Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits


Position Description

Nebraska Extension is pleased to recruit candidates for a Coordinator position to lead a multi-county Engagement Zone in northeast Nebraska (https://extension.unl.edu/engagement-zones/). We are seeking candidates who will foster employee success in Extension programming, build strong stakeholder engagement and connect local people to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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.

Successful candidates will establish an inclusive culture in their Engagement Zone to attract, hire, coach and retain talented Extension professionals. The Engagement Zone Coordinator, a non-tenure track position, is expected to coach employees to Excellence in Extension (https://extension.unl.edu/excellence-in-extension-for-educators/) and to support professional development in subject matter expertise, as well as Extension best practices. The Coordinator will foster strong partnerships with elected officials, Extension Boards and advisory groups including the local Extension Board. In addition, the Coordinator will build collaborative relationships with local leaders that produce beneficial university-community initiatives.

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

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in a field normally considered a qualification for Extension work. • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Extension or closely related field. • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers and/or teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in the following areas: o engaging diverse and/or underserved clients/partners; o the development and delivery of effective educational programs; o building relationships with stakeholders, elected officials and/or community leaders; and o resource development (external funding, donations and/or public private partnerships).

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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Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 22, 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_210129. 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 (1 page maximum; 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.