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Extension Associate

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 516545
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Extension Agent / Educator, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 11A

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for an Extension Associate to lead the development, manage, and facilitate extension educational programs in agronomy. The successful candidate will work closely with Extension Specialists, and in collaboration with Agents, industry partners, farmers, and other stakeholders to coordinate and amplify the impact of extension educational programs. Other responsibilities include supporting extension specialists in creating educational materials and resources, and promoting extension events, workshops, and field days to reach a broader audience. Find and refine topics for eUpdate articles, X (Twitter), Facebook, and other social media posts, fact sheets, and other Extension products and pursue opportunities for supplemental funding to support programs. Coordinate, plan, and lead the organization of traditional extension programs such as winter meetings, crop schools, and summer diagnostic schools with a primary focus on program development, identifying relevant topics and presenters, including CEU credits for certified crop advisor and commercial pesticide applicator programs.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Agriculture, Communication, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • M.S. degree in Agriculture, Communication, or Social Sciences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with diverse public.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.
  • Experience in developing and supporting the delivery of Extension programs.
  • Experience with or interest in agricultural production, agricultural education, and/or Extension.
  • Ability to assess problems and develop creative solutions.
  • Experience with planning and organizing extension programming, familiarity with grant-writing and reporting.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume 
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins on January 26, 2024. 

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$60,383 - $76,623

*Please note:  the minimum salary for this position is $60,383.  Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding.   

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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