(This is a grant funded non-tenure track position. Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA. The extension associate will be located in Baton Rouge on the LSU Campus.
Position Description: This position will report administratively to the PI for EFNEP and will work to support the implementation and execution of EFNEP for the LSU AgCenter.
The program manager will provide support to the EFNEP state office and parish faculty and staff implementing educational programs addressing critical needs with an emphasis on nutrition education with limited-resource audiences in accordance with national program guidelines. Travel to conduct parish visits to identify needs and ensure compliance of EFNEP is required. The position will assist EFNEP with training volunteers to effectively assist the programming to enhance community outreach. Additionally, this position will assists with planning, organizing, managing, and implementing the EFNEP statewide. The incumbent will be expected to attend and participate in professional development activities, some of which will require periodic out of state travel. The applicant will work collaboratively with other FCS programs and state office faculty and staff. The successful candidate will be expected to perform other tasks as deemed appropriate to advance strategic initiatives for EFNEP.
Qualification Requirements: B.S. degree required, M.S. preferred in nutrition, family and consumer sciences, health education or related degree. A minimum of two years of experience in project management, including human resource management skills, and prior supervisory and/or experience in cooperative extension in nutrition education and delivery is preferred. Effective human relations skills are required to effectively engage with people from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate should be able to use technology in management and/or delivery of educational programs and messages via social media. The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with a variety of audiences is required. This position will occasionally be expected to travel overnight and on weekends.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Application Deadline: May 14, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is selected.
Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, two letters of reference as well as a diversity, equity and inclusion statement and a leadership statement. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Sharman J. Charles
EFNEP Program Director (P.I.)
School of Nutrition and Food Sciences
275 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1704; Fax: (225) 578-4443
Web site: AgCenter website
The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications will be accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Information on Equal Employment can be obtained from the EEO and Civil Rights Coordinator, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Phone 225.578.2258. It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to employ only United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
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