Academic Specialist, 100%-time appointment, renewable annually based on performance and availability of funding. This position is jointly funded between Michigan State University and Kellogg Community College.
The position provides overall management for the partnership between the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) and Kellogg Community College (KCC) to deliver career-focused training programs. Primary duties of the position include student advising, course instruction, and outreach.
The IAT is looking for a highly motivated individual who can work collaboratively with KCC staff to deliver quality academic programs, support student success, and build meaningful relationships with local community stakeholders. Qualifications include strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will have at least three years of demonstrated success in relevant teaching, student programming, agriculture industry, or academic leadership.
Duties of the program coordinator consist of the following:
Advise current students on academic planning that satisfies program requirements.
Implement a student recruitment plan that utilizes multiple strategies to reach various target areas.
Facilitate retention strategies that support student success.
Maintain an advisory board with diverse members from the community.
Provide support to local instructors including materials, facilities, and organization of off-campus field trips.
Recruit new students to maintain optimal enrollment levels.
Teach courses in career development, leadership, agriculture, and/or other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise or as needed by the program.
Foster a working relationship with the agricultural industry, high school counselors, teachers, and diverse community stakeholders.
Evaluate and assess IAT program and curriculum.
Work closely with departments (MSU & KCC) for effective program delivery.
Support course offerings by identifying instructors, securing classroom space and meeting locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
The institute of Agricultural Technology is a unique academic option within Michigan State University by offering short, career-ready programs on campus in East Lansing and in partnership with several Michigan community colleges. The IAT provides access to these programs through an independent application process and admission criteria. In addition to the practical education and applied learning experiences, students will complete a professional internship to gain real-world work experience and valuable industry connections.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.