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NTAE National Needs Assessment Fellow


Position Description:

The Extension Foundation is seeking an individual to conduct a needs assessment of the Cooperative Extension system including Faculty, Staff, Directors, and Administrators. The focus of the needs assessment will be to understand daily needs, career support, technology, and professional development needs to inform the Extension Foundation and the Cooperative Extension System. The individual will have support from the Extension Foundation team to provide input into the assessment along with utilizing Extension Foundation tools and resources for development and dissemination. This position will report to the Extension Foundation Communications and Engagement Manager, Aaron Weibe.

Desired qualifications:

  • Developing, leading, and managing needs assessment evaluations including
    • Needs assessment survey creation
    • Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
    • Summary report writing with recommendations
  • Demonstrates understanding or experience with the Cooperative Extension System
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Demonstrated time management of short-term projects
  • Familiarity with Google suite of applications and Survey Tools

Duration: October 10th, 2022 - January 31st, 2023

Budget: This is a $10K Fellowship position.

Important Dates: Full Report Due on December 15th, 2022.

Webinar/Presentation for the ECOP Personnel Committee in January 2023.

Applications due:  October 26, 2022

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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