Department: Eastern NE Res & Ext Center - Southeast District-0941
Description of Work:
PROGRAMRESPONSIBILITIES: Focused Assignment – The Learning Child Education (approximately 80% of time): This is a 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator's home base will be Seward County. The subject matter focus for this educator is early care and education. The educator's primary responsibility is to develop and deliver high quality, innovative educational programs and resources as an active participant in the work of The Learning Child team and may be active in a statewide issue team that addresses current issues facing Nebraska. The educator's geographic region will include Merrick, Polk Butler, Seward, Hamilton, and York Counties. The educator is expected to interact closely with parents, teachers, early childhood professionals, and caregivers of young children in their geographic area and possibly statewide based on the current projects and goals of The Learning Child team. In this position the Extension educator will: 1.Use innovative strategies and current technologies to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs for robust statewide extension education programs focused on The Learning Child team's goals. 2.Engage in a collaborative-learning environment with professionals and caregivers to encourage the adoption of research-based information in decision-making. 3.Deliver educational programming for early childhood statewide and within the assigned geographic region. Within the assigned geographic region, the educator will also engage with unit leaders, Extension Engagement Zone Coordinators, extension advisory committees, and local stakeholders to determine needs and provide access to educational opportunities. 4.Work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with extension professionals and other partners to translate and teach the latest research-based information. 5.Use entrepreneurial practices to secure grants, program fees, and partnerships to leverage the extension educational program's resource base and reach. 6.Partner with research faculty to engage in action research that can be applied to educational programming. 7.Practice effective extension scholarship by conducting needs assessments, identifying priorities, measuring program impact, and reporting results at professional meetings and in professional publications. 8.Develop a professional development plan to enhance and maintain professional expertise in both early childhood and extension pedagogy. 9.Support the youth development program by teaching in areas related to The Learning Child focused assignment.
Organizational Assignment (approximately 20%): The focused extension educator will coordinate with the Engagement Zone Coordinator, Unit Leader, and other staff to develop local support for Nebraska Extension. These responsibilities include: 1.Cooperating with local faculty and staff in a team environment to promote Extension's educational opportunities in the host county. 2.Fostering and building community relationships for Extension and a positive, professional image of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver's license. Criminal history background check will be conducted.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree required; one degree in Child Development, Human Development, Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Master's degree must be completed by start date.
Successful experience in teaching (formal or non-formal) early childhood professionals and/or caregivers of young children.
Demonstrated use of innovative strategies and current technologies to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs focused on the Learning Child.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 68636
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