Career Opportunity – Extension Specialist

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The Extension Specialist I will provide support for Dr. Liz Eckelkamp and the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives (DBII) project. This position is expected to develop strong working relationships with Extension agents and partners, as well as coordinate with counterparts in North Carolina and Kentucky. This person will coordinate program evaluation efforts to provide continuous program quality improvement such as tracking program delivery, collecting success stories/impacts and other qualitative program evaluation data, and compiling reports. Deliver current, research-based subject matter information and educational training to dairy producers, dairy businesses, and Extension agents. Author publications for public distribution to support the educational programs. Assist Program Coordinator with liaising with producer awardees. Support the DBII by planning and conducting workshops and conferences and developing publications. Plan, conduct, implement and evaluate assigned educational programs in such a manner that they meet the needs of all participants. Address current needs and anticipate upcoming needs in a manner that problems can be solved in a proactive manner. Develop and prepare appropriate training materials and programs for Extension personnel and clientele and deliver them in the most effective means possible while modeling exemplary teaching methods. Keep current in assigned subject matter area and strive for professional improvement by means of study, seminars, professional meetings, and self-evaluation