University of Illinois Extension is a statewide network of professionals dedicated to creating local community impact and statewide transformation. We do this by translating research and knowledge into practical programs for Illinois residents. Our programs target youth and adults, individuals and families, as well as business owners and community leaders.

Our staffing needs are diverse, but we often have openings for those with an interest in education, agriculture, environmental stewardship, foods and nutrition, and community development. And we are always on the lookout for those individuals gifted in office administration, program planning, IT, and communications! 

To view all openings for Illinois Extension, visit the University of Illinois Academic Job Board.

Maria Gutierrez

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"Working for University of Illinois Extension has allowed me to keep learning and growing in knowledge and there is nothing more rewarding than passing on the knowledge and seeing their successes.  This career is about connections we create with students, families, and communities. At the heart of educating the youth is a desire to impart knowledge, instill enthusiasm, and influence young innovators." - Maria Gutierrez, Cook County 4-H Youth Development & Metro Educator

Katie Duitsman

"As a 4-H alumni I love giving back to the organization that helped shape me into the person I am today. My favorite aspect of working for 4-H is interacting with youth and our 4-H families. I enjoy empowering youth to personally develop to become leaders and changemakers within their community."  ~ Katie Duitsman, State 4-H Extension Specialist, Leadership