Local Careers


Join our team and serve your community!  Illinois Extension in Grundy, Kankakee, and Will counties serves communities and changes lives.

Transformative work you'll love

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!

Competitive benefits including:

  • Vacation, sick time, paid holidays
  • Health, vision, dental and life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities for you and your dependents
  • Paid travel, professional development opportunities, and continuing education

U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled (see: go.illinois.edu/EEO) that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.

Current Grundy, Kankakee, and Will County openings


Illinois SNAP-Ed Community Worker Openings

Help neighbors and community members make positive changes to their health by teaching classes and providing resources on nutrition and physical activity. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) utilizes peer educators known as Community Workers to teach nutrition and physical activity concepts in the community.