Bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience.
Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Family & Child Services, Education or closely related discipline. Additional years of experience. Experience that demonstrates understanding and application of appropriate adult learning strategies. Experience in securing and administering grants and/or contracts. Training or experience in early childhood, parenting education, adult development, and/or family studies. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating family life programs. Experience that demonstrates the ability to organize, coordinate, and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Life within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with youth, families, businesses and communities. This position will serve a 12 county region (Adair, Adams, Cass, Fremont, East Pottawattamie, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, West Pottawattamie). The primary office location is flexible and will be determined after acceptance of the offer.
Responsibilities include providing educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support for integrated content in the areas of human sciences with primary focus on aspects of family life. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of staff and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with individuals, families, and communities.
In addition to Field Specialist I duties listed above, a Field Specialist II will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming, conduct needs assessment activities and identify and implement innovative ways to meet clientsâ needs, take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary programming, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level. The Field Specialist II level is a P34 with minimum requirements of a Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree and 3 years of related experience.
The successful candidate will be able to develop partnerships and collaborations with appropriate agencies, associations and organizations to implement program activities. Strong organizational, facilitation and communications skills, along with an ability to pay close attention to detail will be essential for success in the position. The candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing tasks concurrently to ensure immediate deadlines are met, as well as exceptional analytical and public relations skills to effectively represent and deliver ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach educational opportunities and programs.
This is a regular, fixed term position. All accrued vacation must be used during term of appointment or will be forfeited.
The University is in the process of implementing a new classification and compensation structure. The impending change is expected to be completed by Fall 2020. Any P&S employee hired through this posting may be assigned a new title and associated pay grade upon the employment start date (and after the initial offer), commensurate with qualifications required for the position. The duties and responsibilities of the posted position, in addition to compensation offered, will not be affected by this process.
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
June 30, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
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Original Posting Date:
July 20, 2020
Posting Close Time:
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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