Extension Specialist-Human Development and Family Studies

Purdue University Extension
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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.



Master’s degree in Human Development, Psychology, Educational Psychology, or Sociology and/or equivalent
4 years Experience in extension and working with professionals in the community on issues relating to human development.
Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication, organizational skills, interpersonal and public relations.
A working knowledge of instructional and evaluation methods is necessary.
Must be sensitive to the needs of Indiana residents in both rural and urban settings.

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Job Type
Full time

1202 W. State Street
W. Lafayette, IN 47907
United States

Application Deadline
August 30