Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Human Development and Family Science Specialist
University or Organization :
University of Missouri Extension
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Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Human Development and Family Science Specialist
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Location :
Osceola, MO
Area, Department or Unit :
Human Environmental Sciences
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
HEADQUARTERED: Osceola, Missouri and primarily serves St Clair, Bates, Cass Cedar, Dallas, Henry, Johnson, Polk and Vernon counties in west central region with additional coverage as needed.

University of Missouri Extension regional specialists provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs focused on improving lives, communities and economies. In general, regional specialists provide educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life. In addition, regional specialists create partnerships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and strategically address needs with research-based education.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs parenting, family strengthening, mental health awareness, adolescence, aging and/or early childhood care and education.

Human Environmental Sciences Extension programs promote optimal well-being of individuals, families and communities, with special recognition for the needs of vulnerable populations. Human Development and Family Science Specialists work with youth, teenagers, adults and the aging population to enhance the lives of individuals and families.

This is a 12-month academic position. Appointment may be made as non-tenure track ranked (NTT), depending on University approval of the academic credentials and qualifications of the successful candidate.

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.

1. Work with constituents, colleagues, regional director, program director, and campus faculty to establish program goals. Develop and provide high quality educational programs. Participate in interdisciplinary teams, committees and task forces. Collect qualitative and quantitative data to evaluate impact of programs and services.

2. Generate and manage revenue to sustain and grow essential programs. Develop and maintain essential partnerships. Market and promote educational offerings and the mission of MU Extension. May be assigned county program director responsibilities.

3. Remain up-to-date on trends and research-based knowledge. Actively participate in professional development opportunities. Ensure core competencies are demonstrated. Regular travel in and out of state using own transportation is required. Work some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of learners and constituents.

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Minimum education level :
An earned masters degree in human development and family studies, early childhood education, social work, or related area with appropriate coursework exhibited is required.

Demonstrated ability to translate research into educational programs in parenting, parent-child relations, adolescent sexuality, pregnancy, parenting, and early childhood education to audiences of all age groups is critical.

Ideal candidate will also have successful experiences in youth and/or adult education.
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Successful candidate will also demonstrate the following:

Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies.

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.


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Contact :
Haley Cline
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Application Instructions :
Use the online application and be prepared to submit a cover letter, list of 3-5 references, all academic transcripts, and resume or CV. In order to be considered for a non-tenure track (NTT) ranked appointment, a CV must be submitted at the time of application. It is recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document.

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Review of applications and consideration of rank, if applicable, will begin March 03, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

For questions regarding the on-line application process contact or call 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the on-line application process contact or call 573.882-5000. For questions regarding this position call 573.882.4721 or email