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University of New Hampshire Extension seeks State Specialist, Economic Development

The Extension Economic Development State Specialist is an academic (non-tenure track) professional with primary responsibility to develop educational resources and programs for communities and the state that serve the economic development mission of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Cooperative Extension. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, local and regional economic development, including economic analysis for supporting community decision-making. Areas of focus may include business expansion and retention, entrepreneurial ecosystem development, workforce development, industry sector development, and downtown economic renewal. The state specialist provides leadership in developing and delivering training, technical assistance, and applied research activities that build the capacity of communities, economic development practitioners, and business and industry sectors. A portion of the specialist’s time will be dedicated to extramurally funded projects, with the potential for a partial teaching appointment with an academic unit at UNH. For more information or to apply, visit UNH Extension Seeks a State Specialist, Economic Development | Extension

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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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