Extension Associate I

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 012002 - Nutrition Education
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

13/Minimum:  33,900

Department Profile:

Mississippi State University Extension Service Office of Nutrition Education promotes sound nutrition and health practices to limited resource families through education and contributes to the health of the nation by helping limited resource families improve their nutritional well-being.

The Office of Nutrition Education includes the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) known nationally as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed).

Area of Specialization:

Nutrition/Public Health/Family and Consumer Sciences

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide professional expertise in support of development, implementation, and marketing of program/project functions.
2. Serve as liaison between students, faculty, staff, other departments and/or external constituencies on day-to-day programmatic, operational, and administrative issues; facilitate seminars, meetings, special projects, and problem resolution.
3. Coordinate activities of support staff, consultants, faculty, and/or volunteers engaged in implementation and administration of program/project objectives.
4. May monitor and administer program/project revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program/project.
5. Write, edit, and coordinate development of course catalogs, promotional materials, educational materials, training manuals, newsletters, and/or brochures, as appropriate to the program/project.
6. Collect and analyze data; prepare scheduled and special reports; maintain program/project records and statistical information.
7. Assist with grant and/or proposal writing as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the program/project; may participate in other fund raising activities.
8. May perform specialized activities of a programmatic nature in direct support of the accomplishment of program/project objectives and protocol.
9. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in nutrition or a closely related field of study as determined by Extension Service.
2. Valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required for performance of assigned tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with data collection and analysis.
2. Experience in logistics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, SAS, SPSS.
2. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
3. Organizational skills, including prioritizing and scheduling.
4. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, occasional overnight travel will be required.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• Vision requirements: ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
• Job frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, talking and hearing.
• Physical effort/activity will be required. Job requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; handling objects with hands; and lifting up to 50 pounds.
• No, or very limited, exposure to physical risk.

Restricted Clause:

Contingent upon continued availability of funding.

Instructions for Applying:

Attach a cover letter, resume, three (3) references, and a current unofficial transcript. An official transcript will be required if selected for an interview.

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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