Job Opportunities

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Community Vitality
Extension Field Specialist I


South Dakota State University






 

 

SDSU Extension is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Community Vitality Extension Field Specialist I. We are looking for an individual to join us in growing and building our regional extension center located in Sioux Falls, SD. This is a 12 month, full-time, non-faculty exempt position.


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Associate or Full Professor

Vice President for Extension and Outreach

Iowa State University






 

 

The Vice President for Extension and Outreach at Iowa State University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to serve as the Director of ISU Extension and Outreach Program to Communities and Economic Development (CED); the Associate Director of the Institute for Design Research and Outreach (IDRO); and the Director of Design Extension.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Program to Communities and Economic Development is the primary outreach arm of the College of Design. This unit empowers communities to shape their own futures through research, education, community engagement, economic development, community planning and design. The Community and Economic Development Program serves as an essential conduit between Iowa’s communities and the resources of Iowa State University through synergistic partnerships
with private and public sectors for the betterment of Iowans.


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MIchigan State University Extension - Vacancy Advertisement





 

 

Michigan State University Extension is looking to fill the following opportunities.

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Extension Educator, Innovation Counselor, Upper Peninsula



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Extension Educator, Government and Public Policy.

Washtenaw County/ Ann Arbor, Michigan State University




 

 

Michigan State University Extension programs assist local government authorities and the general public in their understanding and decision-making in the context of “good governance” including the framework for government planning, finance, land use decisions, global economy, and civic engagement. The person in this position provides technical and educational assistance to local governments in a variety of areas including planning and zoning/land-use planning, intergovernmental cooperation, effective governmental meetings,
governmental organization and other emerging local government and governance issues.

These efforts are implemented primarily through the Greening Michigan Institute Government and Public Policy Workgroup–a team of field and campus-based faculty, educators and specialists located throughout the state. This position is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Washtenaw County. Educational coverage
responsibilities include south central Michigan and statewide programming support. 

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Community Development & Food Systems

School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University




 

 

Description: The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is looking to fill a tenure track position, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a candidate using a systems approach to develop a community-based applied research program focusing on community development processes and policies to achieve sustainable and healthy food systems. Potential research areas of focus could include, but are not limited to local policy processes, business and economic development, nongovernmental organizational behavior, consumer behavior, local and regional production and distribution systems, and land-use planning. Expectation for effort will be 70% outreach and/or formal classroom teaching and 30% research.

The successful candidate will be fully integrated SENR, with a joint appointment in the Department of Extension, and will be based at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio. Scholars who are able to work collaboratively with teams of social and natural scientists and to address matters of justice and equity and/or environmental sustainability are encouraged to apply. Scholars experienced with either qualitative or quantitative approaches will be considered.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Community Development & Food Systems

School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Food, Agricultural
& Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH





 

 

Description: The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) is looking to fill a tenure track position, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The position will be located at the Ohio State University Wooster campus. Expectation for effort will be 70% outreach and/or formal classroom teaching and 30% research. This position is partially funded by OSU’s Discovery Themes Initiative (discovery.osu.edu), a significant faculty hiring investment in keythematic areas to build on Ohio State’s culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative transdisciplinary team of over 50 existing faculty and many external partners working toward Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security for Health as part of the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) Discovery Theme.

We seek a candidate using a systems approach to develop a community-based applied research program focusing on community development processes and policies to achieve sustainable
and healthy food systems. Potential research areas of focus could include, but are not limited to local policy processes, business and economic development, nongovernmental organizational behavior, consumer behavior, local and regional production and distribution systems, and landuse planning.

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Community Development Technician

Madison, WI





 

 

The Community Development Division is part of the City of Madison's Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development. The Division collaborates with residents, neighborhoods and other community stakeholders to overcome barriers to opportunity in order to support vibrant neighborhoods, shared prosperity, and resident and community wellbeing.

The Division is seeking a qualified Community Development Technician to manage and maintain its portfolio of installment and deferred payment loan assets; manage financial operations related to its  various lending programs; prepare analyses of assets and reports, create GIS maps and analyze related data; and manage the Division's rental housing asset portfolio in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

The selected candidate may be hired as a Community Development Technician 1 or 2, depending upon the candidate's relevant work experience and overall qualifications. The Community Development Technician 1 starts at $48,572.68/annually; and the Community Development Technician 2 starts at $51,224.42/annually.

