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Posted 08/14/2017

Company Name: Michigan State University
Position Title: Extension Specialist
Location: East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Children & Youth Institute Director

Position Overview
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has, for more than 100 years, equipped Michigan residents with the information that they need to improve their lives, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower children to dream of a successful future. MSU Extension provides a leadership role in responding to the emergent needs of communities, building on relationships and partnerships that have been cultivated for decades. The Children & Youth Institute (CYI) Director provides leadership to the strategic development of the Institute and the achievement of its objectives, and contributes to the success of MSU Extension, the College and the University.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and energetic Director and leadership team that is transforming MSU Extension into an organization positioned to have greater impacts in the 21st century by building on past success and growing resources through external grant funding, aligned partnerships and philanthropy. The CYI Director will be responsible for a staff of 150+ full time employees and an annual budget of $7M+. This position provides day-to-day leadership for Institute administrative operations, educational programs, and the translation of the Institute's vision into action. The review and granting of a faculty affiliation in an academic unit at MSU is anticipated.


Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Ph.D. in subject matter relevant to the Institute's mission and purpose.

Desired Qualifications
• Demonstrated ability to procure and manage funding from multiple sources.

• Commensurate with education and experience.

• Comprehensive benefits package:

East Lansing, Michigan
Campus of Michigan State University

Application Deadline:
Application review extended; it will now begin September 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

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Application Process
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In addition to submitting a current resume/CV and a cover letter, application materials must include a statement of interest (see full description for additional information).

This assignment is a full-time, fixed-term academic appointment. The processes for review and granting of tenure with Michigan State University will be considered for those applicants currently holding tenure status.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jeffrey W. Dwyer, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824.This information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned.

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Posted 7/25/2017

Director, Yuma County Cooperative Extension (UPDATED) (Yuma, AZ)

Position Information

Department: Yuma County Office (1544)
Location: County Extensions and Farms

Position Summary: (Please Note: The review date has been extended to August 14, 2017.)

This continuing-eligible position, located in Yuma, Arizona, provides overall leadership for and coordination of Yuma County Extension programs in a large and diverse county as part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The person manages administrative functions including budget, personnel, programming, day-to-day office operations and fostering both internal and external collaboration and teamwork. The Director is responsible for developing annual reports and planning future directions that address the needs of the clientele and communicating and promoting the programs of Extension to a variety of clientele and groups.

This is principally an administrative position. However, if the successful candidate currently has faculty status and/or a programmatic background appropriately oriented, they may have the opportunity to maintain a programmatic component to the position. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean and Director, Cooperative Extension & Economic Development. Cooperative Extension & Economic Development. In addition, the position requires significant travel (mainly in-state but with some out-of-state), along with extensive evening and weekend work in the community. This position not only heads Yuma County Cooperative Extension, but should also play an active leadership role in the Yuma County business, education and governmental communities as well integration of Extension with all UA programs in the Yuma area.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Posted 6/30/2017


Title: Agent
Functional Title: Energy Conservation and Technology Specialist
Position Number: 103608
Category Status: Faculty, Non-Tenured, On Track
Unit: AGNR-UME-West Region

Location: Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Keedysville, Maryland

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Energy Conservation and Technology Specialist is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for Maryland communities and citizens. Specifically, this position will provide leadership and delivery of educational programming related to energy conservation and clean energy technology including solar, wind, biomass, natural gas and other applications. The Specialist will facilitate partnerships with university colleagues, local and state agencies, elected officials, communities, landowners, industry and environmental groups in developing sustainable energy practices and opportunities while protecting, as well as advocating for a science-based and responsible approach to handling the state’s water, forest and other natural resources.

The Specialist is expected to be a part of the AGNR and UME faculty team as well as provide leadership for the energy related programming within the Environment and Natural Resource Focus Area, one of four UME strategic programming initiatives. It is the responsibility of the Specialist to work intentionally and collaboratively to increase the visibility and reach of Extension programs through education designed to meet the needs of diverse audiences. The Specialist will interpret and disseminate the latest research findings using a variety of delivery and communication strategies appropriate for the intended target audience, including but not limited to workshops, classes, demonstration projects, webcasts, social media, publications, mass media and community coalitions. The faculty member will be on track for tenure and promotion to a higher rank in accordance with University policy and UME tenure guidelines within a timeframe defined.

Closing Date: For best consideration, complete application by July 1, 2017. Position will remain open until suitable candidate has been identified.

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Posted 06/22/2017

University of Idaho
Research Faculty-Extension Nutrition Specialist
Location: Moscow, Boise
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: $65,000 - $75,000 per year
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho Department of Family and Consumer Sciences seeks an Extension Specialist to join the Family and Consumer Sciences team. The position is a 12-month tenure track position; 70% Outreach and Extension, 25% Scholarship and Creative Activities; 5% University Service & Leadership. Salary commensurate with qualifications/experience.

This is an Assistant Professor/Associate Professor position with responsibilities focused on providing research based educational programs that meet the needs of the department as well a leadership and coordination on a statewide basis.

The successful candidate will develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research and extension program focusing on Health and Nutrition.

This position will require presentation of research seminars, participation in professional meetings, and publishing in refereed journals. Research-based information will be delivered to clientele groups at appropriate meetings and through extension publications and appropriate media outlets. Funding for extension and research programming will be obtained from external competitive grants.

Location of the position will be determined by final applicants' preference to be located in Moscow, Idaho or Boise, Idaho.

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Posted 6/2/2017

Position Title: University of IdahoExtension Faculty, Family Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development
Open date: 4-28-17
Closing date: Open until filled, but first consideration will be July 1, 2017
Location: Off Campus, Bingham County, Blackfoot, Idaho
Job category: Faculty
Tenure Tracking: Tenure Track
Rank: Assistant Professor
College: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department: Eastern District
Type of Appointment: Fiscal Year, Full Time
Pay Range: $43,000-$48,000 

University of Idaho Extension announces an Extension faculty position to be located in Bingham County, Idaho. The successful candidate will provide instruction and support in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and FCS-related 4-H Youth Development educational programs for county, district, and state programs. They will plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report Health and Nutrition, Food Safety, and Financial Management programs (75%) and FCS-related 4-H Youth Development programs (25%). 

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition and Health, Agricultural and Extension Education, Adult Education or a closely related discipline (at least one degree must be in an area of Family and Consumer Sciences and the required degree must be completed by the date of hire).
  •  Ability to organize and work with people.
  • Computer literacy and effective 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 pass a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • 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 and 4-H Youth Development 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.

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