Overview

Candidate must demonstrate excellence in written, oral, interpersonal, and information technology communication skills. The candidate should have a deep understanding of nutrition and/or public health and be able to design and implement a program that responds to community strengths, assets, and needs,

Representative Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to the following):

Applied Research (Extension Practice):
Coordinate, conduct, and publish the results of applied research related to:

  • innovation, equity, and regenerative practices for processing and distributing responsibly produced, healthful food.
  • Effective strategies to improve the community, family, and individual food access and health outcomes or other creative activities designed to address nutrition-related health problems in the community.

Teaching (Extension Teaching):

  • Create, teach, and evaluate programs for public and professional audiences using both direct and indirect methods and a variety of delivery methods.
  • This includes providing information through print publications, web-based resources, and in-person presentations and serving as a resource for other cooperative extension academics.

Service:

  • Contribute to the effective operation and impact of the assigned county cooperative extension office.
  • Actively explore and contribute to opportunities to expand the statewide visibility and impact of Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
  • Participate in professional society activities, including presenting papers at national and international meetings.

Additionally,

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt as circumstances warranted.
  • Willingness to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and humility and ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and communities
  • Experience establishing, leading, and/or serving partnerships and coalitions
  • Experience and/or coursework in conducting community needs assessments, addressing social determinants of health, grant writing, and management, and applied research
  • Local, regional, and (limited) statewide travel is required; personal transportation is required.