Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number

Classification Title
Program Leader, Family and Consumer Science

Working Title

1890 Land Grant Extension

Department Contact Email

Job Summary/Basic Function

The CESTA /1890 Land Grant Extension Services’ Family and Consumer Sciences ( FCS ) program leader takes a holistic approach to the development of programming that is designed to improve the well-being of Ohio residents. They plan, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programs. Programming is tied to community needs and directed toward families and individuals. The position specializes in Child and Family Development, Health and Nutrition, and/or Family Resource Management.
This position will report to work Monday- Friday, 8a-5p, at the Central State University main campus in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and deliver FCS objective and research-based educational programs in one of the above specialty areas to meet the needs of diverse audiences in Ohio.
Partner and collaborate with State agencies, nonprofit, and other organizations and the public to meet the educational needs of Ohio residents.
• Provide statewide leadership for developing FCS program goals and objectives and identify needed financial and human resources.
• Use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver educational programs through workshops. seminars, conferences, media. one-on-one visits, field trips, tours, and other methods.
• Collaborate with academic department faculty on research agendas.
• Secure extramural funding through grants, contracts, industry supported partnerships, user fees and cost recovery to support mission critical programming.
Report impacts, outcomes to clientele, public, administrators and other key stakeholders. Serve as an educational advisor and liaison for the CESTA /1890 Land Grant Extension Service and the University to appropriate public issue and program related organizations. Represent CESTA /1890 Land Grant Extension Service with federal, state, and local agencies and educational institution at regional and national levels.
• Provides leadership to coordinators, specialists, educators, and program assistants in delivering FCS programs.
• Be active in Extension, research, and service activities at the state level; pilot new approaches and advance existing techniques in collaboration with personnel from other states where applicable.
• Utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials, and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs.
Provide leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ( EFNEP ).
The position will require some travel (including overnight stays) and evening/weekend work and activities

Minimum Qualifications

• An earned Master’s in related field of either child and family development, health and nutrition, and/or family resource management or equivalent in family and consumer science.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated understanding of family and consumer science.

Preferred Qualifications

• An earned doctorate/Ph.D. degree in related field of either child and family development, health and nutrition, and/or family resource management or equivalent in family and consumer science.
• Knowledge of Extension’s educational delivery systems and other aspects of the land grant system.

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Position Category
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)

Budgeted Annual Salary
Commensurate with experience

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
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