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University of Missouri-Columbia
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Posted: 06/15/2022
Farm-to-Institution Local Foods Coordinator - Columbia, MO
Salary: $47,476.00 - $65,468.00

Job ID 42412

Farm-to-Institution Local Foods Coordinator - Columbia, MO

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Hiring Department

MU Extension & Engagement - Nutrition, Home & Families Program

Job Description

MU TITLE: Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator

LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities, and economies by producing relevant, reliable, and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address the needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit

This position is responsible for managing the implementation of farm-to-institution and food systems strategies for the SNAP-Ed grant, funded by USDA. Responsibilities include building partnerships among Missouri stakeholders in support of farm-to-institution and other food systems work supporting nutrition security for Missourians. The position will provide technical assistance, resource materials and training to organizations to implement the food system policies or practices that support nutrition security. Duties also include providing presentations for other entities to increase support for implementation of work in the food system, including farm-to-institution, that supports nutrition security.


  • Engage key stakeholders to identify issues and opportunities to develop local foods/farm-to-institution strategies.
  • Engage key stakeholders to implement farm-to-institution policy at local, state, and federal level.
  • Develop and implement an education with integrated marketing campaign, including social media.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for internal and external partners and colleagues.
  • Provide technical assistance to implement farm-to-institution strategies.
  • Provide reporting for all activities.
  • Be an integrated member of the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) and other relevant organizations, collaborations, etc.

Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.


Supervision will be received from the Nutrition, Home & Family Educational Director within MU Extension.


Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility, and respect for all.

Engage stakeholders and learners; maintain positive interpersonal relationships; and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.

Operate with minimal guidance and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Range: $47,476 - $65,468

Grade: GGS 010

University Title: Program/Project Coordinator Senior

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Program and project administration experience.
  • Three-to-five years of applicable experience is desired demonstrating an understanding of healthy food production, preparation, and storage.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (especially Excel).
  • Analytical skills and demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor with a demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals while maintaining confidential information/situations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


Job ID 42412

Farm-to-Institution Local Foods Coordinator - Columbia, MO

To be considered you must apply at: