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Posted 01/24/2022

Utah State University Extension

Please share the news of a significant leadership position with Utah State University Extension.  

Utah State University Extension invites applications for the Director of the Home and Community department (H&C). The Director also serves as the State Family and Consumer Sciences Program Leader. The Director is responsible for creating and implementing strategic efforts to support home and community faculty and staff. The Director works closely with administrators, faculty and staff, and local officials throughout the state to facilitate robust, responsive, and rewarding Extension services.  

Utah State University (USU) is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant University. USU is a Carnegie R1 (Very high research activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students. Through USU Extension, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. The H&C department consists of 34 faculty members and numerous staff. They provide programming related to economic development, emergency preparedness, family and couple relationships, food safety and preservation, leadership, health and wellness, nutrition, personal and family finance, remote work, and much more. The faculty collaborate with Extension specialists and community partners to respond to immerging issues and are active in broadcast television, social media, online courses, and other technologies.  

Learn more about USU Extension the Home & Community Department:

A full job description is available here: Director of Home & Community Programs (USU Extension).  Internal and external candidates may apply for Extension jobs at


Posted 01/24/2022

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 

All candidates must apply online at 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. 


Posted 1/19/2022

university of arizona

Director, Cooperative Extension

Posting Number       req8109
Department              Agric Extension Administration
Department Website Link
Location                    Main Campus
Address                     Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights 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)

The CES Director is a senior executive leader who must work closely with 15 County Extension Directors, four Associate Directors, 10 Academic Unit Heads, Directors of three research / policy centers, two Associate Deans in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the Director of the Arizona Experiment Station (and affiliated research centers), the Associate Vice President for Finance, Administration and Operations, and Development, Alumni, Advocacy and Corporate Relations. They must liaise with peers in other UArizona colleges, federal and state personnel, agricultural producers and commodity groups, external advisory committees, UArizona administrators, 4-H (and other youth programs), and other CES stakeholders throughout the state. Under the direction of UArizona Government and Community Relations, the CES Director may be required to represent the CES to elected and appointed officials in five tribal nations and county, state, and federal government. 

As the vital contributor to the communities in which it serves and a visible ambassador of UArizona throughout the state, the CES has more than 400 employees and nearly 2,500 volunteers delivering Extension programs that serve Arizona’s private and public sectors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • The CES Director will be responsible for recruiting, professionally developing, investing in, and retaining diverse, world-class CES employees as well as developing strong multidisciplinary teams to increase its dynamic innovation and entrepreneurialism.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated understanding of Extension’s role in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Demonstrated delivery of increased diversity, inclusion, equity, and access

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and be qualified for an appointment at full rank as a specialist or agent with continuing status at the University of Arizona
  • Experience in managing and leading a large and geographically dispersed organization responsive to the needs of diverse stakeholders in the context of changing environments, demographics, and funding
  • Experience working in Advocacy, Alumni and Corporate Relations, and Development
  • Work experience with advisory board members and other external stakeholder groups

Target Hire Date      7/1/2022

Contact Information for Candidate

George Frisvold
[email protected]

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Four Additional Documents

Special Instructions for Applicant: 

For your application to be considered complete, please submit the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 1. Statement of Research and/or Extension Accomplishments and Future Plans (upload as an Additional Document)
  • 2. Statement of Administrative and Leadership Experiences, including vision and strategy statement (upload as an Additional Document)
  • 3. Diversity Statement that addresses how your personal experiences and professional plans support UArizona’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness (upload as an Additional Document)
  • 4. Names and Contact Information for three professional references, that in sum can speak to the applicant's breadth of qualifications (upload as an Additional Document)




Posted 1/18/2022

Oregon State University Extension

Assistant Professor of Practice, Family and Community Health—Jackson and Josephine Counties

This Assistant Professor of Practice is a member of the regional and statewide team of the OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program. The primary work assignments demonstrate a balance of competence and accomplishment in community-related practice, teaching and educational development, scholarship, and service to the institution and profession.

This faculty position serves Southern Oregon with responsibility for Extension educational and community outcomes with applied practice scholarship and university service expectations. FCH is a program within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (PHHS).

