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Engagement Zone Coordinator (Zone 12 Campus)

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Engagement Zone Coordinator (Zone 12 Campus)


Cooperative Ext Division-0788

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Description of Work:

The Engagement Zone Coordinator (EZC) role is an administrative appointment within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). This is a five-year renewable term subject to satisfactory annual reviews and a satisfactory formal reappointment review. The EZC reports to the dean of the Cooperative Extension Division and engages with other members of IANR’s senior leadership team and other UNL academic leaders.

The Campus-based EZC is a key leader for UNL, IANR and Nebraska Extension, a highly engaged and respected organization committed to making a difference for Nebraskans. The Campus-Based EZC is expected to develop and expand the connection of outstate EZCs to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus in innovative ways that are mutually beneficial and create valued impact.

This EZC will serve as a broker between campus and statewide Extension, IANR and UNL resources, and promote networking and collaboration. This individual will partner with other EZCs to seek out new and strengthen existing relationships, identify common goals, and foster joint projects and programming that contribute to UNL’s engagement in the long-term growth of the state.

This EZC will be a key collaborative and strategic partner with UNL and IANR academic unit leaders; Nebraska Extension program leaders; outstate EZCs; and Research, Extension and Education Center (REEC) directors to leverage talent and assets from across IANR, UNL and beyond. This EZC will contribute to carrying out the strategic plan for IANR’s extensive statewide network of research, extension and learning platforms.

Nebraska Extension Educators are committed to engaging with community partners, organizations, and all audiences, as well as individuals in ways that reflect an understanding and value for individual differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation, religion). Nebraska Extension strives to ensure that innovative programming, translational research, and learning opportunities promote equity and inclusion.
This position will have the following duties and responsibilities:

UNL Engagement (80%)

  • Expected outcome: Collaborative relationships with local leaders that produce university-community initiatives that generate mutual benefit to all parties.
  • Establish productive working relationships with campus colleges, departments, centers, and faculty defined by clear outcomes, shared responsibilities, and necessary resources.
  • Identify key emerging issues and continuously examine those issues for relevance and priority.
  • Connect university faculty, staff, and students with outstate Engagement Zone Coordinators, encouraging them to collaborate on solutions to critical issues leading to significant positive impact.
  • Contribute to UNL’s N|2025 goal of broadening Nebraska’s engagement in community, industry, and global partnerships.

Stakeholder/Partner Connections (20%)Expected outcome: Stakeholders value their relationship with Nebraska Extension, contribute to Extension’s excellence, partner with resources, and champion Extension’s people and programs.
  • Coordinate strong public relations and program marketing initiatives that represent Extension and IANR relative to issues, needs, and opportunities.
  • Connect Extension work to contemporary research results.

Cross-functional expectations:
  • Articulate the vision and direction of Nebraska Extension.
  • Build strong and functional working relationships with the Lead Educators in your Zone and with your Engagement Zone Coordinator cohort.
  • Through a strong relationship with the Greater Nebraska Business Center, establish best business and human resource practices.
  • Serve as an engaged and collegial member of the Extension Leadership Team.
  • Build opportunistic connections with Research, Extension and Education Centers, departments, University Centers and other key UNL people and resources.
  • Seek professional development to enhance administrative skills, stay current with innovations in leadership and management skills and Extension pedagogy.

This position will be located on campus and help to build continued support for campus engagement.

The Campus-based Engagement Zone Coordinator is expected to assume other duties and responsibilities as needed in support of statewide Extension and Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources programs.

Travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver’s license. Criminal history background check will be conducted.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Nebraska Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in education, communication, administration, management or related field.
  • Experience working with individuals, peers, and teams to accomplish goals.
  • Success in building and developing partnerships and collaborations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a higher education environment including building relationships with campus leaders and faculty.
  • Success in resource development (external funding, donations and/or public private partnerships).
  • Ability to engage diverse partners and audiences.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Criminal History Background Check Required:


How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job and anticipated contributions.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. List of three professional references.
In addition, within the application, please complete the required supplemental question(s), one specifically about the value you place on diversity and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (1 page maximum; see for guidance in writing this statement).

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Jodi Mackin, 402-469-0273, [email protected]

Job Category:

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:



Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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