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Extension Area Specialized Agent for Community Health - Northwest District

Virginia Tech
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024

Job Description

The Extension Area Specialized Agent for Community Health will serve as a key member of the Extension team, working to deliver evidence-based education, developing health program partnerships/collaboration, and support services to communities in the Northwest District. This position will work broadly in Community Health and will collaborate with a variety of subject matter specialists, non-Extension faculty, VCE program teams, other Area Specialized Agents, and current Extension Agents to address health related issues. The position will work in concert with the Deputy State Program Leader, Community Engaged Health. This position will support Extension Agents in the district to provide high-quality community health educational programs. The position will have dual reporting lines to the VCE District Director and the Associate Director, Youth, Families, and Health. This position will be responsible for conducting needs assessments, developing and implementing educational programs, and providing technical assistance and consultation to community partners and Extension colleagues.

Required Qualifications

-Master's degree in public health, health education, or a closely related field.

-Five or more years of experience working in community health education, Cooperative Extension, or related field.

-Knowledge of evidence-based public health strategies and practices.

-Strong experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation.

-Experience working effectively with Extension Agents and Specialists, community partners, stakeholders, and diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

-Grant development and management experience

-Excellent written and oral communication skills.

-Strong organizational and project management skills.

-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

-Experience as an Extension agent.

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other technology tools.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

March 27, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a driver's license check with an acceptable and safe driving record.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Cathy Sutphin at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: March 6, 2024
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