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University of Minnesota
Extension Center for Community Vitality
Posted: 02/6/2019
Extension Educator- Leadership and Civic Engagement

Working Title:           Leadership and Civic Engagement Extension Educator

Appointment:            Assistant Extension Educator (9625ST), Professional and Administrative, Full-time

Location:                    Mankato, Marshall, or Worthington, MN

Program Area:           Extension Center for Community Vitality/Leadership Civic Engagement (LCE)

Reports To:               LCE Extension Program Leader

Application Review: February 24, 2019 initial deadline; Open until filled


What you will do:

  • Work with a team of educators and engaged community members to co-create and deliver culturally relevant leadership and civic engagement programming for culturally diverse and underserved groups. Our goal is to support success for leadership and civic engagement in culturally diverse communities while embedding and uplifting emerging leaders’ cultural practices.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and equitable partnerships with community organizations, groups and potential partners. Together, collaborative efforts will enhance the development and delivery of leadership and civic engagement educational programs in associated communities.

To learn more about this position, see the full Extension Educator- Leadership & Civic Engagement job description.


Who is right for the job:

  • Demonstrated experience working in diverse communities
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field such as education, psychology, communication, leadership, sociology, public policy, etc.
  • Experience working in and understanding the diversity of values, practices and beliefs across cultures.
  • Experience in delivering education (informal, formal, community, etc) or community organizing.
  • Experience planning, teaching and organizing events.
  • Ability to implement and meet administrative responsibilities related to effective project, budget, grants and program management.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, email, etc.). 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with required liability insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel within Minnesota and infrequent travel outside Minnesota.
  • A personal cell phone that can be used, as needed, for work purposes.
  • The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.

Benefits of working for the University of Minnesota Extension

  • Competitive salary
  • Full health and other benefits.
  • University of Minnesota Tuition benefits
  • Training and development opportunities

Who we are:

The University of Minnesota Extension is a leader of community engagement and major outreach arm of the University of Minnesota. We make a difference by connecting community needs and University resources to address critical issues in Minnesota. The Leadership and Civic Engagement Team provides educational opportunities to strengthen leadership capacity in communities.

Find further information about Extension at


Job Opening ID: 328671

Applications must be submitted online. Please apply at:

To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Vitae

Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) may be required during the interview process.

Additional documents may be attached after the application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email or call 612-624-UOHR (8647).

For questions about applying online, contact:

Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources

Please email

For questions about this position, contact:

Holli Arp, Program Leader

Please email or call 507-360-1004

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.


The University of Minnesota Extension shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.