To view the full job posting, including information on our excellent benefits and to apply online, please visit www.cityofmadison.com/hr.  Applications must be received by September 5, 2016 to be considered.


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Assistant/Associate Professor-Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rural Futures Institute





 

 

The Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation position will contribute to the integrated land-grant mission of the home unit (to be determined), the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska, Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, Nebraska Extension, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.

As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will: develop high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized teaching and engagement programs in rural entrepreneurship and innovation; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with teaching, extension and research partners throughout the NU system. Connect with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners to strengthen educational and engagement programming. Effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for teaching and engagement programming. Mentor and coach undergraduate and graduate students and serve on graduate committees.

The ideal incumbent will work closely with the RFI’s leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation initiatives and possess a willingness to work with all faculty, staff, students, fellows, partners, campuses and communities involved with the experiences. This individual will help cultivate a culture of innovation in the classroom and in communities served by the RFI’s engagement initiatives and will also lead transdisciplinary teams to advance the scholarship in rural entrepreneurship and innovation. Engagement responsibilities will include partnering with Extension Educators and Specialists to develop and deliver research-based, state-wide teaching and engagement programs in rural entrepreneurship and innovation. The incumbent will work closely with stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities in areas of rural entrepreneurship and innovation and apply a translational, scholarly approach to exploring these issues.

The ideal candidate will also work closely with RFI Fellows and partners within and beyond the University of Nebraska system to help establish a robust research and engagement agenda focused on entrepreneurial outcomes and impacts that are both scalable and sustainable in rural settings.

The faculty member in this position will be expected to average .40 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines. Expectations of the successful candidate include:

  • Contributing in one or more of the following areas by implementing non-traditional approaches to education including but not limited to ideation, innovation, enterprise analysis, startup and launch, early enterprise growth management, internships and independent study.
  • Business formation with emphasis on finance/marketing/customer discovery
  • Early stage and growth enterprise management with emphasis on pricing, operations management, customer development and vendor/supplier relationships
  • Innovation and prototyping (products, services, processes)
  • Serving as a coach/advisor to student entrepreneurs
  • Engaging with Engler faculty and staff to create innovative and cutting-edge curricular and educational experiences for delivery to both traditional students and adult learners in both semi-traditional course delivery, online delivery and workshop/intense immersion/self-directed learning environments.

Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on needs of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and College. However, courses for potential involvement include: EAEP275 – Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Finance; EAEP 388 – Agribusiness Entrepreneurship; EAEP395 – Internship; EAEP 496 – Independent Study.

The incumbent is also expected to contribute and communicate as a scholar and a thought leader, which includes the translation of research-based information into learner-centered products and resources. This also includes creating scholarly, innovative and high-impact learning programs, tools and multi-media resources. The successful incumbent will report findings, outcomes and impacts at professional meetings, community forums, in popular media and press outlets and at NU events. The implementation of online, multimedia, mobile and electronic learning and networking is vital to the success of this position. Contribute, as an effective scholar and citizen of a land-grant institution, to the integrated mission of home units (e.g., the Rural Futures Institute, Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and tenure-home department), including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy initiative and beyond. This individual will also serve on appropriate university, institute, college and department committees and fulfill other responsibilities contributing to the function of the NU system.

 
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Assistant/Associate Professor-Rural Community Leadership and Engagement

Rural Futures Institute





 

 

The Rural Community Leadership and Engagement position is a 12-month, tenure-leading position in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Develop a high-impact research and extension program that is recognized nationally and internationally in leadership with a focus on rural community engagement. Seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with extension issue teams (e.g. Increase the capacity and numbers of leaders across Nebraska) and research groups. Connect with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners to strengthen research/extension programming. Effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research/extension activities. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students and serve on graduate committees. Publish in high-quality, high-impact scientific journals, participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities. Translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes creating scholarly, innovative and high-impact learning programs and tools. Identify issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues. Measure impact of the above programs and communicate results to administrators, stakeholders, users and media. Mentor extension colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants and professional writing.

