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Posted 9/26/2022

University of Tennessee

Extension Regional Director, Central Region

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBLITIES

The Central Region Director is responsible to the Dean, University of Tennessee Extension. Responsibilities include providing purpose, direction and motivation to the Central Region staff and leadership of program oversight to the 31 County Extension offices in the central region.  More specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Representing the University of Tennessee in a positive and professional manner.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to County Extension directors as well as Regional and county staff in the successful delivery of 4-H, FCS and ANR/CED educational programs.
  • Encouraging and fostering new and innovative programs; and encouraging programming which meets the needs of a diverse audience in the central region of Tennessee.
  • Ensuring appropriate planning, implementing, evaluating and reporting of program results in each county in the central region of Tennessee.
  • Serving as a liaison between UT Extension, TSU Cooperative Extension, Extension committees and county government officials relative to personnel, finance, facilities, equipment and overall operation, marketing/visibility of county Extension programs. 
  • Advising regional and county staff relative to policy, personnel, and Human Resource issues.
  • Providing leadership to recruit, hire, supervise and evaluate diverse county and regional staff.
  • Providing oversight of budgets and expenditures for the Central region office and county offices in the Central region of Tennessee.
  • Planning for and securing external funding for Central regional programs and events.
  • Directing educational programs that meet the needs of all eligible participants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status and implementing the region’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

For full details and to apply, please visit: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_inst_agriculture/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000022A&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

 

Posted 9/19/2022

university of missouri

Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professor    4-H Volunteer Development Specialist

In coordination with the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement, and HDFS at the University of Missouri seeks a full-time Assistant/Associate/Extension Professor in the 4-H Volunteer Development. This is a joint 12-month, non-tenure track position between HDFS and MU Extension with the primary appointment being in HDFS. Rank will be assigned depending on qualifications and experience demonstrated through a curricula vita and by the college’s promotion policy. 

The start date is negotiable with preference for start date of March 1, 2023.  Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position includes ongoing supplemental monetary support for scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilize principles of volunteer development, positive youth development and education to build a research base program with colleagues, teaching and research faculty, Extension faculty and staff, youth, volunteers, community partners and other stakeholders
    • Assess staff development needs relating to volunteer leadership and systems management. Design, develop, and coordinate the delivery of online training, cohort learning experiences, and face-to-face workshops for local Extension educators who have significant work responsibility for volunteer leadership and systems management.
    • Oversee the volunteer screening process and lead a team of regional support staff who manage the process. Serve as a point of contact with the background check vendor and Office of Human Resources.
    • Establish strong working relationships and provide guidance to 4-H youth development staff and academics on issues related to risk management, youth protection, and volunteer conflict management.
    • Ensure volunteer compliance with the University of Missouri Extension and 4-H Center for Youth Development safety of minors and risk management policies and Code of Conduct. Facilitate problem-solving processes for responding and bringing resolution to complex volunteer performance issues.
    • Communicate the value of volunteer systems to stakeholders as well as lead and manage statewide volunteer recognition opportunities. Initiate a communications plan in collaboration with the communications director to inform, teach and support volunteers in their roles.
    • Serve on state, multi-task and national Extension work groups to advance volunteer systems and the field.
    • Teach one to two courses in MU College of Education and Human Development, Department of Human Development and Family Science per year.
      • Other duties as assigned.
  • Build partnerships with businesses, academic institutions, MU departments, community organizations and agencies, professional associations, retirement organizations, and alumni groups to strengthen and expand the volunteer base.
  • Lead statewide strategic planning to grow, diversify and improve local, regional and state volunteer systems and ensure that effective volunteer recruitment, screening, retention, orientation, training, and recognition systems are in place at local and state levels.
  • Lead the development of volunteer roles that balance program needs with modern lifestyles (e.g., short-term volunteers, episodic volunteers, corporate volunteers through partnerships, mentoring) and oversee the Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC)
  • Consider the expertise of volunteers and partners in educational design teams to ensure educational materials represent rigorous and cutting-edge research, diverse viewpoints, and culturally responsive and respectful approaches.
  • Develop, regulate, and improve policies and procedures that affect volunteerism in ways that assure efficiencies while preserving the integrity of the program. Collaborate on evaluation of program development and evaluation processes to ensure and assess the efficacy of volunteer systems.

 PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Remain current on trends and research-based knowledge to effectively create relevant, reliable and responsive education. Apply this knowledge in scholarly products such as curriculum, inservice education instruction, articles in professional journals and popular press, presentations at professional meetings, grant proposals.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities to continuously improve skills and increase research-based knowledge. Demonstrate mastery of core competencies, including subject matter expertise, effective and innovate teaching strategies, program development processes, and integration of new and emerging technology.    
  • Provide statewide leadership for Missouri 4-H in the areas of volunteer development.
  • MU is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellent.

QUALIFICATIONS:

An earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Science or a related field with course work in a discipline or program related to volunteer development at time of appointment.  Relevant coursework in one or more of the following areas: education; organizational systems and human resource management; community development/ partnerships; child, adolescent, and human development; and volunteerism. Equivalent experience will be considered.  

HOW TO APPLY:

Upload application materials including a cover letter describing research/ scholarly interests and qualifications, diversity statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two reprints or preprints of recent manuscripts, and names and contact information for three references (no reference letters are required at this time) click here. Questions about the online application system are best directed to MU Human Resources at (573) 882-7976. Questions about the position should be addressed to the search committee co-chairs: 

Drs. Melissa Herzog ([email protected]) and Duane Rudy ([email protected])

 

Posted 9/19/2022

university of missouri

Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professor 4-H Leadership and Civic Engagement

In coordination with the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement and the Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development, the Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at the University of Missouri seeks a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position that is eligible for rank and promotion. Non-tenure rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professor) may be assigned depending on qualifications and experience demonstrated through a curricula vita and by the college’s promotion policy. 

The start date is negotiable with preference for start date of March 1, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position includes ongoing supplemental monetary support for scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilize principles of leadership and civic engagement, positive youth development, and education to build a research base program with colleagues, teaching and research faculty, Extension faculty and staff, youth, volunteers, community partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Teach one to two courses in MU College of Education and Human Development, Department of Human Development and Family Science per year.
  • Provide educational leadership and public scholarship by planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally competent educational programs.
  • Develop, organize, coordinate, and lead comprehensive county, regional and state learning opportunities incorporating leadership and civic engagement and addressing workforce preparedness in diverse fields.
  • Lead the state youth leadership organizations, such as MO 4-H Council and MO 4-H Ambassadors.
  • Supervise one or more Educator/Staff positions.
  • Seek external funding to support program efforts.
  • Manage revenue to sustain and grow Leadership and Civic Engagement programming.
  • Build and maintain strong connections with leaders and partners in fields and disciplines that contribute to youth development and the science of leadership and civic engagement.
  • Develop multidisciplinary collaborations with campus faculty to develop programs, events and seek external funding.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Remain current on trends and research-based knowledge to effectively create relevant, reliable and responsive education. Apply this knowledge in scholarly products such as curriculum, inservice education instruction, articles in professional journals and popular press, presentations at professional meetings, grant proposals.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities to continuously improve skills and increase research-based knowledge. Demonstrate mastery of core competencies, including subject matter expertise, effective and innovate teaching strategies, program development processes, and integration of new and emerging technology.    
  • Provide statewide leadership for Missouri 4-H in the areas of leadership and civic engagement.
  • MU is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellent.
    • An earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Science or a related field with course work in a discipline or program related to leadership and/or civic engagement at time of appointment.  Relevant coursework in one or more of the following areas: education, learning theory and learning strategies; organizational systems and human resource management; community development/ partnerships; child, adolescent, and human development; and volunteerism. Equivalent experience will be considered. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Science or a related field with course work in a discipline or program related to leadership and/or civic engagement at time of appointment.  Relevant coursework in one or more of the following areas: education, learning theory and learning strategies; organizational systems and human resource management; community development/ partnerships; child, adolescent, and human development; and volunteerism. Equivalent experience will be considered. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Upload application materials including a cover letter describing research/ scholarly interests and qualifications, diversity statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two reprints or preprints of recent manuscripts, and names and contact information for three references (no reference letters are required at this time), click here Questions about the online application system are best directed to MU Human Resources at (573) 882-7976. Questions about the position should be addressed to the search committee co-chairs: 

Drs. Melissa Herzog ([email protected]) and Duane Rudy ([email protected])

 

 

Posted 9/16/2022

University of minnesota 

Extension Educator, Food Safety - Two Openings

Location of Position

Extension Educator, Food Safety positions will be housed at an Extension Regional Office. Current regional offices are located in: Andover, Mankato, Worthington, Rochester, Marshall, Farmington, Willmar, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Cloquet, Brainerd, Grand Rapids and Roseau, MN. Even though the positions will be located at a specific regional office, these positions serve a statewide programming area rather than a single region. 

