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Posted 08/23/2022

University of georgia 

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Extension for Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing (nine month, academic appointment, tenure track, expected to be 75% public service and outreach, 25% teaching)

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate degree at the time of appointment in financial planning or a closely-related discipline (e.g., family economics, consumer economics, resource management, accounting, and economics).

Responsibilities: The successful applicant must understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically  disadvantaged individuals and communities. The successful applicant must be an effective communicator, both orally and written and with diverse audiences, and must work successfully, both independently and within a team. The ideal applicant must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates must demonstrate promise of moving toward excellence in service to Georgia citizens and their families, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional development activities, professional leadership, and/or service to the profession.

The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda related    to financial health literacy, be able to collaborate with faculty working on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at UGA. Expertise in writing grant proposals, familiarity with university grants and contracts, knowledge of IRB/Human Subjects procedures and policies, and the ability to manage many different projects and programs simultaneously is desired.

Work with faculty with multiple disciplinary expertise to grow and/or sustain scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in financial planning. Teach the equivalent of 2 three-credit undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year in financial planning, housing and consumer economics. Conduct and disseminate applied research findings through training's and materials to County Extension Agents, and the general public, as needed. Obtain extramural funds for research and program funding. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.

Procedure: Complete applications will include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, an unofficial copy of transcript for graduate study, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants are invited, but not required, to submit up to three letters of support. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the UGAJobs website: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/247386 . Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Pamela Turner ([email protected])  or Ms. Melissa McBride ([email protected]).

The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. 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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, 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.

 

Posted 10/29/2021

Extension Agent – Family & Consumer Sciences and 4-H/Youth Development, Custer County, Miles City, Montana.

The primary focus for this full-time position will be to provide leadership and educational programming in the discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences and to share program leadership for the 4-H/Youth Development program.  The Extension Office in Custer County includes a full-time agent for Agriculture, Natural Resources and Horticulture with shared responsibility for the 4-H program, and a full-time office administrative assistant. For complete description and application, please visit http://msuextension.org and click on “Careers.” Screening begins November 29, 2021. Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled.

 

Posted 6/14/2021

North Carolina State University

Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)
Farm to School Outreach Extension Assistant 

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is seeking a Farm to School (F2S) Outreach Assistant. The F2S Outreach Assistant will support CEFS’ farm to school work, and also help coordinate and support the steering committee of the Farm to School Coalition of NC, including management of the F2SCNC website updates, social media accounts, weekly newsletter, and listserv.  

CEFS and the Farm to School Coalition of NC are multi-disciplinary and state-agency teams. The Farm to School Coalition of NC and CEFS both are committed to work through a Racial Equity lens and all work will be done with Racial Equity as a priority. By working with a Racial Equity lens we mean three things: 1) Acknowledge the presence of structures that shape life options and outcomes. 2) Analyze the impact of structures on a specific issue, condition, or population. 3) Develop structural strategies to interrupt inequities and improve outcomes and opportunities for all. 

This is a full-time 1 year position with potential renewal. This position will be a remote position until further notice due to COVID-19, and can stay remote or become an in-person position once CEFS staff return to the office on the NC State University campus (likely in July 2021). This position will provide an opportunity to gain rich experience in farm to school working with both state agency leads in farm to school as well as day to day practitioners and students.   

Position Description:

The primary purpose of this F2S Outreach Extension Assistant position is to

  • support relationship development and communications of the farm to school (f2s) Initiatives of CEFS and the Farm to School Coalition of NC, as well as 
  • partner in developing, designing, and implementing outreach programming that advances farm to school across NC. 

The F2S Outreach Extension Assistant will report to CEFS F2S Coordinator and support the coordination of the Farm to School Coalition of NC steering committee.  

The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • work with principal investigators and project leads on program development, outreach, implementation, data collection, and assessment;
  • coalition logistical support;
  • social media, listserv, website management and communications; and 
  • support on development of promotional, training, and educational resources.