Responsibilities will focus on (1) identifying challenges, opportunities and community needs in the areas of intergenerational community leadership and engagement and applying a futuristic, scholarly approach to exploring these issues through the use of leadership models, theories and research; (2) developing and disseminating research-based, community leadership research and outreach activities, programs and products in virtual, mobile and face-to-face settings that are both scalable and sustainable in rural areas; and (3) leading the RFI’s student initiatives as they evolve, including an undergraduate Rural Community Serviceship Program poised to expand to additional NU campuses, partners, majors and communities. The successful candidate will work with the RFI team, University, nonprofit and community partners to develop, teach, coordinate, expand and assess the Rural Community Serviceship Program as well as coach/mentor students and communities involved with this experience. The incumbent may develop and teach a course focused on leading change in rural communities as part of this assignment. This course would be delivered on-line and in-person to strengthen the Rural Community Serviceship Program and other student-centered programs as they emerge (ie: RFI Fellows Program) while developing the leadership capacity of students and young leaders. Specific course assignments and student- focused activities may change over time based on need.

Contribute, as an effective scholar and citizen of a land-grant institution, to the integrated mission of home units (Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Department, Agricultural Research Division and Nebraska Extension at UNL and the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska), including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy initiative, and beyond.

 
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Assistant Professor of Practice: Community Development

University of  Nebraska Extension





 

 

The Assistant Professor of Practice in Community Development is a 12-month, 100% teaching, non-tenure position that will contribute to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the home unit and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy efforts.

This position will be responsible for working with a consortium of faculty from other universities to administer the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) Community Development Program. As part of the program, will teach CDEV 814—Community and Regional Economic Analysis, an online course, including develop course materials, deliver, and grade. Will review graduate student applications for admission to UNL Great Plains IDEA Community Development program, advise students in the selection of their curriculum, and serve as the graduate advisor for their MS research requirements. The incumbent also will be responsible for teaching AECN 376, Rural Community Economics, 3 credit hours. The incumbent will be expected to average 1.0 FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on department need.

The incumbent will partner with Nebraska Extension and University faculty to create a Rural Community Development Certificate program that can be taken for credit or noncredit. The goal of the Certificate program is to enhance citizenry decision-making capacity based on economic and social concepts relevant to rural communities, including the value of multicultural and diverse citizen participation and engagement in community government and policy development. Will also cooperate with other faculty and staff to develop and implement grant proposals that support rural community resiliency and growth, including leadership decision-making capacity.

In addition to the above-described duties, the incumbent will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and or university level.

Required Qualifications include Ph.D. in agricultural economics, community development, economic development, rural sociology, or closely related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; and understanding of rural and community economic development theory, analytical techniques and decision-making tools.

Preferred Qualifications include experience teaching online course(s) and working with a conglomeration of faculty at other universities to coordinate an online program in community development or closely related program.
To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu.  Search for position #F_160177.  Click on “Apply to this job.”  Complete the application.  Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, college transcripts, contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin on 9/9/2016 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

 
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Community Economics Extension Educator

University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office, Rochester MN





 

 

ABOUT THIS POSITION
Extension educators meet program area outcome and impact goals through education, outreach, and applied scholarship and by leveraging University of Minnesota resources for and with communities. Community economics educators create and use applied research to help communities make decisions that strengthen the vitality of their local economies.

As a scholar-practitioner, the educator is responsible for program development, delivery and evaluation; attention to diversity; use of scholarly/scientific research; contracting and establishing effective partnerships; utilizing technology and continuing their professional development. Primary partners who sponsor and support Extension’s community economics programs in communities include business and economic development professionals and organizations, local governments, chambers of commerce, and tourism organizations.

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Extension Coordinator Administrative Professional 

Washington State University Farm and Food Systems




 

 

The Washington State University Farm and Food Systems is soliciting applications for the Extension Coordinator Administrative Professional. This 12-month, full-time position is a key member of the Farm and Food Systems Program. It provides program coordination for multiple Farm and Food Systems programs and performs administrative, financial, and program support for the program leader, Farm and Food Systems Team, Leadership Team, and Advisory Committee. The Farm and Food Systems Team consists of WSU faculty and staff and regional partners housed statewide in multiple WSU facilities and involves a diversity of teaching, research, and extension programs funded by federal, state, university and private partnerships.

