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Employment Opportunities

Climate Program Associate (Hybrid Opportunity)

Advertised: Sep 7 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

The Climate Program Associate supports UMass Extension’s climate change initiatives to address the needs of diverse stakeholders including state and federal agency staff, regional or local government officials, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, community groups, organizations, researchers and Extension staff. This position will work closely with the Climate Adaptation Coordinator to implement programs and establish collaborations to foster adaptation to climate change.

Extension Educator III - Urban Agriculture (Mount Ida Campus)

Advertised: Aug 30 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

The Urban Agriculture Extension Educator supports community-based agricultural enterprises in urban areas of Massachusetts, with a primary focus on the Greater Boston region. The Educator will oversee growth and development of the Urban Agriculture initiative, and will develop and maintain working relationships with organizations and professionals in urban agriculture and linked fields including food systems, food security and community development. As an integral member of the Extension Agriculture Program, the Educator will collaborate with other Program staff to facilitate learning opportunities for urban farmers. The Educator will provide educational support to urban farmers on issues including food production, land access, zoning, permitting, and community relations. The Educator will translate scientific principles into clear and easily understood language, communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and will be able to navigate the work in languages other than English.