Tribal Health & Food Safety Educator

  • Michigan State University Extension
  • Brimley, MI, USA
  • Feb 15, 2021
Full time Education Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services Research

Job Description

Position Overview 

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides local and statewide educational health and food safety programming in tribal communities with a focus on those communities located within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, including the counties of Alger, Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette and Schoolcraft. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and community groups, working with faculty, specialists and educators.


In this position, you will assess tribal community education needs, and will identify, design, implement and evaluate research-based educational programming created through a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lens, disseminate research-based information through various methods, such as multi-media, direct education and written articles. Health and food safety program topics may include diabetes and other chronic disease prevention and self-management, mental health and stress reduction, falls prevention, food preservation, food safety, food sovereignty, and/or nutrition education (e.g., food as medicine). You will support HNI’s efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential elements vital to the culture MSUE endeavors to cultivate.


Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position at Bay Mills Health Center located at 12124 W. Lakeshore Dr., Brimley, MI 49715.


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

  • Master’s degree in a field of study related to public health, health science, food science, nutrition, dietetics, human services, counseling, or a related health or food safety field of study.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in tribal communities preferred.


Application Process 

 To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page at Search for posting number 693170 using the Job Search field.

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


Application deadline is April 19, 2021.


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.