Responsibilities and Performance Expectations 

  • Develop and deliver a high quality, research-based Extension educational program for the food industry and consumers related to food safety. Programs may include activities such as in person workshops or presentations, online classes, field days, presentations at professional conferences, online and written publications, fact sheets, bulletins, newsletters, blogs, and other related educational materials.
  • Identify needs, design, develop, deliver/implement, market, and evaluate educational programs based on scholarly/scientific theory and research and appropriate to their audiences in conjunction with food safety and other Extension teams.
  • Work with and develop programs for new, diverse, and historically underserved audiences, making sure that programs are customized to the needs of different cultural communities.
  • Design, develop and implement program communication and marketing via website and social media to deliver effective food safety information.
  • Develop and maintain effective state, regional, national, industry, and university partnerships that further the development and delivery of Extension educational programs.
  • Use appropriate technology for communication, locating information and resources, program design, program delivery, and reporting.
  • Assume program leadership on specific programs, projects, or priorities, as agreed to by the Program Leader.
  • Continue professional development in scholarship, program development and delivery via conferences, additional graduate work, self-directed study and/or other appropriate means.
  • Participate and succeed in progress regarding professional performance including the systems of annual performance review, professional plan of work and promotion.
  • Make contributions to the six promotion categories in Extension academic rank criteria, program leadership, extension teaching, scholarship, engagement, program management and service.
  • Opportunity for creating bilingual programming opportunities in Spanish, Hmong or Somali if the candidate has those skills and abilities.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree required at time of appointment in food science or related discipline, OR Master’s degree in any discipline with minimum five (5) years professional work experience in food science or related field.
  • Skills/Abilities:
    • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Technology-enhanced communication and teaching skills
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, program participants and industry groups)
    • Experience working with diverse populations and communities

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click here and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Vitae
  • Diversity statement: In 500 words or less, highlight your unique strengths, experiences, perspectives, and values as they relate to equity, diversity and inclusion. Your statement could include the following:
    • Personalized views and experiences
    • Topics through the lens of your own knowledge or experience
    • If you don’t have personal experience on a topic, reflect on why
    • Demonstrated learning and growth

Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.

 

Posted 9/6/2022

University of California

Project Scientist - Nutrition Policy Institute (Assistant Rank - 2 positions available)

Location Headquarters - UC Office of the President, Oakland, CA

Introduction:

Project Scientists makes significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in their academic discipline. The appointee possesses the subject matter expertise and the creative energy necessary to function at a high level of competence. The appointee will participate in activities to increase, improve, or upgrade competency. Appointees with Project Scientist titles may engage in University and public service. They do not have teaching responsibilities. Although the Project Scientist is expected to work independently under the general guidance of an academic member with an independent research program they are not required to develop an independent research program or reputation. They will carry out research or creative programs with supervision by an individual in an academic title that carries with it automatic Principal Investigator status. The Project Scientist does not usually serve as a Principal Investigator but may do so by exception.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Project Scientist will critically review and synthesize the literature to develop research questions, hypotheses and study methods; develop participant recruitment and retention protocols and protocols for IRB submission; design and conduct collaborative research projects in multiple settings including communities, schools, and childcare facilities involving assessment of the food environment and individuals’ attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to the improvement of food policies, food systems, prevention of chronic diseases and optimization of health and wellbeing; evaluate the impacts of programs, policies and practices designed to improve nutrition and food security to reduce health disparities among children, families and communities; facilitate state and national interactions between researchers, policy makers, and diverse community groups; write research reports and peer-reviewed publications; and develop science-based policy and environmental solutions to improve physical, environmental, and social health for diverse populations.

Required Qualifications:

Education: An earned Ph.D. in community nutrition, nutritional epidemiology, public health, health policy or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.


Additional Requirements:

 Experience in design and execution of community/public health nutrition research projects.
 Experience in grantsmanship, including submitting NIH and other federal and foundation grants, and history of conducting research and evaluations.
 Primary authorship in peer-reviewed journals and academic conference presentations of research findings.
 Qualitative and/or quantitative research skills including research design, sampling plans, and sample size calculations, data collection methodology and data analysis methods, and interpretation of findings.
 Strong analytic skills including experience programming software for data analysis.
 Ability to produce well designed presentation materials using PowerPoint or other related software applications.
 Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects, prioritize, and complete work efficiently in the face of competing demands. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills are required.
 Ability to produce well designed presentation materials using PowerPoint or other related software applications.
 Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, preferably in both English and Spanish. Must “demonstrate significant, original, and creative contributions to a [research or creative program or project].

