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.

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4-H Youth Development

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Extension Program Coordinator - 4-H Youth Development, Livingston County

The Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development supports the promotion, expansion, and implementation of University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Programs in the schools and communities. These duties include: Identifying critical priority needs and issues, with the assistance of other staff, to be addressed through 4-H programs. Facilitates the planning of educational activities in an assigned area in conjunction with other staff and volunteers. Develops plans to involve volunteers in specific educational activities, which include recruitment and training. Networks and/or collaborates with appropriate designated community organizations and groups to assess needs and develop educational activities to address those needs. Assists in formulating and ensuring the implementation of standard operating procedures for program activities, including guidelines to ensure the safety and welfare of participants.

Apply: View the full position description and apply online at jobs.illinois.edu. Application process must be complete by January 19, 2024.
Location: Livingston County Office, Pontiac, IL

 

Extension Program Coordinator - 4-H Youth Development, Unity Community Center

This program coordinator assists the 4-H Youth Development Educator with the planning of educational activities for the Unity Community Center after-school program (M-F until 7:00 p.m.) and summer workshops. Additionally, this team member is responsible for assisting with behavior management, program registration, family communication, volunteer management, contacting program partners, and coordinating programs. This position requires a food service handler's certification, which can be obtained after employment begins. 
Apply: View the full position description and apply online at jobs.illinois.edu. Application process must be complete by February 29, 2024.
Location: Unity Community Center, Normal, IL
 

4-H Summer Assistant - McLean County

This 28-hour-per-week summer position will assist the 4-H Educator and Program Coordinator in all aspects of the McLean County 4-H Show and summer programming. Duties include contacting volunteers, sending out mailings, developing marketing materials, maintaining a database, answering customer questions, setup/cleanup of 4-H Show, and other duties as assigned. To find out more about this position and request a job description, contact the McLean County Office at 309-663-8306. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Katie Buckley at kbuckley@illinois.edu by March 1, 2024
LOCATION: McLean County Office, Bloomington, IL
 

4-H Summer Assistant - Woodford County

This 28-hour-per-week summer position will assist the 4-H Educator and Program Coordinator in all aspects of the Woodford County 4-H Show and summer programming. Duties include contacting volunteers, sending out mailings, developing marketing materials, maintaining a database, answering customer questions, setup/cleanup of 4-H Show, and other duties as assigned. To find out more about this position and request a job description, contact the Woodford County Office at 309-467-3789. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Katie Buckley at kbuckley@illinois.edu by March 1, 2024.
LOCATION: Woodford County Office, Eureka, IL.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Extension Program Coordinator - Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Extension Program Coordinator works as a team member with all Extension staff to respond to local requests for information and assist with program delivery support. This position's primary role is coordinating recruitment, training, communications, reporting, and recognition of the Master Gardener and Master Naturalist volunteer groups. This position will be posted soon, so please check back here for updates.

Apply: View the full position description and apply online at jobs.illinois.edu. Application process must be complete by March 8, 2024.
Location: McLean County Office, Bloomington, IL

 

Extension Program Coordinator - Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy

The Extension Program Coordinator will support and assist in managing the Master Naturalist Volunteer programs and other Environmental and Natural Resources Extension-related programs for adults and youth. This position will be responsible for networking with community organizations to assess needs and develop relevant programs. This position will be posted soon, so please check back here for updates.
LOCATION: McLean County Office, Bloomington, IL