Current Position Openings

Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.

Penn State University Extension
Extension Educator 3, Field and Forage Crops

Location: Towanda, PA

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Brief Description: The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking an individual trained in Agronomy, Nutrient Management, Agri-business Management, or Precision Agriculture to join our nationally recognized Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops State Team. As a member of the Field and Forage Crops Extension Team, the individual will be responsible for actively working with the team to identify important educational learning objectives, develop and lead educational events to support these learning objectives. The individual will be expected to develop original content to engage audiences through innovative educational methods such as online courses, videos, webinars, and electronic publications in addition to traditional publications and in-person presentations.

It is expected that the individual in the position will have a general understanding of agronomic practices and will be able to provide technical support to agricultural producers. Key objectives include: adoption of sustainable, economic agronomic production practices; adoption of production practices that contribute to improved water quality through reduced nutrient and pesticide contamination; develop diverse, value added crop production enterprises that contribute to economic growth; and improve pesticide management practices to reduce human exposure, pesticide runoff into surface waters and reduce the likelihood of pest resistance.

Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Deadline: 02/18/2021

University of Wyoming Extension
Assistant University Extension Educator

Location: Crook County - Sundance, Wyoming

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Brief Description: To assure full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 7, 2021. Screening will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Position Title
Assistant University Extension Educator Serving Crook County, Wyoming. Position #5745.

Level & Salary
Assistant University Extension Educator – salary level commensurate with education, experience and availability of funds.

Location Description
This position is located in Sundance, Wyoming. The Educator will primarily serve communities in Crook County, which is located in northeastern Wyoming. Sundance lies at the foot of the Sundance Mountain in the Black Hills National Forest. This area of Wyoming is said to be “a land rich in history, wildlife, minerals, national forest, ranching and friendly people.” Crook County is home to many points of interest, specifically, Devils Tower National Monument (America’s very first national monument), Vore Buffalo Jump, and the Crook County Museum which displays original “Sundance Kid” memorabilia. Crook County is populated by approximately 7,184 residents, with roughly 1,200 living in Sundance. Major industries in the county are ranching, forest products, oil production, and tourism. The area is widely known for world-class outdoor recreational opportunities, vibrant rural communities, and the other amenities of living in the rural West.

Nature & Purpose
This position provides community-based educational and applied research programs in the general areas of agriculture and natural resources. Training and/or experience in public land management issues and policies; forestry; livestock grazing management; wildlife habitat management; management of invasive species; and rangeland monitoring/assessment will be important credentials.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties
The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) and fosters a productive relationship with elected officials and other stakeholders in Crook County. Primary duties include but are not limited to:
• Implement an appropriate strategy to assess educational needs of clientele in the program area of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR).
• Design, deliver, and evaluate comprehensive educational programs addressing ANR needs in Crook County.
• Foster collaborative research projects and integrated educational programs with UW colleagues to address the needs of Crook County and northeastern Wyoming.
• Engage with the Crook County Extension Advisory Committee, County Commissioners, and community members to ensure responsive, relevant, and impactful educational programs.
• Contribute to the 4-H Youth Development program in Crook County.
• Support the general Extension operations in Crook County which may include community horticulture, Master Gardener programs, student recruiting, and cooperation with other UW programs serving Crook County.
• Ability to participate in some overnight travel, evening and weekend work.

Primary Clientele Served by this Position
• Public Land Grazing Permitees, agriculture producers, landowners, land managers and other rural residents.
• Individuals, organizations and business enterprises engaged in agricultural and natural resource issues in Wyoming.
• State agriculture, wildlife, natural resource and environmental regulatory agencies.
• Federal agriculture, natural resource and wildlife management agencies such as Natural Resource Conservation Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and others.
• Youth and adults interested in 4-H programs.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)
• An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university. One degree must have been awarded in rangeland management, animal sciences, plant sciences, natural resources, or cognate field related to the management of agriculture and natural resources.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Demonstrated expertise in agricultural production or the management of natural resources.
• Experience in developing and implementing community-based educational programs in agriculture and natural resources.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the natural resources and agricultural enterprises in this area of Wyoming.

Preferred Qualifications
• Prior Extension experience.
• Demonstrated ability to develop impactful educational outputs in subjects such as: forestry, forages, rangeland beef/sheep production, weed management, horticulture, and grazing management.
• Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience.
• Training and/or experience teaching youth and adult audiences.
• Experience in audience needs identification and program results evaluation.
• Experience in working with diverse audiences.
• Experience in developing partnerships with other organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
• A commitment to travel and work in remote areas and rural counties in Wyoming.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities.
• Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision.
• Demonstrated teamwork.
• Experience in planning and implementing applied research activities.

Approximate Time Distribution
Educational programming in ANR 85%
Support of 4-H Youth Development programs 15%

Required Application Materials
• Completed application (To include detailed letter of intent as described below, resume, UW application, copy of transcripts, and letters of reference. We recognize that reference letters may not be received by the deadline and are out of the applicant’s control, but will be forthcoming.
• 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 on ANR to serve the communities in Crook County, Wyoming.
• Current resume or curriculum vitae.
• Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring.
• Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.

