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Human Nutrition, Diet & Health Regional Extension Agent - Central AL
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 22, 2024
Title Human Nutrition, Diet & Health Regional Extension Agent - Central AL
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department AL Cooperative Extension Systems
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Community Health
Extending knowledge, improving lives! Make an impact in your community and in the lives of Alabamians.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking qualified applications for a Human Nutrition, Diet and Health Regional Extension Agent (REA) in the central region of Alabama. Applicants must be self-directed and able to thrive in a flexible work environment.

This position is a 100% non-tenure track faculty Extension assignment covering multiple counties. The Agent will be housed in one of the County Extension offices located in the region served.
Geographic Area:
Central Alabama - Human Sciences Extension Program (Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Shelby, and St. Clair)

Reasons you’ll love being a Regional Extension Agent at ACES - Auburn:
  • Job Satisfaction! Be a part of life-changing work in your community!
  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options!
  • Work/life balance!
    • 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year.
    • 96 hours of sick leave accrued annually.
    • 7 paid holidays in addition to 2 weeks of paid leave during Christmas/New Years when the University closes.
    • 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child (available for BOTH moms & dads).
  • AU tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Generous state retirement plan along with other voluntary retirement plan options and benefits.
  • Fun, flexible & diverse work environment. Every day is different!
  • Supportive leadership & peers. The ACES team supports you and your work!
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) is the outreach and engagement organization for the land grant mission of AU and Alabama A&M University. It delivers science-based educational programs in all 67 counties that enable individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. Human Sciences Extension (HSE) offers educational programs to help Alabamians be healthy, financially secure, and experience improved family relationships. As part of HSE, the Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health program team delivers research-based education and programs that foster healthy individuals, families, and communities in the state. This position reports to the Assistant Director for HSE Programs and the Assistant Director for Field Operations.

ACES seeks qualified applicants to fill a Regional Extension Agent (REA) on the Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health program team. The REA is a regional-based professional of ACES who represents the research-based programs and resources available through Auburn University and Alabama A&M University. REAs work collaboratively with County Extension Coordinators, other regional agents, state specialists, and clientele to address identified community needs and opportunities. Needs and opportunities are addressed by developing, implementing, and evaluating education programs and strategies to enhance the health and well-being of Alabama individuals and families. Desired areas of expertise are community or public health (health education or health promotion), community nutrition, human sciences, mental health, and community participatory approaches to foster long-term change.

  • Provide leadership for identifying and addressing critical issues and opportunities for improving individual, family, and community health and well-being.
  • Cooperate, collaborate, and communicate with County Extension Coordinators, County Commissions, regional agents, and state specialists regarding county and regional projects.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and clients.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating human nutrition, diet, and health priority and secondary programs in response to identified county, regional, and state needs.
  • Develop quality, research-based educational materials to support programming.
  • Secure resources (volunteers, contracts, grants, fees, and donations) to support identified needs at the county and regional levels.
  • Develop a plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the various counties and populations and supports human nutrition, diet, and health team’s program priorities.
  • Establish, organize, facilitate, and maintain community partnerships, networks, and coalitions at the local and regional levels to multiply efforts and to bring added value to ACES clients.
  • Target audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in the plan of work.
  • Conduct promotional efforts to expand the public’s knowledge of extension programming.
  • Demonstrate personal interest and involvement in the community by participating in civic/community activities and organizations and networking with community leaders.
  • Function as an effective educator and credible resource using innovative and creative approaches, including social media.
  • Evaluate priority programs and complete system reports, develop impact statements from evaluation findings, and distribute those statements to inform and educate the public and key stakeholders (internal and external) about observed program outcomes.
  • In accordance with ACES guidelines, follow appropriate fiscal management for programmatic needs. Appropriately administer the materials and financial resources of ACES.
  • Implement ACES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan and ensure that clientele understand that ACES offers its educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.
  • Participate in professional education development, in-service training, professional organizations, and other development opportunities.
  • Maintain a professional image.

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