Extension Assistant, eLearning Technologies, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
May 1, 2018
POSITION X1819 Extension Assistant I, eLearning Technologies
LOCATION Department of Family & Consumer Sciences,UT Extension, the
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Knoxville,TN
EFFECTIVE DATE June 1, 2018. Screening of applicants' credentials will begin
immediately andcontinue until the position is filled.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This is anon-tenure accruing, grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingentupon performance and funding. Benefits include group hospitalization and lifeinsurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annualleave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, includingliberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service;reimbursement for official travel.
The Extension Assistant I,eLearning Technologies, is responsible to the Assistant Dean for the Departmentof Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and will work under the direction of theFamily and Consumer Sciences specialists, as assigned. This position will deliver current,research-based subject matter information and educational training primarilybut not limited to Extension agents via eLearning methods. Author eLearning materials with subjectmatter specialists for public distribution to support the educational programs. Support the Tennessee program by planning andconducting district and statewide events and developing eLearning tools. Plan,conduct, implement, and evaluate assigned phases of the educational programs ofU.T. Extension in such a manner thatthey meet the needs of all participants. Address current needs and anticipate upcoming needs in a manner thatproblems can be attacked in a proactive manner. Develop and prepare appropriate training materials and programs forExtension personnel and clientele and deliver them in the most effective meanspossible while modeling exemplary teaching methods. Keep current in assigned subject matter areaand strive for professional improvement by means of study, seminars,professional meetings, and self-evaluation. Work with subject matter specialists, IT specialist, and leadershipteams to develop innovative eLearning tools.
eLearning Program Development(including curriculum development, resource tools and grantsmanship), whichincludes monitoring technological developments in eLearning technologies fortechnological means to educational or outreach goals.
Program Management ofeLearning technologies' grant activities and milestones in conjunction withsubject matter specialists, including scheduling and organizing meetings withkey coordinators, committee members, or grant co-PIs.
Design eLearning tools forneeds assessment, environmental scanning, and online evaluation.
eLearning program evaluation,including development and implementation of evaluation technical assistance andtraining, as well as to resource inventory, best practice strategies, andevaluation methods to program networks.
Teaching (in-service trainingfor agents and multi-county programs) including the appropriate teachingmethods by maintaining close coordination among course developers (faculty) andinformational technology staff.
Public relations.Keep open communication to faculty,stakeholders, and other users in relation to availability of changes toeLearning technologies courses or materials, programs, services, orapplications.
Internal Number: 147167
About University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.