Extension Program Instructor

Working/Functional Title

Disease Prev Mgmt & Social-Emo Health PI

Position Summary

In concert with the Extension Educator and/or Institute Director, the selected candidate will be responsible for working closely with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) team members in the Health and Nutrition Institute to execute community-based education with the Disease Prevention and Management and Social-Emotional Health work teams. The position includes leadership for and oversight of disease prevention and management and social-emotional health education in MSUE District #4 (Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco and Arenac Counties); understands and implements diversity and affirmative action principles in concert with all aspects of position; and other duties as assigned.

Characteristic Duties/Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and carry out programs that focus on the specific area of educational programming.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate MSU Extension Institute work teams.

  • Provide expertise and information to clientele related to program area.

  • Plan, organize and implement programs that are relevant to program area and meet the needs of local residents.

  • Operates somewhat independently, with minimal supervision, ensuring that program delivery follows prescribed guidelines and meets the goals for reaching specific audiences.

  • Provide information and opportunities for learning through the use of technology, mass media, group meetings, workshops and individual contacts.

  • Attend various and related local program meetings or committee meetings, as well as community planning activities, as appropriate.

  • Represent MSU Extension in activities, meetings, etc. in a manner that reflects collegial connection with the community, the research and knowledge of the University, and the goodwill of MSU Extension.

  • Reach a diverse audience through traditional and newly developed programs.

  • Actively participate in a variety of professional development opportunities to attain and retain program knowledge and delivery skills.

  • Has an understanding and commitment to equal access and opportunity and to diversity and inclusivity.

  • Understands and implements Civil Rights policies and compliance.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Two years of experience in program management and delivery in health, nutrition, or social-emotional related subject matter;

  • Additional experience in area of expertise;

  • Proficient computer operation skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Effective oral and written communication skills;

  • Combination of education and specific, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree;

  • Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.;

  • Travel in local and surrounding communities and occasional long distance travel are required as a regular part of this position;

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the employee;

  • Demonstrated success in program development;

  • 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;

  • Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform duties of the position.

Required Application Materials

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, current resume and four (4) professional references including email addresses.

Work Hours

Generally Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm with some nights and weekends needed.