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The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to
consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially
interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse...
populations and/or diverse initiatives .

JOB TITLE:

Assistant University Extension Educator- Community Vitality and
Health (family and community health, nutrition) serving Sheridan
County, Wyoming.

JOB PURPOSE:

Are you seeking a career that will allow you to positively impact
Wyoming communities and people? Do you value public service and
seek an outlet that allows you to serve the public through
educational programs you create? Are you committed to lifelong
learning and find value in sharing that with others?

The mission of University of Wyoming Extension (UWE) is to empower
the people of Wyoming to make choices that enhance their quality of
life. By actively involving Wyoming people, institutions, and
communities, UWE shows a commitment to relevance, diversity,
people, connectivity, accountability, innovation, entrepreneurship,
and respect. With this in mind UWE will be responsive to the needs,
concerns, and aspirations of the people of Wyoming and will
actively involve residents, institutions, and communities as we
provide learning for better living. If you seek a rewarding career
that allows you to be a part of this mission and vision, please
consider this open position.

Community Vitality and Health Extension Educators are expected to
deliver research-based educational programs and work within team
settings that may consist of other Extension Educators, Cent$ible
Nutrition Educators, community professionals, and faculty within
and outside of UWE as well as develop relationships with key
stakeholder groups vital to the success of Extension. Educational
programming in this area would include human nutrition, physical
activity, food safety, community engagement, wellness, and other
areas as identified.

This position is based in Sheridan, Wyoming, the county seat for
Sheridan County.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Development and Delivery
• Provide leadership in building mutual learning relationships
with community residents and leaders through a blend of educational
outreach, technical assistance, and family or community
coaching.
• Conduct innovative, impactful program based on local needs
assessments.
• Provide primary leadership for the development and
implementation of research-based educational programming that
addresses critical issues and opportunities for improving
individual, family, and community health and well-being.
• Develop and implement presentations, workshops, and trainings
to diverse audiences.
• Develop and implement formative and summative evaluation tools
for measuring and reporting consistent program impact. Evaluate
educational outputs to provide evidence to characterize short,
medium, and long-term impacts.
• Establish professional relationships and participate in
campus-based partnerships that tie academic programs and research
to complement Extension programming by partnering with Extension
Specialists, Cent$ible Nutrition Educators, and/or faculty members
on research projects as appropriate within the initiatives.
• Continually seek professional development opportunities to
enhance competency.

Volunteer Systems
• Cultivate relationships with and build capacity of volunteers
through a support system consisting of effective orientation,
training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation.
• Address issues/conflict that arise with volunteer roles.

Program Operations
• Ensure potential and current participants have full access to
programs, services, and facilities.
• Plan for and manage risk-utilizing resources and established
procedures.
• Secure external funding to support and expand educational
programming.
• Maintain organized records and provide reports.

Communication and Reporting
• Develop and maintain respectful working relationships with
individuals, families, volunteers, colleagues, community partners,
and other stakeholders.
• Utilize a promotion and marketing strategy that attracts
individuals, families, and other stakeholders from diverse
backgrounds that leads to increased participation and involvement
in Community Vitality and Health programming.
• Develop content for various media sources (e.g., newspapers,
radio, newsletters, web, social media, podcasts, etc.) to promote
programs, report on programs, and educate the public.
• Collect data and prepare reports and presentations to share the
public value, impacts, and accomplishments of Community Vitality
and Health with local stakeholders.

Approximate Time Distribution

Educational programming in CVH - 85%

Support of 4-H Youth Development programs - 15%

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY

This position provides vital support to UW Extension clientele and
requires the successful candidate be available to work in the local
Sheridan County Extension Office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. One
degree must have been awarded in family and consumer sciences,
human development and family sciences, nutrition, public or
community health, or a related field from an accredited
institution. Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be
considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire
date.
• Demonstrated ability to develop impactful educational outputs
in subjects in health, nutrition and family sectors.
• Demonstrated ability to work with people, teach educational
materials, and utilize a wide variety of teaching methods.
• Proficiency in written and interpersonal skills.
• Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that
is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy .

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Prior Extension experience
• Training and/or experience teaching youth and adult
audiences.
• Experience in audience needs identification and program results
evaluation.
• Experience working with diverse audiences.
• Experience in developing partnerships with other
organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with
community stakeholders.
• Demonstrated excellence as an effective educator and credible
resource using innovative and creative approaches to extension
programming.
• A commitment to travel and work in rural counties in
Wyoming
• Demonstrated knowledge of Extension and the land-grant
university system.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for rural
communities.
• Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
• Demonstrated teamwork.
• Experience in planning and implementing applied research
activities.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:
• Completed online UW application
• 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 for Community Vitality and Health to serve the
communities in Sheridan County, Wyoming
• Current resume or curriculum vitae
• Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts
required at time of hiring
• Contact information for four individuals who can address your
professional qualifications

This position will remain open until filled. Screening will
begin June 29, 2024.

Contact for application inquiries:

Ann Roberson, Business Manager

University of Wyoming Extension

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-3566

E-mail: mrober38@uwyo.edu

For specific position information, contact:

Bridger Feuz, Associate Director

University of Wyoming Extension

Phone: (307)766-5124

Email: bmfeuz@uwyo.edu

HIRING STATEMENT:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and
Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and
strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans
and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a
disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for
a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu

ABOUT SHERIDAN, SHERIDAN COUNTY:

Sheridan County is located halfway between Yellowstone National
Park and Black Hills of South Dakota, at the base of the Big Horn
Mountains. Sheridan is surrounded by historic sites: Fort Phil
Kearney, Little Big Horn Battlefield, the Medicine Wheel, and
Devil’s Tower. Major industries in the county are energy related,
as well as agriculture and tourism.

https://www.sheridancountywy.gov/

https://www.wyoextension.org/sheridancounty/

https://www.sheridanwyoming.org
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