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University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement – Health and Human Sciences Department
MU TITLE: Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator
LOCATION: New Madrid, Missouri serving Wayne, Ripley, Stoddard, Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi Counties in the Southeast Region
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 https://extension.missouri.edu.
MU Extension’s Health & Human Sciences program provides research based educational programs on nutrition, food safety and preservation, exercise, health, housing, parenting, senior living, and personal finance.
This full-time position is responsible for performing coordination for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High Obesity Program (HOP) with the University of Missouri Extension. This position will work directly with local coalitions, community leaders, technical assistance providers, faculty within Health & Human Sciences Extension, and other interested parties to implement policy, system, and environmental changes related to improving healthy food access, increasing active transportation plans and policies, and improving farm to early care and education activities in accordance with HOP guidelines. This position will assist in collecting impact data and assembling reports, including press releases, peer reviewed journal articles and conference presentations. Successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as within a team, operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
This position will be serving Wayne, Ripley, Stoddard, Scott, New Madrid, and Mississippi counties, with the possibility of the ideal candidate’s office being located in or near their county of residence.
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 to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Administrative supervision is received from the Assistant Extension Professor for Policy Systems, and Environmental change. May mentor (or supervise as needed) others in completing program/project duties.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION FACULTY AND STAFF
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 1862 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 Range: $51,000 – $58,000 annual
University Title: Senior Program/Project Support Coordinator
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Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ability to travel is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities. May include working flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
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.
Content area expertise in policy, systems, and environmental change, nutrition, physical activity, or health preferred.
Candidate with a master’s degree is preferred.
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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo.