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Position Title: Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist

Position Title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety


Position Title: Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist
Organization: New Mexico State University, Department of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences 
City and State: Las Cruces, NM
Start Date: TBD

Posted: 5/20/2016

New Mexico State University is hiring an Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist in a 12-month, tenure track position. Joining the NMSU Family offers you competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, and many unique experiences associated with our locations and culture! The impact of our land grant mission of teaching, research, outreach, and public service extends far beyond New Mexico's borders. Whether you are new to our campus or the area, we invite you to take a Virtual Tour and visit our Prospective Employee webpage to see what NMSU has to offer you.

Position Summary:

- Provide statewide leadership for educational programs in food, nutrition and well-being; provide support for programs in diabetes education and obesity prevention.
- Interpret current research findings and develop written and other media to support educational programs for adult and youth audiences.
- Collaborate with family and consumer sciences agents in developing, implementing and assessing nutrition
- Collaborate with other state agencies in delivery of nutrition education.
- Provide training on new and current nutrition information and effective non-formal educational processes, program implementation and evaluation.
- Participate in functions and activities of home department, college and university.


Social Security, Workers’ Compensation, New Mexico Educational Retirement Benefits, Annual and Sick Leave, Group Medical and Hospital Insurance and Life Insurance.
NMSU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer; Minorities, Females, Veterans, and those with a Disability are encouraged to apply.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Experience/Credentials Needed to Apply

- Ph.D. or Ed.D. (in hand by hire date) required in Human Nutrition or closely related field.
- Registered dietitian or registry eligible required. 
- Understanding of the land-grant university mission. 
- Proven ability to conduct research and evaluation projects.
- Proven ability to provide leadership and coordination in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating educational programs related to food and nutritional needs throughout the life cycle.
- Proven ability to maintain positive relationships, to use oral and written communication skillfully; to work with people from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Proven ability to interpret food and nutrition research findings and communicate to public and lay audiences.
- Proven ability to adapt to changing and wide-ranging technologies.

How to Apply:
For assistance with the application process please contact our Service Center at (575) 646-8000 or
Full position announcement can be found at: Posting will close on June 6,
Search committee chair:
Dr. Nancy Flores, Extension Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 30003, MSC 3AE
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 575-646-1179



Position Title: Assistant University Extension Educator for Nutrition and Food Safety
Organization: University of Wyoming 
City and State: Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, Wyoming
Start Date: August 1, 2016

Posted: 4/11/2016

Sweetwater County is located in the southwestern part of Wyoming and strategically situated at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 191, with a population of approximately 45,000. Rock Springs has historically been named the “Gateway to the West” and offers unique off-road and water recreation resources as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Among the extraordinary natural sites are historic Flaming Gorge, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, and the beautiful Red Desert. Sweetwater County is also a major cattle and sheep shipping point and the center of large natural trona mines. Other major industries of the area include oil and gas production, coal mining, electric-power distribution, food processing, and tourism.

Overall primary responsibilities are development, implementation, and evaluation of Food and Nutrition Extension programs for adults, youth, and children in Wyoming. The individual in this position will serve as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and foster a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in western Wyoming. Primary duties include but are not limited to:
* Providing educational programming in the nutrition and food safety initiative in a five-county area (Sweetwater, Uinta, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton Counties).
* Plan and implement applied research activities in collaboration with community partners, UW Extension specialists and other faculty members.
* Provide expertise and leadership for portions of the 4-H youth program. Contribute to the 4-H/Youth Development program in Sweetwater County.
* Work as a team member with the entire county staff to provide innovative educational opportunities in all Extension program areas.
* Cooperate with other agencies and organizations.
* Use available media to educate the public and to publicize programs and activities.
* Support general county Extension operations.
* Ability to participate in some overnight travel, evening and weekend work. 
* A valid driver's license and serviceable/insured vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)
* Completed application (To include detailed letter of intent as described under application procedures, resume, UW application, copy of transcripts, and letters of reference.
* An earned master's degree from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor's degree plus registered dietetics certification. One degree must have been awarded in nutrition, food science, dietetics, family and consumer sciences education, health science or cognate field clearly and specifically related to the Extension function. 
* Valid driver's license
* Demonstrated expertise to develop and provide educational programming in nutrition and wellness. 
* Demonstrated expertise to develop and provide educational programming in food preparation and safety.

How to Apply

Required Application Materials
* A detailed letter of intent which specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position including developing a comprehensive educational program on nutrition and food safety in a multi-county area in Wyoming. Completed University of Wyoming employment application found at
* Current resume or curriculum vitae.
* Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring.
* Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.











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