The Youth Farm Stand Project job posting now online at MSU HR, and the deadline for applicants has been  extended to October 18th, or until a suitable candidate is found. Please forward this on through your networks!   Any question or inquires about the position can be forwarded to me, Anne Scott.  My contact information is listed below.


.   This person would be working every closely with the eleven Michigan communities which the YFSP will be partnered with this next year.   Here is the description of the YFSP.  Please distribute this posting through any and all of your networks and affiliations! 


August, 2007


Position:  Specialist, Youth Farm Stand Project, C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU, Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies.


Status:  This is a full-time, annual year, temporary position.   Initial appointment through September 30, 2008 with reappointment contingent of funding and performance.


Available:  October 1, 2007


Application Deadline:  October 18, 2007


Starting Salary:  $31,000



  1. Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Education, Horticulture or related degree required
  2. Minimum of two years experience in any of the following: education, nutrition, gardening, and/or community outreach 
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  4. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  5. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, underserved communities
  7. Knowledge and use of technology in completing job requirements including Microsoft Office Suite, and web based search and information systems.
  8. Drivers License and ability to travel within State of Michigan
  9. Understanding of and commitment to equal opportunity and diversity/pluralism.

Job Summary:

  1. Project coordination as part of a team of the Michigan Youth Farm Stand Project
  2. Direct liaison between campus team and all local sites
  3. Provide technical assistance to local sites content and process for accomplishing goals at local level
  4. Coordinate with YFS project evaluation components
  5. Work with local sites to connect with local and/or state markets
  6. Adhere to nutrition education objectives and guidelines of the USDA Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) program. 
  7. Organize educational retreats/trainings for local site coordinators and youth
  8. Train local site coordinators in the objectives of the YFSP: Nutrition education, entrepreneur experience and reaching FNP target populations
  9. Development of YFSP Handbook and materials with Graduate Student Assistant
  10. Walk site leaders/coordinators through action plan and budget development, and invoicing process
  11. Fund development for project continuation as part of YFSP team
  12. Assist in organizing and coordination of new local sites and the RFP process


Individual is responsible to Anne Scott, YFSP Director, and Susan Smalley, C.S. Mott Group Director. 


Application Procedure:  Send (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualification for the position, (2) your Curriculum Vita or resume, and (3) contact information for three references to: 


Anne Scott

Youth Farm Stand Project

C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU

Department of CARRS

303 Natural Resources Building

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1222


Direct Questions regarding the position or search process to:

Director of Youth Farm Stand Project


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