Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Compost Systems Extension Educator
University or Organization :
Michigan State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Dec 16, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Keywords separated by commas :
extension, educator, compost, agriculture, agribusiness
Location :
East Lansing, MI
Area, Department or Unit :
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date:
None Stated
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position provides local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in agricultural, commercial, and municipal compost systems. This position will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, and work with faculty, specialists, and educators for advancement of the needs of the clientele; designs, implements and evaluates programming based on basic and applied research and the needs of clientele groups; ensures dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles; and serves as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele.The successful candidate will act as a subject matter expert related to composting and other organics processing technologies, including the use of composting in response to mass animal mortality events. In coordination of outreach and Extension-related compost education activities, the compost systems educator will collaborate with academic and service units on the campus of MSU to develop a master plan for increasing campus organics diversion. This position will be responsible for development, maintenance and delivery of training of compost system operations, best management practices, and standards required by state and federal programs.
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Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references (at least two prior supervisors) including email addresses.This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.
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Minimum education level :
Masters degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Agronomy, Animal Science, Biosystem or Agricultural Engineering, Crop and Soil Science or a related field of study, must be earned by date of hire.
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Contact :
Karlena Rajel
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