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Posted 2/12/2018

Oklahoma State University

Program Coordinator-Evaluator
Provide leadership of the Nutrition Education Electronic Reporting System (webNEERS), continuously review data, evaluate the program and create area and state reports. This position is located on the OSU-Stillwater campus as part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) in Stillwater, OK with the home department in Nutritional Sciences (NSCI).

The incumbent works closely with the Community Nutrition Education Program (CNEP) State Coordinator in a variety of tasks (outside the arena of nutrition education) for the purpose of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of CNEP.

This person is administratively responsible to both the OCES Assistant Director/FCS and the NSCI Department Head and programmatically responsible to the CNEP State Coordinator.

This is a non-exempt .75 FTE position (30 hour workweek).  Additional hours may be required as needed (to include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends) and must be approved by the supervisor. A flexible work schedule may be considered. 

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Posted 2/12/2018

Oklahoma State University - College of Human Sciences

Associate Extension Specialist/Program Coordinator
The Oklahoma State University Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an open non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Associate Extension Specialist who will serve primarily as the Community Nutrition Education Programs (CNEP) Coordinator. The individual in this position will be responsible for the overall leadership, implementation, and management of the SNAP-Ed and EFNEP grant programs administered through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES). The ideal candidate for this position will possess extensive experience in developing, implementing, providing, and evaluating education programming provided through the Cooperative Extension system. This 11-month position (renewable contingent upon available funding) will start July 1, 2018. In addition to a competitive benefits package, the salary is commensurate with candidate qualifications and experience.

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Posted 2/12/2018

District Extension Program Specialist- Family & Consumer Sciences
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service – SE District Office
314 Broadway, Suite 211
Ada, OK 74821                                                                                     

Job Summary:  The Southeast District Extension Office is inviting applicants for the Program Specialist, Family & Consumer Sciences. This person is responsible for working with county extension educators, state specialists, and volunteers in providing educational leadership for all Family and Consumer Sciences programming in the district, including development, implementation, and evaluation of programs. Position is administratively accountable to the District Extension Director and programmatically accountable to the Assistant Director and state program leader for Family & Consumer Sciences.

Qualifications:  Master’s in Family and Consumer Sciences and 5 years of professional experience with a minimum of 3 years of Cooperative Extension work.  Excellent people skills.  Ability to travel, multi-task and be detail oriented. Good organization and communication skills.   

Apply online at; requisition/listing number 4519.  Contingent upon available funding. 

A resume, cover letter, and list of 4 references that include name, email, and physical address. Additionally a copy of your official transcript is required. Transcripts may be scanned and attached or mailed, Attn: Amy Phipps, 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078

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Posted on 1/16/2018

Director/School of Family & Consumer Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho

The Director/School of Family & Consumer Sciences provides leadership to the School of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

The Director is administratively responsible to the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and works collaboratively with the other Directors and Department Heads of the college. The position responsibilities include:

Administration: (50%)
The Director will provide visionary leadership for all School of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs while ensuring FCS vision and goals are compatible with those of the college and the university. Lead efforts to grow student enrollment and retention in all FCS programs, coordinating recruitment efforts of faculty and staff, and working collaboratively with University and College staff and programs. Mentor FCS faculty and provide professional development opportunities to grow external funding support of research and scholarly activities. Ensure effective and transparent policies exist within FCS for faculty and staff evaluations, promotion and tenure evaluations, mentoring, space and budget allocation and other departmental activities within the guidelines of the University Faculty and Staff Handbook, other university and college policies. Effectively manage the needs of accredited programs, as well as an on-site child development laboratory program. Serve as part of the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences (CALS) Leadership team. Conduct annual faculty and staff performance evaluations as well as faculty evaluations for tenure and promotion, and provide mentorship and guidance toward career development of all faculty and staff. Maintain fiscal integrity of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, allocating resources among program areas and in support of unit, college, and university goals.

Extension/Outreach: (30%)
The Director is expected to steward, develop and enhance relationships and partnerships with FCS alumni and stakeholders throughout the state and nation. Work collaboratively with College development staff to grow donor support of FCS programs, scholarships, and other advancement goals. Represent FCS in local, state and national fora.

Research/Scholarship: (20%)
The Director is expected to maintain a program of externally-funded research/scholarly activities.

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Posted 1/10/2018

Extension Child Development and Family Life Specialist. New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, seeks to hire a tenure-track, 100% Extension position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. or Ed.D. required with at least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Family Relations/Family Studies, Child Development, Gerontology, Human Development or closely related field. 

