Careers

University of Illinois Extension is a statewide network of professionals dedicated to creating local community impact and statewide transformation. We do this by translating research and knowledge into practical programs for Illinois residents. Our programs target youth and adults, individuals and families, as well as business owners and community leaders. We're often looking for members to join our team!

Our staffing needs are diverse, but we often have openings for those with an interest in education, agriculture, environmental stewardship, food and nutrition, and community development. And we are always on the lookout for those individuals gifted in office administration, program planning, IT, and communications! 

To view all openings for Illinois Extension, visit the University of Illinois Academic Job Board.

Current Openings

Community Outreach Worker (SNAP-Ed)

The Community Outreach Worker will lead classes and provide information to local community members (adults and youth) on basic nutrition, physical activity, and food access for individuals and families in need. The goal is to help eligible families make positive changes to their health. Those hired must take and pass the Certified Food Protection Manager course within the first year of employment and maintain certification every 5 years. 

There are three positions currently open. Applications for all positions close on March 6, 2024. Positions are located in:

Check back soon for more jobs with Illinois Extension!

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