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Educator, Agriculture and Agribusiness (Horticulture)
University of Illinois Extension
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The Extension Educator serves as a regular, full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for the development, delivery, and evaluation of educational programs supporting the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. Extension Educators support one of the four core Extension program areas and within that program area may focus on one or more of the following interdisciplinary initiatives: Community, Environment, Economy, Food, and Health. Programmatic objectives of Extension Educators will be consistent with national and statewide initiatives considered of significant importance to residents of the state of Illinois.
Extension Educators will be expected to deliver research-based educational programs and to work within team settings that may consist of other Extension Educators, community professionals, and faculty within and outside of the College of ACES. The establishment of professional networks as well as the development of relationships with key stakeholder groups is vital to the success of Extension Educators.
The Extension Educator, Agriculture and Agribusiness (Horticulture) is expected to concentrate programmatically in Horticulture. This programmatic concentration includes the development and delivery of high impact and relevant educational programs and materials, and is required in the following areas: 1) production and protection of plants in urban and suburban ornamental landscapes, 2) fruit and vegetable production and protection, including organic and IPM plant protection systems. Strong leadership and delivery of programs will be provided to volunteers within the Master Gardener Program.
Extension Agent I,II, III - Water Resources
UF/IFAS Sarasota County Extension
This full‐time permanent status accruing Extension Agent will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County. The candidate will provide teaching for and management of Sarasota County water resources extension programs. In addition, at least 5% of the Agent’s time will be devoted to 4‐H Youth Development.
The candidate will develop a water resources educational and outreach program targeted to the county’s diverse population, integrating with the county’s current efforts and identifying gaps. The candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service and will respond to client needs in a timely and professional manner. This role provides the opportunity to make a positive impact in Sarasota County.


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Extension Educator, Family Consumer Science
University of Illinois Extension
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I’m excited to share that we have three job openings at University of Illinois Extension; consumer economics educators focus on teaching personal finance in local communities. Please share this job description with others who might be interested.

 The University of Illinois Extension is seeking individuals for three open positions within the consumer economics and financial education program area in multiple areas across the state (Champaign, Decatur, Will and Dupage). Master’s degree related to subject matter emphasis required.

The Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (Consumer Economics) is expected to concentrate programmatically in consumer economics and financial education.  This programmatic concentration includes the development and delivery of high impact and relevant educational programs and materials in the following areas: 1) consumer financial planning and household decision making; 2) financial literacy and 3) community capacity for financial education.

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Position serving DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, and Will Counties, closing date June 3, 2022

Position serving DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties, closing date June 1, 2022

Position serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties, closing date June 1, 2022

Extension Educator III - Urban Agriculture
UMass Extension
The Urban Agriculture Extension Educator supports community-based agricultural enterprises in urban areas of Massachusetts, with a primary focus on the Greater Boston region. The Educator will oversee growth and development of the Urban Agriculture initiative, and will develop and maintain working relationships with organizations and professionals in urban agriculture and linked fields including food systems, food security and community development. As an integral member of the Extension Agriculture Program, the Educator will collaborate with other Program staff to facilitate learning opportunities for urban farmers. The Educator will provide educational support to urban farmers on issues including food production, land access, zoning, permitting, and community relations. The Educator will translate scientific principles into clear and easily understood language, communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and will be able to navigate the work in languages other than English.
Urban Extension Professionals
Ohio State University Extension
We’re hiring 3 urban County directors (Area Leaders) in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo. We’re also hiring a cohort of 4 faculty members in our college, including an urban Extension specialist, senior faculty position. Exciting times in Ohio. Join us.
SNAP-Ed African Heritage Program Coordinator
Oregon State University
The position is responsible for delivering and implementing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) outreach/programming efforts in Multnomah County, focusing on providing programming to African Heritage populations in the Portland Metropolitan Area. SNAP-Ed is a federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Funding is provided in part by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through a contract with Oregon Department of Human Services.

This Program Coordinator provides evidence-based interventions including hands- on learner-centered direct education as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change. Programs are designed to explore and invest in culturally relevant practices and strategies that are co-created and co-lead by the target audience to recognize cultural food patterns and traditions from a strength-based approach while promoting healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle.

