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UF/IFAS Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

County Extension Faculty Positions 

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Northwest District


Leon County - Tallahassee, FL - Extension Agent I - III – Family and Consumer Sciences (524837)

Closing date: January 4, 2023 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

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  • Details

    Location

    Tallahassee, FL

    Open Date

    Nov 30, 2022

    Deadline

    Jan 4 2023 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

    You Belong at a University that’s Leading the Way

    The University of Florida (UF), the flagship university for the state of Florida, is a land grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach.

    The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

    The Opportunity

    This full-time permanent status accruing Extension Agent will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Leon County. The candidate will lead a county Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) extension education program in cooperation with local citizens, organizations, volunteers, businesses, and agencies plus county and state extension colleagues. Based on community needs, FCS education could cover human nutrition, health, wellness, financial management, community development, consumer education, family development, or related topics. A minimum of 5% of the Agent’s time will be devoted to 4-H youth programming.

    The candidate and his/her volunteers will strengthen current educational programs while reviewing and implementing new educational opportunities, maintaining records and reports, and communicating effectively across social media platforms. The Agent will have the opportunity to help shape future generations and serve as a role model to the Leon County community.

    The candidate will be able to:

    • Market education programs to reach diverse populations.
    • Build and sustain diverse advisory committee composed of citizens and professionals that will assist with program priorities and design.
    • Partner with colleagues, community leaders, agencies, and elected officials to create community opportunities that enhance the local economic condition.
    • Obtain financial resources to support programs and manage all components
      (e.g., policies, records, risk, communication, and accountability).
    • Cooperate in interdisciplinary projects.
    • Produce creative works and audience-friendly publications.
    • Serve as an educational first responder for county and university functions during natural disasters if needed.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences, education, health and wellness, financial management, or a related field.
    • Self-starting, energetic, and team oriented.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovativeness.
    • Good organizational development and management skills.
    • Ability to establish solid partnerships and work in teams.
    • Ability to use information and educational technology.
    • Ability to apply social media to extension work.

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Southwest District


Hillsborough County - Seffner, FL - Extension Agent I or II – 4-H Youth Development (524819)

Closing date: January 4, 2023 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

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  • Details

    Location

    Seffner, FL

    Open Date

    Nov 30, 2022

    Deadline

    Jan 4 2023 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

    You Belong at a University that’s Leading the Way

    The University of Florida (UF), the flagship university for the state of Florida, is a land grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach.

    The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

    The Opportunity

    This full-time permanent status-accruing 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Hillsborough County. The successful candidate will plan, develop, implement, evaluate, and report on comprehensive and diverse 4-H Youth Development educational programs in Hillsborough County. Emphasis will be on youth programs in the broad areas of agriculture, natural resources, science, engineering, technology, and leadership, plus volunteer development, supervision, and management. Primary responsibility will be to implement 4-H school enrichment and after-school programs and volunteer development programs, but at times the Agent will help with 4-H community club youth programs.

    The candidate will be able to:

    • Develop, conduct, coordinate, evaluate, and report on educational programs for 4-H school enrichment and 4-H after-school programs and other innovative programs to support the diverse needs of youth and volunteers.
    • Maintain an effective and diverse advisory committee to assist with extension program design, direction, and operation.
    • Develop, train, sustain, and recognize an effective volunteer base.
    • Develop volunteer management strategy to ensure program policies, enrollment, record keeping, risk management, and experiential learning procedures are updated and accurate.
    • Target programs to reflect the area’s population diversity and unique educational needs using a variety of program marketing and delivery methods including in-person, site visit consultations, and deliberately focused virtual platforms such as webinars, videos, and social media.
    • Develop community partnerships and work as a team with local volunteers, organizations, agencies, and UF/IFAS colleagues to promote positive youth development.
    • Obtain financial resources to support programs and manage all components (e.g., policies, records, risk, communication, and accountability).
    • Produce creative, scholarly works and audience-friendly publications.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A bachelor’s degree in youth development or a related field.
    • Self-starting, energetic, and team oriented.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
    • Resourcefulness, creativity, enthusiasm, and innovativeness.
    • Good organizational development and management skills.
    • Ability to establish solid partnerships and work in teams.
    • Ability to use information technology and apply social media to extension work.
    • A commitment to positive and proactive customer service.
    • Expertise in managing competing priorities and adaptability to handle unexpected situations.
    • A commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) guidelines of UF/IFAS Extension and Hillsborough County.

