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Two student positions starting Fall 2022 

Rural Grocery Initiative Graduate Assistant | Full position description (pdf)

This Graduate Assistant (GA) position is an opportunity for a self-motivated, resourceful, experienced, and committed master’s or Doctoral graduate students to bring creative energy and vision to a comprehensive food systems program at Kansas State University. The ideal candidate will have broad experience in or hold an undergraduate (and possibly Master's) degree in fields related to food access, food systems, and/or community development. This candidate must be committed to issues of social justice and community engagement. This is a position that will work with an interdisciplinary team, with the opportunity to employ a variety of applied and community-based research methods.  The GA will support the staff and work of the Rural Grocery Initiative and Kansas Healthy Food Initiative through research, programming, evaluation, and outreach.  
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers a $30,000 stipend for the 2022-2023 academic year. with an expectation of 20 hours per week. The position meets requirements to qualify for resident rate tuition and graduate student health insurance. Modest professional development budget available.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. However, for best consideration, submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and the name and contact information for three professional references by August 12, 2022, to rgi@ksu.edu with the subject line, “RGI Graduate Position Interest” or submit online through Handshake.

Rural Grocery Initiative Student Employee | Full position description (pdf)

RGI is seeking a part-time student employee to help advance the mission of the program. The student employee will support projects related to rural food access, rural grocery stores, and community vitality and work with a variety of faculty, students, community stakeholders, and business leaders.

Compensation: $13/hour, 10-15 hours per week

To apply: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  However, for best consideration, submit cover letter and resume on Handshake or email cover letter and resume to rgi@ksu.edu by August 12, 2022.