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Working Title: Extension Educator, Family Resiliency
Appointment: Full-time, Assistant Extension Professor (9623), Professional & Administrative
Extension Area: Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing
Office Location: Rochester Regional Office; Hybrid work options available
Application Deadline: August 16, 2023
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The constantly changing economic landscape and how families living with poverty fare in their everyday lives is a critical issue addressed by the Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing (FHW). This Extension Educator will partner with Family Social Science Extension Faculty to understand families experiencing social and economic disparities, and discrimination and, in turn, co-create educational programs for families and organizations that support family resiliency. FHW education incorporates direct education with policy, systems & environmental (PSE) changes. FHW is committed to building resource management skills and knowledge of individuals and communities to thrive and evolve in all stages of life and circumstance.
This Family Resiliency Extension Educator position will help accomplish the above initiatives statewide. The person in this position will provide education, forge new relationships and partnerships, train other organizations, support and collaborate with stakeholders, and engage and educate public policy makers. Extension educators are part of an Extension promotion track and are expected to continue professional development in scholarship and/or the corresponding research-based area of expertise, report on annual activities and impacts, and develop an annual professional plan of work.
The person in this position will report to the Program Leader for Family Resiliency.
Program Leadership, Teaching, and Program Management (50%)
Public Engagement and Relationship Development (30%)
Research and Scholarship (20%)
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND EXTENSION
The Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing helps families make informed decisions leading to better health, financial security, and wellbeing. We accomplish this by developing, delivering and evaluating credible, relevant and research-based education; working closely with others across Minnesota to build the strengths of individuals and families of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds; conducting and collaborating on research projects; recruiting and retaining expert faculty and staff passionate about families and their success; increasing the understanding of our work among key stakeholders; securing resources to sustain and grow programs that meet emerging needs and support strategic priorities. The department’s programs currently focus on family relations, family resource management, and health and nutrition, with special effort in the areas of families in transition, building healthy and strong families, and preparing for an aging Minnesota.
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension strives to attract and retain high-quality, passionate employees, and weave diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of Extension’s programming and employee engagement. Find further information at https://extension.umn.edu/.
Please apply at: https://extension.umn.edu/about-extension/careers Job Opening ID: 356689
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position.
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Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.
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For questions about this position, contact:
Mary Jo Katras, Program Leader, Family Resiliency, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, email@example.com.
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The University of Minnesota and Extension recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
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