• Consumer Horticulture Educator- Oakland County

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    Position Overview
    As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides leadership and programming expertise in alignment with the needs of home and community gardeners and will lead the Extension Master Gardener Program in Oakland and surrounding counties. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, working with faculty, specialists, and educators for overall advancement of the needs of the Institute clientele.
    In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate educational programs that meet outreach needs related to the Consumer Horticulture program. Through your leadership, you will develop and deliver science-based information for home and community gardeners and support the local volunteers. You will work with lawn and garden hotline volunteers to address home gardening questions from across the state and will serve as an information resource for lawn and garden questions.
    Through collaboration in research, engagement with the community, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will implement programs that lead to healthy foods and landscapes while protecting the environment. You will also develop, produce, and deliver Consumer Horticulture outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with AABI messaging.
    You will have the ability to network statewide with the existing core of Consumer Horticulture Educators and faculty to provide education and service to Michigan’s home and community gardeners. Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU, as well as a diverse network of partner groups.
    Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Oakland County MSUE office in Pontiac, Michigan.
    Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

    • Master’s degree in horticulture, ornamental horticulture, landscape management, or related field. 
    Application Deadline: November 28, 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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