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Working Title: Extension Educator, Food Safety
Appointment: 100% Time, Assistant Extension Educator (9623), Professional & Administrative
Location: Extension Regional Office, to be determined
Center/Program Area: Extension Center for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2022, initial application review
ABOUT THE FOOD SYSTEMS TEAM
The University of Minnesota Extension Food Systems team shares University research with consumers, the food service industry, food entrepreneurs and food growers in areas such as foodborne illness, processing methods, food preservation and regulations. They provide reliable, relevant food safety educational programs and information that respond to an ever-changing food supply system.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Extension Educator, Food Safety positions will be housed at an Extension Regional Office. Current regional offices are located in: Andover, Mankato, Worthington, Rochester, Marshall, Farmington, Willmar, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Cloquet, Brainerd, Grand Rapids and Roseau, MN. Even though the position will be located at a specific regional office, these positions serves a statewide programming area rather than a single region.
ABOUT THIS POSITION
The Food Safety Extension Educator brings in-depth expertise to cutting-edge issues, applying their expertise to the programs and priorities of the Center for Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources within University of Minnesota Extension. The Educator is an integral part of the Food Systems team working with a wide Extension audience on educational topics such as food preservation, cottage food production, food allergens, safe food handling practices, food security and access, emerging food safety issues and the reduction of risk factors associated with foodborne illnesses.
The Extension Educator employs appropriate educational program delivery systems including face-to-face presentations, technology-based methods, seminars, workshops, non-credit courses, and/or train-the-trainer approaches to educate the food industry and consumers. The educator is responsible for program development and delivery in cooperation with other Food Systems team members, campus-based faculty and partners in the food industry and state agencies.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion, use of scholarly scientific research, effective partnership development, use of technology and continuing professional development are important to successful job performance. The Extension Educator may occasionally work in collaboration with University faculty and graduate students on applied research. This position is accountable to the Program Leader in Food Systems for program direction, performance evaluation and personnel actions.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
o Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills
o Technology-enhanced communication and teaching skills
o Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, program participants and industry groups)
o Experience working with diverse populations and communities
University of Minnesota Extension is a major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota with a mission to serve the public through applied research and education. Our mission is to make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension strives to attract and retain high-quality, passionate employees, and weave diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of Extension’s programming and employee engagement https://extension.umn.edu/
Please apply at: https://extension.umn.edu/home/careers, Job Opening ID: 351578
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:
o Personalized views and experiences
o Topics through the lens of your own knowledge or experience
o If you don’t have personal experience on a topic, reflect on why
o Demonstrated learning and growth
Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.
Additional documents may be attached after the application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section. See full instructions, https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Applicant-Center/Help-Job-Applications/Using-Job-Application-System.
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Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax
The University of Minnesota and Extension recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
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