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Community Development Specialist


Montana State University  Extension


 

  

Job Description: 

The MSU Extension Community Development program works to address the critical issues facing the social, civic, economic and leadership capacity of communities across Montana through education, applied research, and research-informed strategies.The primary focus of this position is to plan, deliver, and evaluate programs, conduct research, and produce scholarship that responds to issues facing communities in Montana.

It is a full-time, 12-month appointed tenure track Extension position located 
in the College of Letters & Science, in the Department of Earth Sciences. Workload distribution for this position is 50% Teaching, 40% Scholarship, and 10% Service.

We are seeking a candidate that possesses the ability to assess the needs of internal and external Extension audiences and guide strategic planning and action to meet those needs. The Community Development program is growing and the Specialist

will provide support and leadership to further develop the capacity and impact of Community Development work in Montana.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to beresponsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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Local Food Systems Program Administrator


Kansas State Research & Extension


 

  

Job Description: 

Local Food Systems Program Administrator

The Local Food Systems Program Administrator will be responsible for directing a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership grant to elevate and provide support to local and regional food systems across the state. Key responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate key Kansas local and regional food system activities, including hosting monthly calls between project team partners, organize local food systems conventions, compile information on local food system projects and implement project evaluation components.

  2. Manage stakeholder relationships and communication methods with both internal and external project partners.

  3. Implement a marketing strategy; assist in developing promotional materials, provide training to local partners during the annual Local Food Systems Summit, create training and resources to meet the needs of local food system practitioners.

  4. Oversee a Project Coordinator and annual report about local food system impacts and projects from the workforce development program.

For best consideration, apply by January 18, 2023.

View the full position description and apply here.

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Open Rank Extension Educator - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (Lincoln County)


University Nebraska - Lincoln


 

  

Job Description: 

Do you have the drive to help create 21st Century rural community prosperity? Nebraska Extension is searching for an Extension Educator who catalyzes opportunities, provides strong regional expertise, leads impactful learning programs, and serves as a coach for communities poised to thrive. Core to this role is the ability to conduct community outreach, visitation, and engagement with community leaders and residents. Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who demonstrate excellence, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, are team players, and are excellent communicators. We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in North Platte, Nebraska and serving McPherson, Logan, Lincoln, Perkins, Arthur, and Keith Counties. As a member of the Nebraska Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. We want individuals who are self-directed and thrive in an autonomous work environment. You will work with high-performing teams to create and deliver world-class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.


Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

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Local Food Systems Program Administrator


Kansas State Research & Extension


 

  

Job Description: 

Local Food Systems Program Administrator

The Local Food Systems Program Administrator will be responsible for directing a USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership grant to elevate and provide support to local and regional food systems across the state. Key responsibilities include:

  1. Coordinate key Kansas local and regional food system activities, including hosting monthly calls between project team partners, organize local food systems conventions, compile information on local food system projects and implement project evaluation components.

  2. Manage stakeholder relationships and communication methods with both internal and external project partners.

  3. Implement a marketing strategy; assist in developing promotional materials, provide training to local partners during the annual Local Food Systems Summit, create training and resources to meet the needs of local food system practitioners.

  4. Oversee a Project Coordinator and annual report about local food system impacts and projects from the workforce development program.

For best consideration, apply by January 18, 2023.

View the full position description and apply here.

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Open Rank Extension Educator - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (Lincoln County)


University Nebraska - Lincoln


 

  

Job Description: 

Do you have the drive to help create 21st Century rural community prosperity? Nebraska Extension is searching for an Extension Educator who catalyzes opportunities, provides strong regional expertise, leads impactful learning programs, and serves as a coach for communities poised to thrive. Core to this role is the ability to conduct community outreach, visitation, and engagement with community leaders and residents. Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who demonstrate excellence, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, are team players, and are excellent communicators. We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in North Platte, Nebraska and serving McPherson, Logan, Lincoln, Perkins, Arthur, and Keith Counties. As a member of the Nebraska Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. We want individuals who are self-directed and thrive in an autonomous work environment. You will work with high-performing teams to create and deliver world-class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.


Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

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Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning


Iowa State University


 

  

Job Description:  

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to the missions of the Department and College by teaching core planning courses and electives at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as community development courses at the graduate level.

