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!

Current Grundy, Kankakee, and Will County openings:

  • Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Science - Concentrating programmatically in consumer economics and financial education. Serving DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, and Will Counties.  Position will be housed in one of the county offices served.  Learn more or apply by June 24, 2022.  
     
  • Extension Educator, SNAP-Ed - Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Programs (SNAP-Ed) is 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. Position will be housed in one of the county offices served.  Learn more or apply by June 23, 2022.  

View all openings for Illinois Extension on the University of Illinois Academic Job Board.  

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