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! 

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Agriculture & Natural Resources


Extension Educator, Natural Resources, Environment and Energy

The Extension Educator, Natural Resources, Environment and Energy (Environmental and Energy Stewardship) is expected to concentrate programmatically in Environmental and Energy Stewardship. This programmatic concentration includes and requires: Development and delivery of high impact and relevant educational programs and materials in the following areas: 1) energy conservation, 2) development of sustainable and alternative energy sources, and 3) enhancement and protection of natural resources such as rivers, lakes, streams, ground water, forests, and native prairies. Strong leadership and delivery of programs will be provided to volunteers within the Master Naturalist Program. Master's degree required.  
Apply: iew the full position description and apply online at Application process must be complete by September 25, 2023.
Location: Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Counties

Family and Consumer Science


Food Service Sanitation Laborer

This part-time Civil Service position is primarily responsible for community food pantry distribution, preparing meals for after-school program, cleaning dishes, and maintaining/organizing supplies at Unity Community Center. Applicant must obtain and maintain a food service handler’s certification with McLean County Health Department.
Apply: View the full position description and apply online at Application process must be complete by October 6, 2023.
Location: Unity Community Center, Normal, IL