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Monroe Co. FACS Agent University of Georgia
- Date Posted July 09, 2019
- Location Forsyth, GA
- Category Culinary / Education
- Job type Full-Time
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has local offices in 158 counties across Georgia. We've built a reputation of providing trusted, science-based research and education through a network of committed specialists, agents, and volunteers. We offer summer internships, full and part-time professional and paraprofessional positions working in agriculture & natural resources, family & consumer sciences and 4-H & youth development programs.
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agents provide education and outreach programs in foods and nutrition, teaching participants how to make eating and physical activity modifications that can reduce risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis. This benefits the community by lowering medical costs, preventing lost productivity at the work place and at home, and reducing morbidity and mortality overall. This position is responsible for coordinating the FACS educational program in the geographic area offering programs about food safety, parenting, money management, nutrition, and related subject matter areas. It collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement educational programs, provides leadership for Program Assistants in delivering FACS programs, and utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs. It targets specific audiences for educational programs addressing critical issues identified in plan of work and implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan. It also develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues.
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and adult clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants.
A Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutrition, Food Science/Safety, Child Care, Health, Human Development, Financial Management, Housing, or closely related areaCompensation this position is : salaried, less than 50k Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions