• Associate Director for MSU Extension's Agriculture & Agribusiness Institute

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    Position Overview
    As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides statewide leadership and support of agriculture and agribusiness programs, serves on the MSUE Leadership Team, and leads institute priorities to improve the success of the institute’s Extension programs within Michigan.
    Michigan is the second-most agriculturally diverse state within the United States. In this position you will work with Extension Educators and Specialists along with faculty to ascertain the emergent needs of agricultural communities. You will also work with AABI staff to address needs through cutting edge program delivery using a broad array of communication technology that matches the capacity of stakeholders to access information. Furthermore, you will work with staff to ascertain impact of programmatic efforts and will support their efforts to improve access of AABI resources to the broad demographic that constitutes Michigan agriculture.
    In collaboration with the AABI Director, you will provide support for AABI staff and program management, such as staff hiring and mentoring, work team support, identification of needs and trends, internal and external communications, and partnership building with both internal and external partners. Work will be done in collaboration with MSUE District Directors, work teams, MSU faculty, external partners, and the AABI Director.
    The position will be based on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, MI. Consideration will be given for the successful candidate to periodically work at an alternative location, within Michigan.

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

    • Master’s degree in an agriculture related discipline or related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Extension or similar organization with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming.

    Desired Qualifications
    • Ph.D. in an agriculture discipline or closely related field.
    • Ten (10) years of experience in Extension or similar organization with an emphasis on agriculture or agribusiness related programming. 
    Application Process
    View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 793218 using the Job Search field.
    Application Deadline: August 8, 2022.
    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.

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