This position collaborates with the Farm and Foods Systems Program faculty, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) Director, Finance/Budget Manager, and the Farm and Food Systems Team to provide program coordination/project management support, accounting (fiscal/budget management), administrative, and technology inventory management for Farm and Food Systems and our programs. This position will develop and coordinate Farm and Food Systems outreach and education programs for the small farms and food systems stakeholders and general public as appropriate.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by August 21, 2016. Application materials must include a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications and a current resume or curriculum vitae. For more information please see attached job posting advertisement and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/26708.

WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.


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Regional Community Development Specialist

University of Missouri Extension Service


 

 

University of Missouri Extension regional specialists provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs focused on improving lives, communities and economies. In general, regional specialists provide educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life. In addition, regional specialists create partnerships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and strategically address needs with research-based education.

This position is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in the following subject-matter areas: community economic development, capacity assessment, community and organizational planning and decision making, regional development, leadership and civic engagement, community partnerships, local government, community emergency management, public policy issues identification and framing.
This position serves as the Director of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy and is a team member of the Creating Whole Communities in partnership with University of Missouri St. Louis.

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HS PROGRAM MANAGER 

Wake County Government, Raleigh, NC


 

 

The Social & Economic Vitality Program Manager provides overall management and facilitation for geographically-based community transformation efforts in Wake County jointly administered by Cooperative Extension and Wake County Human Services to attain priority outcomes related to employment, health, education and upward mobility for low-wealth families and communities experiencing significant vulnerability related to these areas.
This is accomplished by:
  • Developing and managing a process for coordination of resources in vulnerable communities to increase access and utilization and to build the community's capacity to respond to critical needs.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary project teams internal and external to engage employees, residents, partners and institutions in attainment of Social & Economic outcomes within the County.
  • Provides direct supervision to staff providing related human capital development activities within the County.
  • Builds infrastructure and shared ownership with community leaders and stakeholders to enable collective action to achieve desired results

Other duties include:
  • Provides support for ongoing evaluation and improvement of business processes, professional development and reporting systems consistent with the needs of stakeholders and funders.
  • Provides significant leadership and contributes to collective impact efforts in the community on behalf of Cooperative Extension and Wake County.
  • Works across County Departments and within institutions of higher education to maximize efforts and to cultivate a culture of evidence.
  • Manages associated contracts with community partners

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Regional Director, Southeast Region OSU Extension

The Ohio State University
Caldwell, Ohio


 

 

Brief Description:

The overall role of the Regional Director, Operations, is to provide leadership to the Extension operations within the Southeast region comprised of 19 counties, organized into two Extension, Education, and Research Areas (EERAs), including all matters affecting personnel, finance, public relations, and business operations, which requires extensive and frequent travel within the region/state; as Associate Chair, the Regional Director works closely with the Chair of the Department of Extension in carrying out responsibilities associated with promotion and tenure development/direction; work collaboratively with the OSU Extension administrative cabinet and Extension employees, numerous advisory committee members, volunteer stakeholders, public officials, and other community leaders and volunteers in the region; work collaboratively with appropriate representatives of Central State Cooperative Extension to ensure visibility and recognition of the contributions of both institutions in implementing county-wide activities that involve CSU and OSU Extension.

 

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Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Unit

West Virginia University Extension Service, West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, W.Va.

 

 

Brief Description:

West Virginia University Extension Service seeks a leader with a proven record of high levels of performance in teaching, research and outreach. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuing education and to the mission, vision, and goals of WVU and the WVU Extension Service. The mission of the WVU Extension Service is to build and help sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations in West Virginia to improve their lives and communities. Extension’s programs and services strengthen leaders of all ages, youth, and families. Extension works to improve the state’s communities, workforce, and economy.

The Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program unit director will join a dynamic administrative team and help shape the next 100 years of Extension work in West Virginia. The program unit director will provide active leadership and mentoring for the unit’s teaching, research, and service missions and to serve as the state program leader for agriculture and natural resources.  The primary mission of the ANR Unit is to assist owners and users of West Virginia’s natural resources to gain competitive social and economic benefits from these resources. Through research and experience-based information, ANR will empower the stewards and users of West Virginia landscapes to manage the agriculture, forests, water, soil, wildlife, and other natural resources in a sustainable manner that will satisfy the needs of current and future generations. The unit includes the Small Farms Center, the Appalachian Hardwood Center, and the WVU Plant Diagnostic Clinic.

