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Instructor, Regional Extension Specialist

Apply now Department: 3670010240 SE Research Ext Center Parsons
Job no: 512588
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Parsons, Kansas
Categories: Education / Instructional, Health Profession, Nutrition, Extension Agent / Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Community Development / Community Vitality
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Southeast Regional Research and Extension Center in Parsons, Kansas, is seeking an Extension Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences. The person selected for the position will provide leadership for Extension agents in SE Kansas providing programming in family and consumer sciences, including, but not limited to, nutrition, family community health, family life, aging, food safety, parenting, communication, financial management, leadership, health and safety.  The person selected will provide transformational leadership and support for extension initiatives, including community-based education and policy system and environmental change (PSE) approaches that address social determinates of health.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences, nutrition subject matter, Master of Public Health (MPH) or closely related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish shared goals. 
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating community-based initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize electronic communication and computer applications necessary for program development, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Demonstrated ability in coaching professionals and providing professional development.
  • Demonstrated success in partnerships and collaborations with external organizations and agencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience with Cooperative Extension.
  • Education, training and interest in nutrition, community health, family and child development.
  • RD (Registered Dietitian); LDN (Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist)
  • PhD in an FCS subject matter, nutrition or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated success in extramural grant writing.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Submit a cover letter addressing experiences related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae, and any other documentation of qualifications for this position.
  3. Copies of transcripts for all university degrees.
  4. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers for three professional references familiar with your work, including college professors if a recent graduate.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applicants begins on April 19, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please apply by April 19, 2022.

For more information about the position, please contact – Search Committee Chair Sharolyn,785-770-7828 or Dr. Robert Weaber, Head, Eastern Kansas Research and Extension Center,, 785-532-2281.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$70,000- $90,000

Commensurate with experience and education   

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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