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UNH Extension seeks Field Specialist, Community and Economic Development, Sullivan County

The Sullivan County Community and Economic Development field specialist, based in Newport, New Hampshire, will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, and community planning and project implementation support that builds community and regional leaders’ capacity to implement effective strategies to grow and sustain the economy. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurial development, economic development, Main Street/downtown revitalization, business retention and expansion, regional collaboration, and stakeholder engagement in community and regional plans and projects.

The field specialist will be supervised by the Extension program team leader for Community and Economic Development on matters related to performance and job responsibilities; developing effective external working relationships with clientele groups, other agencies, departments and organizations; professional development; and planning and reporting. The position will necessitate collaboration with staff across the Community and Economic Development program team, as well as other program teams, including Natural Resources and Food and Agriculture. This is a full-time, benefited position located in Newport, N.H.
For more information, contact Charlie French, CED program team leader, at

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