SALARY:

Beginning salary will be in the Assistant Project Scientist Rank – Salary range $68,400 - $79,300 (up to Step 4). For information regarding the Project Scientist series salary scales, please refer to https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t37-b.pdf. This is a represented position.
The Assistant Project Scientist position is a definite term appointment. The position is a one-year renewable term appointment with a merit cycle every two years. The performance in the position will be evaluated annually. The position will be extended based on the continued need for the position, performance and availability of funding.

How to Apply:

If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #22-67)
Closing Date: To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by September 26, 2022 (open until filled).


 

Posted 9/1/2022

Utah state university

Assistant Professor - Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS)

The position is 55% Extension, 40% Teaching, 5% Service. The successful candidate will be an Extension specialist in Hunger Solutions.  The position is a 0.75% FTE, 12-month appointment. Estimated start date October 1, 2022

Responsibilities

The successful candidate for this position will be expected to do the following:

  • Develop programming targeting food and nutrition security efforts in Utah.
  • Lead the implementation of the Utah Food Security Council as described in Utah Code, maintain excellent records, and facilitate programming.
  • Build strong partnerships and promote engagement with federal, state, and local agencies working on food and nutrition security.
  • Effectively write and manage grants targeting food and nutrition security including government, CBO’s and other non-governmental entities.
  • Develop an emphasis to advance Utah food products
  • Provide encouragement for grant writing with Extension and other USU faculty, fostering a culture of external financial support.
  • Work cooperatively with the Both Extension and NDFS Department to recruit, promote and retain faculty and staff of the highest caliber to serve on the Hunger Solutions Institute (HSI) administrative team.
  • Foster professional growth of faculty and staff.
  • Support and facilitate Title IX principles and processes.
  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Foster innovation.
  • Lead with integrity and transparency.
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Teaching and service and responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate-level courses for the 100% online Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, mentoring MPH students in their applied practice experiences and participating in service to the department, college, institution, and profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in public health, epidemiology, or related science
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) and or three years of experience with community programming and or the Cooperative Extension system.
  • Evidence of experience in grant writing, program planning, implementation, and evaluation in areas of public and community health.
  • Evidence of teaching experience, particularly in higher education or in the field of public health.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstration of ability to advise graduate students.
  • Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstration of supervisory and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstration of ability to coordinate and evaluate projects involving multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience with curriculum development and grant writing.
  • Experience in writing grants for programming.
  • Experience in partnerships, collaboration and coordination efforts.
  • Experience in evaluation formative, programmatic, and other evaluation to show impacts to both the state of Utah and Utah State University.

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.

For more information and to apply, click here

 

Posted 8/29/2022

Utah state university - extension

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor (Juab 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. 

The estimated start date for this position is October 1, 2022.

We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more home and community program areas, appropriate to the county assignment, including, but not limited to:

  • Family and consumer sciences
  • Health and wellness
  • Workforce development
  • Economic development
  • Entrepreneurship/business development
  • Positive psychology and solution-focused mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Food sciences, preservation and safety
  • Diabetes education
  • Nutrition
  • Gerontology, human development, family studies
  • Personal finance education
  • Public health
  • Social work 

We are especially interested in candidates that are well versed in using online educational platforms to develop and deliver clientele-focused, home and community related programming. More information and to apply for the Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned Master's degree in a discipline such as: family and consumer sciences, public health, nutrition, food sciences, social work, mental health, psychology, finance, business, human development, family studies, health and wellness or related area.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs
  • Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, university and county clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Must be willing to work with community leaders, partners, agencies, and USU county faculty and state specialists to meet various county needs in the program areas described in the position summary, including reaching diverse audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program development and/or delivery related to area of expertise, as listed above or similar
  • Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, on-line classes, and educational video productions
  • Implementing applied research activities
  • Grant writing
  • Recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers
  • Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences
  • Marketing and community engagement via social media
  • Willing and able to collaborate with colleagues via partnerships and working groups to meet the diverse needs of communities
  • Fostering positive relationships with related organizations, agencies and community stakeholders
  • Public speaking and presenting
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish (Bilingual)
  • Willingness and ability to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county, including Latino programming
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Three professional references with contact information
  3. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    • Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications”
    • Transcript(s)

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus benefits

 

 

Posted 8/24/2022

university of illinois - extension

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Financial Education) –Decatur/Monticello, IL  

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. Extension 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: Community, Environment, Economy, Food, and Health. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development, Delivery and Evaluation

