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Job opening: Field Specialist in Labor & Workforce Development – Johnson County, MO


We are searching for a dynamic person interested in helping to build MU Extension’s workforce development program. The person selected for this role is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating workforce development educational programs that can support, complement, and expand on existing workforce and economic development efforts in Missouri communities. This is a faculty role, with the successful candidate being responsible for helping develop and deliver educational programming that relates to building Missouri’s workforce.

Contact: Rob Russell, University of Missouri Senior Program Director For Business and Community

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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