Career opportunities with MU Extension

Open positions

Open Extension positions are listed in the table below. For more information and to apply online, go to https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings. Then, follow these steps:

  • Select the type of position you are seeking (executive, academic, staff or temporary non-benefit eligible). Note: Field Specialist/Faculty positions are listed as “academic.” Other administrative titles (e.g. Nutrition or Youth Program Associates) are listed as “staff.” Job openings can also be filtered by location.
  • Select “prospective employees” if you are not a current University of Missouri employee. If you are currently employed through MU, select “current employees.”
  • Select “view all jobs.”
  • At the top right of the page, select the sort button and sort by job title or search by job ID (listed in chart below).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online process.
Program area Job title Location
4-H Extension Youth Program Associate II (Job ID 44282) Callaway County, East Central Region
4-H Extension Youth Program Associate, part-time (Job ID 44278) Mississippi County, Southeast Region
4-H Extension Youth Program Associate, part-time (Job ID 44165) Shelby County, Northeast Region
4-H Youth Program Associate, part-time (Job ID 43771) Ste. Genevieve, MO, East Central Region
4-H Extension Youth Program Associate, part-time (Job ID 43428) Northeast Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44587) Morgan County, West Central Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44553) Vernon County, West Central Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44526) Pettis County, West Central Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44460) Audrain County, Northeast Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44442) Howard County, Northeast Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44323) Marion County, Northeast Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 44320) Miller County, East Central Region
4-H Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 43848) St. Louis City, Urban East Region
4-H Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 43830) Jefferson County, Urban East Region
4-H Extension Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development (Job ID 41348) Phelps County, East Central Region
Administration Accounting and Fiscal Support Specialist (Job ID 44534) Columbia, Mizzou campus
Administration Conference Associate (Job ID 43596) Columbia, Mizzou campus
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Livestock, emphasis in Small Ruminant (Job ID 44609) St. Clair County, West Central Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agronomy (Job ID 44565) Miller County, East Central Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agronomy (Job ID 44563) Franklin County, East Central Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agricultural Business (Job ID 44504) St. Louis County, Urban East Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agricultural Engineering (Job ID 44503) Johnson County, West Central Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Horticulture (Job ID 44337) Platte County, Urban West Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agronomy (Job ID 44336) Stoddard County, Southeast Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agricultural Engineering (Job ID 44332) Butler County, Southeast Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Horticulture (Job ID 44330) Butler County, Southeast Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Agronomy (Job ID 44329) Mercer County, Northwest Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Natural Resources (Job ID 44327) Macon County, Northeast Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Livestock, emphasis in Swine (Job ID 44321) Boone County, Northeast Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Dairy (Job ID 43331) Wright County, Southwest Region
Agriculture Extension Field Specialist in Livestock (Job ID 43324) Cape Girardeau County, Southeast Region
Business Development Field Specialist in Labor and Workforce Development (Job ID 43964) Johnson County, West Central Region
Community Health Community Health Field Specialist (Job ID 44434) Nevada, MO, West Central Region
Community Health Community Health Field Specialist (Job ID 44427) New Madrid, MO, Southeast Region
Community Health Community Health Field Specialist (Job ID 44340) Franklin County, East Central Region
Community Health Community Health Field Specialist (Job ID 44339) Jackson County, Urban West Region
Community Health Community Health Field Specialist (Job ID 44338) St. Louis, MO, Urban East Region
Community Health Community Health Field Specialist (Job ID 44096) Barry County, Southwest Region
Human Development Extension Field Specialist in Human Development (Job ID 41338) Mississippi County, Southeast Region
Human Development Extension Field Specialist in Human Development (Job ID 41171) Camden County, West Central Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44586) Jasper County, Southwest Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44558) Greene County, Southwest Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44544) McDonald County, Southwest Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44474) Taney County, Southwest Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44463) Barry County, Southwest Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44454) Dade County, Southwest Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44285) St. Louis County, Urban East Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44280) Jefferson County, Urban East Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44070) Franklin & Gasconade Counties, East Central Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44067) Dent & Crawford Counties, East Central Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 44050) Pulaski & Phelps Counties, East Central Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 43980) Oregon County, Southeast Region
Nutrition & Health Nutrition Program Associate (Job ID 43961) Audrain County, Northeast Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health (Job ID 44568) Phelps County, East Central Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health (Job ID 44373) St. Charles County, Urban East Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health (Job ID 44324) Adair County, Northeast Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health (Job ID 43456) Henry County, West Central Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health (Job ID 41347) Reynolds County, Southeast Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health (Job ID 41339) Pemiscot County, Southeast Region
Nutrition & Health Extension Field Specialist in Nutrition & Health Education (Job ID 41172) Pettis County, West Central Region

Working for MU Extension

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    We Serve Missouri and Deliver Mizzou. In an ever-changing world, University of Missouri Extension is leading the way to help Missourians meet the challenges of the 21st century – competing in a global marketplace, balancing the responsibilities of work and family, protecting natural resources, adapting new technologies and creating supportive communities.

    With University of Missouri Extension, you are part of a statewide and nationwide network that transforms research results into real-world solutions for agriculture, businesses, communities, families and young people. University of Missouri Extension allows you the flexibility and freedom to define your role and set your priorities.

    Our specialists and staff members — serving in all 114 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis — partner with local people and communities to solve problems, make decisions, access resources and chart a course for success. As a specialist, you are a faculty member of the University of Missouri with expertise and research available from campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis to support you. We also work collaboratively with our land-grant partner, Lincoln University, to meet the educational aspirations of people living throughout Missouri.

    University of Missouri Extension receives strong support from the University of Missouri's governing body, the Board of Curators.

    In joining our organization, you can experience work that has meaning and purpose. Together, we can share the satisfaction of making Missouri a better place to live and work.

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    Knowledge is University of Missouri Extension's biggest asset. We believe in continual investment in training and provide the latest tools and skills to get the job done. From the moment you join University of Missouri Extension throughout your career, you receive up-to-date training in your field, as well as opportunities to grow personally. Each faculty member creates an individual development plan to build on strengths and expand knowledge.

    Professional development with University of Missouri Extension takes many forms:

    • New faculty and staff orientation
    • Scheduled professional and personal development experiences
    • Individualized and specialized professional development, including international experiences and national conferences
    • Study leave to pursue an advanced degree for ranked faculty
    • Tuition assistance for graduate education
    • Leadership training
    • Internships and externships
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    Find your place

    University of Missouri Extension knows there's more to who you are than your career. As a MU Extension faculty or staff member, you are part of the community — living and working alongside your neighbors.

    We know that lifestyle, family and personal interests are important considerations when making career decisions.

    Whether your tastes run to the simplicity of rural living, the excitement of city life or somewhere in between, you will find your place here in Missouri. In addition, you will enjoy a cost of living that is among the lowest in the nation.

Application assistance

  • Current MU employees must go through MyHR to complete the application process.
  • For questions about the online application process, call 573-882-7976.
  • For technical support using the application system, call the MU Help Desk at 573-882-5000.
  • To check the status of position searches, please email [email protected].

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