  • Provide program leadership, interpret and integrate information, teach in the field of designated expertise, maintain the competencies to develop and deliver educational programming, and assist clients with the appropriate resource bases.
  • Assess the needs of local clientele in a systematic and analytical manner. This will include networking and collaborating with community organizations and other relevant groups.
  • Within the designated area(s) of specialization, develop innovative curricula and programs to address local needs as well as to mesh with the broader state and national interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Deliver high impact programs to diverse audiences utilizing a selection of innovative delivery mechanisms to optimize reach and effectiveness, by teaming with additional Extension employees and volunteers who assist with program management functions and teaching roles when appropriate.
  • Guide program expansion and program quality processes by teaching and providing training and support to employees or volunteers who teach and work within the program area.
  • Support voluntary educational delivery systems with relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate the impact of program initiatives in a planned and statistically relevant fashion. Evaluation plans should focus not only on short-term impacts but also on long-term changes in clientele practices.
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to communicate with clientele. This may include constantly evolving electronic technologies (e.g. twitter, Facebook, blogs, e-learning, etc.).
  • Comply with all reporting deadlines and requirements (e.g. plans of work, activity and impact reporting, etc.)

Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Market and represent Extension's interests to external partners and stakeholders in areas related to expertise.
  • Compete for internal and external resources to enhance the development of innovative educational programs with potential for high impact. Includes strategic use of available funds to increase program quality and impact.
  • Cooperate fully with the County Director to achieve budget goals, address staffing needs, fulfill relevant grant initiatives, report impacts, and carry out all other items relevant to the operation.
  • Develop professional collaborations with the County Director, other Educators and Extension Council Members.
  • Assist with and support the total University of Illinois Extension program.
  • Accept statewide responsibilities as recommended by the Program Leader and approved by the County Director.
  • Serve as an effective team member and volunteer for leadership roles as appropriate.
  • Lead unit team under the direction and in consultation with the County Director.
  • Perform other duties that contribute to the mission of University of Illinois Extension programming, as assigned.

Scholarship

  • Establish professional relationships and participate in campus-based partnerships that tie academic programs and research to complement Extension programming by partnering with Extension Specialists and/or faculty members on research projects as appropriate within the initiatives.
  • Be an active member within a professional society(s) to keep abreast of changes within your discipline.
  • Continually seek professional development opportunities to enhance competency in subject matter area.
  • Use research and evaluation findings to create innovative programs and make changes to existing programs in order to improve quality.
  • Share principles of evidence-based best practice with peers.

Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis from an accredited institution of higher education. Examples of relevant fields could include, but are not limited to, family and consumer science, consumer economics, financial planning, business, and applied economics. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date.

Experience:

  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Experience developing written documents.
  • Experience working within a team.

 Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by September 13, 2022. Click here to apply. Resume dates submitted must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, please contact Search Chair Doug Harlan at [email protected] For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

 

Posted 8/24/2022

University of illinois - extension

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Financial Education) – Champaign, IL

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. Extension 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: Community, Environment, Economy, Food, and Health. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development, Delivery and Evaluation

  • Provide program leadership, interpret and integrate information, teach in the field of designated expertise, maintain the competencies to develop and deliver educational programming, and assist clients with the appropriate resource bases.
  • Assess the needs of local clientele in a systematic and analytical manner. This will include networking and collaborating with community organizations and other relevant groups.
  • Within the designated area(s) of specialization, develop innovative curricula and programs to address local needs as well as to mesh with the broader state and national interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Deliver high impact programs to diverse audiences utilizing a selection of innovative delivery mechanisms to optimize reach and effectiveness, by teaming with additional Extension employees and volunteers who assist with program management functions and teaching roles when appropriate.
  • Guide program expansion and program quality processes by teaching and providing training and support to employees or volunteers who teach and work within the program area.
  • Support voluntary educational delivery systems with relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate the impact of program initiatives in a planned and statistically relevant fashion. Evaluation plans should focus not only on short-term impacts but also on long-term changes in clientele practices.
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to communicate with clientele. This may include constantly evolving electronic technologies (e.g. twitter, Facebook, blogs, e-learning, etc.).
  • Comply with all reporting deadlines and requirements (e.g. plans of work, activity and impact reporting, etc.)

Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Market and represent Extension's interests to external partners and stakeholders in areas related to expertise.
  • Compete for internal and external resources to enhance the development of innovative educational programs with potential for high impact. Includes strategic use of available funds to increase program quality and impact.
  • Cooperate fully with the County Director to achieve budget goals, address staffing needs, fulfill relevant grant initiatives, report impacts, and carry out all other items relevant to the operation.
  • Develop professional collaborations with the County Director, other Educators and Extension Council Members.
  • Assist with and support the total University of Illinois Extension program.
  • Accept statewide responsibilities as recommended by the Program Leader and approved by the County Director.
  • Serve as an effective team member and volunteer for leadership roles as appropriate.
  • Lead unit team under the direction and in consultation with the County Director.
  • Perform other duties that contribute to the mission of University of Illinois Extension programming, as assigned.

Scholarship

  • Establish professional relationships and participate in campus-based partnerships that tie academic programs and research to complement Extension programming by partnering with Extension Specialists and/or faculty members on research projects as appropriate within the initiatives.
  • Be an active member within a professional society(s) to keep abreast of changes within your discipline.
  • Continually seek professional development opportunities to enhance competency in subject matter area.
  • Use research and evaluation findings to create innovative programs and make changes to existing programs in order to improve quality.
  • Share principles of evidence-based best practice with peers.

 Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis from an accredited institution of higher education. Examples of relevant fields could include, but are not limited to, family and consumer science, consumer economics, financial planning, business, and applied economics. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date.

Experience:

  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Experience developing written documents.
  • Experience working within a team.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by September 13, 2022. Click here to apply. Resume dates submitted must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, please contact Search Chair, Doug Harlan at [email protected] For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

 

Posted 8/24/2022

University of illinois 

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Financial Education) – Naperville/Joliet, IL 

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. Extension 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: Community, Environment, Economy, Food, and Health. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Development, Delivery and Evaluation

  • Provide program leadership, interpret and integrate information, teach in the field of designated expertise, maintain the competencies to develop and deliver educational programming, and assist clients with the appropriate resource bases.
  • Assess the needs of local clientele in a systematic and analytical manner. This will include networking and collaborating with community organizations and other relevant groups.
  • Within the designated area(s) of specialization, develop innovative curricula and programs to address local needs as well as to mesh with the broader state and national interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Deliver high impact programs to diverse audiences utilizing a selection of innovative delivery mechanisms to optimize reach and effectiveness, by teaming with additional Extension employees and volunteers who assist with program management functions and teaching roles when appropriate.
  • Guide program expansion and program quality processes by teaching and providing training and support to employees or volunteers who teach and work within the program area.
  • Support voluntary educational delivery systems with relevant subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate the impact of program initiatives in a planned and statistically relevant fashion. Evaluation plans should focus not only on short-term impacts but also on long-term changes in clientele practices.
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to communicate with clientele. This may include constantly evolving electronic technologies (e.g. twitter, Facebook, blogs, e-learning, etc.).
  • Comply with all reporting deadlines and requirements (e.g. plans of work, activity and impact reporting, etc.)

Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Market and represent Extension's interests to external partners and stakeholders in areas related to expertise.
  • Compete for internal and external resources to enhance the development of innovative educational programs with potential for high impact. Includes strategic use of available funds to increase program quality and impact.
  • Cooperate fully with the County Director to achieve budget goals, address staffing needs, fulfill relevant grant initiatives, report impacts, and carry out all other items relevant to the operation.
  • Develop professional collaborations with the County Director, other Educators and Extension Council Members.
  • Assist with and support the total University of Illinois Extension program.
  • Accept statewide responsibilities as recommended by the Program Leader and approved by the County Director.
  • Serve as an effective team member and volunteer for leadership roles as appropriate.
  • Lead unit team under the direction and in consultation with the County Director.
  • Perform other duties that contribute to the mission of University of Illinois Extension programming, as assigned.

Scholarship

  • Establish professional relationships and participate in campus-based partnerships that tie academic programs and research to complement Extension programming by partnering with Extension Specialists and/or faculty members on research projects as appropriate within the initiatives.
  • Be an active member within a professional society(s) to keep abreast of changes within your discipline.
  • Continually seek professional development opportunities to enhance competency in subject matter area.
  • Use research and evaluation findings to create innovative programs and make changes to existing programs in order to improve quality.
  • Share principles of evidence-based best practice with peers.

Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting [email protected]

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis from an accredited institution of higher education. Examples of relevant fields could include, but are not limited to, family and consumer science, consumer economics, financial planning, business, and applied economics. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date.

Experience:

  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Experience developing written documents.
  • Experience working within a team.

 Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by September 2, 2022. Click here to apply. Resume dates submitted must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, please contact Search Chair, Doug Harlan at [email protected] For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

 

Posted 08/23/2022

University of georgia 

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Extension for Financial Planning and Consumer Wellbeing (nine month, academic appointment, tenure track, expected to be 75% public service and outreach, 25% teaching)

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate degree at the time of appointment in financial planning or a closely-related discipline (e.g., family economics, consumer economics, resource management, accounting, and economics).

Responsibilities: The successful applicant must understand and embrace the land grant mission of public service and outreach, including serving the needs of underrepresented and/or economically  disadvantaged individuals and communities. The successful applicant must be an effective communicator, both orally and written and with diverse audiences, and must work successfully, both independently and within a team. The ideal applicant must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Candidates must demonstrate promise of moving toward excellence in service to Georgia citizens and their families, student instruction, scholarly activities, professional development activities, professional leadership, and/or service to the profession.

The ideal candidate will have a strong research agenda related    to financial health literacy, be able to collaborate with faculty working on the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at UGA. Expertise in writing grant proposals, familiarity with university grants and contracts, knowledge of IRB/Human Subjects procedures and policies, and the ability to manage many different projects and programs simultaneously is desired.

Work with faculty with multiple disciplinary expertise to grow and/or sustain scholarly undergraduate and graduate programs in financial planning. Teach the equivalent of 2 three-credit undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year in financial planning, housing and consumer economics. Conduct and disseminate applied research findings through training's and materials to County Extension Agents, and the general public, as needed. Obtain extramural funds for research and program funding. Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.

Procedure: Complete applications will include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, an unofficial copy of transcript for graduate study, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants are invited, but not required, to submit up to three letters of support. The applications and supporting documents should be uploaded via the UGAJobs website: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/247386 . Questions about this position or the application process should be directed to Dr. Pamela Turner ([email protected])  or Ms. Melissa McBride ([email protected]).

The college welcomes applications and nominations of minorities and others who share our passion about and reflect our desire to support a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

 

Posted 8/11/2022

Washington state university - extension

Director, Youth and Families Unit

DESCRIPTION

Washington State University and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks a Director of WSU Extension’s Youth and Families Unit (Y&F). This is a permanent, 12-month, full-time, career track continuous or tenured/tenure-track position (depending on background). Appointment is at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a negotiable location based in Washington State.

LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY

This position is responsible to the CAHNRS Associate Dean and Director of Extension and works collaboratively with the County Directors and Extension faculty and staff across the state and on WSU campuses.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Earned Master’s degree in human development, psychology, sociology, prevention science, social work, public health, family and consumer sciences, evaluation, or other related field by the time of hire.
• One year of relevant university leadership experience.
• Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills, as evidenced by successful performance in personnel management; budget and fiscal management; strategic planning; evaluation; and critical decision-making.
• Demonstrated commitment to expanding and fostering social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work with a variety of diverse individuals and communities.
• Record of scholarly achievement appropriate for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a career track or tenured/tenure-track position.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Ph.D. in human development, psychology, sociology, prevention science, social work, public health, family and consumer sciences, evaluation, or related field.
• Demonstrated Extension experience with diverse audiences and constituents.
• Evidence of effective communication and collaboration skills with academic professionals, support staff, and diverse internal and external constituencies.
• Demonstrated history of securing grants and contracts that build capacity and provide direct delivery of contracted services.
• Ability to take on new responsibilities and work effectively in an environment of change.
• Experience leading and motivating geographically dispersed, interdisciplinary and/or multi-agency teams in the development, delivery, and management of programs.
• Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Land Grant University system, philosophy and mission; as well as a vision of future Extension needs and the ability to communicate on these matters.

SALARY

Salary is commensurate with available funding and the candidate’s academic and professional qualifications. View the HRS Benefits website for details on competitive benefits available.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Application screening begins September 2, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply at https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/details/Extension-Youth-and-Families-Unit-Director_R-6761?locations=d013a30e9e950101ed94432b2c1f0000 . Applications must include the following materials:
1) Cover letter addressing how your experience meets the required and preferred qualifications for the position,
2) Current Curriculum Vitae,
3) Statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the university, college, and program unit mission and vision, and
4) Names and contact information for four professional references.
For questions about the position, contact Matt Bumpus, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] or 509.432.3671.

