(Healthy Living Program)
(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation will be dependent on funding, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
Work Location: Department of 4-H Youth Development, LSU Ag Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Responsibilities: The Healthy Living Extension Associate (HLEA) will work full-time and serve as a grant manager and work under the supervision of the 4-H Youth Development program leader to advance statewide healthy living mandates. The HLEA will also work with other state program specialists on a variety of issues and events to help develop relationships among parish-based programs and other staff. Successful leadership of the 4-H Living program requires an understanding of Healthy Living concepts, dedication to youth, and knowledge of 4-H and Cooperative Extension.
A plan of work will be written based on program objectives and goals with measurable outcomes that is specifically geared to the needs of the clientele. Appropriate adjustments will be made based on situational changes and with advisory/committee input The evaluation of the Healthy Living program is an ongoing process in which results are utilized to identify behavioral changes and possible areas of need in future programming. Current evaluation methods include: pre and post testing, and surveys/questionnaires that focus on club meeting programs, project work, volunteer/leadership efforts and workshops. Clientele will be reached through various delivery modes including: 4-H school clubs, project and community clubs, home visits, office visits, telephone contacts, demonstrations, clinics, workshops, camps, circular letters, newsletters, news articles, radio and television programming, contests, and judging contests and livestock shows. The HLEA will provide administrative support for state level development and implementation of Healthy Living programming and will present to governing bodies the impacts of Healthy Living Programming.
The Extension Associate will be required to: Write, manage, and report on Healthy Living grants. They will also organize and coordinate grant trainings statewide for faculty and volunteers, organize and coordinate grant trainings statewide for faculty and volunteers, maintain contact with national 4-H Healthy Living leadership, maintain a collaborative partnership with the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Program Work Team, promote Healthy Living through the 4-H website and other media, provide leadership to the state 4-H Food and Fitness Board, build and sustain broad collaborations and provide support for educators and volunteers as innovative thinking and new approaches are encouraged, will make efforts to be kept informed on laws, regulations, policies, and procedures affecting the continuity of extension programs, utilize time efficiently and effectively whether implementing planned or unplanned activities and will perform other tasks that may be assigned by the department head, program leader, and/or the vice president and director of extension.
Qualification Requirements: BS or MS (preferred) in nutrition, dietetics, public health or related field. Applicant must possess experience in some, or preferably all, of the following (1) working with youth, professional staff members, and volunteers, (2) two years of experience in nutrition training, (3) experience and knowledge in healthy living education/experience, (4) ability to work independently and as a team, create work plans, meet deadlines, and collaborate with community, professional, organizational, and industry agencies, (5) Excellent communication skills, (6) attention to detail and accuracy, (7) willingness to travel, (8) basic technology/software skills.
Candidate will conduct themselves in both public and private settings in a manner that is representative of a good role model for youth as well as positive representative of the LSU AgCenter. The extension associate will continue to pursue professional development opportunities in both formal and non-formal settings.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Conditions of Employment: Willingness to work weekends and hours outside of normal work schedule.
Application Deadline: June 25, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter along with current resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Janet Fox, 4-H Department Head
171 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803