Extension Educator-Fixed

Location
Midland MI
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Social Emotional & Health Rsrch Educator

Position Summary

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute, this position provides local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in alignment with social-emotional health across the lifespan and Extension health research.  This position may collaborate across work groups, Institutes and community groups, and work with faculty, specialists and educators for advancement of the needs of the Institute clientele; designs, implements and evaluates programming based on basic and applied research and the needs of clientele groups; ensures dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles; and, serves as an informational resource for Extension Personnel and clientele. This position will work from the MSU Extension office located in Midland, Michigan.

Characteristic Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop, conduct and evaluate innovative educational programs that meet current and projected needs.

  • Communicate and interact with community groups to evaluate the needs of the clientele.

  • Serve as an information resource to clientele, partners and Extension staff.

  • Collaborate with MSU Extension staff to conduct and evaluate programming efforts.

  • In concert with the MSUE work team(s), work with federal, state and county agencies to complete needs assessment of the community and develop effective programming.

  • Create and promote positive public relations for MSU Extension and the Health and Nutrition Institute.

  • Author, produce and submit regular research-based educational articles.

  • Develop and utilize appropriate media methods to communicate current and timely information, research results, and relevant industry updates, as well as a schedule of current and future activities.

  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities.

  • Gather and report programming outputs and impacts, to demonstrate program effectiveness and to guide future program priorities for MSUE, the Health and Nutrition Institute and the work group aligned with. 

  • Work to ensure that community needs assessments, program development, and recruitment efforts include the engagement of Michigan’s diverse residents across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.

  • Understand and implements Civil Rights policies and procedures. 

  • Other duties or projects as assigned by the Institute Director.

Required Degree

Masters -Social wk, Human Dev, Fmly Stdy, Psych

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to social work, human development, family studies, psychology, or related field must be earned by date of hire.
  • Demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation.

  • Ability to create and carryout a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up.

  • Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience and proven ability working productively with a team.

  • Self-motivated with the demonstrated ability to work independently in an office environment without daily supervision and/or coaching.

  • 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 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 lbs.

  • Ability to regularly travel within the assigned area and surrounding communities, as well as occasional long distance travel outside the assigned area in order to perform duties of this position.

  • Transportation is the responsibility of the employee.

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

Desired Qualifications
  • 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred).
  • Licensed Master's in Social Work.

Required Application Materials

Applicants are asked to submit a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.

Special Instructions

This is a full-time, fixed term end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.