 

Posted 8/11/2022

University of California
Access, Equity, and Belonging Academic Coordinator II
4-H Youth Development Program

Location Headquarters:  State 4-H Office, UC ANR Office, Davis, CA. - Serving California Statewide

PURPOSE:  The Academic Coordinator (ACII) will provide leadership and support to 4-H professionals throughout the state to increase the engagement and participation of unserved and underserved youth and adult audiences in all delivery modes of the 4-H Youth Development Program.

As such, the Academic Coordinator will:

  • Develop systems and resources to build the capacity of 4-H professionals to increase 4-H youth membership and adult volunteerism among the Latinx and all unserved and underserved communities.
  • Develop tools and resources (e.g., curricula) and provide training to empower 4-H professionals to address the needs and interests of unserved and underserved youth and families and to expand and diversify their 4-H Youth Development Programs.
  • Identify priority issues and inform on best practices to better reach unrepresented youth, families, and communities in California.
  • Design and implement strategies to improve staff and volunteers’ skills to enhance inclusiveness and intercultural competence.
  • Collaborate in acquiring funding for extension and/or creative activity.

EDUCATION:   A minimum of a Master’s degree in Youth or Human Development, Child Development, Education, Youth Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field is required at the time of appointment. Candidate should have substantial experience and sensitivity to cultural differences in working with youth. Demonstrated effectiveness in building on the collective strengths of culturally diverse youth and adults, including adult volunteers is required.

SALARY:  The beginning salary will be in the Academic Coordinator II series.  The salary for this position will not exceed Step 1 ($74,896 annually) of the Academic Coordinator II, Fiscal Year Salary Table.  For information regarding the Academic Coordinator series salary scales, please refer to: : https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t36-ii.pdf

HOW TO APPLY: If interested in this position, please review further details regarding major duties/responsibilities and qualifications at https://ucanr.edu/About/Jobs/?jobnum=2155. To apply for this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/ and choose “applicants” (refer to position #22-55).  To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by September 1, 2022 (open until filled). Please contact Alma Jackson at [email protected] if you should have any questions. 
 

Posted on July 21, 2022

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisor

Location Headquarters:  UCCE Tulare County, CA

The Community Engagement and Development Youth Advisor will implement an innovative extension education and applied research program to address issues related to Positive Youth Development.  Using a positive youth development framework for community engagement and development, this position will create opportunities for youth to engage in meaningful civic engagement and community-based leadership experiences to prepare them to be effective public leaders. This position offers the opportunity to address a myriad of issues by creating youth voice and authentic opportunities to solve issues of interest and importance to youth, such as access to built and natural environments, creating welcoming community spaces for youth and environmental justice.

Required Qualifications

Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree in an area related to Youth and/or Adult Education (emphasizing Youth Learning theory, Psychology, Out-of-School-Time Programming, Youth and Community Development, or related areas) is required at the time of appointment. 

Additional Requirements: Substantial experience and sensitivity to cultural differences relative to working with youth and adults.  The ability to work with clientele across a wide range of socio-economic classes and ethnicities is essential. Demonstrated experience in youth community engagement, community organizing, civic engagement or leadership development. Demonstrated ability to effectively plan projects, manage teams and implement an applied research and outreach program, including setting measurable goals and objectives. Demonstrated experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that achieve youth development outcomes. Valid driver license. A background investigation will be required for the successful candidate, including fingerprinting and a criminal history clearance by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This position is subject to the requirements and compliance of the California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).   Employment within UC ANR is contingent upon securing written acknowledgement to comply with California law.

Salary: The beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications.  For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/358478.pdf.  This position is eligible for indefinite status following three successful reviews and subject to terms noted in UC ANR Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 315 https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/118501.pdf

Benefits: The University of California offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, retirement plans, two days per month paid vacation, one day per month paid sick leave, and approximately thirteen paid holidays per year.

How to Apply: If interested in this position, please visit: https://recruit.ucanr.edu/JPF00136 . To assure full consideration, application packets must be received by August 17, 2022 – (open until filled).  Questions?  Contact Tatiana Avoce email: [email protected]

 

 

Posted July 15, 2022

university of california

Join the UC ANR team as a Program Coordinator of California's statewide Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to manage and direct the activities of our community education department. In this key leadership role, you will advance program delivery and development, supervise a state team, and evaluate our implementation with an eye on program impact and opportunities for improvement.

This position will be open until filled.  First review 7/18/2022

EFNEP is a Federal Extension (community outreach) program based on nutrition education programs with low-income families and youth designed to increase nutrition security for overall healthier and nutritionally balanced lifestyles.

Learn more and apply here (https://ucanr.edu/about/jobs/?jobnum=2181).

This position will promote the accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

 
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