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Extension Specialist: 4-H Healthy Living Programs

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Nominations and applications are encouraged. All materials should be submitted by April 30, 2018; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Tentative start date is July 1, 2018. A letter of application; condensed curriculum vita/resume; a two-page concise statement that addresses “Enhancing Healthy Lifestyles for Youth Though 4-H”; and a list of four references should be submitted online to Questions should be submitted to Jenna Daniel,

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00637F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Public Service)
Working Title Extension Specialist: 4-H Healthy Living Programs
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department 4-H AND YOUTH-CES
Salary Range Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job Summary

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to provide statewide support and coordination for 4-H family and consumer sciences programs. This is a full-time public service faculty appointment based in Athens, Georgia.
There are more than 300 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members in Athens and the five 4-H centers in Georgia who support the district and county 4-H faculty and staff members who, in turn, deliver the 4-H program at the county level.
The specialist reports to the Associate State 4-H Leader for UGA Extension in CAES and is accountable for the following responsibilities:
• Providing direction and vision to 4-H family and consumer sciences programs
• Coordinating assigned Georgia 4-H statewide events, contests and awards, including website maintenance and communications with participants, collaborators, and donors
• Collaborating with other Georgia 4-H state staff in developing, facilitating, and evaluating 4-H Youth programs
• Seeking grants and private gifts (in cooperation with the Georgia 4-H Foundation) to support assigned programs
• Serving as principal investigator for program area grants
• Recruiting and training volunteers to assist with programs and activities
• Training and supporting county-based faculty in family and consumer sciences programming
• Developing and maintaining curricula and training materials to address family and consumer sciences content areas; ensuring that curricula materials match Georgia Department of Education standards
• Collaborating with faculty and staff in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to stay abreast of current research
• Other duties as assigned to support the overall goals of Georgia 4-H

Travel throughout the state of Georgia is a requirement of this position and State vehicles are not always available. Candidates must be willing to provide the means for business travel to complete this essential job function. Frequent evening and weekend duties are required.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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 ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline closely related to family and consumer sciences, health, education, and/or human development.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate expertise in program development and evaluation, have an appreciation and understanding of Extension and 4-H programs, and have an understanding of the diverse programming offered by Georgia 4-H. Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and be able to manage multiple programs.
Candidates must also have achieved the rank of Public Service Assistant (or equivalent) or have a documented record of achievement that qualifies the candidate for placement in the public service track as defined in the Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion ( Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills are required, along with good oral and written communication skills.

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 03/22/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vitae
  3. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents