Horticulture/Veterans' Liaison Extension Educator

  • Michigan State University Extension
  • Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  • Oct 11, 2019
Full time Other

Job Description

Position Overview

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position has dual responsibilities providing local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise as a Veterans’ Liaison in alignment with Consumer Horticulture. This position collaborates across work teams, Institutes and community groups, and works 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 be based in Kalamazoo or Van Buren County with specific focus on veteran clientele of Van Buren County. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture must be earned by date of hire.


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability or experience in working with military veteran audiences.
  • Experience in consumer or production horticulture, and agriculture technology.

 Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references (at least two prior supervisors) including email addresses.


This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.


Application Deadline: November 11, 2019.


MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.