 

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Community Planning Extension Specialist

Purdue University Extension, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program

 

 

Background Information:

The Community Planning Extension Specialist is responsible for supporting and advancing sustainable communities programming efforts (https://ag.purdue.edu/extension/scep) for Purdue Extension and the Illinois Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) college program. The individual serving in this position will be part of a team that is providing outreach education and technical assistance to state, regional (multi-county) and county level community agencies and organizations across the state of Indiana and beyond. This is a regular 12 month, 100% time academic professional position located in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in West Lafayette, Indiana. The specialist will work with community decision makers, citizen groups and committees, state and federal agency officials, IISG and Extension staff, and university scientists to develop and deliver science-based publications, products, and programs relative to:

  • planning and designing public spaces based on community input and goals
  • education about land use planning at local, regional and/or watershed scales
  • reduction of pollution and toxics reaching surface waters
  • improving indicators of Great Lakes quality
  • providing information and education to promote the development of sound policies and practices to improve local or regional environmental conditions

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District 13 Government and Public Policy Educator

Michigan State University,
Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch counties

 

 

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) programs assist local government authorities and the general public in their understanding and decision-making in the context of good governance including the framework for government planning, finance, land use decisions, and civic engagement.  This position provides technical and educational assistance to local governments in a variety of areas including intergovernmental cooperation, governmental organization, land use planning, and other emerging local government and governance issues.

These efforts are implemented primarily through the Greening Michigan Institute (GMI) Government and Public Policy Workgroup - a team of field and campus-based faculty, educators and specialists located throughout the state. This position, which provides leadership and educational programming expertise in alignment with the Institute and workgroup, will serve Southwest Michigan and serve on a committee with statewide responsibilities. This is a full-time, fixed-term position reviewed annually for renewal. 

Required qualifications include a Master’s degree in related field and 3-years’ experience and demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation. Additional requirements apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Michigan State University jobs page at jobs.msu.edu for more information and to apply for posting number 2817.

Applicants will submit an up-to-date resume/CV and a cover letter that includes the names and contact information of four professional references. 

For full consideration all necessary materials, as noted above, should be submitted by March 31, 2016.


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Extension Educator, Leadership and Civic Engagement

University of Minnesota Extension


 

Brief Description:

Extension educators meet program area outcome and impact goals through education, outreach, applied scholarship and by leveraging University of Minnesota resources for and with communities. LCE educators use applied research and research-informed program strategies and information to help communities build and enhance their leadership capacities and productively engage others to make informed decisions and take collective actions to effectively address public issues.

As a scholar-practitioner, the educator is responsible for program development, delivery and evaluation; attention to diversity; use of scholarly/scientific research; contracting and establishing effective partnerships; utilizing technology and continuing their professional development. The educator recruits organizations to sponsor local programming. These program sponsors support programs by, for example, providing financial support, informing the program design, participating in program activities and implementing community initiatives that result from programming. For information about any of the Extension programs and initiatives mentioned above, go to www.extension.umn.edu/community/

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The educator reports to the Program Leader for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LCE) and will collaborate with other educator colleagues and Extension's SE Regional Directors.


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Extension Educator - Community Vitality

University of Nebraska - Lincoln


 

Brief Description:

Nebraska Extension is looking for an Extension Educator who will provide regional leadership in East Central Nebraska and develop focused, comprehensive educational programs in developing 21st century communities that attract and retain young people. This position will specialize in leadership development, community engagement and social entrepreneurship. For a detailed position description & how to apply, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_160038. Review of applications will be 3/22/2016. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, & dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.


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Director, Community, Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD)

West Virginia University Extension Service,
Morgantown, WV


 

Brief Description:

West Virginia University Extension Service seeks a leader with a proven record of high levels of performance in teaching, research and outreach. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuing education and to the mission, vision, and goals of WVU and the WVU Extension Service. The mission of the WVU Extension Service is to build and help sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations in West Virginia to improve their lives and communities. Extension’s programs and services strengthen leaders of all ages, youth, and families. Extension works to improve the state’s communities, workforce, and economy.

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) program unit director will join a dynamic administrative team and help shape the next 100 years of Extension work in West Virginia. The program unit director will provide active leadership and mentoring for the unit’s teaching, research, and service missions and to serve as the state program leader for CEWD.  The CEWD Unit is made up of four programs (Community Resources and Economic Development, Fire Service Extension, Institute for Labor Studies and Research and Safety and Health Extension. Currently, CEWD has 25 faculty specialists, 9 faculty agents, 5 academic professionals, and 13 classified staff. The unit also employs approximately 100 extension trainers to provide fire service, first responder, and healthcare related training. CEWD works to provides leadership for collaborative efforts that empower people and communities to make a positive difference in their lives.  This is accomplished through teaching, research, and service that address labor education, fire and life safety, occupational safety and health, and community resources and economic development. CEWD will sustain and improve the quality of life for people and communities in West Virginia through programs that support leadership for vibrant communities and a healthy economy.

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Assistant/Associate Professor Extension Field Specialist,
Community and Organizational Leadership

The Ohio State University CFAES


 

Primary role is to provide overall leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive and balanced teaching and applied research agenda for Community & Organizational Leadership within the Department of Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. Specific duties: work collaboratively with OSU Extension team members as well as with cross-disciplinary departments and colleges; function as a consultant to address statewide issues; provide unbiased research-based alternatives; evaluate/respond to large scale statewide needs vs. individual requests; and secure resources (grants, contracts, user fees). The faculty member will have faculty status within the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (.20 FTE appointment).

Qualifications:
•    Doctoral degree with at least one degree or with a strong background in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Leadership, or related
•    Strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations
•    Leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in Community & Organizational Leadership
•    Also requires travel throughout the state
•    Preferred qualifications – knowledge/experience with Extension, experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups

Required application materials:
Cover letter, statement addressing experience in community and organizational leadership and how you can help us achieve our goals, curriculum vitae and three references.
Deadline 11/1/2015, send application materials as a combined pdf to: Becky Nesbitt at nesbitt.21@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Extension Educator- Community Vitality

University of Nebraska - Lincoln


 

Nebraska Extension is looking for an Extension Educator who will provide regional leadership in Southeast Nebraska and develop focused, comprehensive educational programs in developing 21st century communities that attract and retain young people. This position will specialize in leadership development, community engagement and social entrepreneurship. For a detailed job description, additional qualifications and how to apply, go to, http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150150. Review of applications will begin on 8/21/2015. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, & dual careers.

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Director - School of Design and Community Development

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. 26506


 

Position: The School of Design and Community Development (DCD) in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design (http://www.davis.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University is searching for a candidate to fill the leadership position of School Director and professor with tenure.  The position is a 12-month administrative appointment (9-month tenure base) with options for limited teaching and research, reporting to the Dean.  The School of DCD (http://designcomm.wvu.edu/) with ca. 30 faculty and staff and 475 undergraduate and 35 graduate students is a newly formed unit comprised of the college's longstanding academic units of Landscape Architecture (accredited), Interior Design (accredited), Agricultural and Extension Education (accredited), Fashion, Dress, and Merchandising, and Design Studies.  West Virginia University is the state’s Land Grant University with an enrollment of nearly 32,000 students and a Carnegie Classification of High Research. The Davis College overall has 110 faculty and 150 full-time staff, enrolls 1700 undergraduate and 280 graduate students across a full spectrum of degree programs (28) housed in three academic schools. College facilities include extensive teaching, studio, laboratory, greenhouse, and field facilities.

The WVU Davis College contributes to the long-held Land Grant missions of learning, discovery and engagement within the state and region, having particular strengths in the areas of food and natural resources, clothing and shelter, community design, and the built environment. Academic programs in the School of DCD are unique in the state of West Virginia, and are dedicated to improving the quality of life of the citizenry and the quality of the environment through creative and engaged teaching and research. The School also provides outreach/service to communities by addressing issues at multiple scales including the near environment, landscapes, community, schools, the region, and beyond.

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Director of the Center for Rural Economic Development

University of Minnesota Crookston


 

The Director of the Center for Rural Economic Development will collaborate closely with administrators, faculty, students, staff and University partners to provide campus leadership, vision and regional visibility for UMC's rural economic development initiatives and strategies. The Director will plan, execute and continuously improve the overall delivery of programsnad services of the UMC's Rural Economic Development Center, including theCenter for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies,University EDA Center and Northwest Region's Small Business Development Center. The director will also build and maintain strong relationships with local, regional and state partners to provide ffective coordination of economic development initiatives.   

