Human Sciences Extension Specialist I/II â Food and Health
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R9816
Human Sciences Extension Specialist I/II â Food and Health
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Special Required Qualifications
Degree in Dietetics, Food Sciences, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food and Nutrition, Education, or closely related discipline. Additional years of experience. Experience that demonstrates understanding and application of appropriate adult learning strategies. Experience securing and administering grants and/or contracts. Demonstrated training or experience with food and health principles. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating food and health programs. Experience collaborating, coordinating, and communicating effectively with a wide range of audiences. Bi-lingual speaking
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Human Sciences Specialist positions to be filled at the Human Sciences Extension Specialist I or II level. These positions will serve a 12-county region (Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Monona, OâBrien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury). The primary office locations are flexible and will be determined after acceptance of the offer. Since the position covers multiple counties, it will require travel to county extension offices. Candidates must have access to reliable transportation.
The positions will focus on Food and Health within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with youth, families, businesses and communities. 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 food and health within a multi-county region. Additional duties include active participation in needs assessment processes and program development planning with food and health program specialists statewide and in consultation with ISU Faculty. Additional duties may 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 youth, families, businesses and communities.
In addition to Human Sciences Extension Specialist I duties listed above, an Human Sciences Extension Specialist II will create and deliver priority and responsive programming, conduct and analyze needs assessment activities and identify ways to meet clientsâ needs, initiate interdisciplinary programming, and assist leadership with subject-matter expertise at the local, area, and state level.
This position will be filled at the Human Sciences Extension Specialist I or II level depending on the candidate's experience.
The Human Sciences Extension Specialist I position has minimum required qualifications of Bachelorâs degree and is a PS806 pay level.
The Human Sciences Extension Specialist II position has minimum required qualifications of Bachelorâs degree and 2 years of related experience and is a PS807 pay level.
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 with term appointment(fixed term) position, with opportunity for renewal.
Vision:â¯ Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will advance land-grant values by engaging all Iowans in solving todayâs problems and preparing for a thriving future.
Mission:â¯Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.
Diversity Statement: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach celebrates all identities, cultures, and backgrounds and actively works to foster a climate that is grounded in respect, value, and belonging.â¯ In our communities, diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the experiences of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach participants and partners. In our organization, diversity, equity, and inclusion support constructive workplace and educational environments, and promote excellence throughout the organization.â¯ Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to provide research- and evidence-based educational opportunities to cultivate the growth of Iowaâs agriculture, families, youth, and communities; is dedicated to serving all Iowans; and will continue to take intentional and thoughtful steps to achieve this goal.â¯â¯
Job Details: As our vision and mission both state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is here to serve all Iowans. Â Accordingly, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach values experience working with and in diverse communities.Â We acknowledge the full range of diversity including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic status, rural, urban, perspectives, education, experiences, etc.Â When we encompass a wide range of Iowans in our workforce, we better understand and serve the richness and breadth that is Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an equal opportunity employer and in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
June 30, 2024
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoys comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program â¢ This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
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.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.