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Extension Faculty --Madison County Family Consumer Sciences

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Position Information

Position Title Extension Faculty --Madison County Family Consumer Sciences
Location Off Campus Location - Rexburg, Madison County
Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Department Eastern District
Employee Category Faculty
Classification Group Title Extension Faculty
Tenure Tracking Tenure Track
Rank Assistant Professor
Interim/Term Appointment No
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track) Not Applicable
Position Type Permanent
Pay Range $43,000 - $48,000 + County Chair Stipend
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Internal Posting?
Position Summary

The Educator will provide leadership, instruction and support in Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) and 4-H Youth Development educational programs for Madison County, Eastern District, and state programs.


Job Duty Function Scholarship and Creative Activities
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Develop partnerships that support and enhance county and district educational programs and research projects, and publish results in appropriate scholarly outlets.

Job Duty Function Outreach and Extension
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Provide leadership, instruction, and support for FCS Financial Management (55% of Outreach/Extension time), General FCS—food safety and health/nutrition (30% of Outreach/Extension time) and FCS-related 4-H Youth Development (15% of Outreach/Extension time) programs in Madison County, the Eastern Extension District, and the state. Work with advisory committees and conduct needs assessments to determinate program priorities. Plan, develop, implement, evaluate and report impacts of these programs. Collaborate with appropriate state, district, and county faculty and participate in University of Idaho Extension planning teams. These programs will provide impact for a mix of rural and suburban audiences. The Educator will coordinate program efforts with the appropriate agencies, coalitions, associations, and organizations and will contribute to state programs. Programs will be delivered through classes, workshops, demonstrations, and other methods as appropriate. The Educator will provide assistance in university outreach where appropriate.

Job Duty Function University Service & Leadership
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Serve as the administrative chair of the Madison County Extension Office (10%.) Maintain a good working relationship with the Madison County Board of Commissioners, provide supervision for county budget preparation and personnel and perform other chair duties as required.

Serve on University, College, Extension, district and community committees, boards and working groups as appropriate (5%.)


Minimum Qualifications

*Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Family and Consumer Sciences (Consumer Economics focus), Personal Finance, Extension Education, Adult Education or a closely related discipline (the required degree must be completed by the date of hire.)

*Ability to organize and work with people.

*Computer literacy and good 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.

Preferred Qualifications

*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 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 under-served, un-served and minority audiences.

*Knowledge of Hispanic culture and ability to communicate in Spanish, both orally and in writing.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Number F000612P
Posting Date 08/24/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications received by 9/25/2017, will receive first consideration.

In addition to the applicant documents requested with this application, please have three (3) letters of recommendation sent from the reference, that address the candidate’s qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered) and sent to the following address:

Marnie Spencer, District Director
UI Extension, Eastern District
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 205
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts
Optional Documents

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