TITLE: Extension Associate
POSITION: Community Development Facilitator. The position
is funded by a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant, "Sustaining
Rural Communities thourgh Sustainable Agriculture,"
administered through University of Missouri Outreach and
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Temporary, December 1, 1995 - July 31,
1999, or for duration of project funding, whichever is
SALARY: Competitive with University Extension workers in the
region and dependent upon formal training, work experience,
and other qualifications (Range: $27,500 to $35,000)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Community development facilitator
will be responsible for working with people in rural
communities in four counties in north Missouri.
Responsibilities will including helping people formulate and
implement strategies, programs, and projects for sustainable
community self-development. Responsibilities will include
developing community leadership, facilitating communication,
strengthening collaborations, resolving conflicts, linking
communities with outside sources of information and
resources, facilitating local events and activities, and
otherwise empowering people to shape their collective future
through education and access to information. This person
will function as a member of a University Extension regional
team of specialists.
QUALIFICATIONS: Primary qualifications include an ability
and desire to interact and work with rural people.
Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills,
including verbal and written communication skills, and must
be adept in working with farmers and other rural people of
all economic, ethnic, gender, age, education, and social
statuses. In addition, the applicant must be willing to
live in rural north Missouri and spend most their time
interacting with rural people on issues of importance to
their communities. The successful applicant must believe
that rural people are capable of developing a positive
future for themselves, their families, and their
communities, and must be committed to helping them pursue
Additional useful qualifications include an understanding of
agriculture, knowledge of leadership development and other
empowerment strategies, ability to type and use
computer-based information systems, and familiarity with
agencies and organizations which support rural development
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Send letter of application,
vitae, and names of three references to: John Ikerd, 200
Mumford Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 28, 1995 or position is
The University of Missouri is an EEO Employer. Women and
Minorities are encouraged to apply.