Michigan State University Extension Seeks Equine Extension Educator

Posted on January 27, 2022
Michigan State University Extension Seeks Equine Extension Educator
Position Title 
Equine Extension Educator         506017_1642711518161_MSUELogo
Position Summary
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children and Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership and expertise in equine education and the 4-H equine program. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate with the Science work team, as well as work across institutes, community groups, and constituency groups, working alongside faculty from the Department of
Animal Science, specialists, and educators for overall advancement of the needs of the clientele.
In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate educational programs that meet outreach needs related to youth equine education. Through your leadership, you will develop educational programs and materials for 4-H youth participants, adult 4-H volunteers, and MSUE staff in horse management, nutrition, training, equitation, judging, and showmanship. You will coordinate the Michigan
4-H Horse Program, including state level horse related youth activities, and work closely with a diverse group of horse industry organizations involved with youth, as well as assisting county staff to develop programs and workshops.
Through collaboration in research, engagement with community members, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will implement programs that lead to public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to educating youth and volunteers in equine education. You will use outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with CYI messaging. Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from Anthony Hall, which would provide close proximity to the Department of Animal Science, located on the campus of MSU.
Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree in youth development, education, animal science, or related field.
• Familiarity with horse/equine education.
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Application deadline is February 21, 2022.