Other

The Extension Local Foods Working group is developing an on-line course in farm to school with multiple modules, and the F2S Outreach Extension Assistant will be part of our farm to school working group to develop particular modules, based on expertise and interest.

  • helping team create content at planning sessions,
  • supporting connection of community partners with the film crew, and
  • work on final products with whole team and curriculum specialist.

Additional duties as assigned. 

Minimum Experience/Education – Master’s degree in Food Systems, Agriculture, Rural Development, Education, Nutrition, Dietetics,  or related fields, OR Bachelor’s degree in above disciplines with at least 3 years of related experience, possibly as an intern, apprentice, or early career position in related area.

Other Required Qualifications –

  • Knowledge of food systems and farm to school generally, the impacts of racial inequities and strategies for building Racial Equity in Food Systems/Farm to School.
  • Clear racial equity lens and ability to analyze impacts of programs and processes.
  • Knowledge of educational systems as well as farm to school challenges, needs, and key players.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Excellent organizing, people, decision making, computer and social media skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience working independently as well as with multiple partners and on multiple projects, including a large state-level project.
  • Demonstrated success supporting pursuit of goals and outcomes.
  • Desire to learn and develop a network and skill sets in farm to school. 

Preferred Experience and Skills – The ideal candidate will have the following skills/attributes:

  • A passion for educational systems as well as farm to school challenges, needs, and key players in North Carolina.
  • Knowledgeable of food systems and farm to school generally, the impacts of racial inequities and strategies for building Racial Equity in Food Systems/Farm to School, and of the North Carolina context in particular. 

To apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/145263

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, political affiliation, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Please see the job posting for information about how to request disability-related accommodations during the application and interview process.

 

Posted 4/22/2021

NC State University

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

Essential responsibilities for the position include planning, marketing, conducting and evaluating educational programs in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for Catawba County.

Emphasis of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is on nutrition, food safety, health and wellness, food preservation, chronic disease reduction, and volunteer management. The position will conduct viable, proactive research-based educational programs in these areas primarily for adult audiences. The position will collaborate with Extension agents in the region on common educational program initiatives. All agents are expected to have a youth component in their programming.

There is a strong demand for food safety information from home audiences, non-profit organizations, churches, commercial food operations and the restaurant trade. The ability to obtain training in an approved food safety certification program is expected.

The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with the Extension staff, including livestock, local foods, 4-H, gardening and other initiatives and organizations as appropriate. One should possess a high degree of subject matter competence, and have the ability to work independently.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142890

 

Posted 4/19/2021

University of North Carolina - 2 Positions
Locations:  Polk County and Cherokee County

The agent in this position will provide leadership for the development, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of an effective educational program in family and consumer sciences, including the areas of foods, nutrition, and health. The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. Additional responsibilities will include recruiting and training Extension Master Food Volunteers providing leadership supervision and assistance as needed. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to multi-task with little supervision. 

The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with Extension staff and other organizations, possess a high degree of subject matter competence, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work independently. The individual should be comfortable speaking/making presentations to groups.
Conduct health and nutrition programming that has a meaningful impact on the people of Polk County.
Also:
  • Assist the 4H/youth agent with food and nutrition-related programming.
  • Be active in the community by joining health/nutrition-related boards to serve a broad audience.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and functional kitchen workspace
  • Seek out donations and conduct fundraisers to support the FCS program and overall Extension mission.

For full details and to apply, please visit the appropriate link below:

Cherokee County: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142848

Polk County: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142097

 

Posted 11/05/2020

Utah State University

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (Sevier County)

Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-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. Extension faculty have Sevier County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Sevier County Extension Office in Richfield, Utah. 

Responsibilities 

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities
  • 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 county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

For full details on this position, and to apply, please visit:
https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3085/home-and-community-extension-assistant-associate-professor-or-professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor-(sevier-county)/job?mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360

 

 
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