Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Regional Aquaculture Marketing Extension Specialist
University or Organization :
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Dec 01, 2018
Descriptive Job Title :
Regional Aquaculture Marketing Extension Specialist
Keywords separated by commas :
aquaculture, marketing, food hub, food systems, seafood
Location :
West Lafayette, IN
Area, Department or Unit :
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Purdue University
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with experience
Start Date:
Feb 01, 2019
The Regional Aquaculture Marketing Extension Specialist will develop and deliver consumer-oriented aquaculture extension throughout the USDA North Central Region. The specialist will work in collaboration with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Programs and the USDA North Central Regional Aquaculture center to inform the market for local aquaculture products throughout the Midwest. Main responsibilities will include: - Developing, delivering, and evaluating consumer-oriented aquaculture extension programming throughout the North Central Region (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota) including: face-to-face programming, print and digital publications, and other forms of outreach and extension - Working with social scientists to conduct and interpret a needs assessment to better understand what consumer- and marketing-oriented aquaculture programming is being done and how to best use extension to address consumer and producer needs - Working with existing personnel throughout the North Central Region to develop and deliver extension programming to address needs - Using quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to assess the effectiveness of the programming and plan future work - Serving as a liaison among the Sea Grant programs, partnering universities, and other aquaculture stakeholders throughout the North Central Region - Helping manage IISGs online and social media aquaculture extension resources, including a project-specific website and social media presence
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Minimum education level :
Master's degree in Marketing with a focus on food, food systems, or natural resources; environmental marketing; environmental economics; fisheries; natural resources management; or related field
Years of experience :
Four years' experience working in extension, food systems, marketing, or a related field
Travel Requirements:
Travel throughout the region is required
Other Requirements:
Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 lbs. frequently


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Contact :
Stuart Carlton
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Application Instructions :
Expected start date is somewhat flexible. This job will remain open until filled. For full consideration, apply by December 1st, 2018.