As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute
(HNI), this position provides leadership and expertise in nutrition and
physical activity specifically within tribal nations and communities.
Additionally, this position provides leadership to the Nutrition and Physical
Activity (NPA) program and staff in counties within District 2, including
Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac, and Chippewa counties by
providing coaching, training, and technical support.
In this position, you will coordinate with Tribal nations and communities to
identify, design, implement and evaluate programs that are culturally
relevant and resonate with community driven initiatives related to NPA
education, policy, systems and environmental change activities. Through
your leadership, you will foster relationships with Tribal nations across the
state to explore the unique needs of Tribal populations related to nutrition
education and physical activity and connect to MSUE’s Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program on
collaborative efforts to attain equitable impact for participants.
You will lead efforts related to recruiting and onboarding of staff and will
oversee continuing education and development. In this supervising role,
you will be expected to hold your staff accountable to the program
Through collaboration in research, engagement with community members,
and dissemination of research through various methods, including inperson 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 knowledge about nutrition and healthy foods,
increase their daily physical activity, and reduce food insecurity. You will
also develop, produce, and deliver NPA educational materials with content
that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with HNI messaging.
Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work
from the Marquette County office.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in community nutrition, human development, family
studies, psychology, sociology, public health or related field.