To apply for the job, visit UMN's employment site @ 

 http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/

 And search for Job ID Number 301446


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Cuyahoga County Extension Educator Community Development

Ohio State University Extension, Cleveland Ohio


 

JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Extension Educator, Community Development will work collaboratively with a team of Extension professionals and volunteers to provide leadership for the development of educational programs and applied research in cooperation with community and economic development partners within the Extension Education and Research Areas (EERA) and beyond within four areas of emphasis: Economic Development, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, and Community Planning. The Educator will lead a well-balanced program of teaching, creative/scholarly work, and service in partnership with community and economic development leaders, elected officials, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, extension educators, and others interested in community development programs.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Director, Institute for Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Utah State University, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Department of Environment and Society



 

The Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in outdoor recreation and tourism.  This is a permanent, full-time (nine-month) position based at the USU main campus in Logan. The relative emphasis for the position is 45% research, 50% Extension, and 5% service. Preferred start date is in August 2015.

Position Summary: To serve successfully as Director of USU’s Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, the successful candidate must have a strong academic background in outdoor recreation management and/or tourism development, as well as experience or demonstrated potential to obtain research funding in that field, and to conduct outreach to public and private sector audiences. The incumbent will serve as an Extension specialist with recreation/tourism expertise and direct an institute (http://extension.usu.edu/iort/) that has responsibilities to 1) implement research focused on the social, economic, and environmental benefits and costs of outdoor recreation and tourism; 2) provide outreach to assist government agencies, communities, private organizations and individuals with outdoor recreation and tourism-related issues; and 3) offer opportunities for training in recreation and tourism management to undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Examples of research expertise matching the collaborative interests of department faculty include: nature-based tourism, agri-tourism, sustainable tourism, parks and protected area management, outdoor recreation behavior, non-market economics, and recreation geography. Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvement off-campus.

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Associate Dean for Extension - State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families and Communities

University of Florida IFAS Extension Service



 

This position serves as state program leader for 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences and Community Development.   The individual will provide overall leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation and communication of Extension High Priority Initiative Teams and programs that address critical issues with Florida’s 4-H Youth, Families and Communities as outlined in the Extension Roadmap (http://extadmin.ifas.ufl.edu/images/lrp2.pdf);   Applicants should demonstrates commitment, passion  and leadership to interdisciplinary approaches and interconnectivity in 4H Youth, Family and Consumer Sciences and Community Development Program areas
 
Full job description position and instructions to apply are available online at the following site.   http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58637    For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit all materials by December 4, 2014.   The position will remain open until a viable applicant pool is determined


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Regional Community Development Specialist

University of Missouri Extension



 

University of Missouri Extension regional specialists provide collaborative leadership and subject-matter expertise to develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs focused on improving lives, communities and economies.  In general, regional specialists provide educational opportunities that enable businesses, farms, families and communities to strengthen the economy and enhance quality of life.  In addition, regional specialists create partnerships with civic and business organizations, educational institutions, local leaders and key stakeholders to identify priorities, increase financial and in-kind resources, and strategically address needs with research-based education.

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Development Director.
 
The City of Surprise, Arizona



 

The City of Surprise, Arizona is seeking an experienced municipal management professional with outstanding leadership skills to serve as Economic Development Director.

As a globally focused community with world class aspirations in economic, social, and environmental sustainability, the Director is responsible and accountable for leading, directing, and managing the Economic Development Department including its personnel, budget, and resources. In collaboration with all departments, the Director is responsible for meeting best practices for the development and deployment of goals, objectives, and tasks of the Economic Development Department. Responsibilities of the department are recruitment and retention of businesses, including expansion of operations. The Director will lead his/her department in cross-departmental collaboration with all city departments as well as the Mayor and Council and interface with regional and local organizations in a continuous effort to being a premier municipal economic development department that will be recognized globally for its excellence.  The Economic Development Director reports to the Assistant City Manager and serves as a member of the City’s Executive Leadership Team.
The ideal candidate is a decisive and experienced manager with highly developed interpersonal, problem solving and leadership skills. Candidates will have a proven track record of effectively leading change in a collaborative manner in a rapidly evolving environment. 
Supplemented by a generous benefit package, the hiring salary range is $116,000.00 - $145,000.00 and will be dependent on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit www.surpriseaz.gov/SOAR for additional information about our community, the position, and the application and selection procedure.