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Posted 10/09/2017

Extension Educator – Food, Nutrition, and Health (Hamilton and surrounding Counties)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Do you have the drive to help others create healthier lifestyles for a higher quality of life?  Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs in food, nutrition, and health?  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators.  As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field.  You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues. 
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Aurora, Nebraska and serving Merrick, Hamilton, Clay, Nuckolls, Fillmore, and Thayer Counties and statewide.  We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be food, nutrition and health.  This person will teach and coordinate food, nutrition and health programs regionally in a) nutrition education and health promotion; b) food safety education; and c) food literacy. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; one degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Education, Health Education, Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science,  Public Health or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, web-based educational and social media technologies, presentations).

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. 
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery. 
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation,  contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs. 
  • Experience working in food environments, including healthy food retail and gardening.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of social media policies and procedures, including maintenance of a website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter and Pinterest accounts for a professional organization.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Community Health Specialist
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in nutrition or health related field.
  • Interest in or experience working with food entrepreneurs.

Review of applications will begin on 11/06/17. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition number: F_170121). Click on the “Apply for this position” button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents: 
- Cover Letter 
- Resume 
- List of three professional references 
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other”), or attached to an email and sent to lfrench10@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.  See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

 

Posted 09/19/2017

Extension Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program 

2018 Request for Applications (RFA) Announcement 

Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center University of Delaware

The Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center in conjunction with the North Central, Southern, and Western ERME Centers announces a competitive funding opportunity for educational projects designed to help agricultural producers improve their economic viability through targeted risk management strategies.  The Northeast Center expects to fund 18-month Education Projects (awards of up to $50,000) to be conducted between April 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.  The Center also expects to fund up to 5 Exploratory Projects (maximum amount $2,000) which will be available to first-time applicants only and will utilize an abbreviated application. All applications are due by 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, November 17, 2017. 

Eligibility: This announcement seeks applications from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including land grant colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, other colleges and universities, and other public and private entities with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver results/impact-based risk management education projects for agricultural producers and their families. The Northeast Center serves the region which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

Application Process:  To view the complete Request for Applications, please visit the Northeast Center's website under "Funding" > "Apply for Funding" (http://www.nerme.org/funding/apply-for-funding/). 

An applicant webinar will be conducted on October 11th at 10:00 AM Central Time. Please join us to learn more about the RFA and for tips on writing successful applications.  There is no fee to participate, however please register by sending an email to clockert2@unl.edu.  Information on how to join the webinar will be posted on the North Central ERME Center's website

Questions or comments regarding this RFA may be directed to Laurie Wolinski (lgw@udel.edu, 302-831-2538) or Susan Olson (sbolson@udel.edu, 302-831-6540).

 

Posted 09/14/2017

Title: Extension Assistant/Associate Professor or Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor - Family and Consumer Sciences/Health and Wellness USU Extension, Sevier County, Utah

Job Quick Link: https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2819

Open Date: 09/12/2017
Close Date: Open until filled 

Position Summary:
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Family and Consumer Sciences/Health and Wellness 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 Sevier county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the county Extension building in Richfield, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to family and consumer sciences with an overarching focus on health & wellness. Areas of interest may include mental health, substance abuse prevention, physical activity, nutrition, food sciences, food safety, food preservation, parenting and relationship education, 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 significant professional experience is required for the Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor. 

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 and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

For full details on this position, please click here.

 

Posted 09/08/2017

Field Specialist I or II—Family Finance

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach (70403P)

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Hu-man Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Finance within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with individuals, families, and communities.

Responsibilities include providing research-based educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of professional and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with individuals, families, and communities.

This position serves Region 13 (Dallas, Madison, Polk, and Warren Counties) with a base office location to be at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience.

The complete position description and application process can be found at: www.iastatejobs.com/postings/28220.

Guaranteed application consideration deadline is September 24, 2017.

 

 

Posted 09/06/2017

University of Illinois Extension
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Economics)
Location: Unit 12 – Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Counties
(Position will be housed in McLean County)

The University of Illinois seeks a creative, collaborative, self-directed, outgoing person to join our team as an Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Economics) with University of Illinois Extension. 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. Family and Consumer Science 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: Energy and the Environment; Food Safety and Security; Economic Development and Workforce Preparedness; Family Health, Financial Security and Wellness; Youth Development. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

The Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Economics) is expected to concentrate programmatically in Consumer Economics. This programmatic concentration includes: Required development and delivery of high impact and relevant educational programs and materials in the following areas: 1) consumer financial management (includes youth and adults); 2) health economics; 3) housing and environment (includes energy and safety audits).

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

 

Posted 09/05/2017

Working Title: Field Specialist I or II - Nutrition and Wellness (This position serves Region 6 (Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Ida, Sac, and Calhoun counties) and Region 12 (Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Shelby, Audubon, and Guthrie counties) with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served.)
Advertised Employing Department: Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Appointment Type: Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible
Full or Part Time: Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Human Sciences Specialist positions to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The positions will focus on Nutrition and Wellness within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with youth, families, businesses and communities.

Responsibilities include providing educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support for integrated content in the areas of human sciences with primary focus on aspects of nutrition and wellness. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of staff and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with youth, families, businesses and communities.

In addition to Field Specialist I duties listed above, a Field Specialist II will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming, conduct needs assessment activities and identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients’ needs, take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary programming, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level.

The successful candidate will be able to develop partnerships and collaborations with appropriate agencies, associations and organizations to implement program activities. Strong organizational, facilitation and communications skills, along with an ability to pay close attention to detail will be essential for success in the position. The candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing tasks concurrently to ensure immediate deadlines are met, as well as exceptional analytical and public relations skills to effectively represent and deliver ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach educational opportunities and programs.

For full job details and to apply, please click here.

 

Posted 09/05/2017

University: Iowa State University
University Title:
  Field Specialist I - 7150
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment: P - P&S
Job Category: Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Family Finance: This position serves Region 13 (Dallas, Madison, Polk, and Warren Counties) with a base office location to be at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Finance within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with individuals, families, and communities.

Responsibilities include providing research-based educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of professional and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with individuals, families, and communities.

In addition to Field Specialist I duties listed above, a Field Specialist II will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming, conduct needs assessment activities and identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients’ needs, take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary programming, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level.

The successful candidate will be able to develop partnerships and collaborations with appropriate agencies, associations and organizations to implement program activities. Strong organizational, facilitation and communications skills, along with an ability to pay close attention to detail will be essential for success in the position. The candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing tasks concurrently to ensure immediate deadlines are met, as well as exceptional analytical and public relations skills to effectively represent and deliver ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach educational opportunities and programs.

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

 

Posted 8/31/2017

Position Title: University of Idaho Extension Faculty, Family Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development
Open date: 8-24-17
Closing date: Open until filled, but first consideration will be September 25, 2017
Location: Off Campus, Madison County, Rexburg, 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 Madison 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 (Consumer Economics focus), Personal Finance, 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 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.

For full details on this position, please see https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/19018

 

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!

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

 


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