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RCREC & SW District - Ona, FL - State Specialized Extension Agent II - IV – Beef/Forage Enterprise and Marketing (524344)

Closing date: December 8, 2022 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

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  • Details

    Location

    Ona, FL

    Open Date

    Oct 27, 2022

    Deadline

    Dec 8 2022 at 11:55 PM Eastern Time

    You Belong at a University that’s Leading the Way

    The University of Florida (UF), the flagship university for the state of Florida, is a land grant institution with core values of unique purpose, excellence, integrity, collaboration and partnership, lifelong learning, diversity, responsiveness, innovation, communication, and global reach.

    The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented groups to apply.

    If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or visit Accessibility at UF.

    As a Beef/Forage Enterprise and Marketing State Specialized Extension Agent (SSA), you will work 100% for University of Florida/IFAS Extension. You will be co-supervised by the Directors of the Southwest Extension District and the Range Cattle Research and Education Center (RCREC) in Ona, FL where the position is based. We are looking for candidates with both academic and people skills who work well in teams, honor their commitments, and innovate in a rapidly changing world. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service and will respond to client needs in a timely and professional manner. This role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in Florida’s cattle industry as you work with extension faculty, staff, and stakeholders.

    What you will do as an SSA:

    • Plan, develop, deliver, evaluate, and report on a statewide educational program focused on beef and forage economic needs of clientele groups.
    • Develop and update enterprise budgets to assist producers in analyzing the profitability and sustainability of beef cattle and forage agricultural enterprises.
    • Teach traditional and non-traditional approaches to market development for beef and forage products and improve the marketing skills of producers.
    • Provide leadership in the development of extension educational programs and participate in educational programs in various functions such as a planning team member, coordinator, speaker, moderator, etc.
    • Provide training in beef cattle and forage economics for extension agents and extension specialists, and actively work with statewide teams of faculty to educate stakeholders and the public about beef cattle and forage economic issues.
    • Establish a standing as an expert resource and point-of-contact for advanced clientele, industry-related businesses, and governmental agencies, while supporting, strengthening, and participating in county-based extension programs.
    • Collaborate with UF/IFAS stakeholders and external partners to ensure that the issues of the clientele are understood and successfully addressed, while contributing to the strengthening of Florida’s economy by providing educational support for long-term sustainable beef cattle and forage production.
    • Provide contributions, support, training, and mentorship to county extension faculty regarding beef cattle and forages economics. Align programs with the UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap.
    • Work in cooperation with the faculty from the Food and Resource Economics Department, the Departments of Animal Sciences, Agronomy, and Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences, and other state and county faculty as appropriate to advance extension priority initiatives.
    • Develop collaborative partnerships with Animal Science, Agronomy, and Agricultural Economics organizations in the Southeastern U.S.
    • Develop effective teaching tools such as publications, fact sheets, EDIS documents, presentations, worksheets, web-based tools, and other creative works to enhance the delivery and understanding of information on beef cattle and forage economics. Delivery methods shall include organized education events like in-person or online workshops, conferences, seminars, short courses, etc.
    • Secure external funding for programs through grants, contracts, gifts, and/or fees.
    • Assume other assignments and responsibilities in support of the total extension program as assigned by supervisors.
    • Support and commit to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible environment.
    • Serve as a role model to the community.

    As an SSA, you will have expectations beyond those of a county extension agent. For example, you will:

    • Support, train, and mentor county extension agents.
    • Provide educational programs to achieve a balance reflective of Florida's population diversity and to address the unique educational needs of regional stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with state extension specialists and other extension colleagues to conduct practical and applied research projects and on-farm trials, engaging social scientists when appropriate.
    • Serve as project leader for extramural funding that supports and enhances the extension program.
    • Work with other regional and state Extension Agents (water, vegetables, rural and agribusiness development, dairy, 4-H youth development, and coastal ecosystems) in a functional, complementary, and effective working group.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A master’s degree. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university in economics, animal science, forage agronomy, or a related field.
    • Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to establish solid partnerships and to find innovative ways to attract new audiences and volunteers.
    • A commitment to customer service.
    • Ability to possess (or be able to obtain) a valid Florida driver’s license.
    • Flexibility with working hours; willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel.

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Southeast District