In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Project Associate will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the day-to-day activities of the project
Participate in the implementation of research activities and development of educational resources on profitability and viability of small and limited resource farmers
Participate in recruiting and training of farmers on profitability and viability issues
Coordinate various training workshops and seminars
Compile project reports and develop the journal and other articles, including technical reports, on profitability and viability accurately and in a timely manner
Participate in project evaluation activities
Participate in scheduled and unscheduled observation visits and respond positively to suggestions for improvement
Carry out other relevant activities as directed by the supervisor.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Applied Economics, Economics, Agricultural Extension, Community Development, Sociology, or related discipline
Experience in developing publications, including journal articles, and technical reports (or willing to learn same)
Skills in using various computer programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and desktop publication programs
Working knowledge of computer software programs used to analyze data, such as SPSS or SAS
Skills in data analysis, including using statistics, and writing various reports
Experience in working with adults populations, or willing to work with adults populations
Must be willing to travel to various Alabama Black Belt Counties
Must be willing to work with small farmers and with community-based organizations
Excellent employer-employee interpersonal relationship skills
Creativity in the development of new ideas
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Must be a team player
Provide excellent customer service in a courteous manner
Commensurate with education, training, and experience: Salary is contingent upon outside funding.
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information), and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.