job Summary Under the supervision of the Assistant Extension Administrator for Agricultural Communications, Conferencing and Technology, the successful candidate will provide leadership for communicating the impacts of our extension work with our federal and state partners and stakeholders. Additionally, the candidate will coordinate FVSU's outreach efforts in reaching non-traditional audiences. Duties and Responsibilities Coordinates with program specialists\/agents in providing non-formal education and learning activities to meet the needs of the Hispanic and Underserved community. Provides information about Extension programs to Spanish-speaking audiences. Conduct needs assessment on Hispanic concerns at the community, county and state levels. Provides educational opportunies to Extension Staff and Volunteers about Hispanic culture, and Extension program. Planning workshops and making public presentations related to educational programs for Hispanics. Provides program support for adult and youth programs, including 4H. Produces written and\/or audio-visual educational materials. Edits, writes and translates articles and press releases aimed at documenting Land Grant news and information to our Spanish speaking clientele. Qualifications Minimum: Three (3) years' experience of working with diverse audiences including Hispanic speaking audience. Bachelor's degree in English, mass communications, public relations, agriculture, family and consumer scienes or related field preferred. Bachelor's degree required. Bilingual in Spanish and English Ability to maintain positive relationships, to use oral and written communication skillfully, to work with people from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Able to collaborate with program leaders in designing programs to meet the needs of a diverse clientele including youth, farmers, rural and urban communities, senior citizens, etc. Able to travel to conferences, events and workshops. Preferred:\u00a0 Master's Degree, five years' experience in working with Hispanic audiences Working conditions Occasional overnight and weekend travel required Occasional night and weekend hours. Occasional working outdoors with research scientists in research fields Mostly climate controlled environment Physical requirements Occassionally standing and lifting up to twenty-five pounds at a time Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley State University
Website : http://www.fvsu.edu/
Founded more than 100 years ago, Fort Valley State University embraces a history that weaves together African-American culture, a commitment to personal and intellectual growth and a deep sense of community. What students of every era have found here is unequaled leadership across a wide scope of programs. Our status as an 1895 state land-grant university has led to remarkable innovations in agriculture and related fields. FVSU’s acclaimed biology and chemistry departments send more students of African descent to medical and dental programs than any other Georgia state school. And our comprehensive liberal arts curriculum continues to set new standards of excellence. Keeping up with technological advances, we offer top-notch online programs and the opportunity to keep abreast of FVSU’s goings-on through Facebook and Twitter. We have an excellent relationship with the city of Fort Valley and surrounding areas. Our communiversity efforts bridge the gap between town and gown. The university regularly brings the local community onto campus for special events that showcase our students’ achievements.