Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor
University or Organization :
Utah State University
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Application Deadline :
Feb 07, 2021
Descriptive Job Title :
Home and Community/4-H Youth Programs Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor Grand County
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Location :
Grand County
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits
Start Date:
Mar 01, 2021
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Home and Community Department/4-H Youth Programs faculty position. This is a non-tenure track, 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 Grand County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Grand County Extension Office in Moab, Utah.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more home and community and/or 4-H youth program areas, appropriate to the county assignment, including, but not limited to: Home and Community: Economic development, Community resources, Workforce development, Entrepreneurship/business development, Family and consumer sciences, Positive psychology and solution-focused mental health, Suicide prevention, Food preservation and safety, Diabetes education, Nutrition, Gerontology or human development, Housing education, Finance education. 4-H Youth Programs: Youth development, 4-H Project areas (civic leadership, citizenship, healthy living, computer science, STEM), Volunteer management development, Non-profit fundraising. We are especially interested in candidates that are well versed in using online educational platforms (e.g. Canvas) to develop and deliver clientele-focused programming related to home and community and/or 4-H youth programs. More information about Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here: More information about 4-H programs can be found here: Responsibilities: Provide leadership to Extension programs and activities, including 4-H, Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth, Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences, Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming, Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming, Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers, Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension, Serve and collaborate with other Extension county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders
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Minimum education level :
A bachelors degree in a related home and community field including economic development, community resources, finance, business, family and consumer sciences, public health, nutrition, food sciences, social work, mental health, psychology, human development, family studies, health and wellness, 4-H youth development or similar, Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs, including 4-H, 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, Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy. 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.
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Preferred Qualifications: A masters degree or equivalent in related fields listed above, Program development, delivery, and/or evaluation related to area of expertise, as listed above or similar, Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth development activities, Conducting needs assessments to track persistent and emerging community issues and problems, Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, online classes, and educational video productions, Building online curriculum/course development, including developing online, broadcast, and blended courses, Conducting applied research activities to inform Extension program planning, delivery, and evaluation, Grant writing to secure external and internal program funding, Recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers, Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences, Marketing, teaching 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 and partnerships with related community organizations and stakeholders, Public speaking and presenting information, research, and program impacts at local, state, and national conferences and events, Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish, Willingness and ability to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county, Prior experience with the Land Grant University System.


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Contact :
Lendel Narine
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Application Instructions :
Required Documents: Along with the online application, please attach (1) Resume - to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile, (2) Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications. Upload under Other Documents 1-10, (3) College/University transcripts Upload under Other Documents 1-10, (4) Contact information for 3 Professional References. Notice of Non-discrimination: In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.