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Job ID: 132802

Compost Systems Extension Educator
Michigan State University

Date Posted Nov. 1, 2019
Title Compost Systems Extension Educator
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Michigan State University Extension
Application Deadline Dec. 16, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Zoology/Genetics
    Plant Pathology
    Landscape Architecture
    Forest Ecology & Management
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Engineering/Engineering Extension
    Animal Science
    Animal Genomics
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension

Position Overview
As part of Michigan State University Extension and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute, this position provides local as well as statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in agricultural, commercial, and municipal compost systems. This position will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, and work with faculty, specialists, and educators for advancement of the needs of the clientele; designs, implements and evaluates programming based on basic and applied research and the needs of clientele groups; ensures dissemination of research-based information through various methods, including multi-media, personal education and written articles; and serves as an informational resource for Extension personnel and clientele.

The successful candidate will act as a subject matter expert related to composting and other organics processing technologies, including the use of composting in response to mass animal mortality events. In coordination of outreach and Extension-related compost education activities, the compost systems educator will collaborate with academic and service units on the campus of MSU to develop a master plan for increasing campus organics diversion. This position will be responsible for development, maintenance and delivery of training of compost system operations, best management practices, and standards required by state and federal programs.

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

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to Agronomy, Animal Science, Biosystem or Agricultural Engineering, Crop and Soil Science or a related field of study, must be earned by date of hire.

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page at Search for posting number 619717 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.

Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

  • 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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Contact Information

  • Jessica Nakfour, Human Resources
    Michigan State University Extension
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI 48824


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