• Equine Educator

    Posted: 10/21/2022

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    Position Overview
    As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children and Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership and expertise in equine education and the 4-H equine program. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate with work teams, institutes, and community groups, working alongside faculty from the Department of Animal Science, specialists, and educators for advancement clientele needs.
    In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate programs that meet outreach needs related to youth equine education. Through your leadership, you will develop programs and materials for 4-H youth participants, adult volunteers, and MSUE staff in horse management, nutrition, training, equitation, judging, and showmanship. You will coordinate the Michigan 4-H Horse Program, including state level horse related youth activities, and work closely with a diverse group of horse industry organizations, as well as assisting county staff to develop programs on a state-wide basis and in local communities.
    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 public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to educating youth and volunteers in equine education. You will use outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with CYI messaging.
    Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU, and a diverse network of partner groups related to the equine industry.
    This position has office space in Anthony Hall, located on MSU’s campus in East Lansing, Michigan.
    Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

    • Bachelor’s degree in youth development, education, animal science, 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 youth development, education, animal science or related field. 
    Application deadline is November 30, 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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