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Meat Industry Extension Educator
Apply Now: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/519608/extension-educatorfixed 

Position Overview

This position targets small and medium sized meat processors to support them in producing safe, high-quality meat products by assisting processors with state and federal regulations, creating workforce training activities, like meat cutter training, sanitation, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), processed meats, meat cookery, and education on humane animal handling and stunning.
You will provide local and statewide leadership and educational programming expertise in meat production and processing throughout Michigan. Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU and MSU Extension, as well as the diverse network of partner groups that include the Michigan Meat Association and associated allied partner groups. You will collaborate with the MSU Product Center, the Center for Regional Food Systems, and related programs. Acting as a statewide point of contact, you will provide support for MSU Extension in determining programmatic needs and will communicate and interact with commodity groups to evaluate the needs of clientele.
Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the campus of Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, Michigan.
This position may be eligible to utilize a flexible work environment, however, there is an expectation to work from a MSU Extension office, either on-campus or off- campus in a county office. The needs, responsibilities, and opportunities of an individual’s position and office location drive the ability and amount of work- location flexibility.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Animal Science, Meat Science, Food Science, Food Safety, Poultry Science, or related field.
  • Familiarity with humane animal slaughter practices, further meat processing, and food safety requirement.
  • Willingness to translate knowledge to stakeholders with a demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation, an evaluation.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in the Meat Industry.
  • HACCP certified.

Application Deadline: Open until filled with applicant review to begin week of July 8, 2024.
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
Position: Meat Industry Extension Educator
Organization: Michigan State University Extension
Location: East Lansing,  MI 
United States
Salary: $56,100; commensurate with education and experience
Posting Start Date: 6/3/2024
Date Posted: 6/3/2024
Status: This listing expires on: 7/3/2024
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Michigan State University Extension

East Lansing,  MI 48824
United States
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