Posted 10/29/2019

The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, Central Region Office, Nashville, TN

Extension Program Leader – Family and Consumer Sciences/ 4-H Youth Development

The Extension Program Leader is responsible to the Regional Director in the Central Region for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of county and region Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development programs in 31 counties.


  • Maintain a close, ongoing working relationship with the Assistant Dean responsible for Family and Consumer Sciences programs and the Director for 4-H Youth Development. A collaborative relationship will be maintained with all regional staff and Extension specialists.
  • Maintain a professional schedule to devise, develop, coordinate and implement multi-county, regional and statewide programs.
  • Provide leadership for programs that meet the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.
  • Provide leadership for developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting region-wide programs in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Provide leadership for developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting region-wide 4-H youth development programs in partnership with Ag and Natural Resources Program Leader and Regional 4-H Specialist.
  • Provide subject matter leadership and support for identified priority programs consistent with county, state and national priorities.
  • Assist county and area staff through training, coaching, and support in evaluating and reporting on outcome-based programs.
  • Assist county and area staff in using effective Extension marketing resources.
  • The Extension Program Leader will work closely with new employees during their probationary periods. Assist recently employed personnel in developing and implementing a Professional Development Plan.
  • Work with the Regional Director in evaluating applicants for county and area positions; serve on search committees as needed.
  • Conduct, plan, recommend, coordinate and evaluate in-service trainings for area and county Extension professionals, in cooperation with leadership teams and specialists.
  • Maintain communication with Regional Director, Director of 4-H Youth Development Programs, and Assistant Dean for Family and Consumer Sciences through written and oral reports.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

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