The successful candidate will provide leadership and support to conduct a comprehensive Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Extension program for Cape May County residents.
As a faculty member of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an FCHS Educator provides leadership for planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation of an applied, evidence-based, multi-method program with measurable impacts on the clientele and profession. Their outreach will assist professionals and consumers to make informed choices in the areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness and related current health issues. Their outreach will address the needs of a diverse countywide audience that spans economic levels, lifespan and culture within Cape May County. Attainment of external resources to support the program through grants, contracts and alternative funding streams will be expected as will collaboration with county agencies and organizations for implementation of educational programming.
The successful candidate will be responsible for forming an Advisory Board that is representative of the county population to support programmatic efforts. They will be responsible for establishing a working relationship with Extension counterparts in and out of the county and will be expected to participate in appropriate departmental, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University and Cape May County administrative functions. The candidate will be expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will result in regional and/or national recognition.
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees required from accredited institutions in nutrition, family and consumer sciences, public health or related field. Three years minimum post-degree professional experience required for appointment to the rank of County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Research experience in experimental design, data collection, evaluation and analysis preferred. Effective public speaking and presentation skills for program delivery and communication to clientele are required. Supervisory or managerial experience as it relates to staff and volunteer management is preferred. The successful candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele. Computer proficiency is required. A valid driver’s license or ability to acquire said license is a necessity for the performance of this position. Willingness and dedication to commit to the long hours associated with the position are expected.
ACADEMIC RANK: County Agent III (Equivalent to Assistant Professor), Tenure Track, 12 months, 100% Extension appointment.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.
BENEFITS: Excellent personal benefits package, including 22 days of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program and professional improvement opportunities
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best qualified individual without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap or disability, marital, military or veteran’s status. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 of Section 402 or the Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self-identify. If you wish to self-identify, please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae or resume. Employment eligibility verification is required.
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Sherri M. Cirignano, MS, RD, LDN
Chair, Family and Community Health Sciences
88 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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