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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 11/16/2017

Extension Nutrition & Health Specialist 
University of Idaho
Location: Moscow, Boise
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $65,000 - $75,000
Full/Part Time: Full Time 

Position Summary: 

The University of Idaho Department of Family and Consumer Sciences seeks an Extension Specialist to join the Family and Consumer Sciences team. The position is a 12-month tenure track position; 70% Outreach and Extension, 25% Scholarship and Creative Activities; 5% University Service & Leadership. Salary commensurate with qualifications/experience. 

This is an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor position with responsibilities focused on providing research based educational programs that meet the needs of the department as well a leadership and coordination on a statewide basis. 

The successful candidate will develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research and extension program focusing on Health and Nutrition. 

This position will require presentation of research seminars, participation in professional meetings, and publishing in refereed journals. Research-based information will be delivered to clientele groups at appropriate meetings and through extension publications and appropriate media outlets. Funding for extension and research programming will be obtained from external competitive grants. 

Location of the position will be determined by final applicants' preference to be located in Moscow, Idaho or Boise, Idaho.

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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 10/30/2017

Iowa State University

Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, and home of the first Cooperative Extension System in the United States, invites nominations and applications for the position of vice president for extension and outreach (VPEO).

Iowa State University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation.  It enrolls over 36,000 students who are served by 6,200 faculty and staff.  Iowa State is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University–Extensive, is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and is classified as a Carnegie engaged institution. The university is located in Ames, an exceptional community of 65,000 ranked as one of the ten most livable small cities in the nation. See

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is one of the most entrepreneurial in the nation in serving the needs of its state’s citizens through building healthy economies, environments, and people. To build on this strength, the university seeks candidates who are entrepreneurial and creative, with the ability to develop and effectively allocate resources and provide leadership for building excellence in extension and outreach programs that support the university’s strategic plan (2017-2022). 

The vice president reports to the senior vice president and provost and works closely with the president, provost, the vice president for research, and the deans of Iowa State’s seven colleges to integrate teaching and research programs with the university’s extension and outreach programs. The VPEO is responsible for approximately 1,200 employees located on campus and across the state’s 99 counties, the Iowa Association of County Extension Councils, and a $98 million budget.

The vice president for extension and outreach serves as director of Cooperative Extension, which has signature programs in agriculture and natural resources, communities and economic development, human sciences, and 4-H youth development. The VPEO also administers Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s conference planning and management operations that serve the whole university. See

Candidates for the position should have professional experience commensurate with that of a vice president, an academic dean or private sector executive-level position and a documented record of leadership and academic or equivalent professional accomplishments. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in planning, communication, organizational development, and revenue generation. Administrative experience, a commitment to diversity, and demonstrated ability to represent the university in extension and outreach to diverse constituencies are also essential credentials. Candidates must be qualified for a faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department.  An earned doctorate in an academic discipline or an equivalent terminal degree is preferred.

The Search Committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately.  For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided before January 1, 2018.   An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume; and the names of five references, with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.  Submission of materials as a PDF attachment is strongly encouraged.  Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.  Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the university in the search.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Julie Holley, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272




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Posted 09/19/2017

Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program 

2018 Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement 

Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center University of Delaware

The Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center in conjunction with the North Central, Southern, and Western ERME Centers announces a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies.  The Northeast Center expects to fund 18-month Education Projects (awards of up to $50,000) to be conducted between April 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.  The Center also expects to fund up to 5 Exploratory Projects (maximum amount $2,000) which will be available to first-time applicants only and will utilize an abbreviated application. All applications are due by 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, November 17, 2017. 

Eligibility: This announcement seeks applications from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including land grant colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, other colleges and universities, and other public and private entities with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/impact-based risk management education projects for agricultural producers and their families. The Northeast Center serves the region which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

Application Process:  To view the complete Request for Applications, please visit the Northeast Center's website under "Funding" > "Apply for Funding" ( 

An applicant webinar will be conducted on October 11th at 10:00 AM Central Time. Please join us to learn more about the RFA and for tips on writing successful applications.  There is no fee to participate, however please register by sending an email to  Information on how to join the webinar will be posted on the North Central ERME Center's website

Questions or comments regarding this RFA may be directed to Laurie Wolinski (, 302-831-2538) or Susan Olson (, 302-831-6540).


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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