Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Home and Community Department/4-H Youth Programs faculty position. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension faculty have Grand County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Grand County Extension Office in Moab, Utah.
We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more home and community and/or 4-H youth program areas, appropriate to the county assignment, including, but not limited to:
Home and Community:
4-H Youth Programs:
We are especially interested in candidates that are well versed in using online educational platforms (e.g. Canvas) to develop and deliver clientele-focused programming related to home and community and/or 4-H youth programs.
The estimated start date for this position is March 1, 2021.
More information about Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXITaFAltE&feature=youtu.be
More information about 4-H programs can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vJ5Ab-uTDk
Preferred Qualifications: - Skills and Experience with:
Along with the online application, please attach:
1) Resume - to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
2) Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications. Upload under Other Documents 1-10
3) College/University transcripts Upload under Other Documents 1-10
4) Contact information for 3 Professional References
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
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Grand County and Moab are unique in that tourism is the main economic driver for the area, with Moab being the main access point for two national parks, one state park, the Colorado River, and thousands of square miles of red rock landscape. The City of Moab is among the first in Utah to adopt a 100% net-renewable energy by 2030 resolution. Moab is the first city in the United States to be certified as a Green Power Community, and the new USU Moab building/Grand County Extension office, currently under construction is set to become USU’s first net-zero energy building. More information about Grand County and Moab can be found at the following links:
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