Extension Program Instructor

Job description

Job no: 693160
Work type: Extension, Support Staff
Pay Grade: 62
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension
Department: Extension Children And Youth 10058941
Sub Area: EXPA- Ext. Prog Assoc
Salary: 40,000.00
Location: Adrian, Alcona, Alger, West Olive, Wexford, Van Buren, Warren, Washington, Washtenaw, Wayne, West Branch, Tawas City, Tipton, Traverse City, Troy, Tuscola, Tustin, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Standish, Stanton, Stephenson, Suttons Bay, Sault Sainte Marie, Schoolcraft, Scottville, Shiawassee, Southfield, Southgate, Saginaw, Saint Ignace, Saint Johns, Saint Joseph, Sandusky, Sanilac, Pontiac, Port Huron, Presque Isle, Reed City, Rogers City, Roscommon, Ontonagon, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Paw Paw, Norway, Novi, Oakland, Oceana, Ogemaw, Okemos, Munising, Muskegon, Nazareth, Negaunee, Newaygo, Newberry, Mio, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Montmorency, Mount Pleasant, Marshall, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Millersburg, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Manistique, Marquette, Lanse, Lansing, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Kent, Keweenaw, Laingsburg, Lake, Lake City, Lakeview, Iron, Isabella, Ithaca, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Howell, Huron, In State, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Hastings, Hickory Corners, Hillsdale, Holland, Holt, Houghton, Hancock, Harbor Springs, Harrison, Harrisville, Hart, Haslett, Gogebic, Gould City, Grand Rapids, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Grayling, Flint, Frankenmuth, Fremont, Gaylord, Genesee, Gladwin, Dickinson, East Lansing, Eaton, Emmet, Escanaba, Fennville, Crawford, Crystal Falls, Dearborn, Decatur, Delta, Detroit, Clare, Clarksville, Clinton, Clinton Township, Coldwater, Corunna, Centreville, Charlevoix, Charlotte, Chatham, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Brimley, Cadillac, Calhoun, Caro, Cass, Cassopolis, Berrien, Bessemer, Beulah, Big Rapids, Boyne City, Branch, Bay, Bay City, Bellaire, Benton Harbor, Benzie, Berkeley, Atlanta, Augusta, Bad Axe, Baldwin, Barraga, Barry, Allegan, Alma, Alpena, Ann Arbor, Antrim, Arenac
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Extension Program Associate-EXPA, MSU Extension- EXPA, Advising/Counseling, Agriculture, Athletics/Recreation, Education/Training, Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Environmental Outdoor Educ. Prog. Inst.

Position Summary

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children and Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership, oversight and coordination to the MSU Extension, 4-H Youth Development Shooting Sports, Environmental Outdoor Education (EOE), and Outdoor Adventure Challenge (OAC) programs as part of CYI. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and community groups, working with faculty, educators, county 4-H program coordinators and volunteers to advance learning outcomes and the needs of Institute clientele.

As a team member of CYI, you will oversee and ensure shooting sports, EOE, and OAC program promotion and expansion activities and assist with data gathering for impact evaluation efforts. Serving as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele, you will provide oversight and coordination to state-wide and local shooting sports, EOE, and OAC programs and ensure policies and practices meet or exceed all federal, state, MSU, and National 4-H requirements, with special emphasis on youth safety. Areas of exploration include the development and provision of professional development training to staff and volunteers, oversight and coordination of state-wide, regional and county based programming, and management of certification processes to ensure policy compliance and safety. You will provide direct support and serve as the point of contact for CYI staff on issues involving shooting sports, EOE and OAC programs. You will provide support to CYI’s efforts for diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations and work in conjunction with supervisor, program participants and community partners to attain both short-term and long-term goals and objectives. Through the supervising educator, you will work in concert with the appropriate MSUE Institute and/or work team(s) to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of the work team, Institute and organization. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential elements vital to the culture MSU Extension endeavors to cultivate.

Office location for this position is negotiable.

Characteristic Duties/Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and carry out shooting sports, EOE and OAC programs through a DEI lens with a commitment to serving diverse audiences.
  • Support CYI’s efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status, socio-economic class and other human differences in rural, suburban and urban communities, and where applicable, increasing programmatic delivery and participation in urban centers.
  • Understand, support, foster and prioritize integration of diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
  • Has an understanding and commitment to equal access and opportunity and to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Support MSU Extension staff to initiate efforts to expand MSU Extension programs to ensure that community 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 implement Civil Rights, diversity, equity and inclusion policies and compliance.
  • Collaborate with the appropriate MSU Extension Institute work teams.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships intra- and inter-organizationally.
  • 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 with an emphasis on reaching diverse populations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work to identify and remove barriers from participation in MSU Extension programs.
  • Actively participate in a variety of professional development opportunities to attain and retain program knowledge and delivery skills.
  • Attend various and related local program meetings or committee meetings, as well as community planning activities, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
  • Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program management and delivery in youth development, education, environmental or recreation studies or related field.
  • Combination of education and specific, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated skills and professional development from the last five years related to cultural competency and inclusive excellence.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and use of appropriate approaches, skills and techniques, which reflect an understanding and awareness of social, cultural and economic diversity of the target population served.
  • Experience and proven ability working productively with a team serving in both leadership and contributor roles.
  • Proficiency in use of technology (e.g., web research, Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for mail/calendaring, distance technology, etc.).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in program development and delivery to diverse audiences/communities, and proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, color, gender, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weights, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, socioeconomic class, and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
  • 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 dregular part of this position.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the employee.
  • 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.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative, with proven ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Application Materials
  • Current resume/CV.
  • Cover letter.
  • Four (4) professional references including at least two (2) prior or current supervisors.
  • Special Instructions

    This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon continued funding.

    Work Hours

    Generally 40 hours Monday through Friday, with some nights and weekends needed.

    Description of End Date

    This position is a full-time, end-dated appointment renewable annually based upon continued funding.

    Advertised: Feb 17, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Mar 2, 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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    Posted: 2/18/2021
    Application Due: 3/2/2021
    Work Type: Full Time