Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits


Position Description

Do you have the drive to help us make a positive difference in young people’s lives? Do you have the drive to create engaging learning opportunities and coach others to engage youth in these experiences?  Are you interested in helping lead a statewide team of youth development professionals to help young people achieve their potential? Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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.

This position will provide innovative leadership and enhance the overall effectiveness of 4-H Positive Youth Development programming through development and deployment of highly relevant/high impact Extension programs, coaching, professional development and co-supervising of Nebraska 4-H staff and volunteers, as well as resource acquisition.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Employment-based permanent residency sponsorship is not available for this position now or in the future.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree required; one degree in Youth Development, Education, or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date. • Minimum of three years of experience working in youth development program. • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, partnering organizations, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

Preferred Qualifications

• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. • 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.

Other Requirements

Criminal history background check will be conducted.

Travel Requirements

Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver’s license.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Jodi Mackin

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Contact Phone


Application Instructions

Review of applications to begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210137. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references. In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically about the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (see https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement).

Equal Employer Statement(s)

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.