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Requisition ID:  13129

National EDEN Project Associate

Job Summary

The National EDEN Assistant Project Coordinator will coordinate a variety of special projects in support of the work of the National Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and Purdue Extension. Special projects include assisting EDEN/Purdue Extension personnel in the development, production, implementation, and distribution of research reports, educational curricula, and grant administration. This individual will explore new and effective networking and content-delivery strategies, assess those strategies for usefulness, and build EDEN/Purdue Extension professionals' capacity to implement those strategies in education programming. This position will also work with communications specialists to coordinate the internal and external collaborations for EDEN/Purdue Extension projects through communications tools such as the internet, blogs and other online presence (including social media). Additional duties will include but are not limited to:


  • Organizing and managing the EDEN/Purdue Extension internal communication tools such as the intranet, blog, and other tools including editorial content, proactive story creation, and collaborative efforts with EDEN/Purdue Extension faculty and staff
  • Developing, implementing and managing external networking and content-delivery strategies and initiatives for EDEN/Purdue Extension
  • Managing the design and/or editing of marketing materials, newsletters, promotional videos, infographics, & brochures
  • Helping maintain/update the EDEN and Purdue Extension-related websites and online presence (including social media)
  • Assisting EDEN/Purdue Extension personnel in the development, production, and implementation of research reports and educational curricula
  • Developing, managing and maintaining the National EDEN Network Resource Dashboard and Delegate Directory and Purdue Extension’s county and campus expert database
  • Acting as a networking and content-delivery consultant for EDEN/Purdue Extension administration, faculty, specialists, county extension directors, and educators
  • Fostering interdisciplinary communication and monitor EDEN delegate/employee feedback and topics of discussion to identify opportunities
  • Leading strategic thinking about how research-based programming outputs and outcomes can be delivered most effectively
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of training and professional development opportunities focused on how to effectively network and deliver content using various techniques and tools


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Visual Communication Design or related fields
  • 1 year of implementation of networking and content delivery strategies, project management, or related experience
  • Ability to think strategically about innovation and implementation of networking and content delivery strategies
  • Design and content development skills (WordPress, InDesign, etc.)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent oral communication, conflict management and crisis communication skills
  • Strong computer, technology and social media management skills
  • Good organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Brand Management skills
  • Strong Interpersonal kills
  • Schedule Flexibility (some travel required)


Additional Information:

  • 50% of this position is funded by grant-funding for 2 years and continuation will be dependent upon additional funding
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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