Applied Research Job: Community Development Specialist (Columbia, MO)
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Community Development Specialist (Columbia, MO)
University of Missouri
Job Title: Community Development Specialist (Columbia, MO)
Department: Extension Institution: University of Missouri
Columbia, MO Date Posted: May. 7th, 2008
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Position
Start Date: Available Immediately
Job Categories: Lecturer/Instructor
Academic Field(s): Agricultural Extension
Job Description: Position Location: Headquartered in Boone County,
Columbia, Missouri, in the Central Missouri Region, with additional
responsibilities for Howard, Audrain, Callaway, Cole, Osage and Chariton
Salary: $35,000-45,000 (based on applicable experience).
Specific Responsibilities: University of Missouri Extension Regional
Specialists provide leadership and expertise to the local community within
the assigned counties with research-based education and information.
Specialists work side-by-side with local people to solve problems, make
decisions, access resources and chart a course for success. Work closely
with County Councils, program partners, volunteers, and other professionals
to provide programmatic leadership to diverse audiences with diverse needs.
Create linkages with University of Missouri campuses, Lincoln University,
and other partners and funding stakeholders to plan, implement, and evaluate
priority programs. May provide supervision and leadership to associates
within surrounding counties.
Working collaboratively with a team of extension professionals and
volunteers, the specialist will be responsible for giving programmatic
leadership to community development.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned master's degree in community development,
community economic development, or related area with appropriate community
and economic development coursework exhibited. Related areas include adult
education, urban or rural planning, regional or applied economics, urban or
rural development, organizational development, public administration, public
policy, political science, applied or cultural anthropology, rural
sociology, sociology, social work, or community psychology.
Ability to travel and to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in designing,
conducting and evaluating educational programs, and applying research-based
knowledge in community cooperation and collaboration, capacity assessment
and action planning, community planning, community economic development,
public policy issue identification and framing, citizen participation,
leadership, organizational development and resource management, and
volunteerism to community development is desired.
Ability to work with colleagues in a multidisciplinary, issue-based approach
to program design and delivery to impact change in one or more of the
following priority areas: (1) enhancing economic viability, (2) building
strong individuals, families and communities, and (3) creating and
sustaining a healthy environment.
Application Procedure: All interested applicants must submit a completed
application, letter of intent, current resume and copies of all academic
transcripts to: MU Extension, Human Resources, 205 Whitten Hall, Columbia,
If you have any questions, please call (573) 882-4721 or e-mail
hrdext at missouri.edu .
An application form and complete position description are available at:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Preference will be given to applications received by June 6, 2008.
EEO / AA Policy: EEO/AA/ADA employer.
Contact: Manager, Human Resources
University of Missouri Extension
205 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone Number: 573-882-4721
Fax Number: 573-882-2595
E-mail: hrdext at missouri.edu
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