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Re-posted 07/29/2021

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 7/28/2021

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

4-H Youth Development Advisor

County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Date Posted: July 23, 2021
Closing Date: September 10, 2021

Purpose: 
The 4-H Youth Development Advisor will emphasize the critical and emerging areas of Healthy Living, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), and Positive Youth Development in the two-county region. 

The Advisor will have programmatic oversight of the education and extension activities of 4-H programs in San Mateo and San Francisco. 

The Advisor is expected to engage in applied research and extension projects at Elkus Ranch to strengthen the Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center – which provides direct educational programming in agriculture, the environment, STEAM and sustainability to over 9,000 visitors a year and significantly more through partnership programs sited at the ranch. The Advisor will engage with the Healthy Living Ambassadors program to support teens and youth as leaders in school gardens in areas of most need in San Mateo County. In addition, the Advisor is expected to provide academic leadership in developing an effective, integrated approach for enhancing STEAM preparedness, success rates and improve equity goal attainment for students in the Bay Area. The Advisor will work in closely with the Multi-County Director supporting cross-county STEAM initiatives.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=1835

 

Post 7/26/2021

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Statewide Director Community Nutrition & Health Academic Coordinator III

Location Headquarters: Davis, California

Purpose: The Statewide Community Nutrition and Health Director is responsible for developing and providing leadership for innovative, multidisciplinary family and community nutrition and health-related programs for the University of California Cooperative Extension program.

Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master's degree in nutrition, public health, public health administration, community development or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience in successful Extension programming or community development,
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, build and manage teams and implement projects, including setting measurable goals and objectives.
  • Proven track record of significant fundraising (through projects and/or development opportunities),
  • Success in building and supporting diverse teams, and ensuring welcoming and affirming environments

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/JPF00045

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by September 3, 2021

 

Re-Posted 7/21/2021

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair
Family and Community Health Sciences
Rutgers Cooperative Extension/School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

AVAILABLE: OCTOBER 1, 2021
OVERVIEW:
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is searching for a distinguished academic leader and visionary and transformational Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) to expand the capacity, visibility and impact of the department across the state and within the university. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Associate or Full Professor based on experience and academic accomplishments.

This 12-month, 100% Extension-funded position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in advancing established areas of department excellence and developing new strategic and innovative initiatives in the areas of nutrition, chronic disease prevention, health and wellness. Reporting to the Director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Chair has administrative oversight and responsibilities for Extension program development, implementation, management, evaluation and reporting within FCHS mission areas and serves as an integral member of the Cooperative Extension leadership team. The Department has a strong interest in attracting diverse faculty and encourages candidates from diverse under-represented communities.

For more details and to apply: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/131549

 

Posted 7/20/2021

University of Florida

Extension Agent I - III Family and Consumer Sciences (77651)

We are looking for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. As an FCS Extension Agent you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Palm Beach County. As an extension educator, you will lead by designing, implementing, and evaluating educational programs that target quality food systems, human health, and nutrition-related wellness outreach. “Food systems” in the context of this position includes access to local, safe, and healthy foods, resource management, sustainable living, and social, mental and physical well-being. 

Your educational programs will assist clientele in implementing research-based best practices to improve food systems and manage or prevent chronic disease and food-borne illness. Your overall program direction will be guided by an advisory committee that incorporates the needs of the county’s diverse population. You will demonstrate excellent customer service and you will respond to client needs in a timely and professional manner. You will devote about 5% of your time contributing to 4-H Youth Development program. Your office will be located at the Palm Beach County Extension Office in West Palm Beach.

For full details and to apply, visit the posting: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/90650

 

Posted 7/12/2021

Louisiana State University

Assistant/Associate Area Nutrition Agent - Lafayette Parish 

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

Asst./Assoc./Area Nutrition Agent (Nutrition) – Lafayette, LA (domicile)

80% Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and 20% Flavors of Health (FOH)

WORK LOCATION: Lafayette, Acadia, and St. Landry parishes. The domicile location is Lafayette, LA, in Lafayette Parish.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The assistant/associate area nutrition agent will provide 80% effort as the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) agent. The employee will provide leadership to EFNEP, including the hiring, training, evaluating and the supervision of local EFNEP personnel; develop and sustain collaborative relationships with community agencies and grassroots organizations; train and support volunteers’ role within the program; collect and analyze program data, create reports and communicate outcomes; manage program assets and funds and promoting EFNEP goals and objectives that meet the requirements of the NIFA EFNEP policy guidelines.

For full details and to apply, visit https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---AG-Center/Assistant-Associate-Area-Nutrition-Agent_R00056976

 

Posted 7/12/2021

Louisiana State University

Associate/Extension Agent/Regional Coordinator - Rapides Parish 

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.

