Extension Educator 3

Campus/Location:
Penn State Extension
Date Announced:
07/21/2017
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
72920
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department:
Penn State Extension, Mercer County
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an individual trained in family studies and child development to join our nationally-recognized Food, Families and Health Unit within Penn State Extension. Penn State Extension is an organization on the move and a leader in learning environment innovation. We are building and implementing a new business platform and product development process aimed at enhancing our reach and value to 21st Century customers. A description of our new business approach can be seen at http://agsci.psu.edu/atlas. The individual will be responsible for actively working within one or more Program Teams to identify important issues related to building healthy children, youth and families, establish learning objectives, develop educational events and materials to support the learning objectives, and utilize evaluations to measure program success. While we are seeking disciplinary expertise in human development and family studies with a focus on early childhood education, it is expected that competitive candidates will have a general understanding of community education to support the families and workforce who care for and educate children and youth, our future workforce. Program Team members are expected to work closely with university faculty to develop and conduct applied research that is relevant to target audience needs. The individual must be able to work effectively in a team and with diverse populations and audiences. The successful candidate will need to develop and/or participate in collaborations across multiple disciplines, departments, colleges, and institutions. All team members are expected to participate in the development of a diverse external funding portfolio (e.g. grants, contracts, cost recovery, development) in support of the team’s programs. The individual will be expected to develop original content to engage audiences through innovative educational methods such as online courses, videos, mobile apps, and electronic publications in addition to traditional publications and in-person presentations. As a result of educational programs, measureable improvements will be critical outcomes. Success in this educational program will strengthen the capacity of Pennsylvania’s early care and education professionals and parents to nurture, support and guide children ages birth to twelve years to become caring, competent and healthy adolescents. The position is located in Mercer County (463 N Perry Highway, Mercer, PA 16137). The Educator will be part of a state unit but is expected to participate in one or more Program Teams and deliver programs statewide. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with degree(s) in early childhood education (ECE)/equivalent or a related field that includes at least 30 ECE college credits, family studies, human development, family and consumer sciences, or related disciplines, and those that have related work experience in community education. Candidates should have a basic knowledge of, and commitment to, food and agriculture and enjoy the challenge of working as a team member on a wide variety of educational efforts. Candidates must possess effective communication skills (verbal and written), teaching skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and clientele, supervision skills, and work as an active member of a team. While not a requirement, the ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus. The candidate must be very organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Desired experience includes: teaching, curriculum development, evaluation, grant management and leadership development, and proficiency in use of computer software packages, such as Microsoft programs. The candidate must be able to carry equipment, and educational materials and supplies, with or without accommodation. Some travel (including overnight trips) is required. The candidate must possess a valid driver's license and have use of a private vehicle. Since the position requires operating a motor vehicle as part of the job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check is required in addition to standard background checks. This position is an opportunity to join one of the nation’s leading extension organizations as it embarks on a new and exciting business model that encourages risk taking and innovation.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088