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Monday, December 13, 2021

Job Posting

MSU Extension

HNI Extension Educator- Health, #752091, Mackinac Island, District 2 & 14




Position Title

Extension Educator



Commensurate with education and experience



Comprehensive benefits package:




Mackinac Island, MI

To Apply 

Current MSU Employees:

Access the EBS portal. Under the My Career and Training section, select the Careers @ MSU tile to view Internal Job Postings.


External Applicants:

Visit http://careers.msu.edu


Posting Number:



Application Deadline:



Contact for Questions



Extension Health Educator


Position Overview

As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Health and Nutrition Institute (HNI), this position provides leadership and expertise in social-emotional-behavioral health with a focus on counties located within the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.


In this position, you will provide programming focused on mindfulness, stress reduction, alternatives to anger, chronic pain self-management, opioid misuse prevention, healthy aging, and living well with diabetes. In addition, you will act as a liaison between MSUE professionals and will coordinate programming to Mackinac Island on multiple programs as it relates to community needs.


You will identify, design, implement and evaluate programs that meet outreach needs related to health and well-being to be responsive to mental health and community behavioral health needs of the community. Through your leadership, you will implement Dining with Diabetes, a program for diabetes self-care, Stress Less with Mindfulness and other mindfulness programs, and PATH (personal action toward health), a course that includes presentations to address chronic pain management and opioid misuse prevention.


Through collaboration in grant-funded efforts, 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 contributing to healthier lifestyles and health equity. You will also develop, produce, and deliver education that contributes to system changes, policies, and environmental changes. You will use evidence-based sources for outreach materials with messaging and content that is accessible, inclusive, and is consistent with HNI messaging.


Your work will include close collaboration with MSU colleagues, as well as the diverse network of partner groups. Through this work, you will collaborate with the HNI Health team and will act as a statewide point of contact to provide support for health programs on Mackinac Island, and in surrounding counties.


Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Mackinac Island Health Center.


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

  • Master’s degree in human development, family studies, social work, psychology, sociology, gerontology, public health, community health services, or related field.


Application Process

View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 752091 using the Job Search field.


Application deadline is February 21, 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.



Lakes Online



MSU Extension will be closed on
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
for a staff training.


We will return to normal
business hours Thursday.



Just a friendly reminder that the 2021 Hillsdale County 4-H Awards Application is due Wednesday, December 15th. 
You can e-mail them to Laura at lmiller@msu.edu or Mike at craftsmi@msu.edu.
They can also be dropped in the box hanging outside our office door between 9am- noon on Wednesday, or you can bring them Thursday, December 16th by 5pm.

Monday, November 15, 2021


People who raise animals are not the only ones who need to be concerned about diseases that can easily spread between humans and animals. These types of diseases, called zoonotic diseases, are caused by germs that spread between people and animals, and they can impact anyone who encounters animals. These diseases are quite common but with proper prevention and hygiene the risk of transmission is low. The best way to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases is by having and using a plan that reduces the risk of disease transmission, known as biosecurity. This plan is an important step to making sure people and animals remain healthy.

 Michigan State University Extension has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to create multiple resources designed to help educate youth and the general public on how to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases. Anyone that works with events or locations that have a public/people and animal interface will benefit from the developed resources and will be able to utilize them at their operations or exhibitions.

 These resources will be highlighted on an informational zoom webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. While there is no cost to participate, attendees must register in order to receive access to the necessary connection link. This educational event will feature speakers from MSU Extension and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and will include information on planning materials and signage that can be used to prevent zoonotic disease outbreaks, social media materials that promote healthy interaction with animals, and educational materials to educate youth in strategies can be used to bring awareness around the issue of the spread of zoonotic diseases. Click here to register!

This work was supported by Cooperative Agreement number NU38OT000297 from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE).” 

 Thank you!

 The MSU Ext./MDHHS Zoonotic Disease Team