Job of the Week: MSU Extension District Director

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring two Extension District Director positions (internal posting 738242) through MSU Extension.

The MSU Extension (MSUE) District Director is part of MSUE’s administrative team. Two districts, District 4 and District 6, have director openings. District 4 supports the counties of Alcona, Arenacc, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon. District 6 supports the counties of Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, and Wexford. The role of the district director is to develop and maintain relationships between MSU Extension and community partners, provide oversight and mentoring to MSUE educators, paraprofessionals, and support staff, and to employ entrepreneurial efforts to secure resources with partners. In this role, you will join the MSUE administrative team and collaborate regularly with colleagues across MSUE. You will lead efforts to recruit staff and work with Institute Directors to develop, coach and mentor staff, and when applicable, address personnel matters. This role entails the responsibility to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with the district. You will work closely with county boards of commissioners on budgets and other matters relative to the work MSUE does. You will help partners understand the mission and impacts of MSUE by telling a story to community partners and organizations.

The minimum qualifications for this position include a completed Master’s degree by the date of hire and demonstrated experience in building relationships with community partners, resource development and budget management. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, proficiency in technology for day-to-day work and educational program delivery and success in program development for diverse audiences and communities. Experience with marketing and promotion of education programs, demonstrated skills and professional development from the last five years related to cultural competency, inclusive excellence and the understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and standards are also required.

The office location for the district director is negotiable. The Ogemaw County office in D4 and the Clare County office in D6 would provide a central location with easy driving access to all countries supported by the position.

Learn more about MSU Extension here. More information about the position and how to apply is available within the EBS portal by selecting the “My Careers and Training” menu at the top and clicking the “Careers @ MSU” tile. The job closes on October 19th and you must submit a resume, cover letter and four professional references including two current or previous supervisors to apply.

Job of the Week: Livestock Coordinator (MSU Extension)

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring a Livestock Coordinator (posting 718937) through MSU Extension Oakland County.

This support staff position is in alignment with the mission, programs and initiatives of MSU Extension, delivering research-based information to program participants and providing support and coordination of MSU Extension programs. The staff member will coordinate livestock care at MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center in Novi, Michigan and be responsible for the well-being of the animals. The employee will also be responsible for coordinating chores, diets, breeding programs, medical care, hay production, livestock processing and marketing at the farm. Additionally, the position requires contributions to 4-H programs, summer camps, school programs and special events that take place at Tollgate. This can be in many forms including leading summer camp sessions, livestock workshops and school programs with emphasis on special events. As an extension employee, the individual hired for this position will be asked to focus on helping people improve their lives by bringing vast knowledge of resources directly to individuals, communities and businesses as MSU Extension has been doing for more than 100 years. See a full list of responsibilities here.

The desired qualifications for this role include a proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members to assist in program development and outreach and an understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards. The position is temporary with the ability to work for 18 months and then re-apply or switch to on-call. The work hours are a standard 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A resume and cover letter are required to apply.

To learn more about MSU Extension Oakland County, visit MSU’s website or Oakland County’s website. Learn more about the position and apply by July 25 here. Find all the latest job postings at

Job of the Week: Camp/Conference Aide

This week’s job of the week posting is for a Camp/Conference Aide (Posting 695385) for MSU Extension in Oakland County. MSU’s Tollgate Farm and Education Center is seeking staff with a background in one or more of the following areas: education, agricultural science, cooperative games, music, food science, entomology, forestry, gardening, fisheries and wildlife. 

As camp/conference aide, you will be responsible for performing various duties in support of summer camp and conferences such as responding to participant concerns, questions and emergencies, maintaining/monitoring campus rules, checking in and out of participants, and attending meetings. This position may involve overnight supervision of participants. This is a 12-week temporary or on-call position ranging from June 7 to August 27. 

The ideal candidate has experience working with children in formal and informal settings (school, summer camp, scouts and others) and works effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Desired qualifications include having a current CPR/First Aid certification OR willingness to participate in training before the first day of camp. Candidates should also possess knowledge of the natural world and work closely with wildlife and farm animals. Ideal candidates must be physically active for an eight-hour shift and be able to life 50 pounds. They should also demonstrate commitment, reliability, punctuality and responsible behavior at previous jobs.

For more details on the responsibilities of this position, and to view all our current postings, visits Applications close May 9, 2021.