Extension Program Worker

Job description

Job no: 693634
Work type: Extension, Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension
Department: Extension Health And Nutrition 10058946
Sub Area: EXPA- Ext. Prog Assoc
Salary: $19.23 per hour
Location: East Lansing, In State
Categories: Temporary
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)


In alignment with the mission, programs and initiatives of MSU Extension, delivers research-based information to program participants through various methods and/or provides support and coordination of MSU Extension programs.

Unit Position Summary

This Extension Program Worker position is part of a statewide Mental Health First Aid© (MHFA) team responsible for offering MHFA trainings to adults. The position will focus on teaching adult audiences such as public safety employees, Veteran audiences, human service professionals, and the public. This position promotes MHFA as an MSU Extension program, facilitates Mental Health First Aid trainings, communicates with internal and external stakeholders who wish to hold trainings, reaches out to new audiences to offer trainings, conducts evaluations specific to the program, and enters data into online portals.

Responsibilities for the position:

  • Plan, organize and carry out statewide implementation of Mental Health First Aid©.
  • Be a trained facilitator that follows program protocols and best practices.
  • Collaborate with other MSU Extension professionals.
  • Operate somewhat independently, with minimal supervision, ensuring that program delivery follows prescribed guidelines and meets the goals for reaching specific audiences.
  • Attend various and related local program meetings or committee meetings, as well as community planning activities, as appropriate.
  • Represent MSU Extension in activities and meetings in a manner that reflects positive connections with the community, the research and knowledge of the university, and the mission of MSU Extension.
  • Have an understanding and commitment to equal access and opportunity and to delivery and inclusivity.
  • Understand and implement civil rights policies and compliance.
  • Actively participate in a variety of professional development opportunities to attain and retain program knowledge and delivery skills.
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Institute's efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations in rural, suburban and urban communities, and where applicable, increasing programmatic delivery and participation in urban centers and rural areas.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Desired Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Experience teaching adult audiences and facilitating educational programs.
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and/or experience working in the mental health field.
  • Proficiency in use of technology (e.g., web research, Microsoft Teams, 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 project management.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Experience and proven ability working productively with teams.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently in an office environment or remotely without daily supervision and/or coaching.
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

Resume and Cover Letter

Work Hours


Advertised: Mar 1, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 21, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 3/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time