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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:

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:

Environmental Education, Climate Science, and Project Coordination

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop curriculum materials based on guidance and input from Project Team and Advisory Panel. Design, plan, implement, and facilitate education focused workshops and summits with guidance and input from the Project Team. Advertise and solicit participation in workshops and beta testing from coastal educators in Alabama and Mississippi. Coordinate the Project Team and the Advisory Panel including scheduling and hosting monthly calls, soliciting and responding to feedback, and following-up on action items. Present progress and methods to partners and stakeholders at relevant meetings and conferences. Prepare project reports. Contribute to extension and/or journal publications. Maintain records for travel, purchasing, and other associated logistics for the project. Generally keeping the project progressing on schedule and meeting all milestones. Support other Cooperative projects and partners through a variety of duties such as logistics, facilitation, developing and sharing communication materials, review materials, etc. The successful candidate may also contribute to other education or research focused projects or subprograms related to the Mississippi State University/Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Coastal Conservation and Restoration Program. Please visit the program website to view some of these other projects (http://coastal.msstate.edu/ccr).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with major course work in a curriculum appropriate for the field of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Extension, outreach, and project coordination experience. Familiarity with sea-level rise, Gulf Coast stakeholders, and curriculum development. Knowledge of current state environmental science curriculum standards, program evaluation experience. Independent worker while being a productive member of a team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suites especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint; web site management; and Google Docs/Sheets.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Ability to travel for multiple days at a time.
2. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.

Instructions for Applying:

Resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript must be submitted with application. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online.
Department Contact: Dr. Eric Sparks
Email: eric.sparks@msstate.edu
Phone: 228-546-1025

Restricted Clause:

Contingent upon continued availability of funding.

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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