Position 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).

For full details and to apply, visit: https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---AG-Center/Associate-Extension-Agent-and-Regional-Coordinator--Family---Consumer-Sciences-Nutrition-_R00052358

 

Posted 6/23/2021

Utah State University

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor - Weber 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 Weber County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Weber County Extension building in Ogden, Utah. 

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track).  A Master's degree is required for either rank. 

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

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3832/home-and-community-extension-assistant-associate-professor---weber-county/job

 

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 6/8/2021

North Carolina State University

NC State University is hiring a coordinator to oversee their Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).  The position will provide leadership to EFNEP and serve as the Regional Training Specialist for the SNAP-Ed/Steps to Health program, both of which are federally funded nutrition education programs serving low-income audiences.

EFNEP provides nutrition education to low-income families with young children, pregnant women, and school-aged youth. In addition to face-to-face learning opportunities, EFNEP utilizes contemporary technology in nutrition education to expand program reach and deliver educational content to participants.

Steps to Health is North Carolina State University’s SNAP-Ed Program. Through direct education programs, policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change initiatives, and social marketing campaigns, Steps to Health provides comprehensive support to limited resource individuals and families across North Carolina, and North Carolinians at large. 

The EFNEP Coordinator will help to coordinate the collaboration of the EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programs across the state as a member of the federal nutrition programs leadership team. 

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/145072

 

Posted 5/24/2021

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is searching for a distinguished academic leader and visionary and transformational Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) to expand the capacity, visibility and impact of the department across the state and within the university. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Associate or Full Professor based on experience and academic accomplishments.

Candidate must demonstrate a sustained record of programmatic excellence, including evidence of peer-reviewed publications, competitive funding and the ability to conceptualize and deliver clearly articulated extension programs. 

A Master’s Degree is required from an accredited institution in family and consumer sciences, nutrition, public health, extension, community education, or a related field. A doctoral degree and/or credentialing as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is preferred.

For full details and to apply for this position, please visit: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/131549

 

Posted 5/21/2021

University of Georgia Extension

Dean, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

The University of Georgia (UGA), the flagship public, a land-grant and sea-grant university of the state of Georgia, seeks an experienced and energetic leader to serve as the next Dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Dean serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the College, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. In the context of the land-grant mission of the university, the Dean also serves as Associate Director of Georgia Cooperative Extension and Associate Director of the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations. The Dean will provide energetic and visionary leadership as well as principled administrative guidance and advocacy for the tripartite mission of the College in teaching, research, and public service/outreach.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing energetic and visionary leadership as well as principled administrative guidance and advocacy with faculty, staff, students, University of Georgia administrators, and alumni to promote the tripartite land-grant mission of the College in teaching, research, and public service/outreach.
  • Working in close collaboration with the associate deans, department heads and directors to lead the instruction, research, public service and Cooperative Extension programs as well as the institutional advancement of the College.
  • Communicating the mission and importance of the programs of Family and Consumer Sciences to external audiences so as to enhance, acquire and sustain private and public financial and non-financial support.
  • Interacting positively with constituent groups in business and industry, federal and state agencies, volunteer and professional organizations, and foundations whose goals are consistent with the mission of the College.
  • Promoting excellence and working effectively with faculty, staff, students, University of Georgia administrators, and alumni to promote the tripartite land-grant mission of the College.
  • Strategically planning and analyzing the College operations.
  • Representing the College to the University administration.
  • Collaborating with other colleges at UGA and providing leadership in guiding, engaging and building partnerships.

For full details and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/196854

 

Posted 5/12/2021

iowa state university

Education Extension Specialist I/II– Human Sciences

Summary

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Education Extension Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Life and Family Finance within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with youth, families, businesses and communities. This position will serve a 12 county region (Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Warren, Wayne). The primary office location is flexible and will be determined after acceptance of the offer. 

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 family life, including family finance. 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 individuals, families, and communities.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Location-To-Be-Determined/Education-Extension-Specialist-I-II--Human-Sciences_R4866

 

Posted 5/12/2021

iowa state university

Education Extension Specialist I/II – Nutrition and Wellness

Summary

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Education Extension Specialist I or II level. This position will serve a 12 county region (Adair, Adams, Cass, Fremont, East Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, West Pottawattamie counties). The primary office location is flexible and will be determined after acceptance of the offer. 

The position 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 within a multi county region. Additional duties include active participation in needs assessment processes and program development planning with nutrition and wellness program specialists statewide and in consultation with ISU Faculty. 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.

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Location-To-Be-Determined/Education-Extension-Specialist-I-II---Nutrition-and-Wellness_R4865

 

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

 
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