The Assistant Professor of Practice provides overall leadership to the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program in Southern Oregon.  Specifically, the faculty member is expected to maintain a robust portfolio of programming in service to the college vision and the Oregon statewide health improvement plan, called Healthier Together Oregon ( Specific areas of programming are determined in conjunction with local community representatives and should align with the county-level community health assessment ( and community health improvement plan (

This position is located at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC). The faculty member is part of a team of Extension faculty and staff serving Jackson and Josephine Counties. Collaborative work across disciplines, organizational units, and Extension programs areas is expected. The faculty member will also be expected to develop appropriate specialized expertise to support area or statewide FCH programming. The specializations will be determined in consultation with the Extension Program Leader for Family and Community Health and the Regional Director and will be complementary to those of other Extension faculty in the region or state.

Applications are due on Feb. 4, 2022.

For full details about this position, and to apply, please visit:

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled


Posted 1/18/2022

University of Idaho 

Extension Educator - Eat Smart Idaho 

Location: Off Campus Location - Bannock County - Pocatello
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
University of Idaho Extension is seeking applicants for a 12-month, tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor, Extension Educator in Eat Smart Idaho, other family and consumer sciences programs, and 4-H youth development. This position is located at the University of Idaho Extension office in Pocatello, Bannock County. The Extension educator will provide district support and supervision for the University of Idaho Extension Eat Smart Idaho program (60% of Extension time). The Educator will also provide instruction and support in family and consumer sciences (FCS) health, nutrition, and food safety (30% of Extension time) as well as FCS-related 4-H youth development programming (10% of Extension time). The Extension educator will determine clientele needs and priorities and then design, market, conduct, and evaluate Extension programs. In addition, the educator will participate in applicable university, college, Extension, district and community committees and perform other service/ leadership assignments (5%) and will conduct scholarship/creative activities (5%). 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • An earned Master’s degree from an accredited institution in family and consumer sciences, nutrition and health, Extension education, or a closely related discipline. The required degree(s) must be completed by the date of hire.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals and groups of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and competence in using technology for program delivery, record keeping, reporting, and team-based communications.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Extension experience in family and consumer sciences.
  • Ability to design, market, conduct, and evaluate educational programs.
  • Experience in disseminating research results through scholarly outlets such as refereed/peer reviewed publications and/or oral presentations.
  • Supervisory experience of staff and/or volunteers including recruiting, teaching, supervising, mentoring and managing others.
  • Experience working with underserved audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills. 

Posting Number: F000972P
Posting Date: 01/14/2022
Closing Date: 
Open Until Filled: Yes 

Special Instructions:
This position is open until filled. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified, but not earlier than February 14, 2022. Applicants who apply by this date will receive first consideration.

In addition to the online application, please submit a resume/CV, letter of qualification, and transcripts (unofficial are acceptable). Provide names and contact information for three references and have each reference send a letter of recommendation that address the candidate’s qualifications for this position (generic letters of recommendation will not be considered) to Marnie Spencer, University of Idaho Extension Eastern District Director, [email protected]. Questions can be directed to Marnie Spencer at 208-529-8376. 

For questions, please contact: Marnie Spencer UI Extension Eastern District 208-529-8376 [email protected]

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.  

To apply, please visit: 

EEO Statement 
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. 


Posted 1/13/2022

University of Missouri Extension

Regional Director - MU Extension Northwest Region

Position Overview:
Regional Directors are the MU Extension academic hub in each geographic region and work proactively to design and implement innovative responses to current and emerging program needs across the region and the state of Missouri.  Regional Directors align and converge the talent, strengths, and academic resources of the University of Missouri, local partners, industry, and other institutions to forge mutually beneficial partnerships meeting the needs of all Missourians. 

Regional Directors provide primary leadership and development of County Engagement Specialists and Extension Councils and secondary leadership to Field Specialists headquartered in the region.  Working with these and other partners, they guide delivery of programs and services to maximize the engagement and value-adding impacts of the University of Missouri in collaboration with university administration, Education Directors, and Senior Program Directors. Regional Directors exhibit high personal standards of excellence, are effective team members, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility, and respect for all in their daily work.

The successful candidate must live or relocate to live within one of the assigned counties. This is a full-time, 12-month academic position with an administrative appointment.  It is expected that the Regional Director will be eligible and approved for faculty appointment within the Department of Extension. Extension Faculty serve for 12-months in non-tenure track appointments to the promotable ranks of Assistant, Associate, or Full Extension Professional.  The rank at time of appointment or promotion is consistent with the standards of achievement and experience established by the faculty.

