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Posted 06/19/2018

Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences, Weld County

This position develops, markets and delivers non-credit educational programming in response to community needs, individually and through partnership and collaboration with a variety of county and community organizations and agencies. The position will provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to family and consumer sciences programs in Weld County including, but not limited to, food safety and preservation; human, family, and community development; family financial stability; nutrition, health, and wellness as they relate to individuals, families and communities. The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This person works under the guidance and supervision of the Weld County Extension Director.

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Posted 06/05/2018

University of Wisconsin - Extension is seeking a full-time Extension Director for Milwaukee County

This 4-H Program Coordinator position will serve Oconto and Marinette Counties.

The 4-H Program Coordinator leads and manages the full range of the 4-H Youth Development programs including clubs, after school programs, educational experiences and camps. Program Coordinators also design, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position’s programmatic focus. Initial programming focus will include:

Expanding access to youth throughout the counties;

  • Volunteer recruitment and development;
  • Cultivating collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations that expand 4-H programming opportunities; and
  • Working with 4-H members and volunteers to develop new 4-H programs.

This individual will apply University of Wisconsin’s research, education and outreach resources to address locally identified needs and opportunities.

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Posted 5/10/2018

University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Science
Assistant Professor & Extension Housing/Community Development Specialist


The applicant must understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged individuals and communities. The successful applicant must be an effective communicator, both orally and written and with diverse audiences, and must work successfully, both independently and within a team. All applicants must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates must demonstrate promise of moving toward excellence in service to Georgia citizens and their families, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional development activities, professional leadership, and/or service to the profession.

Knowledge of local and federal housing policies, affordable housing and community development tools, programs and practices is desired, especially as they pertain to the state of Georgia. The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda related to affordable housing, community development, local government, housing policy or land use. Experience writing grant proposals, familiarity with university grants and contracts, knowledge of IRB/Human Subjects procedures and policies, and the ability to manage many different projects and programs simultaneously is desired.

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Posted 5/07/2018

Utah State University Extension
 Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness, USU Extension
Department: Northern and Southern Regions
Requisition: F1800352

Would you like to make a difference in making Utah a healthier state? Join the HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research & Teaching) initiative. This position will provide leadership, implement and evaluate programming in Health & Wellness Extension efforts, and have an initial emphasis on addressing opiate misuse. This is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12-month appointment.  We are hiring for five positions, this posting is for four positions located at each of the Utah sites noted below.  Funding has been secured for four years with the intent of securing more permanent financial resources. Position begins July 1, 2018. 

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Posted 5/07/2018

Utah State University Extension
 Extension Assistant Professor position or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Pesticide Safety Education Program Faculty
Department: Northern Region
Requisition: E1800642

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Extension faculty position. Extension employees develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults.  Extension employees serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension employees have county, regional, and University responsibilities. This position will have statewide responsibilities for PSEP.  An office will be provided at the county extension building in Kaysville, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to pesticide safety and training as it relates to plant science, entomology, production agriculture, etc.

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Posted 5/02/2018

UW Extension Cooperative Extension
Human Development and Relationships Institute Director

The University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Extension is searching for a Director of the Human Development and Relationships Institute. The Director will provide organizational, cross-disciplinary and creative leadership for the new Human Development and Relationships Institute. This full-time role will be responsible for strategic, financial, and operational oversight of the institute’s programming, including parenting, child development, caregiving, healthy relationships & family dynamics, adult development & aging, and financial security & literacy. The Institute Director provides administrative leadership in all areas of institute operations, vision, program development, evaluation and implementation; external partnership development; development of financial resources and budgetary administration; and human resource development and administration. The director will support the institute’s contribution to scholarly applied research and knowledge exchange as part of delivering evidence-based education, outreach, and programming. Successful applicants will be considered for ranked faculty status, but this is not a requirement of the position.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in a related field, such as human development and family studies, psychology, social work, education, sociology, and consumer science with at least five years of work experience;
• Proven ability to maintain and develop successful relationships with partners across disciplines and geographies;
• Experience in planning and managing strategic initiatives;
• Demonstrated experience in programming and research related to human development, child and family well-being or consumer science in topics such as financial literacy and financial capability; parent, caregiver, community and organizational support to promote positive child outcomes, early childhood education, and adult development and aging.
• Proven ability to manage budgets and strategic initiatives;
• Significant successful supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring and training staff;
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.


• Doctorate or Terminal degree in a related discipline;
• More than five years of supervisory experience involving multiple, full-time direct reports;
• Working knowledge of Cooperative Extension and land-grant institutions;
• Established track-record of building partnerships with people of cultural backgrounds different from one’s own;
• Proven ability to attract extramural funding.


For more information and an online application please go to our website. The online application, with all required documents, must be received by May 23, 2018. For questions regarding this position, please contact or Search Committee Chair, Prof. Stephen Small ( For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.


Posted 5/02/2018

NC State University
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Extension Education and Community Engagement

Location: Raleigh, NC

Position Description:
This position will provide expertise in extension education and community engagement with agriculture, food, and environmental systems. It will build on current capacity in the department and will allow for the continuation of the undergraduate and graduate courses in extension education as well as the minor in extension education. The successful candidate will advise students in both the extension education and agricultural sciences majors.

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Posted 04/27/2018

Instructor (Family Studies & Human Services)

Job no: 503679

Position type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on campus and on-line courses as required for the CFP Board Registered Programs core curriculum in the Personal Financial Planning B.S., M.S., and graduate certificate programs. Teaching load will be 3 to 4 courses per semester. Course releases may be provided based on time dedicated to support structured student activities. Other responsibilities include providing service to the unit, college, and university. 

