Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Education - Harlan Co.
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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
Location: Harlan, Kentucky.
Harlan County is located in Eastern Kentucky. The Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences Education will develop and implement a plan of work based on locally identified needs which will lead to improved quality of living for families & individuals for the citizens of Harlan Co. Will plan and implement educational programs which focus on: 1) making healthy choices; 2) nurturing families; 3) embracing life as you age; 4) securing financial stability; 5) promoting healthy homes and communities; 6) accessing nutritious food; and 7) empowering community leaders. Will develop expertise and serve as a resource in family and consumer sciences programming areas including: food and nutrition; family resource management; human development and family relations; health, safety and wellness; leadership development; clothing and textiles; housing and the environment; home based and micro business. Will implement educational programs which strengthen families and individuals. Will develop and implement leadership programs such as Kentucky Extension Homemakers resulting in the development of personal and organizational leadership skills. This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in extension programs regardless of race, gender, age, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
All agents in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675.
Resume, cover letter and transcript(s) are required at time of application.
SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups, individuals and through mass media.
Ability to use the computer for program delivery and management.
Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county.
Ability to plan and teach educational programs.
Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.
DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Bachelors or Master s Degree in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences such as FCS Education, Child & Family Studies, Nutrition/Dietetics, Family Science, Child Development, Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.