For full details and to apply, visit:



Posted 1/12/2022

College of Human Sciences
Auburn University

Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Human Sciences Extension Programs

The College of Human Sciences (CHS) at Auburn University ( and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) ( are seeking to fill the position of Associate Dean for Extension and Assistant Director for Human Sciences Extension Programs to begin no later than Fall 2022. This 12-month administrative position will fit within the organizational structures of CHS and ACES. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director position reports jointly to the CHS Dean and the ACES Associate Director. The position is classified as an Extension Specialist with a joint CHS and ACES administrative appointment. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director will be a member of the CHS administrative team with an office located in either Spidle Hall or Duncan Hall. The position is a member of the ACES System Program Team charged to bring into alignment the programmatic visions and directions of the CHS and ACES.

Responsibilities: The Associate Dean/Assistant Director provides vision and leadership in how Extension, research, academic programs, and other allied programs develop synergy to enhance collaborative research and evidence-based outcomes. The position provides coordination and leadership for Human Sciences Extension Programs carried out by ACES in collaboration with the CHS and Alabama A&M University. The position is responsible for the coordination and integration of Extension programs that engage Alabama citizens in evidence-based programming and research to support the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Associate Dean/Assistant Director will:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Department Heads in the College, ACES program units, and County Extension Offices;
  • Serve as a liaison between CHS and ACES;
  • Foster entrepreneurial approaches to engage faculty in the pursuit and procurement of revenue through grants, contracts, gifts and fees to expand programming;
  • Mentor and work collaboratively with Extension Specialists in CHS Human Sciences Extension programming;
  • Provide input to Department Heads for the evaluation of Extension Specialists and professional staff with ACES appointments;
  • Recommend changes to ensure constant improvement of Extension programming;
  • Lead program needs assessment activities, priority program team plan-of‐work development, delivery of transformational Extension programs, outcome evaluation and impact reporting;
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision, mentoring and performance assessment of Regional Extension Agents;
  • Provide leadership to assure program alignment with the annual plan‐of‐work and direction set by ACES and CHS;
  • Serve as the ACES representative to the Southern Region Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program Leaders Network;
  • Serve as an active member of the CHS Executive Leadership Team;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to priority program team coordinators and other team leaders;
  • Foster the use of emerging pedagogy and communication technologies, including the appropriate media and social media, to engage new and diverse constituent audiences;
  • Build teamwork through communication with ACES and departmental Extension Specialists, Regional Extension Agents, and others as appropriate.


  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field within human sciences or related field;
  • Academic credentials commensurate with Professor rank;
  • An established academic record of scholarship in a relevant discipline;
  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, including supervision of professional staff;
  • Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in development, delivery, and evaluation of extension and/or outreach programs that meet the needs of a target audience and create measurable impacts;
  • Strong working knowledge of current human science issues in the world, United States and Alabama;
  • A proactive vision of the future of Extension, a demonstrated commitment to the Extension philosophy and mission, and the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders on these matters;
  • An outstanding performance record in previous employment;
  • Proven record in generation of revenue streams to support applied-research, Extension programming, and/or outreach;
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and a proven ability to interact extremely effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders;
  • Proven record of extension and/or outreach leadership and scholarship to be eligible for tenure at the full professor rank in his/her appropriate academic department, if applicable;
  • Commitment to Auburn University’s core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability;
  • National leadership experience preferred;
  • The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates must apply online at the following link: Applications must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, leadership philosophy statement, diversity statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Co-Chairs, Angela Wiley and Paul Brown ([email protected] and [email protected]).


