Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Extension Educator - Community Food Systems/Community & Economic Development
University or Organization :
Michigan State University Extension
State or Territory :
Michigan
Application Deadline :
Mar 17, 2017
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Educator - Community Food Systems/Community & Economic Development
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Location :
Mason, Michigan with programming responsibilities across mid-Michigan
Area, Department or Unit :
Michigan State University Extension: Greening Michigan Institute
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
As a community food systems/community & economic development extension educator, this position seeks to build local capacity and enhance community participation on local food, community development and community vitality issues. Target audiences for education and capacity-building programs include local government officials, public officials, local leaders, small businesses and industries, local and regional food providers, marketers and distributors, community-based organizations and the general public.

Educational programs addressing community needs and local food opportunities may include establishing and working closely with local food policy councils, local leadership trainings, data-supported regional economic development education, local and regional food production system trainings, and community planning.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
* Masters Degree in community sustainability, urban and regional planning, community and/or economic development, agricultural economics, sociology/rural sociology, and/or related field.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Other Requirements:
* Knowledge of local food system and/or economic, community and/or regional development theories and practices.
* Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
* Experience and proven ability working productively with a team;
* 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 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;
* Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.;
* 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.

LINKS

Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Keri Rowley
Phone Number with Area Code :
517-432-7643
Application Instructions :
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu and search for posting #4744 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.

Applications currently being accepted through March 17, 2017.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position reviewed annually for renewal.