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Official Job Title :
Home and Community Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor USU Extension Davis & Weber Counties, UT
University or Organization :
Utah State University
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None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Home and Community Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor USU Extension Davis & Weber Counties, UT
Keywords separated by commas :
extension, health, wellness
Location :
Davis County, UT
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Full Time
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Start Date:
Nov 01, 2020
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Davis County, UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12- month/year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This faculty member will have Davis and Weber counties, regional, and University responsibilities. The initial focus of this position will be prevention of opioid misuse.The faculty will join four other HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching) faculty located in counties across the state. The HEART Initiative focuses on current public health issues (e.g., opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises) in 9 counties and throughout Utah. To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: The estimated start date for this position is November 1, 2020.ResponsibilitiesDevelop, implement and evaluate health & wellness programs for adults and youth, including teachers, parents, and students. Conduct needs assessments of community and state needs. Serve as a liaison between the Health & Wellness needs of the state (i.e., Opioid Initiative, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises), Extension, the local community and national efforts. Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming for substance abuse and prevention efforts, as well as public health needs facing various regions. Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.Support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:A Bachelor's degree and significant professional experience in a health-related field including health education, health promotion, public health, social work, sociology or similar High degree of self-motivationAbility to work independently and as an engaged and collegial team memberAbility to communicate effectively in EnglishAbility to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policyAbility to work nights and weekends as requiredStrong organizational, time, and project management skillsStrong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skillsStrong computer and technology skills Preferred Qualifications - Master's degree or equivalent in social work, public health, health education and promotion, sociology or a related field. Experience delivering professional development or related adult education courses.Demonstrated ability in: oEffective use of social media and marketingoProgram development, and/or deliveryoAdult and/or youth educationoGrant writingoAcademic publicationsoWeb design and project managementKnowledge of public health campaigns, opiate reduction strategies, and health communications.Experience working with a land-grant institution.Content knowledge in:oOpioid reduction strategies and initiativesoSubstance abuse prevention, treatment, or recoveryoHealth & wellness programmingCertified Health Education Specialist or Substance Abuse Education Specialist
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Contact :
Ashley Yaugher
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(435) 636-3276