The person in this position will develop, conduct and evaluate Community Development programs to provide education to predominantly urban communities, families, community leaders, business owners and grassroots organizations aimed at improving the well being of such target groups and enhancing business and economic opportunities. Design, deliver and teach culturally relevant community-based educational programs through a variety of methods. The focus will be to work collaboratively with communities to identify economic, social, environmental and political issues, build community capacity by providing leadership development, strategic planning, community decision support tools, network development, and community planning, and foster community development through Extension programming. The faculty member will be expected to be actively involved in grantsmanship, and to develop a diverse portfolio of educational materials for Extension clients and scholarly materials for professional peers.
Minimum Qualifications: An earned Master’s degree in the field of community development, urban and community studies, community planning, public administration or related field. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working with urban audiences and diverse groups. Applicants must have significant and demonstrated related experience in the field of urban community development. Applicants must possess strong skills in leadership, written and verbal communication, interpersonal relations, and computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience in grantsmanship required. Applicants must be self-starters and have the ability to work effectively with minimum supervision both independently and as a team member. Personal transportation is necessary. Familiarity with the Cooperative Extension System and the land-grant university system is essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with creating synergy and partnerships in areas such as food systems, urban agriculture, family and youth development. Experience in enhancing diversity in educational program delivery and participation. English/Spanish bilingual capacity preferred.
This is a full-time 11-month per year non-tenure track faculty position located in Bethel CT. Starting salary and rank of this position will be commensurate with training and experience. Available personal transportation is required; mileage allowance is provided. Evening and weekend work is required on occasion. For information on benefits, go to: http://www.hr.uconn.edu/benefits/index.html.
Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vita, vision for how you feel you can work with Extension to enhance community development opportunities (maximum two pages) and contact information for three references, including email addresses. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening will begin March 3, 2014 and continue until position is filled.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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