Department: Darr College of Agriculture Administration
Pay Grade: 42
Posting Number: 20160047FTS
Appointment Type: Full Time Regular
The Viticulture and Enology Scientific Training Alliance (VESTA) Missouri Coordinator serves as a liaison between the VESTA National Center of Excellence (a National Science Foundation-funded project involving partnerships among higher education institutions across the nation, as well as collaborations with state-level extension agents, state government agencies, and industry associations), the Missouri grape and wine industry, and current and prospective students. The VESTA Missouri Coordinator serves as an advisor to students enrolled in VESTA courses hosted by Missouri State University – West Plains, plans and coordinates VESTA workshops conducted in Missouri, and makes site visits to student field practicum sites located within the state of Missouri. The VESTA Missouri Coordinator serves as VESTA recruiter and as a representative of the VESTA National Center at industry conferences primarily within the state of Missouri, and on occasion outside the state. The VESTA Missouri Coordinator assists certificate and associate degree level VESTA program students pursuing education in the areas of enology, viticulture, and wine business entrepreneurship with the development of academic schedules and educational plans appropriate for their stated educational goals and meets with students to discuss educational options at the baccalaureate and masters level. The VESTA Missouri Coordinator provides general information about the VESTA educational program, field experiences, and requirements for degree completion and completes a formal transcript analysis to determine the coursework. The VESTA Missouri Coordinator maintains necessary records to monitor the academic progress of students and refers students to resources within the University that provide assistance to students having difficulty.
This is a grant-funded position.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Viticulture and Enology Scientific Training Alliance (VESTA) Missouri Coordinator serves as a liaison between the VESTA National Center of Excellence (a National Science Foundation-funded project involving partnerships among higher education institutions across the nation, as well as collaborations with state-level extension agents, state government agencies, and industry associations), the Missouri grape and wine industry, and current and prospective students.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A Bachelor's degree in Viticulture, Enology, Food Science, Horticulture, Biology, Business, Marketing, or related fields is required.
Experience: One year of experience in marketing, promotion, and/or event organization is required.
Skills: Familiarity with the grape and wine industry is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular the ability to work with the public in person, on the telephone, and through electronic correspondence, are required. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills are required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: A valid Missouri driver's license is required. Day trips and overnight travel throughout Missouri is required. Periodic travel outside of Missouri is required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a Grant funded position. Official transcripts will required at the time of hire.
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