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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 110 field offices across the commonwealth.                  

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

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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 13 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers across the state.          

Extension Agents
Extension agents are non-tenure-track, administration and professional faculty, who are usually assigned to one of our 110 field offices across the state and focus in one of our three program areas:  agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, or 4-H youth development.  

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, follow these steps:  

1. Go to

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. Select "Agriculture & Life Sciences" in the block marked "College/Sr. Management". 

4. Click the "Search" button. 

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


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