If you know someone who might be interested and qualified,
please let me know name, snail & email addresses and/or FAX
numbers I'll send a generic letter with details. Thanks.
Basic info follows.
Tory Shade, Farm Management Specialist
& Small Farm Family Program Supervisor
Southeast Region, University Extension-Missouri
Courthouse Basement, PO Box 218
Greenville, MO 63944 USA
(314) 224-3221 ext 31
NOTE: use email@example.com for a return email
address. Our state gateway sometimes bounces field staff
messages by mistake when email "reply" functions are used.
Qualifications: Qualifications include Masters required,
Earned Doctorate preferred. Min. 5 yrs of land-grant
extension or equivalent experience in comunity based adult
education. Demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills.
Basic computer proficiencies required. Min. salary $45,000,
depending on qualifications & experience.
Responsibilities: Briefly, responsibilities include
Programming leadership, Fiscal affairs, Personnel
management, working with County Councils, and serving as
liaison with a variety of other institutions, etc.
Staff: There's a staff of about 100 - counting specialists,
education assistants, and secretaries. We're a group like
any family...we occasionally squabble, are frequently
"off-the-wall" and a lot of fun, can be very professional
(if necessary!), and we are very creative and resourceful in
programming, team efforts, and meeting the needs of
clientele. Like a lot of Extension staff around the
country, we don't get paid a lot, so we get our "pay" in the
form of the gratification that comes from helping folks help
themselves. Having accomplished great things, our region's
staff (of course) thinks we're the best in the state. (Boy,
am I ever going to hear about this from the other Missouri
Extension sanet-er staff not in SE!)
Region Description: The area is very diverse: from the flood
plains of the Bootheel with 2-4000 acre crop farms,
including cotton and rice to the Ozark Foothills with
shallow-soiled pastures, cow-calf operations, and timber.
There is wealth and extreme poverty - including the 2
counties with the highest illiteracy rate in the state.
There is a good mix of cities and rural areas, which means a
good many other youth, family and business concerns. So,
the programming is very diverse and we're in the middle of
developing a new 4 year plan of work based on recent surveys
of the general public.
Deadline: Completed applications must be received by