This is a one year, full time, 9-month term position.  Although not guaranteed, this position has the potential to be converted to a tenure-track position.

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Posted 04/18/2018

University of California - Agriculture and National Resources
Master Food Preserver/Food Entrepreneurship: Academic Coordinator I
Location Headquarters: Davis Yolo County, California 

POSITION PURPOSE: The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking aMaster Food Preserver (MFP)/Food Entrepreneurship Academic Coordinator I to develop and oversee an annual statewide plan that implements the priorities established by the current Nutrition Family and Consumer Science (NFCS) Strategic Plan. The academic coordinator will serve as a liaison between MFP and NFCS administration to assist with understanding and implementation of MFP, NFCS, UC and ANR policies and activities and coordinate with the Program Integration Coordinator, Strategic Initiative Leaders and Cooperative Extension (CE) advisors to establish program priorities while forging cross-initiative and interdisciplinary collaboration and program delivery.  


  • Develops and oversees a strategic vision process to involve key stakeholders such as UCCE, community partnerships and UC affiliates.
  • Serves as liaison between MFP and NFCS administration and volunteers to assist with understanding and implementation of MFP, NFCS, UC and ANR policies and activities.
  • Represents and advocates for the statewide MFP program within the public and private sectors. Promotes local program awareness and understanding of the research efforts of UC.
  • Coordinates with the Program Integration Coordinator, Strategic Initiative Leaders and MFP CE Advisors to establish program priorities and to forge cross-initiative and interdisciplinary collaboration and program delivery.
  • Performs needs assessment to assess needs and opportunities for the MFP program and potential for UCCE Food Entrepreneurship programming.
  • Oversees the distribution of research-based information to MFP volunteers through MFP coordinators, working with the appropriate CE specialists, CE advisors, and faculty.  

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  An earned Master’s degree or other advanced degree in Nutrition/ Food Science, Food Entrepreneurship, Food Safety, Culinary Skills/ Nutrition Education, Family and Consumer Sciences or other related field is required by the appointment start date. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience coordinating or managing an educational program and/or volunteer program required. Experience supervising others in either a paid or unpaid capacity required. Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), databases and web-based tools (calendar/documents and social media) is required. Ability to organize and prioritize activities to meet programmatic and fiscal work plans is required. Successful funds development experience required. Experience working independently and as a team member is required.  Effective leadership, team building and decision-making skills and commitment to promoting a positive workplace is required. General knowledge of budgets and accounting desirable. Demonstrated interest and understanding of food product development from concept to consumption preferred. Experience with under-served populations and strategic planning preferred. Bilingual Spanish preferred. 

SALARY: Beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator I rankand commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Academic Coordinator salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: 

TO APPLY: For full position vacancy announcement and UC application, please visit our website at For full consideration, application packets should be submitted in their entirety no later than May 11, 2018 to: Please refer to position AP#18.02. For questions regarding this position, please contact LeChé McGill at  

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Posted 04/09/2018

Position Announcement--Extension Specialist: 4-H Healthy Living Programs 

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to provide statewide support and coordination for 4-H family and consumer sciences programs. This is a full-time public service faculty appointment based in Athens, Georgia. 

There are more than 300 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members in Athens and the five 4-H centers in Georgia who support the district and county 4-H faculty and staff members who, in turn, deliver the 4-H program at the county level. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline closely related to family and consumer sciences, health, education, and/or human development. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in program development and evaluation, have an appreciation and understanding of Extension and 4-H programs, and have an understanding of the diverse programming offered by Georgia 4-H. Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and be able to manage multiple programs. Candidates must also have achieved the rank of Public Service Assistant (or equivalent) or have a documented record of achievement that qualifies the candidate for placement in the public service track as defined in the Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion ( Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills are required, along with good oral and written communication skills. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The specialist reports to the Associate State 4-H Leader for UGA Extension in CAES and is accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • Providing direction and vision to 4-H family and consumer sciences programs
  • Coordinating assigned Georgia 4-H statewide events, contests and awards, including website maintenance and communications with participants, collaborators, and donors
  • Collaborating with other Georgia 4-H state staff in developing, facilitating, and evaluating 4-H Youth programs
  • Seeking grants and private gifts (in cooperation with the Georgia 4-H Foundation) to support assigned programs
  • Serving as principal investigator for program area grants
  • Recruiting and training volunteers to assist with programs and activities
  • Training and supporting county-based faculty in family and consumer sciences programming
  • Developing and maintaining curricula and training materials to address family and consumer sciences content areas; ensuring that curricula materials match Georgia Department of Education standards
  • Collaborating with faculty and staff in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to stay abreast of current research
  • Other duties as assigned to support the overall goals of Georgia 4-H

Travel throughout the state of Georgia is a requirement of this position, and State vehicles are not always available. Candidates must be willing to provide the means for business travel to complete this essential job function. Frequent evening and weekend duties are required. 

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Information regarding benefits of the position maybe viewed at

Nominations and applications are encouraged. All materials should be submitted by April 27, 2018; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Tentative start date is July 1, 2018. A letter of application; condensed curriculum vita/resume; a two-page concise statement that addresses “Enhancing Healthy Lifestyles for Youth Though 4-H”; and a list of four references should be submitted online to

Questions should be addressed to Jenna Daniel, Screening Committee Chair, at


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