Job Opportunities


Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor

University of Nevada, Reno, Extension




The University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is recruiting a full-time Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor (12-month, Non-Tenure Track) OR Assistant Professor (12-month, Tenure Track), Extension Educator for the Lyon County Extension Office located in Yerington, NV.


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County Extension Director

North Carolina Extension




County Extension Director Position in North Carolina

Come join a great team and serve the vibrant and exciting community of Guilford County (Greensboro, NC)! Looking for an experienced Cooperative Extension professional to lead a large office and facility in an urban area. Great opportunity for a community development professional with administrative experience to join  a top organization, N.C. Cooperative Extension.


National Urban Extension Leaders Communications & Capacity Building Fellow

Extension Foundation




The National Urban Extension Leaderships (NUEL) was established in 2013 to advance the strategic importance and long-term value of urban Extension activities and to foster collaboration at the local, regional, and national levels to create greater capacity within the Cooperative Extension System. In 2015, urban Extension was added to the list of Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) priority initiatives and NUEL became a task force/committee under the ECOP Program Committee. At that time a national NUEL Steering Committee was organized. The NUEL Steering Committee consists of seventeen members, three representatives appointed by the Extension directors/administrators from each ECOP region, an ECOP representative and a representative from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). 

The National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) has a one-year Fellowship opportunity open for interested Extension professionals. The Fellow will work with NUEL to help expand its capacity and communication tools, and with NUEL and ECOP to support the work of the newly forming national leadership program team for Urban Agriculture & Food Systems. The  job description and details are attached. Allow with information about who to contact if you have questions.

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Director/Program Leader

University of Nebraska Extension





Rural Prosperity Nebraska Opens Two New Leadership Positions

The University of Nebraska has launched Rural Prosperity Nebraska, a new Institute housed within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Nebraska Extension, and is now searching for a Director and Program Leader to lead this coordinated, multidisciplinary effort.

Nominations and applications are currently being accepted for two positions designed to advance outcomes and impacts on community and economic vitality among rural communities. The Director - Rural Prosperity Nebraska and the Extension Program Leader - Rural Prosperity Nebraska will collaborate to provide intellectual and strategic leadership for Rural Prosperity Nebraska.

We are seeking people who are collaborative, innovative, visionary, inclusive, and entrepreneurial to help us mobilize existing faculty expertise in conducting relevant high impact research and scholarship, extension programming, and other community engagement efforts to improve all facets of rural prosperity throughout Nebraska and the United States.  Review of applications begins July 26, 2021.




Extension Educators

University of Minnesota Extension





The University of Minnesota Extension is hiring two (2) Extension Educators for Leadership and Civic Engagement. One located at the Regional Office in Moorhead MN and the other located at the Regional Office in either St. Cloud or Brainerd MN. Positions are full time with a competitive benefits package. Salary range: $50-$70k.

To access complete job descriptions and to apply online: for the Moorhead location and for the St. Cloud-Brainerd location




Community Vitality Extension Field Specialist I

South Dakota State University Extension





SDSU Extension is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Community Vitality Extension Field Specialist I. We are looking for an individual to join us in growing and building our regional extension center located in Watertown, SD. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit-eligible, non-faculty exempt position. This position is cooperatively supervised by the Department Head of Consumer Sciences at South Dakota State University and the Director of Extension.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service (VPEE).

Oregon State University





Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s land-grant research university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement & Director of the OSU Extension Service (VPEE).


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National EDEN Project Associate

Purdue University Extension






Requisition ID:  13129

National EDEN Project Associate

Job Summary

The National EDEN Assistant Project Coordinator will coordinate a variety of projects in support of the work of the National Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and Purdue Extension. This individual will develop and manage external/internal communication strategies and initiatives, anticipate needs or opportunities, explore new and effective networking and content-delivery strategies, assess those strategies for usefulness, and build EDEN/Purdue Extension professionals' capacity to implement those strategies. Additional duties will include but are not limited to:


