Position Summary

Position Description

Position Overview

This position provides statewide leadership in nutrition and physical activity educational programming, completes research and program evaluation on nutrition and physical activity messaging and content, and nutrition and physical activity educational media campaigns designed for low-income youth and adults. The position will also oversee statewide implementation of the MSU Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), including the Cooking Matters curriculum implementation.


Serving as the principal investigator and content specialist for MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), you will have evaluation and project manager responsibilities as well. You will assist with data collection and reporting activities for programs that you oversee. You will summarize and analyze data collected from the project on program activities, audiences reached, partnerships, and knowledge gained as a result of educational programs.


You will identify, design, implement and evaluate research-based educational programs related to diet quality, physical activity, food insecurity and nutrition education as part of the Nutrition and Physical Activity work team. You will work with project team members who will implement nutrition education strategies in local communities, and you will prepare and present workshops and trainings. You will also work in collaboration with partners around the state and our federal funding partners at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to build statewide partnerships that support EFNEP programming.


Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the campus of Michigan State University located in East Lansing, Michigan. This position may be eligible to utilize a flexible work environment, however, there is an expectation to work from a campus-based office, or a county based MSU Extension office. The needs, responsibilities, and opportunities of an individual’s position and office location drive the ability and amount of work- location flexibility.


Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)‌

  • Master’s degree in public health, health sciences, health services, health communications, global health, or related field.
    Familiarity with nutrition and physical activity programs and associated federal funding streams such as SNAP-Ed and EFNEP.


Application deadline is October 23, 2023.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.


The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.