Extension Program Instructor, Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor - Leelanau

United States, North America
Aug 20, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

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Position Information

Posting Number: 9720

Internal Posting Date: 07-02-2014

Internal Closing Date: 09-09-2014

External Closing Date: 09-09-2014

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Extension Program Instructor

Position Title/Rank: Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor - Leelanau

Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers

Major Administrative Unit/College: Michigan State University Extension


Position Employee Group: MSU Extension-EXPA

Appointment Basis:

Appointment Status:

Employment %: 50

Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time

Work Hours: Non-Standard

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): 20 hours per week; typically Monday - Friday with occasional nights and weekends.

Project Tech/Flexible Appointment/Off-Date Information (if applicable):

Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum

If flex, dates of annual flex leave: Leelanau County

Pay Grade Level:

Position Summary: As a part of the MSU Extension Agriculture/Agribusiness Institute (AABI) this position provides leadership and oversight of local programs in Leelanau County, including planning, development and delivery of Consumer Horticulture educational programs and communication of information to home gardeners; works with faculty, specialists, and field-based educators to identify and convey effective, efficient and environmentally-sound consumer horticulture practices; oversees and ensures program/project promotion and expansion activities; assists with data gathering for impact evaluation efforts; and works in conjunction with supervisor, program participants and community partners to attain both short-term and long-term goals and objectives. Through supervising educator, works in concert with the appropriate MSUE Institute and/or work team(s), including the state-wide Extension Consumer Horticulture team, to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of work team, Institute and organization.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or crop science; two years of experience in program management and delivery in horticulture or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program programming; knowledge of horticulture practices; proficient computer operation skills (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); and effective oral and written communication skills. Combination of education and specific, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Travel in local and surrounding communities and occasional long distance travel is required as a regular part of this position. Travel in local and surrounding communities and occasional long distance travel is required as a regular part of this position. Carrying of educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25lbs.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Completed course work toward a Master's degree in a field of study related to horticulture; three years experience in horticulture program administration and delivery.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Department Website Address: www.msue.msu.edu

Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair:

If flex, dates of annual flex leave:

If flexible appointment, indicate end date of annual flex leave:

If flex, number of months worked per year

Union Affiliation