We are seeking a candidate who has research, teaching, and professional expertise in the broadly defined area of community development. We seek an innovative and productive scholar interested in community development whose work focuses on one or more of the following:

  • community engagement
  • participatory and inclusive planning
  • food security and social justice
  • land use and physical planning
  • zoning and plan implementation

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Open Rank Extension Educator - Rural Prosperity Nebraska (Otoe County)


University Nebraska - Lincoln


 

  

Job Description: 

Do you have the drive to help create 21st Century rural community prosperity? Nebraska Extension is searching for an Extension Educator who catalyzes opportunities, provides strong regional expertise, leads impactful learning programs, and serves as a coach for communities poised to thrive. Core to this role is the ability to conduct community outreach, visitation, and engagement with community leaders and residents. Nebraska Extension is an organization that values individuals who demonstrate excellence, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, are team players, and are excellent communicators. We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Syracuse, Nebraska and serving Cass, Otoe, Pawnee, Nemaha, Johnson, Richardson, Gage, and Lancaster Counties. As a member of the Nebraska Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. We want individuals who are self-directed and thrive in an autonomous work environment. You will work with high-performing teams to create and deliver world-class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.


Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

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Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning


Iowa State University


 

  

Job Description:  

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) in the College of Design at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to the missions of the Department and College by teaching core planning courses and electives at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as community development courses at the graduate level.

We are seeking a candidate who has research, teaching, and professional expertise in the broadly defined area of community development. We seek an innovative and productive scholar interested in community development whose work focuses on one or more of the following:

  • community engagement
  • participatory and inclusive planning
  • food security and social justice
  • land use and physical planning
  • zoning and plan implementation

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Non-Tenure Track Assistant Research Professor/Associate Director, Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development


Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development


 

  

Job Description:  The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (NERCRD) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking applications for a limited-term, Non-Tenure Track Assistant Research Professor/Associate Director position. The NERCRD is located in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education within Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The Center’s mission is to work on and coordinate a broad range of issues with land grant universities and other partners in the Northeast as well as nationally in support of rural development. In addition to a Director, the Center employs a business manager as well as a communications-public relations professional, post-docs, and graduate students.

The position involves an academic appointment at the Assistant Research Professor level on a non-tenure track basis and is renewable annually conditional on funding, with a 25% Research and 75% Extension split. The individual will lead the Center’s outreach oriented activities in consultation with the Director by (1) fostering relationships among Northeast land grant universities and rural development partners; (2) identifying and responding to opportunities for cross-state collaborations and sharing of programs; (3) developing and implementing educational programs, including translating scientific findings into practice; (4) and securing grants and conducting nationally recognized research consistent with the Center’s mission

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Extension Educator Community and Economic Development (Community and Development Planning) - Unit 18


University of Illinois Extension


 

  

Position Information

University of Illinois Extension is seeking an individual to provide educational leadership for program delivery in Unit 18 (Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery Counties). Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis required. To view complete job description and apply, visit https://go.illinois.edu/1013636. Closing date is December 8, 2022

The 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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Project Administrator, Rural Grocery Initiative


Kansaas State University Extension


 

  

Position Information

Rural Grocery Program/Project Administrator

The Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) is seeking a program/project administrator to join our team. The successful candidate will advance the Rural Grocery Initiative’s mission by:

  • Implementing RGI’s Content Development Strategy
  • Developing and designing informational resources
  • Leading outreach and promotion for the Rural Grocery Initiative
  • Coordinating and managing events
  • Managing partner and stakeholder relationships
  • Supervising student employees

This position will serve an integral role on the RGI team, supporting the team's mission to support and sustain rural grocery stores, enhance community vitality and improve access to healthy foods.  For best consideration apply by, November 13, 2022.

View the full position description and apply here.

 

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Community Vitality Extension Field Agent 


South Dakota State Extension


 

  

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 Aberdeen, SD at the Aberdeen Regional Extension Center. This is a 12-month, 100%-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is supervised by the SDSU Extension Community Vitality Program Leader with collaborative engagement by the Director of the School of Health and Consumer Sciences.

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.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Regional Economist 


Arkansas Economic Development 
Institute (AEDI)


 

  

The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) seeks a Regional Economist.  The 67-year-old Institute was created by the University of Arkansas is a statewide economic development non-academic organization whose mission is support and enhance economic development throughout the State of Arkansas through applied research, technical assistance, and training; https://youraedi.com . The offices of AEDI are in the state capital of Little Rock.

