Environmental Outdoor Education Program Instructor
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children and Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership, oversight and coordination to the 4-H Youth Development Shooting Sports, Environmental Outdoor Education (EOE), and Outdoor Adventure Challenge (OAC) programs. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes and community groups, working with faculty, educators, county 4-H program coordinators and volunteers.
You will oversee and ensure shooting sports, EOE, and OAC program promotion and expansion activities and assist with data gathering for impact evaluation efforts. Serving as an informational resource for MSUE, you will provide oversight and coordination to shooting sports, EOE, and OAC programs and ensure policies and practices meet or exceed all federal, state, MSU, and National 4-H requirements, with special emphasis on youth safety. Areas of exploration include the development and provision of professional development training to staff and volunteers, oversight and coordination of state-wide and local programming, and management of certification processes to ensure policy compliance and safety. You will provide direct support and serve as the point of contact for CYI staff on issues involving shooting sports, EOE and OAC programs. You will provide support to CYI’s efforts for diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations and work in conjunction with supervisor, program participants and community partners to attain goals and objectives. Through the supervising educator, you will work in concert with the appropriate Institute and/or work team(s) to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of the work team, Institute and organization. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential elements vital to the culture MSUE endeavors to cultivate. Office location for this position is negotiable.
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program management and delivery in youth development, education, environmental or recreation studies or related field.
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page at careers.msu.edu. Search for posting number 693160 using the Job Search field.
Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references including email addresses.
Application deadline is March 2, 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.