Position Overview

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides leadership to the Nutrition and Physical Activity (NPA) program and staff in counties within MSUE District 12, including Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw. This position will have statewide responsibilities and will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and community groups, working with faculty, specialists, and educators for advancement of clientele needs.


In this position, you will lead efforts related to recruiting and onboarding of new staff and will oversee development for existing staff. You will learn grant compliance requirements, approved curriculum, and policy, system and environmental change strategies to allow you to effectively coach staff in implementing NPA education. Through your leadership, you will guide staff as they implement Supplemental Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Education (SNAP-Ed) approaches. In this supervising role, you will be expected to hold your staff accountable to program requirements.


You will ensure dissemination of research and will serve as an information resource for MSUE personnel and clientele. 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 collaborate with staff to implement programs that lead to public knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that empower Michigan’s limited resource adults, families and youth to gain crucial knowledge about nutrition and healthy foods, increase their daily physical activity, and reduce their food insecurity. You will work to identify community partners to implement policy, systems, and environmental change opportunities. You will also develop NPA outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with HNI messaging.


Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU, as well as the diverse network of partner groups to ensure that programming meets clientele needs and is in alignment with funder expectations.


Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

Bachelor’s degree in human resources/staff development, management, nutrition, health promotion, kinesiology, exercise science, public health, or related field, with an expectation to complete a Master’s degree within a specified time frame in a related field after employment; or Master’s degree in human resources/staff development, management, nutrition, health promotion, kinesiology, exercise science, public health, or related field.


Application Process

View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 764918 using the Job Search field.


Application deadline is April 4, 2022.


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.