• Food Safety Educator

    Posted: 05/03/2021

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    Position Overview 

    In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate research-based educational programs that meet current and projected outreach needs related to food safety. Food safety programming encourages Michigan’s residents to use safe food practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illness by teaching foodservice managers, workers, volunteers, childcare providers, and consumers about safe food practices. You will educate consumers on proper, research-based, home food preservation methods and help create safer food handling practices at food pantries and farmers markets. Through your leadership, you will implement food safety educational programs such as Food Preservation, ServSafe®, Cottage Food Law, Safe Food = Healthy Kids, Food Pantry Food Safety, Cooking for Crowds, and more. You will also work with team members to answer questions from the public through online platforms, texting, and a statewide hotline.


    Through collaboration in research, engagement with community members, and dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will explore and implement programs that lead to public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that help adults learn how to reduce their risk of illness when preparing food and to preserve food safely. You will also develop, produce, and deliver education that reaches childcare providers to reduce foodborne illnesses in the children they care for, and foodservice managers, workers and volunteers across the state who protect their customers’ health and sell food products to the public. You will work with the food safety team to provide outreach materials that include messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with Health and Nutrition Institute messaging.


    Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Macomb County MSU Extension office.


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

    • Master’s degree in a field of study related to nutrition, food science, public health or related field must be earned by date of hire.


    Application Process 

    View full description and apply through the MSU careers page at careers.msu.edu. Search for posting 703041 using the Job Search field.


    Application deadline is June 14, 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.

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