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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


Posted 4/5/2018

POSITION X1816 - Extension Regional Director, Western Region
LOCATION - The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, Western Region Office, Jackson, TN


The Extension Regional Director is responsible to the Dean of the University of Tennessee Extension for directing Extension Programs and related activities for the 31 counties of western Tennessee. 


  • Oversee planning, implementing, evaluating and reporting program results.
  • Serve as a liaison between UT Extension, TSU Cooperative Extension, Extension committees, and county government officials relative to personnel, finance, facilities, equipment and overall operation, marketing/visibility of county Extension programs.
  • Advise regional and county staff relative to policy, personnel, and Human Resource issues.
  • Provide leadership to recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate a diverse county and regional staff.
  • Provide oversight of budgets and expenditures for regional and county offices.
  • Plan and secure external funding for regional programs and events.
  • Direct educational programs that meet the needs of all eligible participants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status and implement the Regional Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

For full details and to apply, please click here.


Posted 3/28/2018

University of Missouri Extension Job Announcement

Position: Director of the 4-H Center for Youth Development and Associate/Full Professor or Extension Professor
Location: Columbia, Missouri

The University of Missouri (MU) is seeking an exceptional individual to bring innovative leadership to its 4-H Center for Youth Development to enhance the impact of the University in the lives of Missouri youth.  The Director provides day-to-day academic, administrative, and strategic leadership for the Center and its affiliated faculty and staff.

Position Overview
In keeping with the university’s land-grant mission, the multidisciplinary 4-H Center for Youth Development was established by the Board of Curators for the purpose of focusing the resources of the University of Missouri toward the critical needs identified by Missourians for youth outcomes. The Center was launched by MU’s Youth and Families Extension and is headquartered in the College of Human Environmental Sciences (HES), bringing together faculty and resources from schools and colleges across the university as the highly visible locus of expertise and scholarship in positive youth development.

For full details about this position, along with information on how to apply, please click here.


Posted 3/8/2018

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
Area Nutrition, Family and Cooperative Extension Advisor Serving Fresno and Madera Counties

The University of California’s division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) seeks an academic advisor to conduct a multicounty- based extension, education, and applied research program providing leadership to the University of California Cooperative
Extension (UCCE) low-income nutrition education programs funded by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (a SNAP-Ed Program).

For full consideration, visit the online job board at, access the full position announcement and academic application form. Submit via e-mail to your cover letter, completed academic application form, curriculum vitae and all university transcripts no later than Friday, April 6, 2018.


Posted 3/07/2018

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service seeks a Program Evaluation Specialist to provide innovative and creative leadership to evaluate programs throughout the state and report impacts to a broad range of audiences. The Specialist will develop resources that highlight the significant impacts of Extension programming and the public value of OCES. Detailed duties and responsibilities along with additional information about this non-tenure track faculty position may be found at: 

A Master's degree in education, social science, public policy, statistics, evaluation, assessment, business, economics, educational psychology, or closely related fields is required along with three years of experience; a Ph.D/Ed.D. is preferred. To ensure full consideration, online applications should be submitted by Friday, April 13.


Posted 2/26/2018

Title: Principal Agent and Assistant Director
Working Title: Assistant Director and State Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences
Position Number: 103322
Category Status: 12 Month Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty
Unit: University of Maryland Extension – Family & Consumer Sciences
Location: Symons Hall, College Park, Maryland

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Assistant Director and Program Leader, Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) for University of Maryland Extension provides statewide leadership and direction for FCS programs and faculty. He/she is administratively responsible to the University of Maryland Extension (UME) Associate Director for addressing the mission and goals of Family & Consumer Sciences programs while aligning FCS priorities with those of UME and the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Family & Consumer Sciences priority programs focus on Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Safety, Financial Capability, Healthy Living Environments, Wellness, and Health Literacy. Programs are grounded in the Social Ecological Model and the Cooperative Extension Health and Wellness Framework, with an overarching goal of “Healthy Living and Economic Success at every stage of life for all Marylanders”.

For full details on this position and information on how to apply, please click here.


Posted 2/26/2018

Posting ID # 80096P
Title: Field Specialist I or II — Family Finance
Employment Department: Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Appointment Conditions: Term, 12 Months, Full Time, Term ending 6/30/2019 with possibility of renewal based on continued funding
Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

Job Description
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Finance within Human Sciences, which includes family finance education, financial literacy, money management strategies, and family resource management. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with individuals, families, and communities.

Responsibilities include providing research-based educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support for community-based initiatives within a multi-county region. Additional duties include active participation in needs assessment processes and program development planning with other family finance program specialists statewide and in consultation with ISU faculty. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of professional 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 individuals, families, and communities.

For full details on this position and how to apply, please click here.


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.

For full details on this position and how to apply, please click here.


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 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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