Program Coordinator for MA program in Food Systems and Society

Posted by | 09.14.2012

Employer: Marylhurst University
Position: Program Coordinator for new Master of Arts program in Food Systems and Society
Application Deadline: for full consideration, please submit all materials by September 25, 2012.
Location: Portland, OR

Terms of Position: This is a full-time position. Benefits include university-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; three weeks paid vacation as well as sick leave and holidays; tuition-waiver program; life and disability insurance; and a retirement plan.

To Apply: For full consideration submit a cover letter and résumé to Human Resources at< by 5:00pm, Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Please type FSS Program Coordinator in the subject line.

Description:We are seeking a high-energy, creative individual to join our team and work with Dr. Patricia Allen as we build this exciting new program. Focused on social justice and sustainability in the food system, the M.A. program be a collaborative learning model that blends theory and practice for improving the food system through on-campus and online education. For a full job description:

Position Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator will provide overall support for the Department of Food Systems and Society. This includes assisting with program development, implementation, communications, and operations. The Program Coordinator will have a high-profile role, which will involve working closely with faculty, students, program collaborators and supporters, and the general public.

Required Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
2. Minimum of two years experience work in food systems.
3. Minimum of two years experience in program coordination and

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of and experience working in sustainable food systems and
social justice.
2. Extensive computer knowledge and experience in word processing,
spreadsheets, and presentation software; knowledge and experience with social media and websites.
3. Experience conducting research and preparing publications and
4. Experience working with students and the general public.
5. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative
6. Excellent English-language written and oral communication skills.

Marylhurst University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university just south of Portland, Oregon, dedicated to excellence in educating adult learners with diverse backgrounds. We offer nearly 50 accredited undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, all designed for students who balance school with work, family and other responsibilities.