The University of Maryland Extension (UME), within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, (AGNR)
seeks a nationally recognized leader in Extension, outreach, and scholarship to serve as Assistant Director and
Program Leader (AD/PL) for Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS). This position provides leadership and direction
for UME’s FCS programs and faculty across the state. UME’s FCS program strives to advance the health and
socioeconomic development of Maryland's individuals, families, communities, and organizations through
education, research, and outreach programs. The FCS works with youth, families, and communities to prevent and
manage chronic diseases through healthy food and physical activity choices, handling food safely, teaching
financial and health insurance literacy, addressing mental health needs, and creating safe and healthy environments.
UME has four major program areas: Agriculture and Food Systems, 4-H Youth Development, Environment and
natural Resources and Sea Grant, and FCS. UME faculty and staff are located at offices in 23 counties and
Baltimore City, the 4-H State office, the SNAP-Ed State office, and five research and education centers. This
position collaborates with Program Leaders, the Assistant Director of Operations, and other administrators. The
position reports to the UME Associate Dean/Associate Director.