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Extension Field Specialist I - Community Vitality

South Dakota State University


 

  

Position Information

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Community Vitality Extension Field Specialist I. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional to join us in growing and building our regional extension center located in Mitchell, SD. This is a 12-month, 100%-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is supervised by the Director of the School of Health and Consumer Sciences and the SDSU Extension Community Vitality Program Manager. 

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.


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State 4-H Youth Development Program Leader

Community Vitality Specialist

Kansas State Extension


 

  

Position Information

State 4-H Youth Development Program Leader: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/742/cw/en-us/job/512934/state-4h-youth-development-program-leader

Community Vitality Specialist: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/512963/state-specialist-community-vitality

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Extension Agent/Educator, Community and Economic Development

Assistant Program Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources

West Virginia State University


 

  

Position Information

West Virginia State University has two openings 

Details can be found here https://www.wvstateu.edu/rdcorp.aspx#

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Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development

University of Illinois Extension


 

  

Position Information

University of Illinois Extension is seeking an individual to provide educational leadership for program delivery in Unit 11 (Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell Counties) in the area of community and economic development. Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis required. To view complete job description and apply, visit https://go.illinois.edu/159354.

Closing date is 
March 1, 2022The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://go.illinois.edu/EEO that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.

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Assistant Director, Family and Community Wellness

 

North Dakota State University  

 

  

Position Information

The assistant director serves as the program leader for the family and community wellness program area. This position provides visionary, statewide leadership that is focused on family well-being, community vitality and leadership, with demonstrated ability to conceptualize, communicate, address and evaluate statewide program needs. The program leader provides administrative leadership for family and community wellness program development, evaluation and implementation; external partnership development; development of financial resources and budgetary administration; and supervision of family and community wellness specialists. These programs develop individual capacity, build local engagement and leadership, and improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. 

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Director, Cooperative Extension
 

University of Arizona 

 

  

 

Director, Cooperative Extension  

 

The University of Arizona (UArizona), Arizona's flagship and land-grant university, seeks a strategic and innovative leader to be the next Director of the UArizona Cooperative Extension System (CES)   https://extension.arizona.edu/.

The Arizona CES Director reports directly to the Vice President of the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) and is responsible and accountable for managing and leading the CES including: responding to federal and state legislation relating to CES and addressing federal and state compliance requirements; developing a vision and implementing a plan for the CES to contribute to every aspect of Arizona’s economy,  human wellness, and health equity that increases its economic and social impact; directly addressing Arizona’s future demographics; identifying and delivering on key metrics and benchmarks to measure progress towards CES’ strategic goals and its contribution to the goals of the division, university, and Arizona Board of Regents.

 

 

 

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Extension Assistant Professor
 

University of Vermont Extension  

 

  

University of Vermont (UVM) Extension is recruiting for an exciting career opportunity as an Extension Assistant Professor to join us in growing and building our research and programming capacity in Community Development. We are especially interested in candidates who can grow and lead a statewide extension program based on sustaining and strengthening Vermont communities. The successful candidate will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, and program leadership that builds citizens’ capacity to identify goals and develop systems to implement those goals with special emphasis on addressing the experiences of underrepresented individuals in organizations. They will also grow and lead a statewide extension program based on sustaining and strengthening Vermont communities. For detailed information refer to the position posting at https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/49962.

All candidates must apply online at https://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/49962 and must attach to their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, or resume, a document explaining their teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement.  The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include a statement of how they will further this goal. Applicants are also required to list three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified. 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. 

 

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Program Leader, Rural Prosperity Nebraska
 

University of Nebraska  Extension  

 

  

The University of Nebraska has launched Rural Prosperity Nebraska, new Institute housed within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Nebraska Extension, and is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as the RPN Extension Program Leader for this coordinated, multidisciplinary effort. In 2020, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources launched Rural Prosperity Nebraska, signaling a doubling down of UNL’s commitment to rural development and community prosperity. Community vitality is also embedded in the university’s systemwide five-year strategic vision, as articulated by the president of the University of Nebraska.  


Nominations and applications are currently being accepted to advance outcomes and impacts on community and economic vitality among rural communities. The Extension Program Leader - Rural Prosperity Nebraska will have a non-tenured faculty appointment as an Extension Educator. This position will supervise county-based Rural Prosperity Nebraska educators; coordinate community partnership activities and programming efforts of county-based Extension Educators; coach faculty members; establish, maintain and manage relationships; build teams, collaborate, and coordinate community-engagement efforts; identify and nurture sources of funding and other resources that will allow faculty members to bring programming efforts to scale; and oversee relevant strategic priorities.

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 February 1, 2022.

For more information, contact Search Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Mark Balschweid, [email protected], 402.472.8738. Online application information available at  http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210076.

 

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Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor
 

Utah State University Extension, Weber County  

 

  


Utah State University Extension
invites applications for a faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults.  Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension faculty have Weber County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Weber County Extension building in Ogden, Utah.

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Extension Field Specialist,
 
Program Manager

University of New Hampshire,  Extension

 

  

Extension Field Specialist, Community and Economic Development, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire Extension seeks a Community and Economic Development Field Specialist in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. The successful candidate will have knowledge of—and experience with—local and regional economic development, tourism and recreation development, business retention and expansion, Main Street revitalization, and/or other community development fields.

A Master's degree in a field such as economic development, regional planning, tourism development, recreation management or a related discipline is strongly desired, though a candidate with a B.S. level degree and experience may be considered. Three years minimum experience required. To apply, go to the UNH tab at:  https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/44635

 

Community and Economic Development Program Manager, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire Extension seeks a Community and Economic Development Program Manager based on the Durham, New Hampshire campus. The successful candidate will have knowledge of, and experience with, local and regional economic development, business and entrepreneurship, tourism and recreation, and/or Main Street revitalization. Job duties include supporting development and implementation of community engagement programs, coordination of impact data collection, communication with community stakeholders, and coordination of statewide programmatic activities. A Bachelor's degree in economic development, regional planning, tourism development, recreation management or a related discipline is strongly desired. Two years minimum experience required. To apply, go to the official job posting at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/44521

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Lecturer II / Teaching Assistant Professor

University of Nevada, Reno, Extension

 

  

INTRODUCTION

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

 

  

INTRODUCTION

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.

 

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/149011


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National Urban Extension Leaders Communications & Capacity Building Fellow

Extension Foundation

 

  

INTRODUCTION

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.

 

 


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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: https://z.umn.edu/LCE-Moorhead for the Moorhead location and https://z.umn.edu/LCE-StCloud-Brainerd for the St. Cloud-Brainerd location

 

 


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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

Required:

  • 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 https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/23286

 


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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


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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.
To apply and to view a full job description, visit the following website: https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/37290
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.