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.

Our staffing needs are diverse, but we often have openings for those with an interest in education, agriculture, environmental stewardship, foods 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.


Extension Internship Program:
The EIP is a 10-week program that provides five interns a paid opportunity to explore a mentored career path in University of Illinois Extension field work in one of four areas:

  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Community
  • Economic Development

Interns will be assigned to an Extension unit in Illinois and paired with an Extension Educator to develop a program consisting of a complete logic model, program curriculum, evaluation tool, and an impact statement if time allows.

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Current Openings

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences (SNAP-Ed)

University of Illinois Extension is looking for an Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences (SNAP-Ed) who will be responsible for organizing and conducting programs using policy, system, and environmental changes targeted for limited resource families and communities with the goal of obesity prevention. Position requires developing partnerships with community organizations, providing technical assistance and working collaboratively with community partners, and providing professional development for organizations in communities within the target area. Knowledge of how to initiate community and systems changes using evidence-based strategies for obesity prevention are essential for this position. This position will be based in Champaign. Closing date will be November 4, 2022, but application will remain open until position is filled.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.