Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Evaluation Speciliast
University or Organization :
University of Georgia
State or Territory :
Georgia
Application Deadline :
Sep 25, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Evaluation Specialist
Keywords separated by commas :
extension, evaluation
Location :
Athens, GA
Area, Department or Unit :
Office of Learning and Organizational Development
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date:
Jan 01, 2020
Description:
The Extension Evaluation Specialist is a faculty member in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) directly supporting Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia and is responsible for the evaluation of Extension programs throughout the state. CAES is one of the largest colleges of agriculture in the nation and supports a $73.7 billion agricultural industry, the largest sector of the economy in the state of Georgia. For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has provided free, reliable, research-based information to farmers and businesses and has taught life skills and lessons to millions of young people. The position is a fiscal year (12 month) non-tenure track appointment. Assessment of rank on hire for Public Service appointees, please see Public Service and Outreach Appointment and Promotion Guidelines. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.Open until filled. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by September 25, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible and no later than January 1, 2020.
Position Category:
Faculty
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
1.Works with appropriate county, district, and state Extension faculty to implement a comprehensive plan for evaluating Extension educational programs and activities across all three program areas (agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development)2.Develops evaluation strategies, assessment instruments, and impact reports for regular programming and funded projects3.Provides leadership in the development of longitudinal data collection regarding programmatic or system-wide impact over time4.Provides leadership in the development of accountability reports for state and national Extension stakeholders5.Provides leadership over the impact statement submission process including improvements to the current process, training of faculty for best practices, development of state and federal reports as needed, and communication of key impacts to stakeholders and funding agencies6.Develops and delivers training and serves as a resource to county, district, and state Extension personnel in the areas of program evaluation and accountability7.Develops educational materials and publications related to Extension program accountability and evaluation8.Works effectively with University of Georgia administrators, UGA Public Service Units, Fort Valley State University Extension, state and federal agency personnel, and industry clientele in addressing issues related to accountability, impact and public value9.Assumes other duties as directed by the Director of County Operations, Associate Dean for Extension, and Dean and Director of CAES
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
A Masters degree is required, but a terminal degree is strongly preferred. The degree must be from an accredited university in agricultural and/or extension education, evaluation, adult education, human sciences, economics, behavioral, and social sciences, public policy, or closely related field.
Years of experience :
At least three years of Extension experience is highly desirable but not mandatory. Substantial knowledge and understanding of Extension organization, operation, philosophy, and objectives is preferred.
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:
Expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis as well as research methodology.

LINKS

Application URL:
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Rochelle Sapp
Email :
Phone Number with Area Code :
979-571-3067
Application Instructions :
Applicants should include a current C.V./resume, cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications related to the position, and any other supporting materials to UGAJobs at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/115093. Include names and addresses of at least four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Additional inquires can be directed to Dr. Rochelle Sapp, Search Committee Chair, 979-571-3067, rsapp@uga.edu.