Extension Gerontology Specialist

Montana State University Extension
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Montana State University Extension

The Extension Gerontology Specialist, located within the Department of Health and Human Development, coordinates relevant and current information from a variety of sources to facilitate and deliver effective non-biased, researched-based educational programs that address the needs of an aging population, caregivers, families and professionals.
This specialist is expected to:
• Develop research and Extension programming, secure extramural funding, and publish research results in appropriate refereed and peer reviewed journals and Extension publications
• Develop, facilitate, or adapt audience appropriate dissemination or resources such as professional development or outreach materials for Extension Agents and other constituents throughout Montana
• Develop and maintain professional partnerships with Extension faculty, non-Extension faculty and stakeholders that advance the mission of Extension
• Conduct and interpret research related to gerontology
• Continue leadership and oversight of statewide Extension efforts in Kinship Navigator Support Groups and Caregiver Programming (currently Parenting a Second Time Around and Powerful Tools for Caregivers)
• Active participation in Department, College, Extension, and University service committees. Involvement in relevant aging community services and the professional activities at large
• Maintain timely accountability through reporting to Extension, internal and external stakeholders (such as state agencies, non-profits and foundations), and funding partners
• Document outcomes, impacts and successes in Extension scholarship
• Travel both within Montana and outside of the State will be required to support research, teaching and service expectations
• Teach one (1) graduate or undergraduate course in the Department of Health and Human Development annually

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Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled


Master's degree required

Organization Summary

MSU Extension works in collaboration with local partners to identify emerging needs, then we plan and prioritize work to support those needs. We create and extend resources to serve the interests of individuals, families, communities–all Montanans–across generations, across Montana. The circular diagram below describes this process in more detail.

MSU Extension identifies emerging needs, plans and prioritizes work to support those needs, then creates and extends resources to serve the interests of individuals, families, communities and ag operations, Montanans, across generations across Montana.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information

PO Box 172230
Bozeman, MT 59717
United States

How to Apply
Application Deadline
Screening begins December 11, 2020