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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 103371
Title: Agent
Functional Title: Agent
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: AGNR-UME-St Mary's
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive educational program focusing broadly on family and community health that will ultimately result in improved health and wellbeing of Southern Maryland residents and communities. Consumer food safety and preservation, nutrition, physical activity, healthy food preparation, food resource management, and healthy living environments are all considered key components of the Healthy Living program. This position will also be responsible for creating and supporting community partnerships that result in incorporating policy, systems and environmental approaches to support direct education in the cluster.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in family and consumer sciences, nutrition, community nutrition, public health, environmental health, or a closely related field.
• Must be legally able to work in the United States.
• Demonstrated achievement in program development and evaluation; originality and creative ability in designing new programs.
• Demonstrated leadership and management skills; evidence of ability to effectively communicate with and engage diverse clientele.
• Demonstrated evidence of excellent teaching and communication skills.
• Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Publisher and Google Mail and Apps.
• Personal transportation and valid driver’s license. Must be willing to travel throughout Southern Maryland and the state of Maryland as needed.
• Flexible work schedule required for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities as determined by clientele availability and needs.
• When offered employment by UME, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and FBI.

Preferences:

• Ph.D.
• Extension or similar work experience in formal or non-formal community education.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide leadership for a program of activities which meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.
• Collaborate with extension educators in Southern Maryland and relevant Action Teams to develop a healthy living education program meeting priority needs of families and communities across Southern Maryland.
• Engage clientele in the education process using learner-centered strategies that result in positive behavioral changes.
• Develop and coordinate partnerships and networks designed to effectively implement and evaluate healthy living programs that incorporate direct education as well as policy, systems, and environmental strategies for target populations and communities.
• Provide leadership and professional development opportunities for community professionals to gain knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate policy, systems and environmental approaches in innovative strategies for improving individual, family, and community health and well-being.
• Establish a subject matter area of expertise in health, health literacy, nutrition, healthy living environments, or food safety.
• Develop educational materials relevant to healthy living program area that will serve to build program capacity, and are peer reviewed, published and adopted by others.
• Develop funding proposals to supplement and enhance local programming efforts.
• Evaluate priority programs to assess knowledge gain or skills learned in the short term, and practices improved, intent to change, and behavioral change over time.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Masters: Base $51,575
Ph.D.: Base $61,650

The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Posting Date: 08/21/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 09/22/2017
Physical Demands

Physical Demands–
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
• Nature of the Position: The position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. The ability to express or exchange ideas vocally is important, as well as the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken work levels.
• Physical Demands: A routine part of the position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.
• Environmental: Team driven, office environment of professional character, competence, and collaboration. Deadline driven in terms of program planning and reporting. The position requires the employee to work outdoors at certain times of the year, especially during the time of annual fair, 4-H residential or day camps and youth recreation activities. This may occur during very hot and/or inclement weather.
• Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

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