Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Associate Institute Director
University or Organization :
Michigan State University Extension
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None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute - Extension Associate Institute Director
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Area, Department or Unit :
Michigan State University Extension: Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute
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Full Time
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None Stated
The Michigan State University Extension (MSU Extension) Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI) seeks a qualified candidate to assist with providing statewide leadership and support of agriculture and agribusiness programs. In collaboration with the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute Director, the AABI Associate Institute Director will provide support for AABI staff and program management, such as new AABI staff hiring and mentoring, AABI work team support, identification of AABI needs and trends, internal and external communications and partnership building. Work will be done in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension work teams, other Michigan State University faculty, external partners, and the AABI Institute Director. This position is full-time and will be based in the MSU Extension offices located on the campus of Michigan State University.
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Minimum education level :
* Masters degree from an accredited university in an agriculture related discipline or closely related field.
Years of experience :
* Minimum of 5 years of experience in Extension or similar organization with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming.
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Other Requirements:
* Familiarity with Program Logic Models as a planning and reporting tool. * Minimum of 2 years of experience providing supervision. * Demonstrated leadership and management abilities. * Experience with working with academic faculty and partners to disseminate educational programs. * Ability to accept and delegate responsibility. * Demonstrated drive, initiative and ability to work with simultaneous, multiple tasks; * Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs. * Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to public and lay audiences. * Experience and proven ability to productively work with a team and develop multi-disciplinary collaborations. * Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally. * Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management. * Demonstrated success in program development, management and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences. * Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach. * Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards. * Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 pounds. Ability to regularly travel within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as occasional travel outside the assigned area in order to perform duties of this position. Preferred:* Ph.D. in an agriculture discipline or closely related field. * Successful proposal development and grant execution experience. * Record of success in an agriculture-related field at the local, state, state and/or international level.


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Contact :
Keri Rowley
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Application Instructions :
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at and search for posting #440336 to apply. Applicants are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references. For more information, please contact Dr. Ron Bates, Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute Director at, or 517.432.7693. This assignment is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually. However, processes for review and granting of tenure with Michigan State University will be considered for those applicants currently holding tenure status. Application review will begin July 17, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.