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Engagement Zone Coordinator

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The Cooperative Extension Division at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to recruit candidates for ten Coordinator positions to lead multi-county Engagement Zones across Nebraska. 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.

Successful candidates will establish an inclusive culture in their Engagement Zone to attract, hire, coach and retain talented Extension professionals. The Coordinator is expected to coach employees to Excellence in Extension 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.

Minimum 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: a) engaging diverse and/or underserved clients/partners; b) the development and delivery of effective educational programs: c) building relationships with stakeholders, elected officials and/or community leaders; and d) resource development (external funding, donations and/or public private partnerships).