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Posted 4/21/2017

Position Title: Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences - Washington County, St. George, UT 
Requisition: F1700246 
Open Date: 04/07/2017 
Review Date: 05/07/2017 
Job Category: Faculty 
Department: Southern Region 
College/Unit: Cooperative Extension 
Location: Extension Site 
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences 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. Extension faculty have Washington county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the county Extension building in St. George, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences such as nutrition, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, parenting and relationship education, health and wellness, family finance, or similar.  

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track), or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor (non-tenure track).  A Master’s degree is required for Extension Assistant/Associate ranks. A Bachelor’s degree and substantial professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor. 

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Posted 3/10/2017

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Tech / Virginia State University

2017 VCE-Northern Shenandoah Valley Summer Intern Job Position

Primary Program Area Focus: Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), Financial Management Role: Assist the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents in planning, implementing, and evaluating research‐based Extension educational programs for diverse audiences with primary emphasis on family financial education for adults and youth; secondary emphasis on food, nutrition and health programs for adults and youth; and additional emphasis on supporting the
activities of the VCE‐Warren County Office.

Location: The base office for this position is VCE‐Warren County; however, programming will occur in the entire Northern Shenandoah Valley (Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren). Mileage reimbursement will be provided from the Warren County office to program locations.

Qualifications: In addition to meeting the state‐level requirements, preference will be given to a current student or recent graduate with an FCS major and/or knowledge of personal finance and consumer issues.

Key Responsibilities (Our Plans for this Internship): 

  • Assist with and participate in Master Financial Education Volunteer trainings.
  • Plan and conduct financial education programs offered for youth in schools, at 4‐H
  • Residential Camp, and 4‐H Day Camp.
  • Create Interactive financial lessons for limited resource audiences.
  • Teach financial lessons for limited resource audiences at local Super Pantry programs.
  • Assist with and participate in marketing financial education programs, including writing
  • blogs, working with social media, writing newspaper articles, and possibly participating
  • in radio and television interviews.
  • Assist with program evaluation including conducting and tabulating evaluations, as well
  • as conducting phone interviews.
  • Conduct volunteer management activities such as reviewing volunteer files,
  • communicating with volunteers about program opportunities, working with the online
  • volunteer management system, etc.
  • Assist with local food, nutrition and health programs.
  • Use computer skills for programming tasks such as creating publicity, working with Excel
  • files and working with Access databases.
  • Assist with day‐to‐day office work including program registrations, subject‐matter
  • questions from the public, and preparations for events involving all program areas.

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Posted 2/28/2017

POSITION TITLE:                   Extension Educator – Family & Consumer Sciences
POSITION LOCATION:          Twin Falls, Idaho
POSITION AVAILABLE:        Upon Successful Completion of Search

University of Idaho Extension is seeking applicants for the permanent, 12-month, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). The position is located in the Twin Falls County Extension Office in Twin Falls, Idaho. 

The Educator will provide instruction and support in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Health and Nutrition educational programs for county, multi-county and state programs. They will plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report FCS Nutrition and Health programs and provide district support and supervision for the University of Idaho Extension Eat Smart Idaho (Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)) program (90%). In addition, the Educator will provide multi-county program support for 4-H Youth Development in FCS project areas (10%). 

Scholarship & Creative Activities (5%): Recruit external funding and develop partnerships that support and enhance county and district educational programs and research projects, and publish results in appropriate scholarly outlets. 

Outreach & Extension (90%): Provide instruction and support in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Health and Nutrition educational programs for county, multi-county and state programs. Plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report FCS Nutrition and Health programs and provide district support and supervision for the University of Idaho Extension Eat Smart Idaho (Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)) program. Collaborate with appropriate state, district, and county faculty and participate in the University of Idaho Extension, FCS program planning teams. Programs will focus on one or more of the FCS planning teams’ priority issues areas. Coordinate FCS program efforts with the appropriate agencies, coalitions, associations, and organizations and contribute to state programs. Provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate. Provide multi-county program support for 4-H Youth Development in FCS project areas. Develop educational programs that meet clientele needs. Work with specialists and other faculty to provide technical subject matter training and curriculum materials. Programs will be delivered through classes, workshops, demonstrations, and other methods as appropriate. Promote UI Extension programs with clientele, elected officials, and other community partners through newsletters, websites, press releases, radio and television, and social media. 

University Service & Leadership (5%): Serve on University, College, Extension, district and community committees, boards and working groups as appropriate.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Family and Consumer Sciences, Agricultural and Extension Education, Adult Education or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).
  • Ability to organize and work with people.
  • Computer literacy and good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to teach and lead group problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping and reporting, and team-based communications.
  • Ability to provide organizational structure and support for a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to recruit, teach, organize, and manage volunteer groups.
  • Must be willing and able to travel and participate in evening and weekend programs.
  • The successful candidate must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check.


  • At least 3 years of experience in Extension Education and Family and Consumer Sciences (relevant experience acquired within the last 5 years preferred).
  • Ability to work well in a team, provide effective leadership for Extension programming, and provide marketing and promotion for FCS Extension programs.
  • Ability to adapt research materials for effective oral and written presentations.
  • Experience in disseminating results through scholarly outlets.
  • Supervisory experience and proven ability to lead and mentor others.
  • Demonstrated skills in organization and management.
  • Previous experience working with underserved, un-served and minority audiences.
  • Knowledge of Hispanic culture and ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.


Complete the online application at, submitting the following:

1.     Current resume or curriculum vitae.
2.     A letter of application addressing the responsibilities and the minimum and preferred qualifications.
3.     Three (3) letters of recommendation which clearly address the candidate’s qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered).
4.     Transcripts of all college/university courses (copies acceptable). 

Letters of recommendation should be sent to the following address: 

Patrick Momont, Search Chair
UI Extension, Southern District
1904 E. Chicago St., Ste. AB
Caldwell, ID 83605
Ph: 208-454-7674
Fax: 208-459-3590

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