Posted 1/11/2022

University of Idaho 

District Director, UI Extension - Central District 

Location: Twin Falls
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time 

Position Summary: 
The Central District Director is a tenured position with rank of professor administratively responsible to the Associate Dean/Director, University of Idaho Extension and participates in administrative and policy decisions as a member of UI Extension and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences administrative teams. The Central District office is located on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, Idaho. The district director promotes teamwork among county, specialist and research faculty and provides leadership to district Extension program planning. The district director is responsible for 18 county faculties in 10 counties. The district director also contributes to the broader mission of the university by communicating and collaborating with the Operations Manager of the Kimberly Research and Extension Center to facilitate University outreach. In addition the director will work closely with the academic department administrators and will provide input on research and teaching needs in Central Idaho. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned masters degree from an accredited institution with at least one degree in a field of agriculture, life science or closely related field with the experience to merit an appointment with tenure and rank of full professor.
  • Evidence of effective performance in Extension program development, personnel leadership and program administration and a strong knowledge of and experience with the mission of the land-grant university.
  • Evidence of administrative and leadership effectiveness in a complex organization with responsibilities for budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning, and critical decision-making.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the management of programs and resources and a proven ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of the broad diversity of fields within Extension, including the nature, value, and inter-relationships of the represented disciplines.
  • A management style that is inclusive and empowers others to succeed, fosters respect, builds pride in the accomplishment of shared goals, and feeds upon two-way communication.
  • Applicants must possess strong organizational, communication, and conflict resolution skills, function as a member of as cohesive administrative team, and lead and facilitate organizational change to position the district for the future. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate degree in a field related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Record of successful county or multi-county Extension experience.
  • A comprehensive vision for the role and function of UI Extension in the 21st century land-grant university.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory, and problem-solving skills. 

Posting Number: F000966P
Posting Date: 01/07/2022
Closing Date: 
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions: 

Applications received by February 7, 2022 will receive first consideration. 

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed. 

In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names & contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts. 

For questions, please contact:

Patrick Momont
University of Idaho Extension, Southern District
(208) 454-7629
[email protected] 

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check. 

To apply, please visit: 

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. 

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Posted 12/16/2021

Utah State University Extension

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor - Weber County

tah 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. 

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track).  A Master's degree is required for either rank. 

The estimated start date for this position is March 1, 2022.

We are especially interested in candidates that are well versed in using online educational platforms (e.g. Canvas) to develop and deliver clientele-focused, home and community related programming and who also have experience implementing programs that engage diverse, underserved populations.

You can learn more about Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here:

For full details on this position and to apply, please visit:


Posted 12/9/2021

North Carolina State University 

Multiple Positions Available

General job description, may vary by county: 

The agent in this position will provide leadership for the development, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of an effective educational program in family and consumer sciences, including the areas of foods, nutrition, and health. The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. Additional responsibilities will include recruiting and training Extension Master Food Volunteers providing leadership supervision and assistance as needed. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to multi-task with little supervision.

This position demands a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with an understanding of family and consumer science programming needs, primarily in foods and nutrition 

The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, build community partnerships, and have the ability to multi-task with little supervision.

The successful candidate must plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs related to food preservation, weight management, healthy eating, food safety, and others as identified by the advisory committee and others.  

Mitchell County: 

Polk County: 

Madison County: 

Burke County:


Posted December 8, 2021

Director of Extension and Associate Dean for Engagement
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno, seeks a strategic, visionary leader to serve as the Director of Extension and Associate Dean for Engagement within the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. 

The Director/Associate Dean for Engagement leads and administers statewide Extension programs as part of the land grant mission of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), while also acting as an ambassador on and off campus to a wide range of stakeholders and constituency groups across the state. Extension is a major unit within the, and collaborates closely with the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station and other units within the Nevada System of Higher Education. As director, the position has direct supervisory authority for Extension, including NIFA reporting authority. 

As Associate Dean, the position works collaboratively with other associate deans in CABNR and other colleges to assure effective integration of the university’s statewide engagement mission. The position reports to the Dean of CABNR, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES) and Extension. 

Required Qualifications
Doctorate in relevant field and three (3) years of managerial experience.

Related Experience: Extension or comparable administrative experience with responsibility for personnel and budget; experience and qualifications commensurate with appointment in Extension with tenure at rank of professor. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Administrative experience at the level of Chair or higher.
  • Experience as an Extension faculty member at a land-grant university. 
  • Candidates with experience working with diverse populations and leading diverse teams. 

Ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate a clear and relevant vision and strategy to secure resources (federal, state and local) to develop Extension programs in all six program areas defined in state statue, with excellence, statewide.
  • Demonstrated understanding of urban and rural community needs.
  • Experience with program review and development. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain consultative and collaborative relationships with Nevada’s counties and communities; trade groups and other community organizations; and state, local and federal agencies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and mentor faculty and staff, and to create a positive and productive work environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the Extension mission to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the changing nature of digital communications and their use in promoting Extension programs. 
  • Ability to use visionary leadership and innovation to provide for continued educational, research, outreach and service programs pertaining to agriculture, community development, health and nutrition, horticulture, personal and family development, and natural resources in Nevada’s rural and urban communities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, particularly in diplomacy, listening, and consensus building. 
  • Demonstrated ability to seek, clarify, and consolidate input from all levels (Deans and Directors, Academic Departments, Extension faculty and staff, local government, etc.) into a clear strategy for organizational development. 

Extension at the University of Nevada, Reno brings information to solve problems and deal with critical issues throughout Nevada. Extension is a partnership supported by federal, state and county funds, working closely with a wide range of partners. Extension has, serving urban and rural populations throughout the state. Nevada hired its first Extension employee in 1914 following the signing of the Smith-Lever Act and Extension has been at the forefront of many community actions throughout its in the state. 

About the University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s historic land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 20,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and also earned the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory. 

The University’s main campus is located in Reno, Nevada, immediately adjacent to a vibrant and growing downtown region, and has a satellite campus in south Reno. Currently underway is the acquisition of a 20 acres residential campus at Lake Tahoe which will complement the University’s presence in each of Nevada’s 17 counties. The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which includes two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and endeavors to create and develop strong partnerships with each institution. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. 

Located where the Sierra Nevada meets the high desert of the Great Basin, the University’s verdant, 290-acre main campus is a 45-minute drive from scenic Lake Tahoe. Today, the University delivers on its land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote UNR’s diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education, according to both Forbes and Money magazines (2018). The University is ranked in the top tier of National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. UNR is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. 

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender/sex (including but not limited to pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color, or religion. 

Total Compensation
The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a generous retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for employees and dependents. For more information, please visit: 

Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. UNR offers a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. 

Required Attachment/s
The University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

[email protected] 

Attach the following attachments to your Academic Search application

1) CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Five Professional References: no references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward UNR’s mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment as the Director of Extension and Associate Dean for Engagement. 

Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants [email protected] and [email protected]

More information, including an institutional profile, can be found at

Full Consideration
The position is open until filled but only applications received by Tuesday, March 15, 2022, can be assured full consideration.



Posted 11/16/2021

university of alaska

4-H and Youth Development Program Leader

Position Summary:

Lead 4-H to help today's youth reach their full potential. Position is responsible for leadership and oversight of the youth development programs in Cooperative Extension Service (CES) at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). This position manages multiple projects and programs simultaneously. Success at obtaining external funding in support of the program is absolutely necessary given reductions in state allocations. The position requires highly self-motivated and disciplined creative abilities. How 4H and other youth programs associated with UAF CES are perceived is guided by this position. It requires a sensitivity to program needs and evaluation to ascertain whether or not programs meet desired CES standards, mission and program objectives for youth development and growth. This position is key to ensure and maintain high quality youth development activities at UAF in CES.


Development of 4-H and youth development performance metrics and accountability measures with linkage to priority goals, staffing, decisions, program strategies, and budgets.

Work with CES Communications staff to assure high quality of all publications associated with UAF CES youth development programs in Alaska. Cooperation and facilitation of all 4H and leadership in Alaska. Representation of 4-H and Youth Development to internal and external audiences at all national levels. Guidance to 4-H and Educators/Agents on annual reports in accordance with CES youth development missions, plans of work, and Proposals, and programs.

Research and scholarship on current and future trends and local and state demographic information and share as needed with 4-H educators/staff.

Youth development in-service training and development for all levels of youth development programming in CES in Alaska. Orientation for new faculty and staff working with 4-H and Youth Development programs and participation in performance reviews with district educators/agents for on-going improvement and feedback.

Authorship of proposals both internally to USDA/CES and externally through acquisition and management of grants that support 4-H, CES and IANRE Strategic Plans.

Development and maintenance of effective teamwork among co-workers, Extension Agents, program assistants, volunteers, agency representatives including Alaska 4-H Volunteer Leaders Organization and State Teen Organization members.

For full details and to apply, please visit:

A complete application will include a cover letter, a resume/curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references. 

This is a full-time, 12-month, academic administrator position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary is based on experience. This position is open until filled with the initial application review beginning Dec. 6th, 2021. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time on Dec. 5th, 2021

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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Posted 11/16/2021

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Associate or Full Professor and Department Chair
Family and Community Health Sciences
Rutgers Cooperative Extension/School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is searching for a distinguished academic leader and visionary and transformational Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) to expand the capacity, visibility and impact of the department across the state and within the university. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank of Associate or Full Professor based on experience and academic accomplishments. This 12-month, 100% Extension-funded position offers an exciting opportunity for leadership in advancing established areas of department excellence and developing new strategic and innovative initiatives in the areas of nutrition, chronic disease prevention, health and wellness. Reporting to the Director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Chair has administrative oversight and responsibilities for Extension program development, implementation, management, evaluation and reporting within FCHS mission areas and serves as an integral member of the Cooperative Extension leadership team. The Department has a strong interest in attracting diverse faculty and encourages candidates from diverse under-represented communities.

