Agriculture Extension Specialist

Lexington, KY
Sep 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Family & Consumer Sciences Extension is seeking an Extension Specialist to provide nutrition education and food systems technical assistance. Specific responsibilities include: develop, manage and lead policy, systems and environment (PSE) approaches and education interventions to facilitate community food equity. Plan, implement and evaluate PSE strategies and educational materials to address needs. Promote an understanding of how food systems influence public health and economic viability. Communicate, coordinate and integrate Extension food access and related PSE and education interventions with those of other government, community and university programs. Educate public about strengthening community food systems to improve dietary behavior and health outcomes.

This position is one of a team of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialists who support county educators in improving the quality of individual and family life through extension, research and outreach.

This position is dependent on funding renewed annually.

Job Title
Agriculture Extension Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Food Systems Specialist for Nutrition Education Program

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. Occasional loading/unloading of materials for conferences.


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


Experience translating research and applying the evidence base to curriculum and program development aimed at behavior change, experience working with logic models and PSE approaches, and working with or serving limited resource audiences.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's Degree in food systems or closely related field.

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 experience with food security, food systems and/or agriculture.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience in design and/or delivery of educational programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of experience do you have in nutrition education programs?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * 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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