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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

April 5, 2022

Search Underway – Regional Extension Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences, SE Research-Extension Center

Submitted by Sharolyn Jackson

A nationwide search is underway for the next Regional Extension Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences in the SE Research-Extension Center in Parsons. The person selected for the position will provide leadership for Extension agents in SE Kansas providing programming in family and consumer sciences, including, but not limited to, nutrition, family community health, family life, aging, food safety, parenting, communication, financial management, leadership, health and safety. The person selected will provide transformational leadership and support for extension initiatives, including community-based education and policy system and environmental change (PSE) approaches that address social determinates of health.

Minimum degree requirement is a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, nutrition subject matter, Master of Public Health (MPH) or closely related field.

The committee seeks your input to identify and recruit excellent candidates for this important role. Please consider colleagues at K-State and beyond who are qualified for this role and nominate them to our committee. You are also encouraged to pass the position description along to individuals and request they apply. The committee will begin screening applicants April 19. More information about the position, responsibilities and qualifications, and application instructions is located at https://careers.pageuppeople.com/742/cw/en-us/job/512588/instructor-regional-extension-specialist.

Please contact any of the committee members for more information about the position or to nominate qualified candidates. Members of the search committee include:

Sharolyn Flaming Jackson, sharolyn@ksu.edu
Emily Prouse, eprouse@ksu.edu
Londa Nwadike, lnwadike@ksu.edu
Rebecca McFarland, rmcfarla@ksu.edu
Beth Hinshaw, bhinshaw@ksu.edu