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University of Wyoming

Location: Lusk, WY
Application Deadline: 2023-06-12

Extension Educator,Asst - UW Extension

Lusk, WY, United States



The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives


Assistant University Extension Educator - Community Vitality and Health (family and community health, nutrition), serving Niobrara County


Are you seeking a career that will allow you to positively impact Wyoming communities and people?  Do you value public service and seek an outlet that allows you to serve the public through educational programs you create?  Are you committed to lifelong learning and find value in sharing that with others?

The mission of University of Wyoming Extension (UWE) is to empower the people of Wyoming to make choices that enhance their quality of life.  By actively involving Wyoming people, institutions, and communities, UWE shows a commitment to relevance, diversity, people, connectivity, accountability, innovation, entrepreneurship, and respect. With this in mind UWE will be responsive to the needs, concerns, and aspirations of the people of Wyoming and will actively involve residents, institutions, and communities as we provide learning for better living.  If you seek a rewarding career that allows you to be a part of this mission and vision, please consider this open position.

Community Vitality and Health Extension Educators are expected to deliver research-based educational programs and work within team settings that may consist of other Extension Educators, community professionals, and faculty within and outside of UWE as well as develop relationships with key stakeholder groups vital to the success of Extension. Educational programming in this area would include human nutrition, physical activity, food safety, community safety, wellness, and other areas as identified.


Program Development and Delivery

  • Provide leadership in building mutual learning relationships with community residents and leaders through a blend of educational outreach, technical assistance, and family or community coaching.
  • Conduct innovative, impactful program based on local needs assessments.
  • Provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming that addresses critical issues and opportunities for improving individual, family, and community health and well-being.
  • Develop and implement presentations, workshops, and trainings to diverse audiences.
  • Develop and implement formative and summative evaluation tools for measuring and reporting consistent program impact. Evaluate educational outputs to provide evidence to characterize short, medium, and long-term impacts.
  • Establish professional relationships and participate in campus-based partnerships that tie academic programs and research to complement Extension programming by partnering with Extension Specialists and/or faculty members on research projects as appropriate within the initiatives.
  • Continually seek professional development opportunities to enhance competency.             

Volunteer Systems

  • Cultivate relationships with and build capacity of volunteers through a support system consisting of effective orientation, training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation.
  • Address issues/conflict that arise with volunteer roles.

Program Operations

  • Ensure potential and current participants have full access to programs, services, and facilities.
  • Plan for and manage risk-utilizing resources and established procedures.
  • Secure external funding to support and expand educational programming.
  • Maintain organized records and provide reports.

Communication and Reporting

  • Develop and maintain respectful working relationships with individuals, families, volunteers, colleagues, community partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Utilize a promotion and marketing strategy that attracts individuals, families, and other stakeholders from diverse backgrounds that leads to increased participation and involvement in Community Vitality and Health programming.
  • Develop content for various media sources (e.g., newspapers, radio, newsletters, web, social media, podcasts, etc.) to promote programs, report on programs, and educate the public.
  • Collect data and prepare reports and presentations to share the public value, impacts, and accomplishments of Community Vitality and Health with local stakeholders.

Approximate Time Distribution

Educational programming in CVH                                        85%      

Support of 4-H Youth Development programs                     15%


This position provides vital support to the Niobrara County community and requires the successful candidate be available to work in the local Extension office. 


  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.  One degree must have been awarded in family and consumer sciences, human development and family sciences, nutrition, public or community health, or a related field from an accredited institution. (Candidates with a Master’s degree in progress may be considered for interviews, but degree must be completed by hire date.)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop impactful educational outputs in subjects in health, nutrition and family sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people, teach educational materials, and utilize a wide variety of teaching methods.
  • Proficiency in written and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.


  • Prior Extension experience
  • Training and/or experience teaching youth and adult audiences
  • Experience in audience needs identification and program results evaluation
  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Experience in developing partnerships with other organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders
  • Demonstrated excellence as an effective educator and credible resource using innovative and creative approaches to extension programming
  • A commitment to travel and work in rural counties in Wyoming
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for rural communities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated teamwork
  • Experience in planning and implementing applied research activities


  • Completed UW application
  • A detailed letter of intent which specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position including developing a comprehensive educational program for Community, Vitality, and Health to serve the communities in Niobrara County, Wyoming
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all college transcripts; (official transcripts required at time of hiring)
  • List of four (4) references who can address your professional qualifications

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 05/26/2023 will receive full consideration.

Contact for application inquiries:

Ann Roberson, Business Manager

University of Wyoming Extension

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354

Laramie, WY  82071

Phone:  (307)766-3566

Fax:        (307)766-3998


For specific position information, contact:

Mandy Marney, Associate Director

University of Wyoming Extension

Phone:  (307)766-5124

Fax:        (307)766-3998


To learn more about Extension work, see the online Western Regional Program Leaders Committee (WRPLC) modules at


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


This position is based in Lusk, Wyoming, the county seat for Niobrara County.  Niobrara County is rich in western history, agriculture, energy development, recreation, and western hospitality. It is a land of gently rolling plains and beautiful cedar and pine covered hills and is home to an abundance of wildlife. For more information, here are a few links:


  • Job Identification230631
  • Posting Date03/10/2023, 04:28 PM
  • Job ScheduleFull time
  • Locations Lusk, WY, United States
  • Schedule (Hours Per Week)40
  • TravelYes, 10%