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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 6/21/2017

Job Vacancy #18-17
Southeast Area Extension Agent
Family Consumer Science & 4-H Youth Development
Bent County, Las Animas, CO

The individual is a local representative of Colorado State University, and works as a member of a team of 9 professionals in the 7 county area, to provide leadership, guidance, direction and educational program support to 4-H Youth Development, nutrition, food safety, financial management, health and wellness (family and consumer science), programs for both adult and youth audiences in Bent County, while programmatic efforts are coordinated with other agents the Southeast Area, and works under the supervision of the Southeast Area Director.

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Posted 6/9/2017

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Extension Specialist
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States

Children & Youth Institute Director

Position Title
Extension Specialist

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.

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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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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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