Location The University ofTennessee, Institute of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Department (Officelocation is flexible)
EffectiveDate:November 1, 2020
Salary andBenefits:Salary is commensurate with training andexperience.Benefits include grouphospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Worker'sCompensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and statebenefit programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity payafter three years of service, reimbursement for official travel.
TheExtension Specialist position exists to provide leadership for planning,implementing and evaluating a statewide educational program in the area of STEMand camping.The specialist is expectedto deliver current, research-based subject matter information and educationaltraining primarily for, but not limited to, extension agents.The Extension Specialist position is expectedto author publications for public distribution to support educational programsrelated to camping and STEM.TheSpecialist position is also expected to support the Tennessee 4-H program byplanning and conducting regional and statewide events.
Develop county, regional and state level resources for program implementation (curriculum, tool kits, etc.) in the areas of STEM and camping.
Secure grant funds to support county level programming in the area of STEM.
Partner with peer institutions to implement programs.
Conduct needs assessment and environmental scanning.
Reviewresearch-based trends related to assigned program areas.
Determine changes and updates to the statewide program related to assigned program areas.
Communicate with peer institutions on pertinent areas of youth development and research.
Conduct in-service training for agents related to camping and STEM.
Education/Experience: Requires a Master's degree in education, agriculture,family and consumer sciences, or a closely related field. The successfulcandidate should have the:
abilityto organize, apply sound judgment, work independently, communicate, andcollaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams.
skillsto demonstrate program impacts through data and applied research and share thatinformation with stakeholders.
abilityto work with other personnel and volunteers.
skillsneeded to conduct innovative programs, demonstrate teaching effectiveness,implement applied research and have success in garnering extramural funding.
Internal Number: 203966
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.