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Extension Educator, Communications and Marketing – Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required, Master's Degree Preferred

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Extension Educators are the "front door" to the University, providing a link between OSU and the people of the state in all 77 Oklahoma counties. The OCES represents a federal, state, and county partnership working since 1914. The mission of OCES is to disseminate information to the people of Oklahoma and encourage the adoption of research-generated knowledge. Extension Educators provide research-based information to clientele in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community and rural development.

This position is located in the Payne County Extension Office, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Position provides leadership and management to educational programs focusing on community leadership and local economic development with 50% of the time in communications and marketing and 50% of the time in 4-H youth development work.

  • Participates as a cohesive team member to involve local clientele and advisory groups to plan, implement, and evaluate the total Cooperative Extension county program.

  • Responsible for all communications for the Payne County OSU Extension Office.

  • Lead strategic campaigns that promote the Payne County OSU Extension brand and message.

  • Produce digital promotional materials, writes compelling stories, and successfully promotes all Payne County educational events and manage Payne County Extension social media accounts.

  • Understand current strategic communications strategies.

  • Create and incorporate graphic design and layout elements for a variety of multimedia promotional materials.

  • Write feature stories, news releases, and content for the Payne County OSU Extension sales tax report, website, and other marketing materials.

  • Ability to teach educational workshops based around communications and marketing to 4-H members and other community members.

  • Create promotional videos to promote Payne County Extension events, success stories, and other highlights.

  • Serve as a photographer for Payne County OSU Extension.

  • Work closely with Agricultural Communication Services so that local initiatives and communications align with DASNR and Extension policies and expectations as well as OSU branding guidelines.

  • Assist with and lead Payne County Extension special promotions and events.

  • Knowledgeable about the agricultural industry and Extension Service so that communication efforts can be effective and efficient.

  • Handle day to day media relations activities.

  • Design and implement communication plans and media outreach strategies

  • Prepare content for a variety of communication vehicles including, face to face, flyers, blogs, website, marketing materials, and social media as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned in support of overall goals and objectives of the Payne County OSU Extension Service

  • Extension educators comply with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., related to equal opportunity, civil rights, and affirmative action.

Application and description may be found at

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