Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Field Specialist I or II - Family Life
University or Organization :
Iowa State University
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
May 09, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Field Specialist I or II - Family Life
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Iowa - Region 6 & 12 OR Iowa - Region 10 & 11
Area, Department or Unit :
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
Jun 01, 2019
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for two (2) Human Sciences Specialist positions to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Life within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with youth, families, businesses and communities.Responsibilities include providing educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support for integrated content in the areas of human sciences with primary focus on aspects of family life. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of staff 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:
Professional and Scientific - Exempt, Salaried
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
This posting is to fill two positions.The first position serves Region 6 (Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, Pocahontas, and Sac Counties) and Region 12 (Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, and Shelby Counties) with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served.The second position serves Region 10 (Benton, Jones, and Linn Counties) and Region 11 (Delaware, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties) with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served.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.
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Minimum education level :
Bachelor's degree.
Years of experience :
Three years of related experience.
Travel Requirements:
Travel throughout the areas served as well as statewide are required.
Other Requirements:


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


Contact :
Kaela Black
Phone Number with Area Code :
(515) 294-3283
Application Instructions :
To apply for this position, please click on Apply for this Job and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.