Agriculture Extension Specialist

Lexington, KY
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Family & Consumer Sciences Extension within the School of Human Environmental Sciences and College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is seeking an Agriculture Extension Specialist who will support the development of instructional resources aimed at substance abuse issues across the Commonwealth. The primary responsibilities of this position include: program development, implementation and evaluation related to substance abuse; leadership, consultation, and training of extension field staff; grant writing, impact research; and, publishing. This position is contingent upon continued funding.

Job Title
Agriculture Extension Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Extension Specialist for Substance Abuse

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position requires occasional lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds and loading and/or unloading supplies and materials onto carts.


Primarily Monday through Friday, some weekends and evening activities may be required as needed.


Minimum two years or more of successful experience working with addictions, counseling, demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills is strongly preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Doctorate preferred. Have working knowledge of: DSM criteria; community resources in Kentucky; and, counseling and treatment techniques and methods.

License as a Professional Counselor, Social Work, or Psychologist preferred.

Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your past experience related to instructional program development.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your past experience related to program evaluation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience writing for a non-academic and/or lay audience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your success in procuring grant funding.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Briefly describe your research experience, specifically regarding substance abuse and substance abuse treatment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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