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Posting Date: April 27, 2021                                                                                                                         Posting End Date:  June 30, 2021

Position: Sustainable Food Systems Resource Specialist (Postharvest/Consumer Science)               

Location: College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences/TUCEP/CISC

Status: Full-Time (Exempt)

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the ideal Sustainable Food Systems Resource Specialist (Postharvest/Consumer Science)   will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with organization and reporting under the TUCE Sustainable Food Systems Program
  • Assist with supervising undergraduate students and/or interns in various community food system projects in Postharvest, Value Addition, and Food Safety
  • Provide county and local leadership in providing assessments/reports on Food Systems in the Alabama Black Belt
  • Organize/Support the coalition of growers, markets, and consumers around sustainable solutions to food insecurity
  • Organize/Support the deployment of consistent TUCE demonstrations and workshops related to Sustainable Food Systems (Postharvest, Value Addition, Food Safety)
  • Participate in CAENS, CISC, TUCE Integrated Research and Extension programs and other Departmental activities as requested
  • Work with CAENS faculty and staff on integrated programs at the Black Belt Marketing and Innovation Center (BBMIC – Selma, AL), Tuskegee University Global Center for Postharvest Research and Training (TUGCP – Tuskegee, AL), and Red Meats Processing Facility (Tuskegee, AL) as well as the multiple Farmers Markets that Tuskegee University is partnered with throughout the Alabama Black Belt.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Extension Administrator or Associate Dean for Extension


  • Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years’ work experience with special emphasis in Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, and/or Economics
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work as a team

Commensurate with education, training, and experience

Additional Position Information:

  • This position may require weekend and after work hours’ job responsibilities, depending on assignments?
  • This position require you travel, local (mainly) and out-of-state (sometimes).
  • This position funded through restricted outside funding.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **   

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:   Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of
employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.