• Health & Farm Stress Extension Educator

    Posted: 02/02/2021

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    Position Overview
    As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides leadership and educational programming expertise with a behavioral health focus in mental health, stress reduction, mindfulness, chronic pain self-management, and farm stress management in alignment with the HNI Health Work Team. Given recent financial stresses in agricultural markets, MSUE developed farm stress management programs and corresponding materials to help farmers learn techniques to manage stress and access resources. 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 research- based educational programming created through a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) lens, address clientele group needs, and disseminate research-based information through various methods. You will support HNI’s efforts in DEI, with a special emphasis on reaching diverse populations. Serving as an informational resource for MSUE personnel and clientele, you will provide audiences and stakeholders with the knowledge on mental health, suicide prevention, non-pharmacological alternatives to pain management, and healthy relationships, as a way to promote available resources and to lessen stigma of help-seeking and self-management. DEI are essential elements vital to the culture MSUE endeavors to cultivate. Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Benzie County MSUE office.

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

    • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to counseling, social work, human development, family studies, psychology, or public health. 

    Application Process
    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 691059 using the Job Search field.
    Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references (at least two prior supervisors) including email addresses.
    Application deadline is March 29, 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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