Utah State University

Home and Community/4-H Youth Programs Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor– Grand County

City Grand County
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/5/2021 3:26 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-3227
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
College
Extension
Department
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

Overview

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:

  • Economic development
  • Community resources
  • Workforce development
  • Entrepreneurship/business development
  • Family and consumer sciences
  • Positive psychology and solution-focused mental health
  • Suicide prevention
  • Food preservation and safety
  • Diabetes education
  • Nutrition
  • Gerontology or human development
  • Housing education
  • Finance education

 

4-H Youth Programs:

  • Youth development
  • 4-H Project areas: civic leadership, citizenship, healthy living, computer science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), etc.
  • Volunteer management development
  • Non-profit fundraising

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

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to Extension programs and activities, including 4-H
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences
  • Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming
  • Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming
  • Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers
  • Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension
  • Serve and collaborate with other Extension county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related home and community field including economic development, community resources, finance, business, family and consumer sciences, public health, nutrition, food sciences, social work, mental health, psychology, human development, family studies, health and wellness, 4-H youth development or similar
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs, including 4-H
  • Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, University and county clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy
  • Must be willing to work with community leaders, partners, agencies, and USU county faculty and state specialists to meet various county needs in the program areas described in the position summary, including reaching diverse audiences.

 

Preferred Qualifications: - Skills and Experience with:

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in related fields listed above
  • Program development, delivery, and/or evaluation related to area of expertise, as listed above or similar
  • Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth development activities
  • Conducting needs assessments to track persistent and emerging community issues and problems
  • Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, online classes, and educational video productions
  • Building online curriculum/course development, including developing online, broadcast, and blended courses
  • Conducting applied research activities to inform Extension program planning, delivery, and evaluation
  • Grant writing to secure external and internal program funding
  • Recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers
  • Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences
  • Marketing, teaching and community engagement via Social media
  • Willing and able to collaborate with colleagues via partnerships and working groups to meet the diverse needs of communities
  • Fostering positive relationships and partnerships with related community organizations and stakeholders
  • Public speaking and presenting information, research, and program impacts at local, state, and national conferences and events
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
  • Willingness and ability to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county
  • Prior experience with the Land Grant University System

Required Documents

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.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties.

 

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:

https://www.grandcountyutah.net

https://moabcity.org

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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