Extension Associate

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 015900 - Coastal Research & Extension Center
Location: Biloxi, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

13/Minimum: 33,900 

Department Profile:

This position will be housed in the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS and also have an affiliation with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. 

Area of Specialization:

Coastal ecology, marine fisheries, and marine economics 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Organize meetings for coastal end-users and prepare outreach and extension materials focused on coastal ecology, marine fisheries, and marine economics. Collect field samples such as plants, animals, soils, water, etc., and prepare for laboratory analysis. Order and maintain supplies and materials. Solicit bids from contractors. Gather, compile, and summarize data.  Set up tables and graphs and assist in statistical analysis. Write extension and journal publications. Manage project budgets. May perform literature searches. Search and apply for external grants. May use computer to maintain data and prepare reports. Assist in preparing materials for teaching purposes. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment and two years of post-secondary training in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Extension, outreach, education, and project management experience. Familiarity with coastal ecology, marine fisheries, and marine economics. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suites especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

1. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions.
2. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. 

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability. 

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online by completing the professional application.  Submit a resume, cover letter, three references and a current unofficial transcript.  An official copy of the transcript will be required if selected for an interview.
Department contact: Eric Sparks at or by Phone at 228-546-1025. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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