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Posted 4/13/2021

LSU College of Agriculture

Associate/Extension Agent and Regional Coordinator
(Family and Consumer Sciences/Nutrition)
(This is a partially grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

Work Location: This announcement is for an associate/extension agent and regional coordinator (FCS/nutrition) position in the Central Region/LSU AgCenter. The position will be based at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria, LA.

Job Description: The Central Region Associate/Extension Agent and Regional Coordinator (FCS/nutrition) is charged with providing leadership for the Family and Consumer Sciences/nutrition program in the assigned Central Region geographical area (10 parishes). The position reports administratively to the regional director. The regional director will conduct an annual evaluation of the coordinator considering input from the head of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. The coordinator is responsible for administratively supporting FCS agents (40% effort) in selecting and implementing program priorities; providing training for FCS, SNAPEd, and EFNEP agents and nutrition educators; and successfully implementing and evaluating effective and innovative programs that lead to measurable change in behavior. The coordinator will collaborate with parish chairs in their joint responsibility for evaluating performance of FCS agents including making promotion and specialization recommendations to regional director. The agent will also plan, implement, evaluate and report nutrition educational programming for general nutrition programs in Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes (40%). The agent will also plan, implement, evaluate and report nutrition educational programming for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients and other low-income families in Rapides Parish (20%) effort).

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by submitting cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. (Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to the address below. For more information contact:

Dr. Tara Smith
Central Region Director
LSU Agricultural Center Alexandria, LA 710302
Phone: 318-557-9501; Fax: (318) 427-6535
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

 

Posted 04/05/2021

Oregon State University

Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service

Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s land-grant research university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service (VPEE).

The Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement provides strategic and operational direction of the OSU Extension Service and university-wide leadership for community-engaged research and teaching. The Vice Provost engages statewide advisory groups and collaborates with deans and other relevant university leaders to identify issues to which university resources may be directed. As Director of the Extension Service, the Vice Provost works closely with OSU’s Office of Government Relations to build legislative relationships and advocacy for Extension’s biennial state budget and serves as the federally designated director of Smith-Lever capacity fund appropriations (see https://nifa.usda.gov/program/smith-lever-act-capacity-grant).

The Vice Provost reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President, serves as a member of the Provost's Senior Leadership Team and the University Cabinet, and is an active participant in all aspects of institution-wide planning and policy development. The Vice Provost collaborates closely with the deans of Agricultural Science, Forestry, and Public Health and Human Sciences, while making use of an internal shared governance group to advise on matters of strategy, priorities, and budget. 

The next Vice Provost will join a Division on an upward trajectory. Working collaboratively, the Vice Provost will build on the Division’s success, continuing to raise the profile and influence of the Division which will, in turn, result in an even greater impact on the region, state, and nation. To fulfill this goal, the Division seeks a creative thinker who is comfortable operating beyond functional silos and who is excited by boundary-spanning opportunities within and outside of the university. Additionally, OSU seeks a collaborative and inspiring Vice Provost who will hold fast to the university’s core values of accountability, diversity, integrity, respect, and social responsibility, while strategically leading the Division. 

How to Apply 

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Oregon State University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please include a cover letter, CV and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. 

Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Partner
Julie Holley, Senior Executive Search Consultant
E-mail: [email protected] 
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Posted 03/26/2021

Michigan State University Extension

Financial and Homeownership Extension Educator in Ann Arbor, Michigan

In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate research-based educational programs that meet outreach needs related to homebuyer education and financial education workshops, housing counseling (includes pre-purchase, rental, and default foreclosure) and other related education topics. Workshop topics will be relevant to the participants and the community in which they live and may include topics such as: budgeting, savings, banking products, credit building, identity theft, homebuyer education, foreclosure and post-foreclosure. Through your leadership, you will improve the knowledge and skills of consumers in the application of financial management techniques.

Through collaboration in research, engagement with community members, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will explore and implement programs that lead to public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that teach participants how to resolve current financial situations, while providing a wide lens on their financial health to shift the approach to proactive financial management and foreclosure prevention. Your work will contribute to the effective use of financial, homeownership and pre/ post-foreclosure education as a part of overall social, economic, and community development. You will also develop, produce, and deliver outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive.

Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU Extension (MSUE), as well as the diverse network of partner groups that include Human Services Coordinating Councils. You will stay informed on matters that relate to financial, home ownership and pre-post foreclosure issues by representing MSUE on these councils. If you are not a HUD/MSHDA Certified Housing Counselor, MSUE will provide support to you to allow you to pursue this certification. You will collaborate with the MSUE Finance and Homeownership Education work team.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/506131/extension-educatorfixed

 

Posted 03/26/2021

University of Florida

Extension Agent I or II – Family and Consumer Sciences (72143)

As an Extension Agent, you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Seminole County, a growing area in central Florida. We are looking for an individual with teaching skills in human nutrition, health, and wellness. You will be responsible for a program that provides public education to individuals and families to adopt healthy eating habits and lifestyle behaviors that can prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancer. In addition, you will conduct programs in financial literacy. Your office will be located at the Seminole County Extension Office in Sanford.

