Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences / 4-H Youth Development in McCreary County.
Location: Whitley City, Kentucky.
The Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences / 4-H Youth Development will provide leadership and management to the overall FCS and 4-H Youth Development program for McCreary County. The agent will develop and implement a plan of work based on locally identified needs which will lead to improved quality of living for families, youth & individuals. Will plan and implement educational programs which focus on: 1) making healthy choices; 2) nurturing families; 3) embracing life as you age; 4) securing financial stability; 5) promoting healthy homes and communities; 6) accessing nutritious food; and 7) empowering community leaders. Will develop expertise and serve as a resource in family and consumer sciences programming areas including: food and nutrition; family resource management; human development and family relations; health, safety and wellness; leadership development; clothing and textiles; housing and the environment; home based and micro business. Will develop and implement leadership programs such as Kentucky Extension Homemakers and 4-H Leaders. Will work jointly with the other agent to implement a well-rounded 4-H program that develops youth through school and community-based programs. Will utilize and/or develop councils, advisory groups, and committees in programming. Will facilitate community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development.
This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in extension programs regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.
All agents in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675.
Resume, cover letter and transcript(s) are required at time of application.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with groups and individuals and through mass media. Ability to use the computer for program delivery and management. Ability to visit clientele at sites throughout the county. Ability to plan and teach educational programs. Demonstrated leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
No set minimum requirements.
Required Related Experience:
No set minimum requirements.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master’s Degree in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences such as Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Child and Family Studies, Dietetics/Nutrition, Family Science, Child Development, or Retailing and Tourism Management.
University Community of Inclusion:
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