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Posted 12/9/2019

University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Extension Agent I or II – Community Resource Development

Position #       0001-4217
Requisition #  56817

Job Description:

University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Miami-Dade County seeks to fill a 12-month, permanent status-accruing Extension Agent position with a self-starting, energetic, team-oriented individual whose educational responsibilities encompass strong leadership with respect to community resource development. Academically, community resource development is a process that helps individuals of a community act collectively, enhancing the capacity of community members to improve their local situation. Practically, community resource development is an outcome that improves the physical, social, economic, and environmental conditions in a community. The result is collective action where local decision-makers and residents work together to improve the condition of their community. As the Agent, you will lead through the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming that meets the needs of the county’s diverse population. 

You will cooperate with community organizations, agencies, and groups as well as colleagues across the county to educate your audiences about community resource development, community financial health, and sustainable community resource capacity-building. You will use resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovation to strengthen current educational programs, while maintaining records, assessing risks, communicating and marketing effectively across social media platforms, and creating educational materials and opportunities for Miami-Dade County.

For full details, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/71999

 

Posted 12/9/2019

University of Florida/IFAS Extension

Extension Agent I, II, or III, – Family and Consumer Sciences and Food Systems

Job Number:   0001-4204

Job Description: 

The Florida Cooperative Extension Service is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments that provides quality, relevant education and research-based expertise to foster healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy. We are the resource that helps educate Floridians to address issues related to agriculture, natural resources, youth development, families and communities. 

University of Florida/IFAS Extension and Lake County seek to fill a 12-month, permanent status-accruing Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and Food Systems Extension Agent position. As the Agent, you will provide direction and leadership to develop, implement, evaluate, and report on a comprehensive FCS extension program. The main focus areas are financial management, health and wellness, and FCS aspects of food systems. You will empower individuals and families to adopt healthy eating habits and lifestyle behaviors that can prevent or delay the onset of chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer. You will collaborate with sustainable agriculture and food systems faculty in Lake County and in the Central District.

For full details, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/72185

 

Posted 11/20/2019

University of Illinois Extension

The Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Family Life) - Unit 26 

The Extension Educator serves as a regular, full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. Extension Educators support one of the four core Extension program areas and within that program area may focus on one or more of the following interdisciplinary initiatives: Community, Environment, Economy, Food, and Health. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

One full time position is available.
Location: Unit 26 – Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties
(Position will be housed in Williamson County – Marion, IL)
Additional positions may become available in other locations

Application Procedure

To apply, go to https://go.illinois.edu/125062. Log in to your account and upload a cover letter and resume, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Resume dates must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of December 6, 2019.  

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

For further information about the position, please contact Julie Ritchey at [email protected]. For technical assistance with the online application process, please email [email protected].

 

Posted 11/20/2019

University of Illinois Extension

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Economics)  – Unit 17

The Extension Educator serves as a regular, full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. Extension Educators support one of the four core Extension program areas and within that program area may focus on one or more of the following interdisciplinary initiatives: Community, Environment, Economy, Food, and Health. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

One full time position is available.
Location: Unit 17 – DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties
(Position will be housed in DeWitt County – Clinton, IL)
Additional positions may become available in other locations

Application Procedure

To apply, go to https://go.illinois.edu/124528. Log in to your account and upload a cover letter and resume, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Resume dates must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of December 4, 2019.  

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

For further information about the position please contact Julie Ritchey at [email protected]. For technical assistance with the online application process, please email [email protected].

 

Posted 11/4/2019

University of Missouri

Associate Extension Professor or Extension Professor - Nutrition & Health Education - Columbia, MO

Position Overview
The University of Missouri (MU) is seeking an exceptional individual to bring innovative leadership to enhance the impact of the University in the lives of Missourians. This position provides day-to- day academic, administrative, and strategic leadership for the Nutrition & Health Extension unit and its affiliated faculty and staff.

In keeping with the university’s land-grant mission, the Nutrition & Health Extension program focuses the resources of the University of Missouri toward addressing the critical needs identified by Missourians. The Nutrition & Health program brings together faculty and resources from schools and colleges across the University as a highly visible locus of expertise and scholarship of nutrition, health and physical activity. The mission of this program is to increase lifelong health of all with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations. Through research and evidence-based educational programs, faculty state wide strive to improve dietary quality, increase physical activity and promote lifelong health.

This position is expected to catalyze a comprehensive strategy to secure additional resources from public and private sources to support Center programs and initiatives. Resource generation and fiscal management is achieved through coordination with, University Advancement, faculty, and other partners, with oversight by MU Extension and HES.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Complete the brief online application at https://extension.missouri.edu/about/jobs.aspx and submit a cover letter, list of 3-5 references, all academic transcripts and CV online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. It’s recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document.

For questions regarding the online application process contact MU Human Resources at 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the online application process contact the Help Desk at 573.882.5000.

