Job Post

Michigan State University Seeks Extension Educator

January 27, 2020

Position Title 
Extension Educator - Viticulture Production         24911122277


Job Description

The Agriculture and AgriBusiness Institute (AABI) of MSU Extension supports the grape industry and is searching for a person to serve as an Extension Educator in the vibrant fruit region of northwest Michigan. This region has many small and mid-size vineyards and wineries. The Viticulture Production Educator will work with the grape and small fruit industries, while also networking statewide with the existing MSU Extension grape and fruit team to provide education and service to the Michigan grape and small fruit growers. 

In this position, you will design, implement and evaluate educational programming that is research based, will address the needs of clientele groups and ensure dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles. You will provide growers and agri-business professionals with the knowledge to profitably produce agricultural products, contribute to the short and long-term viability of farms, and the economic well-being of citizens, while serving as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele. This position will be based in Leelanau County and work across northern Michigan.



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

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or crop science.

Desired Qualifications

  • Three-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred).


Application Process:

To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 634101 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.

This position is a full-time, fixed term end dated appointment.

The application deadline is February 24, 2020.


 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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