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Careers in Extension

   

4-H Agent Brian Hairston and 4-H members in Henry County. 4-H Agent Brian Hairston and 4-H members in Henry County.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is a dynamic organization that advocates positive change for more productive lives and vibrant communities. As a part of VCE, you will be a professional educator working with other faculty members at Virginia's land-grant universities — Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Extension specialists and agents work on one of the university campuses, or at one of more than 120 locations across the commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Cooperative Extension's mission is to enable people to improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge focused on issues and needs. If that mission appeals to you, we’d like to hear from you.          

Types of Positions

   

Grape and wine expert speaks to visitors in a vineyard. Extension Specialist Tony Wolf conducts a tour of the research vineyard in Winchester, Va.

Extension Specialists

Extension employs tenure-track faculty in specialist positions that typically also include appointment in an academic department at Virginia Tech or Virginia State University. Specialists are typically assigned to the campus of Virginia Tech or Virginia State University or one of our 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers located across the state.

Extension Agents

Extension agents are non-tenure-track, administration and professional faculty, who are usually assigned to one of our 107 offices and focus in one of our three program areas:  agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, or 4-H youth development.  

Administrative Staff

The VCE state office and the field offices have a staff to support the activities and goals of Extension.

Search for Job Openings

Opportunities for employment with Virginia Cooperative Extension are posted on the Virginia Tech Personnel Services website.  

To find job postings for VCE, click on this direct link, or follow these steps:  

  1. Go to http://listings.jobs.vt.edu.
  2. For Extension Agent positions, Select "ADMINISTRATIVE & PROFESSIONAL FACULTY" from the top menu. For Extension Specialist positions, select INSTRUCTIONAL/RESEARCH FACULTY from the top menu. Specialist positions will include "Extension responsibilities" in the job description. 
  3. Type “Extension” in the block marked “Keywords” 
  4. Click the "Search" button. 

Note: This search will list all positions available within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  


Featured Openings

4-H Youth Development


Agriculture and Natural Resources


Family and Consumer Sciences





Contact

Linda C. Alumbaugh
Human Resource Assistant
120 Hutcheson Hall (0437)
540-231-3451
mickeyl@vt.edu