Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

This is a full-time, UNAC Grade 30, minimum $57,000.00 annual, 9-month position with the possibility of an extended contract depending on funding availability. (Historically, this position has been funded for 10.5-12 months). While this is a minimum 9-month position, it is not aligned to a traditional academic schedule and summer work will be expected. This position includes a competitive employee benefits package. This is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on August 10, 2022.

Remote Position


Position Description

Serve as a district extension agent for the Kenai Peninsula district focusing on the area of Health, Home and Family Development. Identify and respond to a wide range of local needs as they relate to a diverse set of topics that fall under Health, Home and Family Development. Historically, this has included teaching and outreach on topics such as: food preservation, emergency preparedness, gardening, food safety, healthy lifestyles, family development, home finances, nutrition and healthy homes. Support statewide Extension efforts by serving as a subject matter expert in one or more subject areas including, but not limited to: consumer science, family development, early childhood development, human lifespan development, family studies, social work, healthy families or interpersonal studies. Design appropriate educational strategies to engage a diverse audience. These strategies may include face-to-face education in a community-based setting, coordinating events with partner organizations, using innovative technologies, including online delivery methods, and providing individual consultation via phone, video conference, and email. Develop or adapt outreach and educational strategies to expand the reach of Extension programming to underserved audiences. Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth. Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming. Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteer

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING: Master’s degree in field related to Health, Home and Family Development. Degrees could include, but are not limited to: family and consumer sciences, public health, nutrition, food sciences, social work, mental health, psychology, finance, business, human development, family studies and health and wellness. A driver’s license and personal transportation is required for this position. Routine travel, including air travel and road travel, is a requirement of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE: Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders, partners, diverse agencies, and individuals of varied backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds Experience in seeking and administering external grant funding Working with diverse, low-income and underserved individuals

Travel Requirements

A driver’s license and personal transportation is required for this position. Routine travel, including air travel and road travel, is a requirement of this position.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Application Instructions

Applicant Instructions: Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application. Applicants who have advanced through the screening process will be asked to give a public presentation. UAF COVID REQUIREMENTS: Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date. *Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Affirmative Action Statement: UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

About University of Alaska

The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE) is searching for an extension agent to serve the beautiful Kenai Peninsula district in the area of Health, Home and Family Development. This dynamic faculty position will focus on supporting the needs of families and communities by offering education and outreach on wide-ranging topics such as food preservation, family development, emergency preparedness and healthy lifestyles. By working directly with the public, this person will identify the needs of individuals and communities and address them by extending relevant research-based knowledge in an understandable and usable form. In addition to serving as a generalist on a wide range of topics, a successful candidate will be prepared to serve as a statewide subject matter expert in one or more areas including, but not limited to: consumer science, family development, child development or family studies. The UAF Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension houses the Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Both units are part of the land-grant mission at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF's Extension is part of the largest informal education system in the world, connecting Extension programs at land-grant colleges and universities in every U.S. territory and state.