|QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED • Master’s degree from an accredited university in an agriculture related discipline or closely related field. • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Extension or similar organization with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming. • Familiarity with Program Logic Models as a planning and reporting tool. • Minimum of 2 years of experience providing supervision. • Demonstrated leadership and management abilities. • Experience with working with academic faculty and partners to disseminate educational programs. • Ability to accept and delegate responsibility. • Demonstrated drive, initiative and ability to work with simultaneous, multiple tasks; • Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs. • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to public and lay audiences. • Experience and proven ability to productively work with a team and develop multi-disciplinary collaborations. • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally. • Proficiency in use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.) for day-to-day work and educational program delivery, record keeping, reporting, team-based communications and overall management. • Demonstrated success in program development, management and delivery to diverse audiences/communities including but not limited to race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences. • Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach. • Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards. • Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 pounds. Ability to regularly travel within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as occasional travel outside the assigned area in order to perform duties of this position. |
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Ph.D. in an agriculture discipline or closely related field. • Successful proposal development and grant execution experience. • Record of success in an agriculture-related field at the local, state, state and/or international level.
APPLICATION PROCESS Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at www.jobs.msu.edu and search for posting #4840 to apply.
Applicants are asked to submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and email addresses of four professional references.
For more information, please contact Dr. Ron Bates, Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 517.432.7693.
This assignment is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually. However, processes for review and granting of tenure with Michigan State University will be considered for those applicants currently holding tenure status.
Applications are currently being accepted through April 11, 2017.