Posted 10/7/2019

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H – Millard County, Fillmore & Delta, Utah

Category                                                         Exempt
Fiscal Year or Academic Year                        FY
Full-time or Part-time                                     Full Time
Name of Requestor                                         Margie Memmott
Phone of Requestor                                         435-623-3470
Supervisor                                                      Margie Memmott
Location                                                          Millard Co.

Position Summary
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Extension faculty position. This is a non-tenure track 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. Extension faculty have Millard county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at both county buildings in Delta and Fillmore, Utah.  We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences such as nutrition, wellness, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, parenting and relationship education, family finance and housing education, family self-sufficiency, life skills, poverty reduction and /or food security initiatives, or similar. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H interests such as youth development, leadership, healthy living, citizenship, Computer Science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).  The estimated start date for this position is December 1, 2019.  

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities, including 4-H
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences
  • Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming
  • Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming
  • Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers
  • Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension
  • Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

Skills and experience with:

  • Implementing applied research activities
  • Grant writing
  • Recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers
  • Supervising part-time staff
  • Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences
  • Marketing and community engagement via Social media
  • Fostering positive relationships with related organizations/agencies
  • Fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

Department/College Highlights

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. 

Millard County specific information is available at: https://www.millardcounty.org/

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences discipline or related area, OR a Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a related field is required
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs
  • Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university, and county clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member 
  • Must have a current driver's license, auto insurance, and access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with:

  • Program development and/or delivery related to Family and Consumer Sciences and/or poverty reduction/food security initiatives
  • Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth development activities
  • Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions
 

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