Field Specialist I or II - Family Finance

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Field Specialist I - 7150
Pay Grade 32
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 70403P
Working Title Field Specialist I or II - Family Finance
Advertised Employing Department Human Sciences Extension and Outreach
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible.
Proposed End Date or Length of Term 06/30/2019
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for one (1) Human Sciences Specialist position to be filled at the Field Specialist I or II level. The position will focus on Family Finance within Human Sciences. The position will promote Extension engagement and education with individuals, families, and communities.

Responsibilities include providing research-based educational opportunities through programming leadership, delivery, consultation, technical assistance and support. Additional duties include the development of program materials and the provision of professional and volunteer training, as well as the development of educational models that may be used by the Extension and Outreach system to effectively build relationships with individuals, families, and communities.

In addition to Field Specialist I duties listed above, a Field Specialist II will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming, conduct needs assessment activities and identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients’ needs, take an active role in the development of interdisciplinary programming, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level.

The successful candidate will be able to develop partnerships and collaborations with appropriate agencies, associations and organizations to implement program activities. Strong organizational, facilitation and communications skills, along with an ability to pay close attention to detail will be essential for success in the position. The candidate will also possess the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing tasks concurrently to ensure immediate deadlines are met, as well as exceptional analytical and public relations skills to effectively represent and deliver ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach educational opportunities and programs.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Field Specialist I: Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant professional experience.

Field Specialist II: Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant professional experience OR a Master’s degree and three years of experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Degree in Family Finance, Consumer Economics, Family Economics, Education or closely related discipline.

Additional years of experience.

Experience that demonstrates understanding and application of appropriate adult learning strategies.

Experience in securing and administering grants and/or contracts.

Training or experience with consumer decision making principles and/or personal/family finance principles.

Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating family finance programs.

Experience that demonstrates the ability to organize, coordinate, and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.

Location (if other than Ames) TBD
Additional Information

This position serves Region 13 (Dallas, Madison, Polk, and Warren Counties) with a base office location to be at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, Iowa.

This position requires the ability to travel in order to carry out the duties of this position, and candidates must have access to reliable transportation.

Department Contact Name Kaela Black
Department Contact Phone 515-294-3283
Department Contact Email kblack@iastate.edu
Department/Unit Website http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 09/24/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/28220
EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Driver’s license

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please briefly describe your experience that demonstrates understanding and application of appropriate adult learning strategies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please briefly describe your experience in securing grants and/or contracts.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please briefly describe your experience with consumer decision making principles and/or personal/family finance principles.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please briefly describe your experience developing, implementing, and evaluating family finance programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please briefly describe your experience that demonstrates the ability to organize, coordinate, and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  7. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents