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Job ID: 214919

Extension Associate
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Jun. 8, 2023
Title Extension Associate
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Aug. 30, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General


This is a state funded, non-tenure track position. Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment. 

Work Location: This position will be housed at the Louisiana State University AgCenter – LaHouse Resource Center in Baton Rouge, LA. The successful candidate will be domiciled in an LSU AgCenter parish or region office within proximity of the candidate's residence.

Position Description: The successful candidate will support the housing extension programming at the state level under the direction of the LaHouse director. The associate will be responsible for extension project and impact reporting, contribute to extension grant proposals, assist the develop and deliver extension programs, and promote programs and resources offered at LaHouse.  The extension associate will also manage the housing programs listserv/database and website and will facilitate communication and networking and maintain communication with parish agents, other universities, organizations, non-profits, and other groups.

In addition, the extension associate will contribute to the program web page and newsletter on recent or upcoming events and research; they will assist in the development of in person and online classes offered by the AgCenter related to housing. The extension associate will perform other tasks assigned by the director.

The goal of the housing program is to increase people’s awareness and adoption of sustainable, resilient, and healthy housing techniques and benefits. This includes providing group tours of LaHouse and attending community events on behalf of the housing program.

Qualification Requirements: Minimum of a bachelor's degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate or advanced degrees in Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation or demonstrated experience in an extension role. Knowledge and skills in organization, time management, and data management are essential. The successful candidate must have good written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with experience or knowledge of resilient, sustainable, and/or healthy home principles, as well as experience or education in course development and delivery.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort, and length of employment.

Date Available : Upon completion of the selection process.

Application Deadline: August 30, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with detailed CV including educational, employment, and research or outreach experiences, official university transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and any other pertinent information. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to:

Dr. Carol Friedland

Director, LaHouse Resource Center

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

LSU AgCenter

3622 Gourrier Ave,

Baton Rouge, LA, 70820


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The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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