Position Summary

Position Description

Position Overview

Provides local and statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in water resources management. Identify, design, implement and evaluate research-based educational programs related to sustainable water resources management. As an expert, you will work with local partners and other MSU faculty and staff to support programming that could address the following topics: the economic development aspects of water infrastructure, regional water infrastructure planning and management, and educational efforts delivered through a lens of “One Water” that focuses on a watershed- scale understanding of the interconnectedness of water across healthy waterways, water uses (residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal), stormwater, and wastewater management. There will be a focus on region- specific issues in and around Genesee County, including lead and drinking water, water infrastructure, and water sector workforce development.


You will work with colleagues at MSU and MSU Extension, and the network of partner groups that include the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, MSU Departments of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, Institute of Water Research (IWR), and other applicable departments and units across campus. Additionally, you will continue to grow local partnerships with groups like the Karegnondi Water Authority, Flint River Watershed Coalition, and UM-Flint and Kettering University.


MSU Extension is a forward-facing organization and Extension professionals need to be present in their communities and interact with residents, community leaders, and other key partners and stakeholder groups. While there is an expectation to work from the MSU Extension Genesee County Office, there may be an opportunity to utilize MSU Extension’s flexible work environment. 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 a field of study related to limnology, water resource management, environmental science, civil engineering, or related field.


Application deadline is 1/08/2024.


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.