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Extension Assistant, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 4-H Youth Development

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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POSITION X2224         Extension Assistant, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion                                   

LOCATION                   University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, Extension, 4-H Youth Development (flexible in assignment location)

EFFECTIVE DATE         April 1, 2022



Salary is commensurate with training and experience.  This is a limited duration appointment. Continued

employment is contingent upon performance and funding.  Benefits include group hospitalization and

life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Worker’s Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous

University of Tennessee and state benefit programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity

pay after three years of service, reimbursement for official travel.



Deliver current, research-based subject matter information (DEI) and educational training primarily, but not limited to Extension agents.  Author publications for public distribution to support the educational programs.  Support the Tennessee program by planning and conducting regional and statewide events and developing publications. Plan, conduct, implement, and evaluate assigned phases of the educational programs of U.T.  Extension in such a manner that they meet the needs of all participants.  Address current needs and anticipate upcoming needs in a manner that problems can be addressed in a proactive manner.  Develop and prepare appropriate training materials and programs for Extension personnel and clientele and deliver them in the most effective means possible while modeling exemplary teaching methods.  Keep current in DEI and strive for professional improvement by means of study, seminars, professional meetings, and self-evaluation. Work collaboratively with other members of the state 4-H staff in providing educational resources for youth.




Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Education, DEI, or closely related field. 

Ability to organize, apply sound judgment, work independently, communicate, and collaborate effectively with both intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams. Show a clear interest in the creative art and characteristics of teaching or scholarly activities. Have an excellent scholastic record; and show promise in the ability to work well with colleagues and clientele. Must show interest in the professional activities of the discipline in ways other than teaching and or technical Extension work.



Masters in discipline area. Served as an Extension Assistant I for 1 to 2 years with a satisfactory of better performance rating and show evidence of ability to work well with colleagues and clientele.





Please complete the online application.  Attach the following electronic documents to the application:

•            Curriculum vita or resume;

•            Letter of interest;

•            List of references (four minimum);

•            Official transcript(s) showing degree(s) conferred.



Please apply online by clicking this link:   External Applicants             


     UT Extension                         Phone:            (865) 974-7245

     212 D Morgan Hall                Fax:                (865) 974-0882

     Knoxville TN 37996-4525    


E-mail:         [email protected]   

Web Site: 

Job: Extension Service Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: 4-H Youth Development
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 16, 2022, 3:36:26 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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