Contact for application information:
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

Application Deadline: 02/07/2021

Utah State University Extension
Home and Community/4-H Youth Programs Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor– Grand County

Location: Grand County Extension Office in Moab, Utah

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Brief Description: Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Home and Community Department/4-H Youth Programs faculty position. This is a non-tenure track, 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension faculty have Grand County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Grand County Extension Office in Moab, Utah.

We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more home and community and/or 4-H youth program areas, appropriate to the county assignment, including, but not limited to:

Home and Community:

Economic development
Community resources
Workforce development
Entrepreneurship/business development
Family and consumer sciences
Positive psychology and solution-focused mental health
Suicide prevention
Food preservation and safety
Diabetes education
Gerontology or human development
Housing education
Finance education

4-H Youth Programs:

Youth development
4-H Project areas: civic leadership, citizenship, healthy living, computer science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), etc.
Volunteer management development
Non-profit fundraising
We are especially interested in candidates that are well versed in using online educational platforms (e.g. Canvas) to develop and deliver clientele-focused programming related to home and community and/or 4-H youth programs.

The estimated start date for this position is March 1, 2021.

More information about Utah State University Extension and the Home and Community Department can be found here:

More information about 4-H programs can be found here:

Provide leadership to Extension programs and activities, including 4-H
Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth
Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences
Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming
Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming
Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers
Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension
Serve and collaborate with other Extension county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in a related home and community field including economic development, community resources, finance, business, family and consumer sciences, public health, nutrition, food sciences, social work, mental health, psychology, human development, family studies, health and wellness, 4-H youth development or similar
Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs, including 4-H
Experience in teaching adult and/or youth audiences
Excellent oral and written English communication skills
Ability to act as a liaison between federal, state, University and county clientele
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility consistent with university policy
Must be willing to work with community leaders, partners, agencies, and USU county faculty and state specialists to meet various county needs in the program areas described in the position summary, including reaching diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications: - Skills and Experience with:

A master’s degree or equivalent in related fields listed above
Program development, delivery, and/or evaluation related to area of expertise, as listed above or similar
Program development and/or delivery related to 4-H youth development activities
Conducting needs assessments to track persistent and emerging community issues and problems
Using various technology platforms for the creation and dissemination of educational webinars, online classes, and educational video productions
Building online curriculum/course development, including developing online, broadcast, and blended courses
Conducting applied research activities to inform Extension program planning, delivery, and evaluation
Grant writing to secure external and internal program funding
Recruiting, supervising, and working with staff and volunteers
Working with diverse, low income and under-served audiences
Marketing, teaching and community engagement via Social media
Willing and able to collaborate with colleagues via partnerships and working groups to meet the diverse needs of communities
Fostering positive relationships and partnerships with related community organizations and stakeholders
Public speaking and presenting information, research, and program impacts at local, state, and national conferences and events
Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish
Willingness and ability to reach various cultural diversity needs within the county
Prior experience with the Land Grant University System
Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume - to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2) Cover Letter - In your cover letter, please highlight how you have or how you could meet these job expectations and qualifications. Upload under Other Documents 1-10

3) College/University transcripts Upload under Other Documents 1-10

4) Contact information for 3 Professional References

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience and excellent benefits
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

College/Department Highlights
Utah State University ( is Utah's Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties.

Grand County and Moab are unique in that tourism is the main economic driver for the area, with Moab being the main access point for two national parks, one state park, the Colorado River, and thousands of square miles of red rock landscape. The City of Moab is among the first in Utah to adopt a 100% net-renewable energy by 2030 resolution. Moab is the first city in the United States to be certified as a Green Power Community, and the new USU Moab building/Grand County Extension office, currently under construction is set to become USU’s first net-zero energy building. More information about Grand County and Moab can be found at the following links:

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

Application Deadline: 02/08/2021

South Dakota State University Extension
Program Director- Agriculture and Natural Resources

Location: Brookings, South Dakota

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Brief Description: Program Director- Agriculture and Natural Resources, SDSU Extension, South Dakota State University. Ranked as the No. 2 best place to work in South Dakota by Forbes, South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university with more than 200 programs and an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. We are looking for a creative and innovative professional who is skilled in providing leadership for the creation and implementation of a collective vision pertaining to the educational outreach we do with individuals, farmers, ranchers, agricultural industry professionals, commodity groups and state agency collaborators in the areas of crop production, livestock production, precision agriculture, water resource management, natural resource management, climate adaptation, agriculture engineering, agricultural economics, marketing and risk management. For a complete listing of the minimum and preferred qualifications, contact information for questions on position, and to apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. Application deadline is January 29, 2021. The department actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, veterans, minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EO employer.

Application Deadline: 01/29/2021

Position announcements on the NACAA website are available by contacting Scott Hawbaker, NACAA Executive Director at (217)794-3700, or email . Costs associated with postings are 30 days - $100, 60 days - $150 or 90 days $200. Payment can be made via credit card or Purchase Orders.