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Iowa State University Extension Program Specialist II - 7351 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Extension Program Specialist II - 7351

Pay Grade 32

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 90245P

Working Title Extension Program Specialist II - EFNEP/SNAP-Ed Supervisor

Advertised Employing Department Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term

Proposed Start Date August 1, 2019

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 09/30/2020

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Extension Program Specialist II for the EFNEP/SNAP-Ed Unit.

The Extension Program Specialist II – EFNEP/SNAP-Ed Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination, training, and supervision of the adult EFNEP program staff in Polk County as well as the SNAP-Ed program staff in Warren, Madison, Story, and Marshall County. In addition to supervision, this staff member will oversee all data collection, entry and reporting, coordinate county partnerships and assist staff with community outreach, engage in monthly conferences with staff to discuss performance, goals, time management, training and record-keeping, strategize for staff and unit performance improvement, oversee hiring and training for staff and serve on county, regional and state committees as required. In addition, this staff member will be expected to attend at least one county Extension Council meeting per year for each county where their supervisees work.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional problem solving skills, strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Supervisory and coaching skills, as well as networking and collaboration skills are beneficial to this position to step into a leadership role when needed. Basic nutrition education knowledge, independent judgment, initiative, and exceptional ability to coordinate a variety of activities will also be needed to be successful in this role.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to Human Sciences, Health Education or Services, Social Science, or closely related field.

Additional years of experience.

Experience supervising paraprofessional staff.

Experience with federally funded nutrition education programs.

Location (if other than Ames) Altoona

Additional Information

This position serves Polk County with a base office location in the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

This position requires travel to carry out Extension and Outreach responsibilities. Candidate must have access to their own transportation and will be reimbursed for travel expenses per ISU travel policy. This position will require travel between these counties each week.

Department Contact Name Kaela Black

Department Contact Phone 515-294-3283

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 06/04/2019

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.

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