Agriculture Extension Specialist Pr

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Agriculture Extension Specialist Pr

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Working Title:

Extension Specialist for Rural Health and Safety

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

5 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

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


Primarily Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; and some weekends and evening activities may be required as needed.

Job Summary:

The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment in collaboration with the College of Nursing is seeking an Agriculture Extension Specialist Principle, who will support rural health and safety related programming. This position is one of a team of Extension Specialists who support county educators in improving the quality of individual and family life through education, research and outreach. The primary functions of this position are to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate research-based rural health and safety programs. Developing networks and coalitions; providing leadership to county Extension agents; collaborating with various professionals and organizations; providing reports on the programs; and identifying and applying for extramural funding are also vital roles of this position. The position will reside within Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, with programming responsibilities also in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. This position will work very closely with the College of Nursing. This position is dependent on funding renewed annually.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as a team member and/or leader with faculty, staff, volunteers, and clientele. Success in procuring grants, experience in Cooperative Extension Service or other applied professional settings, visionary thinking, and creativity.

Driver’s License 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: 3/6/2021
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time