Minimum base salary of $45,000 Benefits
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
Community & Economic Development Extension Educator Position Overview
As a community food systems/community & economic development extension educator, this position seeks to build local capacity and enhance community participation on local food, community development and community vitality issues. Target audiences for education and capacity-building programs include local government officials, public officials, local leaders, small businesses and industries, local and regional food providers, marketers and distributors, community-based organizations and the general public.
Educational programs addressing community needs and local food opportunities may include establishing and working closely with local food policy councils, local leadership trainings, data-supported regional economic development education, local and regional food production system trainings, and community planning.
Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs based on current and projected community needs within south-central Michigan.
Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Greening Michigan Institute and the appropriate work group(s).
Master’s Degree in community sustainability, urban and regional planning, community and/or economic development, agricultural economics, sociology/rural sociology, and/or related field.
Knowledge of local food system and/or economic, community and/or regional development theories and practices.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Experience and proven ability working productively with a team.
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu to apply for posting number (insert number) under the MSU Extension postings.
For questions, please contact Dr. David Ivan, Director, MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute (517-432-7602; email@example.com) or Gina Flores, MSU Extension Human Resources (517-353-9251; firstname.lastname@example.org).