Agriculture Extension Specialist

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Agriculture Extension Specialist

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Extension Specialist for NEP

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Lexington, Ky

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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

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


Primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., some weekends and evening activities may be required as needed.

Job Summary:

Family & Consumer Sciences Extension is seeking an Extension Specialist to create, disseminate, deliver and provide programmatic oversight and guidance for training and professional development in nutrition education to Cooperative Extension Agents, paraprofessionals and community partners. Professional development subject matter includes teaching nutrition education, delivering nutrition messages, and improving policy systems and environmental settings for the limited resource audiences in Kentucky.
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.

IEBC – Internal Emplyee Being Considered

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows, Outlook, Power Point

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Experience in professional development and Cooperative Extension Service preferred.

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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.




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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time