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Madison/Oglethorpe County Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent

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Applications received by March 11, 2018 will be assured full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to: UGA Extension Northeast District Office, 1225 South Lumpkin St. Hoke Smith Bldg. Rm. 302, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-3179, nedist@uga.edu. You will be asked to provide an official transcript of the highest degree obtained and three letters of reference if selected as the final candidate.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00601F
Posting Type
Official Title COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT
Working Title Madison/Oglethorpe County Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent
Title Code 44622
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department NORTHEAST DISTRICT - CES
Salary Range Minimum $46,000/year for Master’s Degree or $34,500/year for a Bachelor’s degree as well as an excellent benefits package. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.
Job Summary

This position is responsible for coordinating the Family and Consumer Sciences program in the geographic area offering programs about nutrition, food safety, parenting, money management, and related subject matter areas. It will have responsibility for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). It will establish a health and wellness outreach program including chronic disease self-management, as well as targeted nutrition and health programs for seniors and families with children. It will provide state required trainings in food safety for food service providers, in addition to nutrition and child development trainings for child care providers. It will address financial capacity of individuals and families by working with them to stretch limited food dollars to saving and investing to plan for the future. This position will address these critical needs by delivering educational programs to a wide variety of audiences.

It serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Madison/Oglethorpe County Extension Staff (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/Madison/). It is under the direction and leadership of the Madison County Extension Coordinator and the Northeast District Extension Director.

Other Responsibilities:
· Provides leadership for Program Assistants and volunteers in delivering Family & Consumer Sciences programs
· Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan
· Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs
· Develops a Plan of Work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county
· Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with others based on critical issues
· Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs
· Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming
· Utilizes current research data on emerging issues in program development and teaching
· Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders

This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required.

Hiring rank will be commensurate with candidate’s experience, achievements and stature in the discipline.

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The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree is required for hiring as a public service faculty member. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable for a Public Service Professional position. A Public Service Professional may apply for a faculty appointment upon completion of an advanced degree or successful progression through the public service promotion process.

See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/.)

Preferred Qualifications

- A Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Child Care, Health, Human Development, Financial Management, Housing, or closely related area

- A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task

- A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and with groups and committees

- The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs.

Degree Level
Posting Date 02/08/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Other North Georgia Area

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. This position is based out of the UGA Extension Office in Danielsville, GA. Are you willing to work from this location?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation