Extension Specialist, Healthy Living, 4-H Youth Development
Institute of Agriculture
Location: knoxville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 241441
POSITION X2275: Extension Specialist, Healthy Living
LOCATION: The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, Knoxville, TN
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2022. Screening of applicants' credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefit programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
The Extension Specialist position exists to provide leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating a statewide educational program in the area of healthy living programming as well as supporting workforce preparation. The specialist is expected to deliver current, research-based subject matter information and educational training primarily for, but not limited to, Extension Agents. The Extension Specialist position is expected to author publications for public distribution to support educational programs related to healthy living programming. The Specialist position is also expected to support the Tennessee 4-H program by planning and conducting regional and statewide events.
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.