HOUSING & CONSUMER ECONOMICS PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANT
The primary purposes of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) evaluation position is to strengthen the ability of FACS state and county faculty to design, deliver, document and communicate effective educational programs which advance the well-being of individuals and families over the life span. The position works in cooperation with all FACS faculty including but not limited to Cooperative Extension and Public Service and Outreach to evaluate FACS educational programs, including planning needs assessments and designing evaluation strategies and tools for both regular programming and funded projects. The position maintains data collection databases, analyzes data and generates county and statewide reports and news stories for the College.
The person in this position conducts innovative applied research and evaluation methodology that has national or international significance, publishes internal reports and in appropriate national and international blind peer-reviewed venues, provides leadership for multi-state, national and international scholarly activities.
The FACS evaluation position will work as an employee of the Department Housing and Consumer Economics and with guidance from the Associate Dean in the College for Extension and Outreach.
M.S. degree in a field related to community program development and evaluation such as Education, Community Development, Organizational Management and Leadership, Economics/Applied Economics or Family & Consumer Sciences. PhD is strongly preferred
- Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct and evaluate educational programs as well as community based programs.
- Ability to be creative and innovative in the design and implementation of effective community-based non-formal educational programs.
- Ability to be creative and innovative in the design and development of international collaborations benefitting the department of Housing and Consumer Economics and the College's global consumer and entrepreneurship initiatives.
- Ability to contribute to the scope of work on grants and contracts from throughout the College with an expectation that up to 60% of annual salary is provided by extramural funding.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Word processing, statistical package (SPSS or SAS), online survey tools, and data entry skills required.
- Ability to work as a team member with the College and the community.
Maintain a system of documenting the effectiveness of Family and Consumer Sciences educational efforts. Leadership of this effort will include working with the state FACS faculty to determine the best and most feasible strategies for evaluation and providing necessary support to all involved.
Design appropriate databases and statistical analyses to summarize data generated through Extension, Public Service and Outreach educational programs.
Develop and maintain strategies for communicating the mission and effectiveness of Family and Consumer Sciences efforts to appropriate stakeholders.
Consultation and Technical Assistance:
Serve as a resource to FACS faculty seeking to design and evaluate programs.
Provide assistance to FACS faculty in planning evaluation strategies during grant development.
Provide assistance to the Department Head, Associate Dean, and Dean in summarizing data for state and federal reporting of programming in Family & Consumer Sciences.
Serve as a resource to FACS academic departments to support international students and scholars.
Serve as liaison to Office of International Education, coordinating with FACS academic departments and College administrators for the planning and implementation of new dual degrees, faculty exchanges, intercultural programming initiatives.
Assist the College to take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign/English language study programs, and interaction between international and domestic students, faculty and staff.
The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is a Research I, land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 25 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and 195 miles from the coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America's most livable cities. Additional information about the college and university may be found at: www.fcs.uga.edu , www.uga.edu , and http://www.athenschamber.net/ .
Applications received by November 15,2013 will be given full consideration. The College plans to fill this position by the start of spring semester (January 2014).
Application materials include 1) a cover letter of interest that addresses how credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a copy of transcripts for graduate study, and 4) the names and contact information (telephone and email) of three professional references.
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