POSITION X207 Extension Specialist, FRSAN Program Coordinator
LOCATION The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, UT Extension, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, Knoxville, TN
EFFECTIVE DATE Screening of applicants' credentials will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is March 1, 2021.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. This is a grant-funded position. Continued employment is contingent
upon performance and funding. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement;
Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including
liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
The Extension Specialist for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) grantis responsible to the Assistant Dean for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and receives direction from the grant's Principle Investigator (PI). This specialist provides leadership as program coordinator for planning, coordinating, developing, implementing, and evaluating the FRSAN program to focus on the promotion of mental health of farmers through the delivery of community-based interventions. This is a nontenure accruing position. Continuation of this grant-funded appointment is contingent upon continued funding through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Provide leadership for a program of activities which meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, religion or veteran status.
Develop and coordinate efforts to address farm and ranch stress as part of a 13-state network in the southern United States.
Provide leadership for coordination with local and state Extension staff to meet the goals of the grant workplan to:
Develop and activate a comprehensive branding strategy
Oversee the development of a website that will house an e-learning platform, resources, and data dashboard
Engage with network partners to curate and create training materials and resources dedicated to mitigating farmer and rancher stress
Engage with network partners to expand current response lines dedicated to farm and ranch success
Collaborate with the evaluation team to ensure IRB compliance within and external to the department
Engage with network partners to establish in-person and/or virtual support groups for farmers and ranchers
Support network partners' applied research efforts
Assist with logistical and administrative functions of the grant
Participate in evaluation and reporting requirements of the grant program
Participate in formative, process, outcome and/or impact evaluation and reporting for project
Foster and maintain partnerships with program stakeholders
Assume other duties as necessary or as assigned
Internal Number: 211548
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.