The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture — Extension Program Leader – Family and Consumer Sciences / 4-H Youth Development

POSITION X1933
Extension Program Leader – Family and Consumer Sciences/ 4-H Youth Development 

LOCATION
The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, Central Region Office, Nashville, TN 

EFFECTIVE DATE
February 1, 2020. Screening of applicants’ credentials will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers’ Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Extension Program Leader is responsible to the Regional Director in the Central Region for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of county and region Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development programs in 31 counties. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Maintain a close, ongoing working relationship with the Assistant Dean responsible for Family and Consumer Sciences programs and the Director for 4-H Youth Development. A collaborative relationship will be maintained with all regional staff and Extension specialists. 
  • Maintain a professional schedule to devise, develop, coordinate and implement multi-county, regional and statewide programs. 
  • Provide leadership for programs that meet the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status. 
  • Provide leadership for developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting region-wide programs in Family and Consumer Sciences. 
  • Provide leadership for developing, implementing, evaluating and reporting region-wide 4-H youth development programs in partnership with Ag and Natural Resources Program Leader and Regional 4-H Specialist. 
  • Provide subject matter leadership and support for identified priority programs consistent with county, state and national priorities. 
  • Assist county and area staff through training, coaching, and support in evaluating and reporting on outcome-based programs. 
  • Assist county and area staff in using effective Extension marketing resources. 
  • The Extension Program Leader will work closely with new employees during their probationary periods. Assist recently employed personnel in developing and implementing a Professional Development Plan.
  • Work with the Regional Director in evaluating applicants for county and area positions; serve on search committees as needed. 
  • Conduct, plan, recommend, coordinate and evaluate in-service trainings for area and county Extension professionals, in cooperation with leadership teams and specialists. 
  • Maintain communication with Regional Director, Director of 4-H Youth Development Programs, and Assistant Dean for Family and Consumer Sciences through written and oral reports. 
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or closely related field.
  • Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Education, or closely related field of study. An earned doctorate is preferred.
  • Extension experience is required. County-level Extension experience is preferred.
  • A demonstrated ability to plan, implement, organize, work independently, communicate and collaborate effectively.
  • Must be able to meet travel requirements for the position.
  • Working knowledge of current software programs including Microsoft Office.

NEW APPLICANTS

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required. 
  • At least one earned degree must be in Family and Consumer Sciences, or Extension Education
  • Earned doctorate or terminal degree preferred. 
  • A complete application package will include a: 1) letter of interest, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, 3) List of relative publications and/or presentations, 4) List of references (five minimum), and 5) official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred. 

Apply online at:
https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en 

For information contact:
Dr. Lynn Brookins
Regional Program Leader
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38305 

Phone: (731) 425-4725
Fax: (731) 425-4729

E-mail: dbrooki1@utk.edu

TENNESSEE AGENT TRANSFER REQUESTS

REQUIREMENTS:

Request for transfer/reassignment may be approved if applicant: 

  • has normally been employed with Extension in their current location a minimum of eighteen (18) months; 
  • has a performance rating of satisfactory or above for the previous eighteen (18) months; and
  • training appropriate for the assignment. 

Click here to complete a transfer application electronically. 

Please complete the application online by clicking the link above and submitting a complete application package that includes a: 1) letter of interest, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, 3) list of relative publications and/or presentations, and 4) list of references (five minimum) 

For information contact: 

Dr. Lynn Brookins
Regional Program Leader
605 Airways Blvd.
Jackson, TN 38305 

Phone: (731) 425-4725
Fax: (731) 425-4729 

E-mail: dbrooki1@utk.edu

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