For full details and to apply, please visit:


Posted 11/11/2021

university of missouri

Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professor
In The Department of Human Development and Family Science
4-H Leadership and Civic Engagement 

College of Education and Human Development
4-H Center for Youth Development
University of Missouri         

This position provides leadership to the: (1) design, development, delivery and evaluation of the 4-H Leadership and Civic Engagement program, (2) the youth leadership organizations around the state, including but not limited to the Missouri 4-H Council, Ambassadors, Youth Led Councils, Junior Leaders, and by (3) collaborative work with colleagues, teaching and research faculty, regional Extension (EXT) faculty and staff, youth, volunteers, and stakeholders. The position creates systems to help youth, ages 5 to 18, learn about the role of leadership and civic engagement in their lives and explore career possibilities. The position is responsible for the leadership development and educational opportunities in Leadership and Civic Engagement and is expected to collaborate with faculty in other fields, especially with other 4-H State Specialists. 

The faculty will also be responsible for building new as well as upon existing collaborations between 4-H, EXT, and HDFS as well as with colleagues in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). The faculty will build multidisciplinary collaborations with campus faculty to develop programs, events and seek external funding thus contributing to the research mission of the university as well as the engagement mission. This faculty will also contribute to recruitment of undergraduate MU majors as well as graduate programs and provide opportunities for hands-on learning, high-impact experiences (such as internships) for HDFS majors. The faculty will also be expected to teach one to two courses per yearin HDFS in a related area such as youth development, civic engagement or program evaluation. These may be associated with our HDFS Undergraduate majors or with the GP-IDEA MA programs in Youth Development and Family and Community Services. The faculty will also complete service for EXT and HDFS. 

The start date is August 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position includes ongoing supplemental monetary support for scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 


Upload application materials including a cover letter describing research/ scholarly interests and qualifications, diversity statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two reprints or preprints of recent manuscripts, and names and contact information for three references (no reference letters are required at this time) to: Questions about the online application system are best directed to MU Human Resources at (573) 882-7976. Questions about the position should be addressed to the search committee co-chairs: 

Drs. Russell Ravert ([email protected]) and Duane Rudy ([email protected])


Posted 11/11/2021

university of missouri

Assistant/Associate/Full Extension Professor
In The Department of Human Development and Family Science
4-H College & Career Pathways 

College of Education and Human Development
Department of Human Development and Family Science
4-H Center for Youth Development
University of Missouri

This position provides leadership to: (1) the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of the 4-H College & Career Pathwaysprogram, including but not limited to the Youth Futures and Juntos programs; (2) coordination of statewide 4-H collegian efforts; and (3) the career pathways programs around the state through advising. This position supports the MU Strategic Plan, Compact 3: Excellence in Engagement and Outreach. The goal is to increase all Missourians access to and participation in Extension and Engagement Programming to address the needs of our state. The strategy involves increasing engagement with pre-K–12 students by providing exciting educational opportunities while also introducing them to the university and the value of higher education that will increase the number of high school graduates participating in postsecondary education from 66% to 70% by 2023. The position creates systems to help youth ages 5 to 18 learn about the importance of College & Career Pathways in their lives. The position is responsible for the leadership development and educational opportunities in College & Career Pathways and is expected to collaborate with faculty in other fields, especially with other 4-H State Specialists.

The start date is August 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the position includes ongoing supplemental monetary support for scholarly activities. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

The appointment is an annually renewable contract with the MU College of Education and Human Development Department of Human Development and Family Science and the Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development. The faculty reports to the Department Chair in the Department of Human Development and Family Science with secondary supervision from the Director of the 4-H Center for Youth Development.


Upload application materials including a cover letter describing research/ scholarly interests and qualifications, diversity statement, and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, two reprints or preprints of recent manuscripts, and names and contact information for three references (no reference letters are required at this time) to: Questions about the online application system are best directed to MU Human Resources at (573) 882-7976. Questions about this position should be addressed to the search committee co-chairs: 

Drs. Russell Ravert ([email protected]) and Duane Rudy ([email protected]

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