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ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY EXTENSION EDUCATOR - #1281

Department: UW Extension

College of Agriculture

Assistant University Extension Educator, Nutrition and Food Safety; Position #1281 - salary commensurate with education and experience, and availability of funds. Screening will begin January 12, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Carbon County is located in the south-central portion of Wyoming and is the third largest county in Wyoming. The position will be based in Rawlins, Wyoming. With an area of 7,896 square miles, the county population is 15,638. Rawlins, the county seat, has a population of 8,538. Carbon County's southern boundary is the Wyoming/Colorado border. The county is a study of contrasts – from snow-capped mountains and high plateaus in the south and north, to vast prairie lands in the east and the Red Desert Basin in the west. Elevations range from 5,000 feet in the Red Desert to 12,006 feet in the Snowy Range. Parts of the Medicine Bow National Forest, located in Carbon County, offer a wide variety of year-around activities including camping, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.

Nature and Purpose: This position provides research-based information in nutrition and food safety education to adult and youth audiences; and, assists Wyoming citizens in making wise nutrition and health decisions and safe food-handling practices.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties: The individual in this position will serve as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and foster a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in southeastern Wyoming. Primary duties include but are not limited to: 1) providing educational programming in the nutrition and food safety initiative in a five-county area (Carbon, Albany, Platte, Goshen, Laramie Counties) in collaboration with other area NFS educators; 2) plan and implement applied research activities in collaboration with community partners, UW Extension specialists and other faculty members; 3) provide expertise and leadership for portions of the 4-H and youth program; 4) work as a team member with the entire county staff to provide innovative educational opportunities in all Extension program areas; 5) cooperate with other agencies and organizations; 6) use available media to educate the public and to publicize programs and activities; and (7) support general County Extension operations. Note: A valid driver's license and serviceable vehicle is a requirement of the position. Also, work involves overnight travel, evening, and weekend work. Assignment includes travel and work in remote areas of southeastern Wyoming.

Primary Clientele Served By This Position:
Community members, health care providers, nutrition professionals, youth and adult audiences including 4-H youth programs, food service personnel and professionals working in food safety.

Qualifications – Required:
* A master's degree from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor's degree plus registered dietetics certification. One degree must have been awarded in nutrition, food science, dietetics, family and consumer sciences education, or cognate field clearly and specifically related to the Extension function.
* Expertise to develop and provide educational programming in nutrition and food safety
*Ability to plan and implement applied research activities
*Training and/or experience teaching adults and youth.
*Ability to work effectively in a team oriented programming environment.
* Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence of this ability should be documented through application materials and experience.
*Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.

Qualifications – Preferred:
* Ability and/or expertise in working with diverse audiences in the area of nutrition and food safety.
*Knowledge of Cooperative Extension and the land-grant university system.
*Knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities.
*Computer proficiency.
*Prior Extension experience.

Approximate Time Distribution:
Nutrition and Food Safety 85%
Support of 4-H Youth Development programs 15%

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.


The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

 

Application Materials Required:

Application Procedures:
* A detailed letter of interest which specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities of the position.
*Current resume or curriculum vitae.
* Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts will be required at the time of hiring.
* Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.
* A completed University of Wyoming application – http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/jobs/index.html.


Contact for Application Information/Send Completed Application Packet To:
Marie Hanson
UW Extension
1000 E. University Ave., Dept 3354
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3566
Fax: (307) 766-3998
E-mail: boat@uwyo.edu

 

 

 

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