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Each Extension Educator will design, teach, implement and evaluate educational programs using research-based information for youth and adult audiences in their respective Cluster. Programs will focus primarily financial capability and wellness for families, youth, and communities including entrepreneurship, food resource management and procurement, health and wellness concepts, etc. In carrying out these duties, the educators are responsible to the Family & Consumer Sciences Program Leader for programmatic leadership. For county-specific administrative matters, the individual is responsible to their respective Area Extension ector.
•Plan, implement and expand interdisciplinary educational programs designed to meet the needs of priority audiences, as entified through local needs assessment strategies. These efforts may include an integrated focus on financial capability, while incorporating food resource management, home energy conservation, family health and wellness, consumer fraud protection, and related topics that meet local needs.
•Provide leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of educational programs focused broadly on financial capability and family resource management for families, youth, and communities, including, but not limited to, basic financial management, planning for a secure financial future, entrepreneurship, food resource management, home energy conservation, health and wealth concepts as it relates to financial wellness, etc.
•Collaborate with leagues across Maryland to implement signature financial capability and family resource management programs for targeted priority audiences that meet local priority needs and address UME statewide priorities.
•Engage clientele in the education process using learner-centered strategies and targeted outcomes that result in improvements in knowledge, attitudes, and skills leading to positive behaviors and practices.
•Utilize planned evaluation strategies as outlined in Healthy Living Program Playbook by the Financial Capability Action Team.
•Develop partnerships and laborations with leagues, campus specialists, external organizations, and government agencies at the county and cluster level to implement educational programs and better serve clientele.
•Utilize only educational materials from University of Maryland, other state/national extension programs and universities, government agencies, and NGOs that are grounded in research and science and are evidence-based.
•Generate funding through the development of proposals to supplement and enhance local programming efforts, including grants, contracts, and cost recovery efforts.
•Develop, synthesize, and disseminate knowledge related to program priorities through scholarly efforts, including peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, articles in refereed journals, etc.
•Actively participate in professional service such as relevant committees, boards, and associations at local, state, university, and national levels.
Physical Demands of the Position:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Nature of the Position: This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.
The ability to express or exchange eas vocally is important, as well as the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken work levels.
• Physical Demands: A routine part of this position's responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.
• Environmental: Team driven, office environment of professional character, competence, and laboration. Deadline driven in terms of program planning and reporting. This position may requires the employee to work in community or school environments.
• Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Masters: Base $51,575 / Ph.D.: Base $61,650. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.
All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu. A complete application packet includes: a cover letter, resume or CV, contact information for three references, and copies of transcripts.Candidates may to apply for multiple locations, and should indicate the position location(s) when applying.
CLOSING DATE:For best consideration, complete application byNovember 2, 2018. Position will remain open until suitable candidate has been entified.