For questions regarding this position, contact Steve Ball, search committee chair, at 573.882.2334.

 

Posted 11/4/2019

Utah State University

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness, USU Extension

Position Summary:
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Utah County, UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12- month/year appointment. 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 faculty member will have Utah county, regional, and University responsibilities. The initial focus of this position will be prevention of opioid misuse. The faculty will join four other HEART ( Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching) faculty located in counties across the state. The HEART Initiative focuses on current public health issues in the 9 counties and throughout Utah (e.g., Opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises). To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: https://extension.usu.edu/heart

Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the online application, please attach a resume/CV and cover letter. 

Full full details and to apply, please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2097/professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor%2c-health-%26-wellness/job

Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness,

USU Extension

 

Posted 10/29/2019

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)

Lecturer II or Assistant Professor, Extension Educator

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month Lecturer, Extension Educator or Assistant Professor, Extension Educator for its Lyon County Nevada location in Yerington, NV. The primary role of the Extension Educator is to establish a non-formal (non-credit) community-based education program focused upon identified needs in community development, children, youth and families, horticulture/agriculture, natural resources, and, health and nutrition.  This position provides oversight of the 4-H staff and program and serves as the local university liaison with county government.  Duties of the position include assessing community needs, develops and implements relevant educational programming, and documents program outcomes and impacts.  Additional roles and responsibilities include: 1) facilitating collaboration within the community; 2) providing subject matter expertise to colleagues in Cooperative Extension and/or the University of Nevada, Reno; 3) developing resources (grants, gifts, budget enhancements) as needed; 4) providing professional development to peers, collaborators, and self; 5) creating appropriate research, scholarly and/or creative works (peer-reviewed extension and journal publications, presentations at professional meetings, use of electronic media, etc.); 5) providing oversight and management of the Churchill County Extension Office and related resources; and 6) assuming professionalism with all internal and external audiences, ensuring proactive communication.  The typical role statement for Extension Educators is 70% teaching, 25% scholarship, research and creativity, and 5% service (community, college, university, and professional societies).  This position requires a commitment to work effectively with diverse cultural and community interests and to develop and maintain solid working relationships within the community.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/Extension-Lyon---University-of-Nevada-Reno/Lecturer-II-or-Assistant-Professor--Extension-Educator_R0118916-1

For questions, please contact: Holly Gatzke, Northern Area Director and Hiring Manager, [email protected]; or Leslie Lynn, Search Coordinator, [email protected].

 

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

JOB DESCRIPTION
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

For full details and to apply, visit: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000001XQ&tz

 

Posted 10/14/2019

University of Guam

Assistant Professor/Extension Agent III to Associate Professor/Extension Agent IV (Extension Family Life and Youth Development)

This position is a 12-month tenure-track Extension faculty position in Family Life and Youth Development within the University of Guam Cooperative Extension & Outreach. The successful candidate’s primary role is designated as “Extension and Community Outreach”. In this role the faculty member will review past CE&O programs and accomplishments to conduct needs assessments to identify issues and factors affecting a broad spectrum of Family and Youth topics for the island and region. The successful candidate will use the findings and data to plan, develop, implement and evaluate Extension education programs in Family and Youth for Guam and the Western Pacific. These programs are conducted under 5-year federally approved Plans of Work (POW). As a tenure track Extension faculty member, the successful candidate must also be willing to support the teaching and research efforts of CNAS Agriculture and Life Sciences (ALS) Division.

Additional Extension roles include working with and coordinating extension programs addressing Family and Youth issues that are in accordance with the Guam Extension Plan of Work and collaborating with existing programs like 4-H, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) Program, SNAP-Education, Preventive Health Project, and others. As a tenure track faculty, the successful candidate must meet the tenure requirements and develop a portfolio of accomplishments that reflect a minimum of 50% within the primary endeavor (Extension and Community Outreach), a minimum of 25% Creative Scholarly Activities or Research, and 15% University and Community Service during the first five years of the tenure track appointment. In addition, all tenure track faculty in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division are required to teach, at least, 3 contact hours per academic year in the Agriculture and Lifes Sciences Resident Instruction Program. A report of accomplishments and a Plan of Work is required to submit annually by each ALS faculty and reviewed by the Dean/Director of the College for approval.

The successful candidate will work under the Agriculture and Life Sciences Division as a member of the Cooperative Extension & Outreach team, and a representative of the University of Guam, to provide leadership support for Family and Youth issues and programs working across the various areas of Extension Plan of Work.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships among diverse groups and stakeholders to assess community needs and concerns around family life and youth issues.
  • Develop and implement science-based extension projects and programs to address the critical needs in family life and youth development, using various multi-media approaches.
  • Collaborate with other Extension faculty and staff, local community programs, and federal agencies to plan, coordinate, execute, and evaluate programs related to local and regional family and youth initiatives.
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations for extension program delivery driven by needs assessment findings and research.
  • Participate in University and College committees as well as community service and research endeavors.
  • Develop extension and research publications related to family and youth, such as professional refereed and nonrefereed articles, brochures, news articles and/or fact sheets.
  • Strongly encouraged to secure extramural grant funding that supports stakeholder and University needs.
  • Generate creative scholarly research literature and materials in support of Extension & Outreach programs and to broaden global knowledge.
  • Maintain close partnerships with local regulatory agencies.
  • Support the Resident Instruction’s Agriculture & Life Sciences program learning outcomes and overall track objectives including, but not limited to, teaching and/or developing courses and curriculum assessment.

