Oregon State University Seeks a Program Manager for the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network
Posted on December 10, 2021
Program Manager for the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network
The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking a Program Manager for the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network. This is a part-time (0.50 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Funding is secure for three years but the position could be extended with additional funding.
This position serves as the Program Manager for the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN), a university Extension-based national community of practice of people and organizations helping small meat processors thrive by growing our shared wealth of information and innovation. Small and mid-sized meat processing plants — when available at all — can lack capacity, equipment, appropriate inspection status, and the human and financial capital to upgrade or expand. To meet this need, NMPAN assists meat processors, producers, buyers, regulators, and others involved in this growing sector by coordinating, distributing, and developing information and resources to improve access to processing infrastructure and the long-term stability of this sector. NMPAN is a national program housed at OSU within the Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, which is an Extension-based Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Program Manager is a critical position to carry out program development and delivery, as well as administrative and organizational support.
See the full job description below. Deadline to apply is 12/26/21
As a land-grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. Oregon State values the inclusion of multiple, diverse communities in meaningful and collaborative enterprises.