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? 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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position serving Nebraska statewide. The major responsibility of this position is to lead statewide 4-H youth development efforts to engage youth in innovation and entrepreneurship. The primary focus is to develop a comprehensive, visionary, contemporary, expanded youth development program by enhancing partnerships, strengthening the volunteer base, increasing funding, and growing program enrollment. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment.

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 qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.

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

Review of applications will begin July 25, 2022 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and create an application, go to https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_220101. 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).

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. • A minimum of three years of experience in leading innovative formal or non-formal educational programs designed to help young people foster entrepreneurial thinking and/or understand their environment. • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in working with under-served audiences. • Familiarity with business concepts, business plans, entrepreneurship, or experience starting a business. • Experience in the leadership and oversight of Environmental Education programs and camps.

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Contact Name

Jodi Mackin

Contact Email


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 https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.