Human Nutrition, Diet and Health Regional Extension Agent
Job Description Summary
This position is located in Central, Alabama
Program Priority Area: Human Nutrition, Diet and Health
Geographic Area of Responsibility: Central Alabama (Autauga, Bibb,
Chilton, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Shelby, and St.
Clair counties). Each county within the geographic service area has
an Extension office; REA office location will depend on
availability of space in county offices within the service
The Regional Extension Agent ( REA ) is a regional-based
professional of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System ( ACES )
who represents the research-based programs and resources available
through Alabama A&M University and Auburn University. Regional
Extension Agents work collaboratively with County Extension
Coordinators, other regional agents, state specialists, and
clientele to assess needs then develop and deliver programs within
the mission of ACES .
Duties and responsibilities include:
Serve as a contributing member on the Extension Human Nutrition,
Diet and Health Program Team. Assists in developing and
implementing priority programs in response to identified county and
state needs and in developing an annual Team program
Functions as an effective educator using innovative and creative
approaches, including social media. Establishes oneself as a
credible resource for teaching adults and youth how to make better
decisions regarding health and wellness and dietary needs. Writes
and develops quality educational materials to support
Offers comprehensive and complex programming to support long-term
change and participates in interdisciplinary programming.
Establish, organize, facilitate, and maintain networks and
coalitions at the local and regional levels to multiply efforts and
to benefit ACES clientele.
Identifies innovative ways to serve under-served and
Cooperates and communicates with County Extension Coordinators,
County Commissions, regional agents, state specialists, and
appropriate Assistant Director for Programs regarding county and
regional projects. Maintains a positive working relationship with
staff and clients in assigned geographical and in subject-matter
In cooperation with County Extension Coordinators, follows
appropriate fiscal management for programmatic needs. Appropriately
administers the materials and financial resources of ACES .
Evaluates major programs and completes system reports when due.
Informs and educates the public and key stakeholders about program
Secures resources (volunteers, contracts, grants, fees, and
donations) to support identified needs at county and regional
Ability to work with minimal supervision in an unstructured
Assume other responsibilities as assigned
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health,
Food Science, or some other closely related field with at least two
years of relevant work experience. Competence or ability to teach
human nutrition, health promotion and wellness, food safety or
dietary programs. A Master’s degree is preferred and does not
require experience to apply.
The successful incumbent will be required to obtain a master’s
degree within five years after successfully completing a
The successful candidate must demonstrate educational leadership in
the application of knowledge through planning for, implementing,
and teaching educational programs. They must have excellent and
effective interpersonal and written communication skills,
exceptional organizational skills and the ability to deliver
educational programming and resources to a diverse clientele. This
position requires regular travel to carry out Extension
responsibilities, and the successful incumbent must have access to
Successful applicants must possess strong leadership and
organizational skills, and the ability to respectfully
self-motivate their daily priorities.
A Master’s degree and three years of relevant work experience.
Previous extension experience. Demonstrated ability to recruit and
manage volunteers. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and
evaluate educational programs.
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