  • Organizing and managing the EDEN/Purdue Extension internal communication tools such as the intranet, blog, and other tools including editorial content, proactive story creation, and collaborative efforts with EDEN/Purdue Extension faculty and staff
  • Developing, implementing and managing external networking and content-delivery strategies and initiatives for EDEN/Purdue Extension
  • Managing the design and/or editing of marketing materials, newsletters, promotional videos, infographics, & brochures
  • Helping maintain/update the EDEN and Purdue Extension-related websites and online presence (including social media)
  • Assisting EDEN/Purdue Extension personnel in the development, production, and implementation of research reports and educational curricula
  • Developing, managing and maintaining the National EDEN Network Resource Dashboard and Delegate Directory and Purdue Extension’s county and campus expert database
  • Acting as a networking and content-delivery consultant for EDEN/Purdue Extension administration, faculty, specialists, county extension directors, and educators
  • Fostering interdisciplinary communication and monitor EDEN delegate/employee feedback and topics of discussion to identify opportunities
  • Leading strategic thinking about how research-based programming outputs and outcomes can be delivered most effectively
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of training and professional development opportunities focused on how to effectively network and deliver content using various techniques and tools


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Visual Communication Design or related fields
  • 1 year of implementation of networking and content delivery strategies, project management, or related experience
  • Ability to think strategically about innovation and implementation of networking and content delivery strategies
  • Design and content development skills (WordPress, InDesign, etc.)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent oral communication, conflict management and crisis communication skills
  • Strong computer, technology and social media management skills
  • Good organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Brand Management skills
  • Strong Interpersonal kills
  • Schedule Flexibility (some travel required)

Additional Information:

  • 50% of this position is funded by grant-funding and continuation will be dependent upon additional funding
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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Associate Director
of Extension

Montana State University






We are happy to announce that we have reposted the position for Associate Director of MSU Extension!  Please spread the word about this position opening.

The AD position announcement can be found at



Dean for Extension and Director.

Florida Extension Service

University of Florida/IFAS






Duties and Responsibilities

The Dean and Director leads and administers statewide programs of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, a principle
component of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

The roles and responsibilities of the Dean and Director are to:

  • Provide vision and dynamic leadership appropriate to the mission of a comprehensive land-grant institution to address the challenges and opportunities associated with Florida’sdiverse food and agricultural systems, natural resources, and sensitive ecosystems; changing and expanding human population; ongoing urbanization; and globalization of markets for agriculture and other products.

  • Promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) initiatives for the recruitment, retention and development of faculty and staff.

  • Work in a multi-disciplinary capacity with UF administrators and faculty; state and local leaders in agriculture, food, life sciences, and natural resources; industry, private organizations, and government agencies; and other institutions of higher education.

  • Maintain close working relationships with federal and state agency partners, and state and county governments, including oversight of MOUs with county governments.

  • Work cooperatively and serve as the primary liaison with Florida Sea Grant and the 1890 Extension Program at Florida A & M University.

  • Lead and manage all aspects of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, including fiscal responsibility, budget and salary management, and the hiring, placement, tenure, promotion, and permanent status of state and county faculty.

  • Work closely with the UF/IFAS Dean for Research, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), and the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Work collaboratively with other UF Deans.

  • Secure private endowments and increase extramural funding for Extension programs.

  • Participate as an active member of the National Extension Directors and Administrators

(NEDA) and the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED)

For more information click on the following links:

Search Flyer and Overview Booklet


Extension Field Specialist, Economic Development.

Belknap County Extension Service

University of New Hampshire






The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension seeks a Community and Economic Development Field Specialist in Belknap County, New Hampshire. The Field Specialist will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, and project planning and implementation support that builds community and regional leaders’ capacity to grow and sustain the local and regional economy and builds economic resilience. The successful candidate will have knowledge of—and experience with—one or more of the following: local and regional economic development, tourism and recreation development, nature-based economic development, business retention and expansion, Main Street revitalization, and/or entrepreneurial development. The position is full-time, benefited and will be based in the Belknap County Extension office in Laconia, New Hampshire.
The successful applicant shall have completed a Master's degree in a relevant field, such as economic development, regional planning, tourism development, recreation management or a related discipline. A strong candidate with a B.S.-level degree in applicable field with experience may be considered if willing to obtain a Master’s degree within 7 years of hire. 3 years minimum experience in community or economic development required.
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UNH is an AA/EEO Employer.  UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.