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
- 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.
- 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.