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Extension Educator - Community Vitality (Butler County)

Community Vitality ImageThis is a 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator’s office will be in David City, Nebraska (Butler County). The subject matter focus for this educator is Community Vitality with focused efforts in Leadership Development, Community Engagement, and Social Entrepreneurship. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources in three primary areas: (1) Leadership Development that grows local community leadership capacity; (2) Community Engagement that helps local leadership engage citizens in decision-making, designing successful communities, and enhancing social capital; and (3) Social Entrepreneurship that fosters and champions community roles and opportunities for young adults and families. This educator will be an active participant in one or more of Nebraska Extension’s statewide issue teams and will serve the following geographic accountability region: Butler, Seward, York, Polk, Merrick & Hamilton counties. This educator is expected to interact closely with community leaders in their geographic area as well as statewide based on the intentions of the statewide issue teams. The outcomes of this focused Extension educational program for community vitality include: 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 visit: http://communityvitality.unl.edu/

Extension Educator - Learning Child (Southeast Research & Extension Center)

Two children exploring natureThis is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured position. The major responsibility of this position is to provide statewide leadership for Nebraska Extension’s online early childhood development and learning child educational programs (e.g. Co-Parenting for Successful Kids). The goal of this focused extension educational program is to create, market, deliver and assess educational programs and resources (including certification programs) for childcare professionals, service providers and families. In addition, work closely with the Buffet Early Childhood Institute, College of Education & Human Sciences, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, Nebraska Supreme Court, Nebraska Bar Association, Department of Justice, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and others to identify key issues and deliver educational programming. Consult with childcare providers and educational organizations. Generate financial resources through fee revenue, grants, and sponsorships to support this work. This work will be closely coordinated with the Learning Child Interest Group and focused on relevant statewide Issue Team initiatives.

Extension Educator - Community Vitality (Thayer County)

Community Vitality ImageThis is a 12-month, non-tenured position. This educator’s office will be in Hebron, Nebraska (Thayer County). The subject matter focus for this educator is Community Vitality with focused efforts in Leadership Development, Community Engagement, and Social Entrepreneurship. This educator’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources in three primary areas: (1) Leadership Development that grows local community leadership capacity; (2) Community Engagement that helps local leadership engage citizens in decision-making, designing successful communities, and enhancing social capital; and (3) Social Entrepreneurship that fosters and champions community roles and opportunities for young adults and families. This educator will be an active participant in one or more of Nebraska Extension’s statewide issue teams and will serve the following geographic accountability region: Thayer, Nuckolls, Fillmore, Saline, Jefferson, Webster, Clay, Kearney, and Adams counties. This educator is expected to interact closely with community leaders in their geographic area as well as statewide based on the intentions of the statewide issue teams. The outcomes of this focused Extension educational program for community vitality include: 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 visit: http://communityvitality.unl.edu/
Please note this position has been re-posted. The new closing date is October 18, 2016.

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