Successful candidate will provide statewide leadership in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating programs in family life education. Applicant must have ability to provide leadership and coordination with county agents in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating educational programs related to family life; to work with people from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. (NM has large Hispanic and Native American populations); ability to interpret family life research findings and communicate to Extension faculty and staff and lay audiences. Basic understanding of the Cooperative Extension Service with Extension experience is preferred. 

The position will be based in Las Cruces with state wide responsibilities. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and travel within state as necessary. Personal auto required, reimbursed at current IRS rates per mile. Valid driver’s license is required. 

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is central to carrying out our land-grant mission of delivering research-based information and practices to the diverse population of New Mexico. CES provides the people of New Mexico with practical, sound, science and programs to improve their quality of life. 

For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: CES tab, posting #1700154F. Please submit applications online by 2/12/18.


Posted 1/8/2018

Extension Educator – Eat Smart Idaho

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho

The Extension Educator will provide instruction and support in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Heath and Nutritional educational programs for county, multi-county, and state programs.  S/he will plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and report FCS Nutrition and Health programs and provide district support and supervision for the University of Idaho Extension Eat Smart Idaho (Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)).  The Extension Educator will also provide general FCS and FCS-related 4-H Youth Development programs.

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Posted 12/13/2017

Title: Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Family and Consumer Sciences/Health and Wellness/4-H, Juab County
Requisition: F1700323 
Open Date: 12/08/2017 
Review Date: 01/07/2018 
Job Category: Faculty 
Department: Southern Region 
College/Unit: Cooperative Extension

Position Summary:

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences/Health and Wellness/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment and is available immediately.  Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults.  Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This position will have Juab county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the USU Extension office located within the Juab County Center in Nephi, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences and/or health and wellness; such as nutrition, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, parenting and relationship education, family finance, health, wellness, mental health or similar. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, healthy living, citizenship and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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Posted 11/21/2017

Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition, and Health/Nutrition Education Program University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; one degree in Nutrition; Dietetics; Nutrition Education; Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science; Health Education; Public Health or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date. 
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web and social media).

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Posted 11/8/2017


Title: Agent
Functional Title: Extension Specialist - Energy Conservation and Technology
Category Status: Faculty, Non-Tenured, On Track
Unit: AGNR-UME-West Region
Location: Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Keedysville, Maryland

Description: The Energy Conservation and Technology Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for Maryland communities and citizens. Specifically, this position will provide leadership and delivery of educational programming related to energy conservation and clean energy technology including solar, wind, biomass, natural gas and other applications. The Specialist will facilitate partnerships with university colleagues, local and state agencies, elected officials, communities, landowners, industry and environmental groups in developing sustainable energy practices and opportunities while protecting, as well as advocating for a science-based and responsible approach to handling the state’s water, forest and other natural resources.

The Specialist is expected to be a part of the AGNR and UME faculty team as well as provide leadership for the energy related programming within the Environment and Natural Resource Focus Area, one of four UME strategic programming initiatives. It is the responsibility of the Specialist to work intentionally and collaboratively to increase the visibility and reach of Extension programs through education designed to meet the needs of diverse audiences. The Specialist will interpret and disseminate the latest research findings using a variety of delivery and communication strategies appropriate for the intended target audience, including but not limited to workshops, classes, demonstration projects, webcasts, social media, publications, mass media and community coalitions. The faculty member will be on track for tenure and promotion to a higher rank in accordance with University policy and UME tenure guidelines within a timeframe defined.

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Posted 09/05/2017

Working Title: Field Specialist I or II - Nutrition and Wellness (This position serves Region 6 (Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Ida, Sac, and Calhoun counties) and Region 12 (Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Shelby, Audubon, and Guthrie counties) with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served.)
Advertised Employing Department: Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Appointment Type: Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible
Full or Part Time: Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Human Sciences Specialist positions to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The positions will focus on Nutrition and Wellness within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with youth, families, businesses and communities.

Responsibilities include providing educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support for integrated content in the areas of human sciences with primary focus on aspects of nutrition and wellness. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of staff and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with youth, families, businesses and communities.

In addition to Field Specialist I duties listed above, a Field Specialist II will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming, conduct needs assessment activities and identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients’ needs, take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary programming, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level.

The successful candidate will be able to develop partnerships and collaborations with appropriate agencies, associations and organizations to implement program activities. Strong organizational, facilitation and communications skills, along with an ability to pay close attention to detail will be essential for success in the position. The candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing tasks concurrently to ensure immediate deadlines are met, as well as exceptional analytical and public relations skills to effectively represent and deliver ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach educational opportunities and programs.

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