University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of Maryland Extenstion (UME) position announcement (re-advertisement) of Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Nutrition). Deadline to apply: March 2, 2012
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Working Title: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences (Nutrition)
Position Number: 103458
Category Status: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty; Full-time
Unit: Lower Shore Maryland Cluster – (Home Office will be determined within Cluster) Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
About: The primary purpose of this position is to design, implement and evaluate educational programs focusing broadly on nutrition, health, and wellness, including physical activity, that result in a comprehensive educational program designed to address the issues of childhood obesity, chronic disease, and other dietary issues associated with poor health outcomes. This educator will also be responsible for consumer food safety and preservation as needed.
Job responsibilities: Collaborate with extension educators on the Lower Shore and relevant Impact Teams to develop a nutrition and wellness education program meeting priority needs of families and communities. Engage clientele in the education process using learner-centered strategies that result in positive behavioral change. Develop partnerships and collaborations with colleagues, campus specialists, external organizations, and government agencies to implement educational programs and better serve clientele. Establish a subject matter area of expertise in nutrition, wellness, physical activity, or related area. Develop educational materials relevant to assigned program area that will serve to build program capacity, and are peer reviewed, published and adopted by others. Develop funding proposals to supplement and enhance local programming efforts.
Evaluate priority programs to assess knowledge gain or skills learned in the short term, and practices improved, intent to change, and behavioral change over time.
Qualifications: (Required) Master's degree in human nutrition, nutrition science, community nutrition, or a closely related field. Must be legally able to work in the United States. Demonstrated achievement in program development and evaluation; originality and creative ability in designing new programs. Demonstrated leadership and management skills; evidence of ability to effectively communicate with and engage diverse clientele. Demonstrated evidence of excellent teaching and communication skills. Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher and Outlook. Personal transportation and valid driver’s license. Must be willing to travel throughout Lower Shore, as well as the State of Maryland as needed. Flexible work schedule required for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities as determined by clientele availability and needs. When offered employment by UME, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and FBI.
Preferred: Ph.D., R.D., Extension or similar work experience in formal or non-formal community education.
Salary and benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Masters: Base $45,250 Ph.D.: Base $54,500. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
Applications: All candidates must apply online. A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current (signed) resume or Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address.
Closing date: March 2, 2012