POSITION X1763 Extension Specialist I, Nutrition SocialMarketing
LOCATION Family and Consumer Sciences Department, UTExtension, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
EFFECTIVEDATE January 1, 2018
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training andexperience. This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingentupon performance and funding. Benefits include group hospitalization and lifeinsurance; State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; study, sick andannual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefit programs,including liberal time off for holidays.
The Extension Specialist I, Nutrition SocialMarketing is responsible to the Extension Assistant Dean and Department Headfor the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and works under thedirection of the University of Tennessee Supplemental Nutrition AssistanceProgram Education (SNAP-Ed): Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program(TNCEP) State Project Director. This specialist will implement, coordinate, andevaluate specific one-year nutrition social marketing projects, which have beenapproved for funding in federal fiscal year 2018. The projects focus on thepromotion of health through the delivery of community–based interventions forlimited resource audiences. This position works as a team member for the UTSNAP-Ed: TNCEP program. This position is a non-tenure accruing position contingentupon continued funding through US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and theTennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). Projected funding dates for thisposition are January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.
Provide leadership for aprogram of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardlessof race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteranstatus.
Implement and coordinate statewidesocial marketing activities for Extension agents and program assistants.
Coordinate and distributeprogram support resources for direct and indirect education and socialmarketing.
Review materials used incounty programming and provide feedback to administrators, other UT SNAP-Ed:TNCEP State Specialists, Extension agents and program assistants, as needed.
Oversee and monitor socialmarketing efforts and interpret information collected to enhance ongoingprogram development.
Participate in formative,process, outcome and/or impact evaluation and reporting for social marketingmaterials.
Monitor UT SNAP-Ed: TNCEPcounty reporting related social marketing efforts and interpret informationcollected to enhance ongoing program development.
Work closely and collaboratewith UT SNAP-Ed: TNCEP program staff, FCS nutrition specialists, and other FCSfaculty and staff in promotion and implementation of FCS program goals.
About University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.