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Company:
University of Missouri-Columbia
Division:
Extension
City:
Cape Girardeau
State:
Missouri
County:
Southeast/East Central Counties
Country:
USA
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Posted: 09/24/2021
Community Health Field Specialist - Southeast/East Central Counties, Missouri

Community Health Field Specialist Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professional – Southeast/East Central, Missouri

Community Health Engagement and Outreach (CHEO)

Job ID: 38632

Please apply at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic

Position Description

LOCATION: Remote

HEADQUARTERED: Varies, primarily in the Southeast/East Central Region counties of Missouri, with additional service across the state as needed.

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit http://extension.missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri Extension is accepting applications for the position of Community Health Field Specialist. The mission of Community Health Engagement and Outreach (CHEO) is to improve the health and well-being of Missourians at every stage of life. The Community Health Field Specialist will provide a link between the community, health educators, health professionals, schools, and community organizations to assist implementing strategies to improve the health and well-being of individuals and the community. CHEO is dedicated to addressing prevention by increasing education on opioid use disorder and substance use disorder through evidence-based programming, training, and resources.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Community Health Field Specialist will provide leadership to the implementation adoption and sustainability of evidence-based prevention programs by working collaboratively with colleagues, school partners, youth, volunteers, and stakeholders. This position provides day-to-day academic, administrative, and strategic leadership for the Community Health Extension & Outreach Unit and its affiliated faculty and staff.

The Community Health Field Specialist provides leadership, training and educational opportunities on prevention science and health promotion. This position is expected to build and maintain relationships for cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities by leveraging community assets and resources for the greatest good.

Extension faculty are 12-month, non-tenure track appointments to the promotable ranks of assistant, associate, or full Extension Professional. The rank at time of appointment or promotion is consistent with the standards of achievement and experience established by the faculty.

This position is grant funded and renewal is subject to funds available each year. If the funding is lost, this position would be subject to a possible FTE reduction & compensation matching other field specialists.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain partnerships with school partners and local stakeholders
  2. Train and deliver evidence-based programs
  3. Provide educational leadership by planning and supporting the implementation of culturally competent educational and prevention programs including, but not limited to Iowa State University’s Prevention Science Institute’s PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER)
  4. Develop, organize, coordinate, and lead comprehensive community and county learning opportunities incorporating prevention science, health promotion and well-being
  5. Generate and manage resources to sustain and grow programming by building and maintaining strong partnerships and collaborations with school partners and community stakeholders
  6. Serve as the Team Leader of local PROSPER implementation teams including coordination and facilitation of monthly team meetings, recruitment, and providing outreach to the local community to ensure effective communication and program promotion
  7. Meet with the Technical Assistance Provider (TAP) on a semi-monthly basis to review progress, troubleshoot opportunities, and receive coaching and support to enhance and improve implementation efforts
  8. Provide leadership with prevention and well-being events
  9. Attend trainings, continuing education, and other staff development opportunities as needed
  10. Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS

· Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusively, civility and respect for all.

· Identify future trends and stay abreast of current trends and evidence- and research-based knowledge to effectively create relevant, reliable and responsive educational resources. Apply this knowledge in scholarly products such as curriculum, inservice education instruction, articles in professional and popular press, presentations at professional meetings, grant proposals and more.

· Engage with stakeholders and learners, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communications skills.

  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities to continuously improve skills and increase research-based knowledge. Demonstrate mastery of core competencies, including subject matter expertise, effective and innovative teaching strategies, program development processes, and integration of new and emerging technology.

· MU is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in St. Louis, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.

MU is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellent.

LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Position will report to the Community Health Outreach Specialist.

QUALIFICATIONS

Earned master’s degree in public health, health sciences or related fields at time of appointment

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Two or more years of experience in prevention programming, substance use disorder, youth and/or human development, or behavioral health
  • Proven organizational and project management skills
  • Experience in educational program delivery in area of specialty, community engagement and leadership
  • Knowledgeable of substance use disorder, behavioral health, youth and/or human development, health, or prevention education
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills and ability to motivate, encourage and ensure accountability
  • One or more years of Community engagement experience

Successful candidate will also demonstrate the following:

Effective and innovative training, implementation and facilitation strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into delivery and training.

Effective listening, written, and oral communication skills including public speaking and presentation abilities.

Organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities, and collaborative leadership experiences.

Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidance.

Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence, and passion for the vision, mission, and values of MU Extension.

Application Materials:

Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:

• Cover Letter

• Resume/CV

• Copies of all academic transcripts, and

• List of 3-5 references

It’s recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document. For questions regarding the online application process contact or call 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the online application process contact or call 573.882.5000.

BENEFIT ELIGIBLITY

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer

Community Health Field Specialist Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professional – Southeast/East Central, Missouri

Community Health Engagement and Outreach (CHEO)

Job ID: 38632

Please apply at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic