Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Gerontology Specialist
University or Organization :
Montana State University Extension
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Application Deadline :
Apr 17, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Gerontology Specialist
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Extension Gerontology Specialist
Location :
Bozeman, MT
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
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Start Date:
None Stated
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 16,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by seven national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with three distinctly different major ski resorts within an hours drive, as the number one place to live and ski in its November 2010 Magazine. ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of Americas most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Extension Gerontology Specialist, located within the Department of Health and Human Development, coordinates relevant and current information from as variety of sources to facilitate and deliver effective non-biased, researched-based educational activities that address the needs of an aging population, caregivers, families and professionals working in the field. The Specialist develops appropriate Extension gerontology related educational programs and resources; assists in their delivery and evaluation across the state; provides training to Extension Agents, conducts research and publishes, including research that addresses identified needs and emerging issues; obtains and manages external funding; serves on university, state and national committees; and disseminates information to mass media on gerontology topics. The program design should be responsive to changing needs and policies at the state, regional and national levels. Programming should be designed to reach all Montanans including rural, vulnerable and at-risk populations. We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds
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This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State Universitys rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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Minimum education level :
Master's Degree
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Travel Requirements:
Occasional Travel
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Contact :
Michelle Grocke
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