County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health Education and Extension Specialist/Assistant/A
Job ID 28644
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Missouri Southeast Region
A degree in nutrition, dietetics, health, exercise physiology, public health, food science or related area with appropriate coursework exhibited is required. A doctorate or master's degree preferred (County Engagement or Field Specialist title). A bachelor's degree (Extension Specialist title) in the appropriate subject matter will be considered. Employment of a candidate with a bachelor's degree will be as an extension specialist with the expectations for completing a master's degree in an approved subject matter area. The faculty member will remain an extension specialist until completion of the approved master's degree, or if he or she has a master's degree, has completed the agreed upon coursework.
Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:
- Cover letter
- Copies of all academic transcripts, and
- a list of 3-5 references
Successful administrative and leadership experience, particularly in managing fiscal, human, and data resources, is preferred. Demonstrated ability to translate research into educational programs in nutrition, health, food science, and physical activity promotion for audiences of all age groups is critical.
Ideal candidate will also have successful experiences in youth and/or adult education.
Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others, including strong listening, written, and oral communication skills. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies. Experience in designing, conducting and evaluating educational programs, and applying research-based knowledge in subject matter areas related to community cooperation and collaboration, capacity assessment and action planning, needs assessment, citizen participation, leadership, resource management, and volunteerism is desired.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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