Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Specialist for Human Nutrition
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Jul 31, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Specialist for Human Nutrition at West Virginia State University (WVSU) is responsible for the leadership, coordination and evaluation of ed
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Location :
Institute, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
WVSU Extension Service
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The Extension Specialist for Human Nutrition at West Virginia State University (WVSU) is responsible for the leadership, coordination and evaluation of educational programs and products related to human nutrition. Working in collaboration with the WVSU Research and Public Service Administration, the Extension Specialist will provide visionary and contemporary leadership for the development of high-impact extension programs in the areas of active lifestyle, nutrition, and health promotion. The Extension Specialist will also assist WVSU Extension personnel in identifying the most efficient and effective means to deliver timely, research-based information and programs to our diverse clientele and stakeholders
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Curriculum and Program Development Technical Assistance Fiscal Other Responsibilities as Assigned Description of DutiesCurriculum and Program Development Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs, curriculums, and products germane to the topic of Human Nutrition including the WVSU EFNEP program.Give major emphasis to coordinating the efforts of interdisciplinary teams addressing major issues facing the Nutrition and Health Education interests in West Virginia (including issues that cross program areas).Keep abreast of scientific and applied research on areas pertinent to your field of work.Identify, design, and implement evidence based programs to improve the health of the citizenry of West Virginia.Work collaboratively with other Extension Specialists, faculty and staff to provide leadership forinterdisciplinary programs. This includes programs with West Virginia University Extension Service and other university partners as well as external agency and organizational partners. Technical Assistance Organize, participate in, and evaluate community-based training and meetings.Provide technical assistance to other Extension staff in areas of expertise.Provide consultation, technical assistance, and education to a diverse audience of stakeholders.Emphasize the application of best practices on prevention of childhood obesity via engaging with communities and developing linkages, communicating and collaborating with institutions of higher education, agencies and representatives of federal, regional, state and local levels.Fiscal Proactively seek and identify appropriate extramural funding for programs and applied research. Direct and coordinate individual budgets for the position inclusive of monitoring of grant funds obtained and expended and meeting any requisite reporting requirements.Collaborate with WVSU Extension personnel, as well as local, state, and federal agencies, in order to expanded program resources.Other Responsibilities as Assigned Conduct activities to foster a positive public image of West Virginia State University Extension, the West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, and West Virginia State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution. Share leadership in Extension's commitment to employ from and program for the diversity represented in West Virginia's population. Other duties as assigned.
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Minimum education level :
PhD (preferred) or a Master's degree in human ecology, nutrition, health promotion, dietetics, or closely related field is required. Registered Dietitian (R.D.) registration and/or Certification as a Diabetes Educator is required. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations.
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Travel Requirements:
Travel to attend state, regional and national meetings as appropriate.
Other Requirements:
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary for committee meetings and other work-related events and activities and


Application URL:
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Contact :
Ami Smith
Phone Number with Area Code :
(304) 204-4305
Application Instructions :
To Apply PREFERRED: Information accepted as e-mailed in Word or PDF format to Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter, rsum, unofficial transcript and three professional references (name, title, address, phone number, and e-mail address).