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Full-time Faculty Position – Extension Educator – Community Vitality Initiative (CVI) – serving northeast Nebraska

Full-time Faculty Position – Community Vitality Initiative (CVI)

Title Full-time Faculty Position – Community Vitality Initiative (CVI)
Organization / Institution
University of Nebraska – Lincoln,
IANR – Cooperative Extension
City, State Pierce, Nebraska
Information Do you have the drive to help us create 21st Century communities that engage youth and attract and retain young people? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused, comprehensive learning programs in leadership and community development for rural Nebraska? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Pierce, Nebraska and serving northeast Nebraska. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. The focus of this position will be the Community Vitality Initiative (CVI) with an emphasis on leadership that results in community development. This person will teach and coordinate CVI programs regionally in: a) developing and/or growing rural Nebraska businesses; b) engaging youth and young adults in rural communities; and c) creating 21st century communities that attract and retain young people ( for more information).

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; one degree in Leadership, Community Development, Regional Economics, Community and Regional Planning, Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or informal setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
  • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
  • Successful experience in teaching community vitality topics in a formal or informal setting;
  • Experience teaching small business owners, entrepreneurs, or youth development organization staff or volunteers;
  • Demonstrated ability to network with business or community leaders.
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Business or agricultural entrepreneurship experiences.

Review of applications will begin on 10/19/2017. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at (Requisition number: F_170112). Click “Apply for this position” or sign on and complete or review existing information form. You will be required to attach the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references
  • Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”), or attached to an email and sent to, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

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