 

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Extension Educator, Leadership and Civic Engagement 


University of. Minnesota Extension


 

  

We currently have an opening for an Extension Educator- Leadership and Civic Engagement in Southwest MN (Marshall or Worthington Office). The position is posted on the Extension Career page with Job ID: 350530 and an initial deadline of Sept 12, 2022. The posted job description is attached. 

 

Here are the direct links to apply:

External applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/350530

Internal applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/350530

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County Extension Agents, 


Prairie View A&M University Extension


 

  

Good afternoon 1890 colleagues. Our Community and Economic Development Unit has 2 extension agent positions open. One in Liberty, TX and the other in San Antonio TX. If you know of anyone interested in applying, please share the info and links below.

Liberty Co Extension Agent (Near Houston, TX):

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PVAMU_External/job/Extension-Agent--CED--Liberty-County-_R-052020

Bexar Co Extension Agent (San Antonio, TX):

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PVAMU_External/job/Extension-Agent--CED--Bexar-County-_R-052233

Job Descriptions:

The Extension Agent, under general supervision, implements and plans educational programs and activities in assigned program areas. Supports and assists in the implementation of educational programs and activities in program areas for which other staff members have assigned leadership responsibilities. The areas of focus are small business development, business contracting, agribusiness development, community resources, business financing, home ownership, or community organization development. 

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly delivers Community and Economic Development (CED) community-based educational programs through a wide variety of teaching methods at sites throughout the geographic area served. 
  • Provides general assistance to entrepreneurs, small business owners, agri-businesses and land owners on financial resources, business planning, marketing, budgeting, efficient agri-business practices, and business development issues. 
  • Plan and implement appropriate impact evaluations and reports to document program effectiveness. 
  • Develops plans of work based on ongoing assessment of community needs.
  • Develops and follows a personal plan for professional development in the area of community resource development.
  • Works with county and regional economic development agencies to incorporate local county needs into economic development plans programs, and strategies.  
  • Collaborates with non-profit community organizations, agencies, key stakeholders, civic groups, local governments, and other Extension staff in the region to provide a broad array of integrated and multicounty programs.
  • Collaborates with County Extension staff to present a unified and coordinated County Extension program effort.
  • Assist in the marketing and promotion of the Community and Economic Development Systems Unit by participating in internet radio blogs on various small business and community topics, mass media interviews (when appropriate) and participating in Extension publications on community and economic development topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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Regional Extension Educator, 


Purdue University Extension


 

  

Position Information

Community Development (CDEXT) Regional Extension Educators lead thematic area activities, including resourcing, developing, implementing, and evaluating Signature Extension Programs in collaboration with Extension specialists, Extension educators, and other stakeholders.

Requisition ID:  20731


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Assistant Extension Professor, Rural Sociology


Auburn University Extension


 

  

Position Information

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University is seeking candidates for an Assistant Extension Professor focused on rural sociology. The candidate will provide extension programming at the intersection of agriculture, organizations, and communities in relation to social and economic well-being. This is a 12-month non-tenure track position (100% Extension). The expected start date is Fall 2022. Applicants must apply online
at https://www.auemployment.com/postings/29377.

The review will begin July 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Michelle R. Worosz, Search Committee Chair, email: [email protected].

 

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Assistant Professor, Community Development and Engagement


Penn State University Extension


 

  

Position Information

We are pleased to announce this new call for an Assistant Professor, in Community Development and Engagement at Penn State.  The position will have a strong focus on community based efforts to ensure social justice, equity, and the development of stable, civil societies.


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State Specialist in Entrepreneurship, Center for Community Vitality

University of Minnesota Extension


 

  

Position Information

The State Specialist in Entrepreneurship will be part of a bi-state collaboration in entrepreneurship (Wisconsin & Minnesota) focused on developing programs that can be applied in Minnesota and Wisconsin to help strengthen community support for entrepreneurs. The State Specialist in Entrepreneurship will help leverage the resources available through the University of Minnesota Center for Community Vitality and the University of Wisconsin Community Development Institute to help communities better understand the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs across a range of industries. The State Specialist will provide leadership to the development of research, provide programming and training that supports entrepreneurship and the develop models of community support for entrepreneurs.
Apply here by July 15th.
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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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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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Description

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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Title/Location
Description

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)

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Title/Location
Description

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.