Position Postings

University of Illinois Extension, Director, Program Planning and Assessment. Full time, 12 month academic professional with primary responsibility for providing leadership and coordination for University of Illinois Extension’s reports to stakeholders groups, including local, state and federal plans of work and annual reports, working with extension staff to plan for and collect qualitative and quantitative impact reports, and designing statewide and local assessment procedures.  For complete details and to apply - Posting # A1700473 (To receive full consideration, all requested application materials must be submitted via the online system by the close date of September 14, 2017.)

University of Wisconsin Environmental Resources Center, Marketing and Communications Specialist. 
Identifies, develops, and evaluates marketing opportunities, leading the planning, development and maintenance of promotional materials to reach conservation audiences and increase participation in educational programs that address natural resource management. Responsibilities also include profiling and pinpointing target audiences for programs and marketing materials, direct outreach to target organizations and members, tracking and calculating promotion response rates, and other duties as assigned.  A strong understanding of underlying marketing strategy should guide all efforts, along with the ability to clearly defined success metrics. This position does not require previous experience/knowledge of agricultural conservation programs, though knowledge of natural resource-related disciplines is a plus. For complete description and to apply. Applications will be accepted until August 17, 2017.

Social Science Post Doctoral Fellow, NCRCRD: Actively engage with the NCRCRD advisory board and land-grant university administrators to develop/disseminate curriculum and programming, develop grant writing teams, and prepare refereed journal articles related to one or more of the following broad areas (1) Building a 21st century economy (2) Sustainable communities (3) Leadership development and civic engagement and (4) Community health and wellness.  The position will be located at North Dakota State University.  The primary service areas for the post-doc will be Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Review of applications will begin August 21, 2017 and will conclude when a successful candidate has been identified. To apply: http://careers.msu.edu posting #451591.

Cooperative Extension/ECOP Executive Director position:
The roles of the Executive Director include excellence in: Serving as a national leader and spokesperson for the Cooperative Extension System and ECOP, Assisting ECOP in the identification, development and implementation of collaborative goals, objectives and plans that advance the mission of Extension, Expanding relationships with external and internal constituencies to strengthen partnerships and grow opportunities for collaborations, Coordinating activities with other system members and leadership to achieve goals within the broad mission of Extension, including federal legislative agendas, and Representing ECOP and the Cooperative Extension System on matters that advance and mutually support national relationships and activities of state, national and global partners. Position Location: Washington, D.C., with flexibility for telecommuting several days a month from within the DC metro area. ECOP’s office is currently housed by our partner, the Association of Public Land Grant Universities (APLU). For complete position details and to apply.

Ohio University, Athens campus: Economic Development Specialist position.
Conduct applied research on community and economic development projects in conjunction with the supervisor, professional staff, and students. Position duties include using common economic development analytical techniques to compile and analyze publicly-available economic, demographic, industry, and occupational data; conduct industry cluster analysis; and conduct economic impact analyses and other research using common economics-based statistical techniques. Strong academic and professional writing skills are required to contribute to research reports. The position will assist the supervisor and other faculty and staff with writing grant proposals and managing projects. Experience with research and practice grounded in economic concepts and their application in a rural area is preferred. For complete position description and to apply: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/23269.  Apply by July 31, 2017.

National 4-H Council, Culture of Health Project Director
. A Culture of Health Project Director to serve in a dynamic role leading the ramp up of the Culture of Health Initiative for the Cooperative Extension System (CES). This position will ensure deliverables are achieved as outlined in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grant. The Project Director will serve as key strategist and communicator with CES to develop, implement and drive sustainability of the Culture of Health Initiative. The Director will work closely with CES, the National 4-H Council, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Extension Committee on Policy’s Health Action Team, and other partners to meet Initiative objectives. A buy out of an individual from their university responsibilities will be considered.If interested in this opportunity, please apply with an updated resume through https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=nat4hcounc&jobId=181850&lang=en_US&source=CC2

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and Merrimack County invite qualified individuals to apply for the Merrimack County Economic Development Field Specialist position based in Boscawen, New Hampshire. The Field Specialist will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, community planning, and project implementation support that builds community and regional leaders’ capacity to implement effective strategies grow and sustain the economy and strengthen communities. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, economic development, Main Street/downtown development, business retention and expansion, regional collaboration, and stakeholder engagement to enhance implementation of community plans and projects. The position is a full-time, benefited position. For position description and to how to apply go to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/26165

Michigan State University’s School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC) and MSU Extension seek a Director for their NCI unit. The position is 100% funded by MSU Extension through its Greening Michigan Institute. Formerly known as the National Charrette Institute, and based in a landscape architecture/urban planning tradition, NCI is currently focused on non-credit training and developing collaboration by design process techniques to address pressing social problems, with focus on urban and regional issues.  NCI brings nationally recognized training curricula and hands-on community-based procedures along with its established networks. To apply: Complete description/details - Apply for Posting #432559 at http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/