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REAL LEADERS®️ Unveils Its Top Impact Companies List of 2024 -Extension Foundation to be honored at Global Celebration on February 6th

Contacts Madelyn Dwyer, Member Impact Manager, Real Leaders Madelyn@Real-Leaders.com Aaron Weibe, Communications & Engagement Manager, Extension Foundation aaronweibe@extension.org (Kansas City, Missouri) – (January 17, 2024) — In its sixth year, Real Leaders ® , a Global Media, CEO network, and Certified B Corp, dedicated to inspiring the future of business, is thrilled to announce the 2024 Top Impact Companies. With over 500 applications from 15+ countries, the awards ranked...

Family and Consumer Sciences (Tenure Track) Position with University of Maryland Extension

University of Maryland Extension is hiring for a Family and Consumer Sciences Agent (Tenure Track Position) for the St. Mary's County office. Benefits package and tuition remission is excellent, and salary is commensurate with experience. Best consideration date is 1/31/24. Please see the position description and apply here - https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/115063

Extension Foundation Hiring Instructional Designer (Sec. 508 Compliance Expert)

Instructional Designer (Sec. 508 Compliance Expert) - full-time position Application Deadline: open until filled Submit your application at: https://registry.extension.org/240066471529154 Extension Foundation (EXF) is a well-established non-profit organization providing diverse services to over 100 public universities across the United States. EXF is a membership-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating foundation formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. EXF partners with...

Extension Foundation Selects Ashley Griffin as New Chief Operating Officer

The Extension Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer Search Committee, led by Dr. Scott Reed, advertised an application for a new Chief Operating Officer beginning in November, 2023. As a result of this search, the Extension Foundation has selected Ashley Griffin as its new Chief Operating Officer effective January 1st, 2024. Griffin has served as the Interim Chief Operating Officer for the past 12 months. Griffin’s career with Cooperative Extension began in 1996 at the University of Kentucky...

Extension Foundation Hiring Grants Specialist (CLOSED)

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED - PLEASE REFER TO NEW GRANTS SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITY HERE FORM FOR SUBMISSION: https://registry.extension.org/233424869896172 Grants Specialist - full-time position Application Deadline: January 2, 2023 Target start date: January 2023 Salary: commensurate with experience Extension Foundation (EXF) is a well-established non-profit organization providing diverse services to over 100 public universities across the United States. EXF is a membership-based 501(c)(3)...

2023 Extension Foundation Professional Development Needs Assessment Report

This work was supported through funding from USDA-NIFA, New Technologies for Ag Extension , grant number 2020-41595-30123 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The purpose of the study was to identify professional development needs for Extension professionals at 1862, 1890, and 1994...

Two AgriProspects Workforce Development Network Coordinator Positions Available for 1994 Institutions

Summary: Two individuals are needed to fill the Regional Content Coordinator and Regional Network Coordinator roles across the 1994 institutions. As 1994 institutions are located across the country, the 1994 incumbents will serve as leads with assistance in program execution from other AgriProspect coordinators, specifically those where CES regions overlap. These critical positions will help build and engage our national network of partners working to provide access to skills training and...

Juntos Webinar on Spanglish for Professionals December 12th

The Juntos Program will host Dr. Jim Michnowicz, Head of the Department of World Languages and Cultures and Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at NC State University. Jim will share some knowledge with us regarding Spanish Perceptions in the US. This engaging call will focus on Spanglish and what this bilingual mode of communication means for our Hispanic communities. We will first define "Spanglish", and then examine why and how speakers mix languages. We will highlight some reasons why...

Webinar for Cooperative Extension Professionals: 22007 Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Overview

November 29th, 2023 2-3 PM ET/1-2 CT/12-1 MT/11-12 PT Register Here: https://pages.extension.org/22007 The Extension Foundation is hosting a webinar that will feature senior officials from USDA, along with third-party program vendors, to discuss the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) . Because of Cooperative Extension’s proximity to farmers at the local level, this webinar will share important DFAP information ahead of the application deadline, January 13, 2024. The...

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: FCS Program Leader (Principal Agent and Assistant Director)

Job Post Here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/113812 Colleagues and friends, I just want to float this job announcement to the top of your emails. The University of Maryland Extension (UME), within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) seeks a nationally recognized leader in Extension, outreach, and scholarship to serve as Assistant Director and Program Leader (AD/PL) for Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) . This position provides leadership and direction for UME’s FCS...

Virginia Cooperative Extension/Virginia Tech is Seeking a Master’s level Associate Extension Specialist for Family and Community Economics

Virginia Cooperative Extension/Virginia Tech is seeking a Master’s level Associate Extension Specialist for Family and Community Economics. The position is located on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Additional details follow. Please share the position announcement widely: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/527278/associate-extension-specialist-family-community-economics.

Extension Foundation Launches Pesticide Safety Education Funds Program Application, Due Date: January 1st, 2024

Application Information The application for the Pesticide Safety Education Funds Program (PSEFMP) is now available. Applicants are asked to apply using the following link: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/psefmp . The due date for the application is January 1st, 2024. Additional Resources Application Portal Application Portal Training PSEFMP Frequently Asked Questions Eligibility In order to be eligible for this funding applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. Land Grant University. Only...

Invitation to Participate in Study: Technology Acceptance Model in the Cooperative Extension System on the Adoption of Customer Relationship Management Systems

The general background of this research is that many Extension organizations are still evaluating the use of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems or are not currently considering adopting CRM technologies. This study examines where Extension organizations are in their adoption of CRM technologies and their perceptions and attitudes towards CRM adoption and implementation. The theoretical framework for this research is based on the technology acceptance model (TAM) to better...

Invitation to Participate in a Vertebrate Pest Management Needs Assessment Survey

Because human and vertebrate pest conflicts are on the rise in urban and rural areas, there is an urgent need to increase awareness and adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vertebrate pest management. Extension Professionals and others who work in the fields of wildlife damage must possess knowledge and resources to address this need. With that situation known, the IPM Pesticide Safety Education Collaboration Team invites you to take part in this needs assessment survey of...

Extension Foundation Seeks Chief Operating Officer

Application Link: https://registry.extension.org/232986146271058 Application Deadline: November 16th, 2023 Extension Foundation (EXF) is a well-established non-profit organization providing diverse services to over 100 public universities across the United States. EXF is a membership-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating foundation formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. EXF partners with university-based Cooperative Extension Services to increase their capacity and offers...

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About the Extension Foundation

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. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit extension.org. You can view the terms of useat extension.org/terms.

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