For full information on this position, and to apply, please visit: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/85735

 

Posted 03/16/2021

University of Georgia

Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Food Safety and Preservation (75% Extension and 25% Research)  academic year appointment with 2 months summer salary as long as the appointment is 50% or greater in Extension in the Foods and Nutrition Department, College of Family and Consumer Sciences. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide leadership and training at the state, regional, and national level in the area of food safety and home food preservation
  • Revise and update specific Extension agent trainings
  • Provide leadership for county-based program planning, implementation and evaluation for county Extension agents conducting programing and applied research in home food preservation
  • Present annual ServSafe® training for Extension agents & recertification training required every 5 years
  • Updating programmatic materials for Extension agents to use in ServSafe® Food Handler Programs
  • Secure external funding as the PI to support the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP)
  • As director of the NCHFP, direct externally supported staff who will update the website content on a regular basis and expand capabilities to disseminate content digitally
  • Prepare new updated editions of the book “So Easy to Preserve” and other related publications and ensure that publications are marketed to generate funds which will provide program support
  • Prepare and present workshops and trainings at the state, regional and national level in food safety and home food preservation
  • Respond to questions from the public and professionals related to food safety associated with home food preservation
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, including College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciencs Food Science and Extension family and consumer sciences faculty and staff
  • Develop and secure external funding to support interdisciplinary research program in the area of applied food safety and home food preservation
  • Present research findings at national conferences and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals
  • Serve as major advisor for doctoral students and secure external funding to support PhD assistantships

For full details and to apply, please visit the posting at: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/185795

 

Posted 03/04/2021

University of Arkansas System
County Ext. Agent - Family and Consumer Sciences

Summary of Job Duties:

The County Extension Agent – Family and Consumer Sciences provides leadership to the planning, implementation & evaluation of the county Family and Consumer Sciences educational program including supervising the Expand Food and Nutrition grant and program assistant and the Supplemental Nutrition Education program grant and program assistant. The emphasis areas are nutrition, health, financial literacy and family life.

For full details and to apply, visit: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Texarkana/County-Ext-Agent---Family-and-Consumer-Sciences_R0002403-1

 

Posted 2/15/2021

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

The FCS Extension Agent will be located in Brunswick County and will be responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive family and consumer sciences programs that meet the needs of the county’s limited resource population and align with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Programs include non-formal education and training in human development, resource management, and supplemental nutrition assistance with targeted audiences. The extension agent collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants. Program priorities in Brunswick County include childhood and adult obesity; chronic diseases with nutrition and lifestyle related risk factors (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular disease; cancer); decreasing the health disparities related to race/ethnicity, disability, and socioeconomic status; safe food handling and food preservation; food insecurity and management of food budgets.

For full details on this position and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncat.edu/postings/21791

 

Posted 1/28/2021

Utah State University Extension

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

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 Summit County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Summit County Extension building in Coalville, Utah.

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

The estimated start date for this position is May 1, 2021.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3294/home-and-community-extension-assistant-associate-professor-or-professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor-%28summit-county%29/job

 

Posted 1/20/2021

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service currently has open positions for Assistant/Associate Professor - General Nutrition and Assistant/Associate Professor - Nutrition Education.  Qualified candidates may apply for both positions, if interested. 

Summary

Assistant/Associate Professor - General Nutrition must have an earned Doctorate in Nutrition, Health, Family & Consumer Sciences, or a related field. It is preferred that the candidate be a Registered Dietitian.  This position provides leadership for statewide programs in nutrition including, but not limited to, food preservation, food safety, diabetes management, weight management, and Mediterranean diet. 

For full details of job duties, education qualifications and how to apply……..View Details 

Assistant/Associate Professor - Nutrition Education must have an earned Doctorate in Family & Consumer Sciences or a related field. The candidate must be a Registered Dietitian. This position will provide educational leadership in nutrition/nutrition education, including the EFNEP & SNAP-Ed programs. 

For full details of job duties, education qualifications and how to apply……..View Details 

These jobs offer excellent employee benefits.  Positions are located in Little Rock, Arkansas at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service State Office and will work with state Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) staff and provide support to Family and Consumer Science Agents across the state. Experience with federal grant management and/or grant writing is preferred for both positions.

 

Posted 1/19/2021

LSU College of Agriculture

Associate/Extension Agent and Regional Coordinator (FCS/Nutrition) - Central Region - R00052358

Associate/Extension Agent and Regional Coordinator

(Family and Consumer Sciences/Nutrition)

(This is a partially grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

Work Location: This announcement is for an associate/extension agent and regional coordinator (FCS/nutrition) position in the Central Region/LSU AgCenter. The position will be based at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria, LA.

Job Description: The Central Region Associate/Extension Agent and Regional Coordinator (FCS/nutrition) is charged with providing leadership for the Family and Consumer Sciences/nutrition program in the assigned Central Region geographical area (10 parishes). The position reports administratively to the regional director. The regional director will conduct an annual evaluation of the coordinator considering input from the head of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences. The coordinator is responsible for administratively supporting FCS agents (40% effort) in selecting and implementing program priorities; providing training for FCS, SNAPEd, and EFNEP agents and nutrition educators; and successfully implementing and evaluating effective and innovative programs that lead to measurable change in behavior. The coordinator will collaborate with parish chairs in their joint responsibility for evaluating performance of FCS agents including making promotion and specialization recommendations to regional director. The agent will also plan, implement, evaluate and report nutrition educational programming for general nutrition programs in Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes (40%). The agent will also plan, implement, evaluate and report nutrition educational programming for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients and other low-income families in Rapides Parish (20%) effort).

Qualification Requirements: A master's degree in education, vocational education, family and consumer sciences/ human ecology, nutrition, food science, exercise science or closely related areas. Master's degree must have an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0. A PhD or nutrition specialization is preferred. Prior FCS and/or nutrition educational program experience is desired. The applicant must have a minimum of five years of experience working in education, vocational education, family and consumer sciences/ human ecology, nutrition, food science, exercise science or closely related field. Extension experience is desirable. The applicant must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Experience in teaching and applying principles of leadership development to both youth and adults is also desired. Knowledge of public relations and the ability to cope with change are highly desirable characteristics. Ability to work with and through others is essential as is the ability to function with minimum supervision.

For full details and to apply, visit https://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/smsmith/articles/page1610646021902

 

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