Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Calloway Co.

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
May 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Location: Murray, KY.

Calloway County is located in Western Kentucky. The Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences Education will develop, implement, and evaluate a plan of work based on locally identified needs which will lead to improved quality of living for families & individuals. Will plan and implement educational programs which focus on: 1) making healthy choices; 2) nurturing families; 3) embracing life as you age; 4) securing financial stability; 5) promoting healthy homes and communities; 6) accessing nutritious food; and 7) empowering community leaders. Will develop expertise and serve as a resource in family and consumer sciences programming areas including: food and nutrition; family resource management; human development and family relations; health, safety and wellness; leadership development; clothing and textiles; housing and the environment; home based and micro business. Will implement educational programs which strengthen families and individuals. Will develop and implement leadership programs such as Kentucky Extension Homemakers resulting in the development of personal and organizational leadership skills. This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in extension programs regardless of race, gender, age, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
All agents in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675
Resume, cover letter and transcript(s) are required at time of application.




Job Title
Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Calloway Co.

Requisition Number
RE14234

Working Title
Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Calloway Co.

Department Name
81300:EXTENSION FIELD PROGRAMS

Work Location
Murray, KY

Grade Level
00

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

No set minimum requirements.



Click here for more information about equivalencies:
http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

No set minimum requirements.



Required License/ Registration/Certification

None



Physical Requirements

Job-related travel including overnight stays; visiting clientele at sites throughout the county (including farms); standing/walking for long periods; handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds



Shift

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm with evenings and week-ends as needed. Most weeks will exceed 40 hours.



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups, individuals and through mass media.

Ability to use the computer for program delivery and management.

Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county.

Ability to plan and teach educational programs.

Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelors or Master's Degree in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences such as FCS Education, Child & Family Studies, Nutrition/Dietetics, Family Science, Child Development, Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design, preferred.



Deadline to Apply
05/29/2018

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. * Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) including driving under the influence (DUI)? If yes, please explain giving date(s) and location and complete name at the time.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or expect to graduate within 6 months?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * What is your undergraduate GPA? Note: If you will receive your degree within 6 months indicate your current GPA. If you have already completed a Master's degree please indicate that instead of your undergraduate GPA.
    • Completed Master's
    • 3.0 - 4.0
    • 2.5 - 2.99
    • below 2.5
  4. * In what area is your undergraduate major or Master's degree?
    • Family & Consumer Sciences Education
    • Family Science/Family Studies
    • Dietetics/Nutrition
    • Child Development
    • Fashion Merchandising/Interior Design
    • Other
  5. * Please describe your experience in design and/or delivery of educational programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * List below your experience in teaching & leadership.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • Facebook
    • Local print media
    • None of the Above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents

    PI102352858

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