Food Science Extension Outreach
Specialist – West Lafayette, IN – Food Science (Job Number: 1602601)
The Food Science Extension
Outreach Specialist will plan, develop, implement and evaluate innovative
educational programs and workshops in the field of Food Safety and Food
Processing. Collaborate with colleagues on disciplinary and
interdisciplinary programs that enhance the profitability and
sustainability of Food Safety. Seek external funds to enhance educational
goals and/or participate in grant-funded projects with Extension
colleagues and faculty within Purdue and outside. Prepare reports
required by Purdue Cooperative Extension, the State of Indiana, and other
funders. Build and maintain relationships with faculty and staff in
Food Science, College of Agriculture (CoA) extension, Purdue University
and Indiana extension educators and Stakeholders. Promote educational programs
and maintain public recognition of Extension programs in the Department
of Food Science regarding Food Safety, processing and regulatory
issues. Serve on Extension and departmental committees as
- Bachelors’ degree in Food
- One years of experience
working in the Food Industry such as food production and processing,
quality assurance and control, technical representation in the sale
and marketing of foods, food product development, food science
research, and regulation, enforcement of food laws, or related
- Demonstrated competency in
presenting educational programs and workshops using computers and
current communication technology (e.g. presentation software, video
conferencing, and online reporting systems).
- Proven effective listening,
verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of HACCP, HARPC,
FSMA, and working with the Food and Drug Administration.
- Self-directed with strong
- Ability work effectively
and collaboratively with coworkers and clients with a variety of
values and interests.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Master’s degree in Food
- Purdue will not sponsor an
employment related visa for this position.
- A background check will be
required for employment.
- FLSA Exempt (Not Eligible
- Retirement Eligibility:
Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
- Purdue University is an
EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to