Visiting Extension Outreach Associate, Family and Consumer Science
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Internal Number: 4991382
Visiting Extension Outreach Associate, Family and Consumer Science University of Illinois Extension
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Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Visiting Extension Outreach Associate, Family and Consumer Science serves as a full time, 12-month academic professional with primary responsibilities to plan, develop, and implement digital nutrition education content, curriculum, instructional materials, and other resources for University of Illinois Extension's nutrition education programs. This position is a member of the FCS statewide team and supports the creation of instructional materials for statewide programming.
One full-time position is available. Location: Urbana-Champaign Campus (Remote work options may be possible)
This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program/Curriculum Development and Instruction
Plan, develop, and implement digital education content and materials for staff instruction. Content must be culturally relevant and address the learning needs of target populations.
Conduct background research to support the development of culturally relevant nutrition education and program implementation materials as part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Employee Instruction and Teaching team.
Collaborate with team members to lead and contribute to successful execution of culturally relevant education and training deliverables.
Work with internal and external creative staff, such as videographers, graphic designers, and FCS State Office staff team pertaining to production of training and instructional materials.
Research and Evaluation
Be an active member within a professional society(s) to keep abreast of changes within your discipline. Continually seek professional development opportunities to enhance competency in subject matter areas.
Use research and evaluation findings to create innovative materials and make changes to existing nutrition education offerings in order to improve quality.
Share principles of evidence-based best practice with peers.
Comply with all University of Illinois Extension Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work; assist unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports as needed.
Comply with all reporting deadlines and requirements (e.g. plans-of-work, activity and impact reporting, etc.).
Perform other duties that contribute to the mission of University of Illinois Extension programming, as assigned.
Local, regional, statewide, and (limited) interstate travel required.
Additional Physical Demands To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver's license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting [email protected].
Master's Degree in nutrition, dietetics, public health, family and consumer sciences, or a related field. Master's degrees in other fields will be considered with work experience that demonstrates similar competencies. Candidates with a master's degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date.
Experience with developing nutrition education materials.
At least 2 years of relevant experience.
Experience working with diverse populations in a community setting.
Experience working with external vendors, such as videographers, graphic designers, and web developers.
Registered dietitian or registered dietitian nutritionist.
Familiarity with Dietary Guidelines for Americans or Child Nutrition Programs.
Experience with preparing written materials for varying literacy levels.
Experience with digital education technology platforms and digital editing software.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and within a team environment. Understanding of land-grant University Extension and demonstrated ability to work effectively within Extension system is preferred. Project management skills preferred.
Administrative Relationship The Visiting Extension Outreach Associate, Family and Consumer Sciences, is administratively and programmatically responsible to the Senior Manager, Employee Instruction and Teaching, Family and Consumer Sciences.
Appointment Information Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position. The position is a temporary, full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenured academic professional position. This position may become non-visiting at a later time dependent upon funding and/or programmatic needs. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, while also considering internal equity. The salary range for this position starts at $60,000. Generous vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement System. Group health, dental, vision and life insurance
Application Procedures & Deadline Information Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Resume dates submitted must be in month/year format and employment history, at a minimum, should include all work dating back to the completion of your undergraduate degree. Positions that were less than full-time/100% must be noted as being part-time. Transcripts may be requested at a later date. To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by March 4, 2024, but posting will remain open until filled. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.
For further information about this specific position, please contact Christina Edgington at [email protected]. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing [email protected].
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