This position will also lead the SNAP-Ed African Heritage work group. The African Heritage work group is part of the Cultural Work Groups Initiative, which currently includes the Latinx, Indigenous Peoples and Pasifika (Pacific Islanders) work groups. These groups are guiding the development of culturally sensitive approaches to support these communities, prioritize their needs, as well as develop culturally appropriate nutrition and physical activity resources. The individual in this position will be responsive to the needs and wants of the African Heritage communities. They will need to prioritize relationship building and contribute to the development of culturally tailored approaches to serve these populations.
Iowa 4-H DEI Program Specialist
Iowa State University
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Specialist will coordinate the Access, Equity, and Belonging Committee which includes Champion Group chairs. Champion Groups are staff driven working groups that develop and identify research-based resources to support Iowa 4-H’s work with the identified populations. This includes convening group leads and connecting the work of the Champion Groups to the overall program priorities and strategic plan of Iowa 4-H Youth Development. This individual will provide content expertise, partnership development, and youth recruitment assistance to support relevant state-level 4-H programs and events including Teen Influencers, 4-H Connect, and Career Pathways. This position will promote and facilitate professional development opportunities around diversity, equity, and inclusion and cultural competency for county and state staff as well as collaborate with professional development teams to meet identified training needs. Additional duties of this position will include developing resources to support county youth staff in recruiting and retaining diverse volunteers, as well as recruiting and retaining a diverse population of volunteers for state-level events and programs.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional analytical, public relations, and written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively represent the goals of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to the public.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Additional years of related experience.
Experience with positive youth development.
Experience developing and/or delivering diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
Experience with volunteer development.
Effective interpersonal skills for working with diverse audiences.
Iowa 4-H Data and Program Evaluation Specialist
Iowa State University
Under the direction of the Organizational Learning and Accountability Manager, the Business Systems Analyst I or II – 4H Data and Program Evaluation will provide leadership, expertise, and support to program evaluation, reporting, and the 4HOnline enrollment system. The Program Specialist will design and implement training and professional development, support the use of data management solutions (4HOnline and MyData), and support the Iowa 4-H Youth Development evaluation methodology. They will lead a team to support counties and regions in the use of 4HOnline, providing advice and support, so they can effectively carry out the mission of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program with regards to data management, program evaluation, and reporting.
The Business Systems Analyst I or II – 4H Data and Program Evaluation will collaborate with all 4-H teams to support reporting and evaluation needs. The specialist also will collaborate with the ISU Extension and Outreach Program Development and Evaluation service unit to provide evaluation support to Iowa 4-H.
The successful candidate will possess exceptional problem-solving skills, strong organizational and analytical skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong program evaluation, math, and computer skills to develop detailed, complex reports and analyses tools are essential to this position.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in design of and implementation of evaluation for youth educational programming.
Experience in compilation of program evaluation impact data.
Experience managing the 4HOnline or similar database at the county Extension level or at the statewide ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development level
Experience developing professional development learning experiences with adult learners.
Experience providing customer service.
Experience in management of databases.
Experience with 4-H Youth Development programs.
Translation Specialist
University of Illinois Extension

Provide end-to-end client service on English to Spanish language translation requests from a variety of constituents throughout Illinois Extension in collaboration with the project manager and writing and design colleagues.

Develop institutional knowledge that informs the nuance of Illinois Extension marketing and communications and utilize that knowledge to create on-brand translations for diverse audiences.

Recruit and hire language translation hourly help in needed languages beyond English and Spanish.

Supervise hourly help and provide client service on these projects.

Create proofing, editing, and project management systems for hourly translation staff projects.

Provide cultural insights related to target marketing for Spanish language communities.

Solicit and research cultural insights as needed for other language communities as it related to Illinois Extension’s mission and programming.

Comply with all University of Illinois Extension Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work: assist unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports as needed.

Perform other related duties as assigned to further the mission of the unit.
Maryland 4-H Faculty
University of Maryland Extension
University of Maryland Extension is seeking to fill two (2) 4-H Youth Development Educator positions, with one position at each of the following county Extension office locations:

Montgomery County (Position 103437) - This Office is located in Derwood, Maryland, and provides programming to the Central Maryland Cluster, which includes Montgomery County.
Prince George’s County (Position 103358) - This office is located in Clinton, Maryland, and provides programming to Prince George’s County (home of the University of Maryland College Park campus).

When applying to this posting, applicants are encouraged to indicate all location preference (s).

Description of Unit:
University of Maryland is a land-grant institution with a three-part mission of teaching, research, and outreach. The campus is located in College Park, Maryland. University of Maryland Extension (UME) reaches all parts of Maryland with an office in every county and Baltimore City. Maryland 4-H is the youth development program of the land grant system. To learn more about the 4-H Youth Development Program, visit

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Extension Educator (Agent) is responsible for organizing, developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs for youth, families and communities working through volunteers and youth development agencies to provide experiential learning opportunities for youth, leading to the development of life skills for youth. The educator is also responsible for developing an active, ongoing recruitment campaign to involve new volunteers and youth. As a tenure track faculty member, the Educator will be responsible for providing leadership to develop focused youth development programs in cooperation with colleagues in the assigned Cluster. The faculty member will be on track for tenure and promotion to a higher rank in accordance with University policy and UME tenure guidelines within a timeframe defined.
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