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Purdue University Extension Specialist-Human Development and Family Studies Position Open

We invite you to apply for the Purdue University Extension Specialist Human Development & Family Studies position which has recently been posted.

Job Summary

Lead statewide outreach initiatives in human development and family studies focusing on issues across the lifespan, including childcare, school readiness, relationships, aging, and substance use. Design, develop, and deliver research-based educational materials in all media to county extension educators for use with consumers, external educators, and local community partners. Serve as a resource for field staff. Work with state-level extension leaders to plan and deliver training for field staff, set programmatic priorities, and manage reporting responsibilities.

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For questions on the position please feel free to contact Naomi Bechtold, HD Extension Specialist Search Committee Chair,


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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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