Position Information
Currently accepting applications: Yes
Posting Number 0060678
Job Title Education and Communications Technician
Position Location: Little Rock State Office
Pay Grade Level:
Job Type: Full Time (100%)
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience
Job Open Date 07-05-2012
Summary: Position provides technical education and communications assistance to Extension soybean agronomist and other faculty as assigned including website maintenance and design; blog and article assistance; publication development assistance; graphic design assistance; data organization and summarization; and other duties as assigned
Examples: Development and maintenance of electronic and web-based educational materials, primarily in soybean agronomics or other agriculture and natural resource topics as assigned. These materials may include blogs, media articles, fact sheets, web pages, brochures, booklets, production management handbooks and so forth.

Development and maintenance of assigned interactive websites or related web-based tools to support extension soybean agronomic programs or related agriculture and natural resources projects as assigned.

Provide assistance and support for web-based or other electronic and on-line education efforts (via Centra or related tools) to soybean agronomist or other faculty as assigned
Skills: Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Office applications, data management, & email. Good oral & written communication skills. Ability to plan, organize, & prioritize work from multiple projects. Ability to exercise initiative, make sound judgments, & assume responsibility for various projects & activities. Ability to respond positively to direction from supervisors & work without direct supervision. Ability to remain focused & exercise close attention to detail.
Minimum Qualifications: B.S. in Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology or equivalent degree. Working proficiency in graphic design, web design and maintenance, Excel or equivalent spreadsheet software as well as working knowledge of Apple (MAC) and Windows computers and software systems required. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Some knowledge of extension education, publications and web education approaches; experience in web design and website management; experience in agronomic data summarization and organization; experience writing and creating newsletters, educational articles and publications; web-based database management; familiarity with online course development and editing; experience with video technology and creation of educational videos; experience in blog editing.
Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)? No
Position Open to Internal Candidates Only No
Special instructions to applicants: The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.

Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. Applicants may ask their references to send reference letters to the office listed below by mail, FAX or email, or may attach them to the application.

If you are unable to attach documents electronically, please indicate the posting number on the documents and submit them to:

UA Cooperative Extension Service
Human Resources Office
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 671-2251 (Fax)
Contact Person: Jeremy Ross
Contact Email
Contact Phone Number: 501-671-2148
Contact Fax 501-671-2251
Work Hours Mon-Fri, work hours may vary