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

 

Posted 10/7/2019

SNAP-Ed Curriculum Development Extension Associate at North Carolina State University

The Curriculum Development Extension Associate position will be part of NC State University’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance-Education (SNAP-Ed) and an integral part of the Steps to Health program in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. In addition to working with faculty and staff at NC State, this position interfaces with statewide, county, and district Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers, as well as other state and community-based agency/organization professionals and volunteers.

This position will serve as a lead for maintaining all Steps to Health direct nutrition education materials and programs that are targeted toward limited resource audiences. The position will update, revise, and write educational materials that will reflect the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Additionally, this position will be responsible for training Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers on curricula, and to set expectations for program fidelity. The incumbent will also ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media are consistent with language reflecting positive messages about food and are culturally appropriate. The incumbent will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Steps to Health Program Coordinator.

Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a lead for maintenance of all Steps to Health direct nutrition education materials and programs.
  • Update, revise, and write educational materials that will reflect MyPlate nutritional messages and the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Collaborate with Extension Specialists on the grant to produce evidence-based materials for target population.
  • Work with the team to ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media reflect consistent messages to participants related to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Ensure that all curriculum materials, videos, and social media are consistent with language reflecting positive messages about food and are culturally appropriate.
  • Set expectations for program fidelity and what must be covered within the curriculum to achieve program impacts.
  • Stay informed of trends in instructional methods and educational technology, and introduce ideas for incorporating new technology into the curriculum.
  • Provide in-service training, program observations, and provide follow-up technical assistance for Steps to Health direct education programs.
  • Offer technical assistance for Steps to Health county projects to ensure accurate delivery of programs.
  • Assist with grant writing and submission.
  • Attend state and/or national conferences and meetings.

See the posting for further information: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/123762

 

Posted 09/26/2019

University of Georgia Extension

Extension Evaluation Specialist 

The Extension Evaluation Specialist is a faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) directly supporting Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia and is responsible for the evaluation of Extension programs throughout the state. CAES is one of the largest colleges of agriculture in the nation and supports a $73.7 billion agricultural industry, the largest sector of the economy in the state of Georgia. For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has provided free, reliable, research-based information to farmers and businesses and has taught life skills and lessons to millions of young people.

Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The position is a fiscal year (12 month) non-tenure track appointment. Assessment of rank on hire for Public Service appointees, please see Public Service and Outreach Appointment and Promotion Guidelines. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A comprehensive benefits package is included. 

Desired Qualifications

  1. A Master’s degree is required, but a terminal degree is strongly preferred.  The degree must be from an accredited university in agricultural and/or extension education, evaluation, adult education, human sciences, economics, behavioral, and social sciences, public policy, or closely related field.
  2. At least three years of Extension experience is highly desirable but not mandatory. Substantial knowledge and understanding of Extension organization, operation, philosophy, and objectives is preferred.
  3. Expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as research methodology. 

Position Responsibilities

  1. Works with appropriate county, district, and state Extension faculty to implement a comprehensive plan for evaluating Extension educational programs and activities across all three program areas (agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development)
  2. Develops evaluation strategies, assessment instruments, and impact reports for regular programming and funded projects
  3. Provides leadership in the development of longitudinal data collection regarding programmatic or system-wide impact over time
  4. Provides leadership in the development of accountability reports for state and national Extension stakeholders
  5. Provides leadership over the impact statement submission process including improvements to the current process, training of faculty for best practices, development of state and federal reports as needed, and communication of key impacts to stakeholders and funding agencies
  6. Develops and delivers training and serves as a resource to county, district, and state Extension personnel in the areas of program evaluation and accountability
  7. Develops educational materials and publications related to Extension program accountability and evaluation
  8. Works effectively with University of Georgia administrators, UGA Public Service Units, Fort Valley State University Extension, state and federal agency personnel, and industry clientele in addressing issues related to accountability, impact and public value
  9. Assumes other duties as directed by the Director of County Operations, Associate Dean for Extension, and Dean and Director of CAES 

To Apply: Applicants should include a current C.V./resume, cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications related to the position, and any other supporting materials to UGAJobs at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/115093. Include names and addresses of at least four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Additional inquires can be directed to Dr. Rochelle Sapp, Search Committee Chair, 979-571-3067, [email protected].   

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by September 25, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible and no later than January 1, 2020. 

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

 


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