Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences (Consumer Economics)

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Location: Urbana, IL Category: Posted: 10/12/2012 Application Due: 11/08/2012 Type: Full Time College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

University of Illinois Extension

The Extension Educator serves as a regular, full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. Family and Consumer Science Educators support one of the four core Extension program areas and within that program area may focus on one or more of the following interdisciplinary initiatives: Energy and the Environment; Food Safety and Security; Economic Development and Workforce Preparedness; Family Health, Financial Security and Wellness; Youth Development. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.

Extension Educators will be expected to deliver research-based educational programs and to work within team settings that may consist of other Extension Educators, community college professionals, and faculty within and outside of the College of ACES. The establishment of professional networks as well as the development of relationships with key stakeholder groups is vital to the success of Extension Educators. Extension Educators will be expected to deliver educational programs not only within their assigned multi-county unit, but as requested, to clientele within other units.

The Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Economics) is expected to concentrate programmatically in Consumer Economics. This programmatic concentration includes: Development and delivery of high impact and relevant educational programs and materials in the following areas will be required: 1) consumer financial management (includes youth and adults); 2) health economics; 3) housing and environment (includes energy and safety audits).

Currently one full time position is available. Location: Unit 12 – Livingston, McLean, Woodford

Additional positions may become available in other locations.

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

Specific responsibilities of Extension Educators are as follows:

Administrative Relationship: Extension Educators are administratively responsible to the County Director.

Program Relationship: Extension Educators are programmatically responsible to the Program Leader(s) for the delivery of programs that mesh with identified national and state priorities.


Additional Information

The position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure academic professional position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedure: To apply, go to http://go.illinois.edu/25820 and click Apply Now. Log in to your account and upload a cover letter and resume addressing your qualifications as they align with the job description. In addition, step one of the online application will require the names and contact information of three professional references. Transcripts may be requested at a later date.

To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of November 8, 2012. For further information please contact Jennifer McCaffrey at

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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