• Extension Educator- Finance and Homeownership Education

    Posted: 03/23/2021

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    Position Overview 

    In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate research- based educational programs that meet outreach needs related to homebuyer education and financial education workshops, housing counseling (includes pre-purchase, rental, and default foreclosure) and other related education topics. Workshop topics will be relevant to the participants and the community in which they live and may include topics such as: budgeting, savings, banking products, credit building, identity theft, homebuyer education, foreclosure and post-foreclosure. Through your leadership, you will improve the knowledge and skills of consumers in the application of financial management techniques.


    Through collaboration in research, engagement with community members, and dissemination of research 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 teach participants how to resolve current financial situations, while providing a wide lens on their financial health to shift the approach to proactive financial management and foreclosure prevention. Your work will contribute to the effective use of financial, homeownership and pre/ post-foreclosure education as a part of overall social, economic, and community development. You will also develop, produce, and deliver outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive.


    Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU Extension (MSUE), as well as the diverse network of partner groups that include Human Services Coordinating Councils. You will stay informed on matters that relate to financial, home ownership and pre-post foreclosure issues by representing MSUE on these councils. If you are not a HUD/MSHDA Certified Housing Counselor, MSUE will provide support to you to allow you to pursue this certification. You will collaborate with the MSUE Finance and Homeownership Education work team.


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

    • Bachelor’s degree in a field of study related to Family and Consumer Sciences, Housing, Social Work, Economics, Finance, and/or related field must be earned by date of hire, with an expectation to complete a master’s degree within a specified time frame; or, master’s degree in field of study related to Family and Consumer Sciences, Housing, Social Work, Economics, Finance, and/or related field.


    Application Process 

    View full description and apply through the MSU careers page (careers.msu.edu). Search for posting 696333 using the Job Search field.


    Application deadline is May 3, 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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