Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Field Specialist I or IIFamily Finance
University or Organization :
Iowa State Organization
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Sep 24, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Field Specialist I or IIFamily Finance
Keywords separated by commas :
Family finance, consumer economics, family economics, consumer decision making
Location :
This position serves Region 13 (Dallas, Madison, Polk, and Warren Counties) with base office at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa
Area, Department or Unit :
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with qualifications
Start Date:
None Stated
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Finance within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with individuals, families, and communities.Responsibilities include providing research-based educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of professional and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with individuals, families, and communities.In addition to Field Specialist I duties listed above, a Field Specialist II will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming, conduct needs assessment activities and identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients needs, take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary programming, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level.The successful candidate will be able to develop partnerships and collaborations with appropriate agencies, associations and organizations to implement program activities. Strong organizational, facilitation and communications skills, along with an ability to pay close attention to detail will be essential for success in the position. The candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing tasks concurrently to ensure immediate deadlines are met, as well as exceptional analytical and public relations skills to effectively represent and deliver ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach educational opportunities and programs.
Position Category:
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
This position serves Region 13 (Dallas, Madison, Polk, and Warren Counties) with a base office location to be at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :


Minimum education level :
Field Specialist I: Bachelors degree and 3 years of related experience.Field Specialist II: Bachelors degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Masters degree and 3 years of related experience.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
This position requires the ability to travel in order to carry out the duties of this position, and candidates must have access to reliable transportation.
Other Requirements:


Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
Link 2 :
Link 3 :


Contact :
Kaela Black
Phone Number with Area Code :
Application Instructions :
Application must be submitted online. Please be prepared answer screening questions and to attach or enter the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae,2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter, and3) Contact information for three references