Job Summary

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Indiana residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Educator builds partnerships with county and regional agencies, agricultural producers, landowners, agricultural organizations, homeowners, decision makers, and citizens interested in the science of agriculture.  The ANR Educator serves as a key resource in agriculture and natural resources in their county, and has responsibility for developing and implementing comprehensive programming, which may include cropping systems, farm business/farm management, livestock systems, horticulture, agriculture economics, natural resource conservation and environmental stewardship.


  • Deliver effective and contemporary approaches for Extension programming
  • Work with Area Directors in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues in the county
  • Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities
  • Deliver regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community
  • Communicate and promote the value of Extension education to key stakeholders, partners and decision-makers
  • Participate in teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming
  • Identify and recruit the volunteer leadership necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic training and/or professional experience relevant to position responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Effective communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in the workplace
  • Have an appreciation for the diversity of agricultural pursuits/enterprises
  • Travel
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check and BMV check is required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Travel using personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided) and evening and weekend work is an integral part of this position.
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply